Building Department Recognition Overview (BDR)



Free training on IAS building department recognition process

This free webinar is provided introductory information regarding the process of attaining IAS Building Department Recognition by local building departments, code enforcement departments, and third parties providing building and/or property maintenance code enforcement services.

This hour-long webinar will discuss the benefits of IAS Building Department Recognition and the process for achieving Recognition.

The webinar is presented by an international accreditation body assessor with over 40 years of experience in the enforcement of construction and property maintenance goals with local governments, and 10 years of experience in the assessment of local jurisdictions and third parties for conformance with criteria pertaining to Building Department Accreditation and Recognition.


  • IAS Building Department Recognition Defined
  • Benefits of IAS Building Department Recognition
  • Criteria for IAS Building Department Recognition
  • Building Department Recognition Process
  • Building Department Recognition Fee
  • Recognition Assessment Documentation Submittal Requirements
  • Elements of Building Department Recognition Assessments
  • Quality Management System Requirements for Building Department Recognition

Who should attend

  • Building Officials and Deputy/Assistant Building Officials
  • Code Enforcement Officials
  • Planning/Community Development Directors Responsible for Building Code and/or Property Maintenance Code Enforcement Services
  • Permitting, Plans Examination, and Inspection Managers and Supervisors
  • Third-Party Companies Providing Building and/or Property Maintenance Code Enforcement Services

Your Instructor

Michael Bouse
Michael Bouse

Mike Bouse is the Accreditation/Recognition Program Manager with the International Accreditation Service (IAS), a position he has held since September 2019.

Prior assuming the duties as an IAS Program Manager, Mike served as an consulting IAS Lead Assessor for 10 years during which he led Assessment Teams in conducting IAS Accreditation assessments of local governmental building departments, fire prevention departments, and code enforcement departments providing property maintenance code enforcement service.In addition, Mike has 42 years of experience in the administration and enforcement of construction codes with local governments in southern California and Nevada.

He is a Certified Building Official and holds eighteen professional certifications issued by the International Code Council (ICC).

Mike also holds a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Redlands and is an ICC published author.

Course Curriculum

  Building Department Recognition Overview (BDR)
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