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Professional Qualifications

  • Architect or structural engineer registered in Arizona for at least three years to certify building plans
  • Landscape architect registered in Arizona for at least three years to certify landscape and parking lot plans
  • Civil engineer registered in Arizona for at least three years to certify grading and drainage and parking lot plans
  • Architects certified for building plans may also attend training to certify parking lot plans
  • Successful completion of self-certification training from the Planning & Development Department
Exception Application for Other Professionals
  • Interested engineers (other than structural) registered in Arizona for at least three years who demonstrate they have operated as a "project prime professional," as defined by the Arizona Board of Technical Registration

To be considered, non-structural engineers must complete the Application for Enrollment into Training Class Form (PDF). This application is not required for professionals who meet the qualifications listed in the "Professional Qualifications" section above.

Self-Certification Training

Participants will get an extensive overview of the Self-Certification Program requirements and submittal process. The training reinforces that the participant is fully responsible for all aspects of a self-certification project including the plan review and compliance with the Phoenix Building Constr​uction Code.

  • Training for building plan certification is a two-day session
  •  Landscape and civil training are one day training sessions
  • Structural and Electrical Peer Reviewers must attend a two hour training session

Register online to reserve your space in upcoming training classes. Dates and times are listed there.


Training Materials

Below are links to the most recent versions of presentations provided to attendees of the self-certification classes. Note: not all presentations have accompanying handouts.

Day 1:

1.  Welcome and Overview

2.  Site, Parking Lot, Landscape, Civil, Pre-Submittal Requirements

3. Historic Preservation

4. Electronic Plan Review

5. Audit Appeal Process 

5.5 Field Changes

6. 2018 IEBC Existing Building Code

7. Structural

8. Electrical

9. Fire

 

Training Materials

Below are links to the most recent versions of presentations provided to attendees of the self-certification classes. Note: not all presentations have accompanying handouts.

Day 2:

1. IBC Codes

2. Accessibility

3. Residential Plan Review

4. Elevator Plan Review

5. Plumbing

6. Mechanical Training

7. Energy Code Training

8. Self-Certification Case Studies


 

Training Materials

Below are links to the most recent versions of presentations provided to attendees of the self-certification classes. Note: not all presentations have accompanying handouts.

Renewal:

  1. Introduction
  2. Self-Cert Stats, Audits and Scoring
  3. Self-Cert Field Issues
  4. Self-Cert Program Changes and Audit Findings
  5. 2018 IBC Refresher
  6. Civil and Landscape Refresher
  7. Electrical Refresher
  8. Self-Cert Fire Refresher
  9. EPR Refresher
  10. Self-Cert Case Studies