Skill Award in Special Inspection - Reinforced Concrete

Jurisdictions Having Authority (JHAs) within the L.A./Orange County region, require the use of special inspectors for certain specified building structural construction activities. Courses provide students with a thorough knowledge and application of the Building Code provisions related to Special Inspections.  This skill award prepares students for the International Code Council (ICC) certification as a reinforced concrete special inspector, and subsequently licensure exam for Deputy Building Inspector (Special Inspector) offered through examination by the Los Angeles Department of Building and Safety.

Required courses:
CM 110Introduction to Construction Management3
CM 120Construction Documents and Blueprint Reading3
CM 140Vertical and Horizontal Construction3
CM 155Special Inspection - Reinforced Concrete 3
Total Units12

Skill Award Level Student Learning Outcomes

Students completing the Special Inspection - Reinforced Concrete Skill Award will:

  1. Examine the fundamental practice of construction and identify the key players within the construction organization.

  2. Identify the fundamentals of contract documents, codes, and regulations that govern special "structural" inspections.

  3. Analyze the duties and responsibilities of a special inspector based on the City of Los Angeles requirements (Authority Having Jurisdiction).

  4. Examine the various elements of reinforced of reinforced concrete structures based on plans and building code.

  5. Examine the various opportunities in special inspection, including steps to secure certification and licensing.