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  • June 13, 2022 5:30 PM | Anonymous

    PermitTechNation member, Kecia Lara is featured in the ICC Building Safety Journal. Kecia is a Code Supervisor with the City of Austin, TX. Read her story here.

    Congratulations Kecia on your well deserved recognition! 

  • June 10, 2022 6:18 AM | Anonymous

    Do you have an eye for design? Are you creative? We need your help to design this year's ICC Annual Conference Shirts and Trading Pins.

    We have a few themes ideas for the Annual Conference that will be held in Louisville, KY in September. We are looking for designs based on the suggested themes or if you have have better theme, show us! Every year we design a T-shirt and trading pin based on the location of the ICC Annual Conference. See examples below from previous conferences.

    Proposed Themes:

    -Kentucky Derby related - Permit Techs get you across the finish line!

    -Kentucky Bourbon related - A toast to Permit Techs!

    -Louisville Slugger related - PTN goes to bat for your permit techs!

    T-Shirts should be no more than 3-4 colors including the shirt color. Preferably the design should work on multiple shirt colors.

    Pins can be multiple colors.

    Please include Louisville, KY and 2022 in the design.

    Deadline for design submittal is July 8, 2022. Please submit all design ideas to with a subject line of 2022 ABM Design. Please be sure to include your contact information.

    The ICC ABM Planning Committee will review the designs and the winner of each design chosen (T-Shirt & Pin) will receive a free education class of the winners choice that is offered by PermitTechNation. Winners will be notified via email in July.

    Thank you,

    PTN ICC ABM Planning Committee

  • March 30, 2022 11:53 AM | Anonymous

    Watch your emails for registration information!

    The Complete Permit Technician

    Presented by: Steve Burger, CBO, LEED AP

    Code Specialist Exam Prep

    Presented by: Frank Morris, Study the Code

    Wednesdays - 10:30am - 12:30pm CT

    May 18, 2022 - June 15, 2022

    10:30am -2:30pm CT

    October 12 -14, 2022

  • February 19, 2022 10:03 AM | Anonymous

    Glen Miller and Dan Carlson of Chemeketa Community College held a brief presentation during the PTN Meeting on February 16, 2022 to introduce our members to the Building Inspection Technology Program. This program offers either a 1-Year Building Inspector Certificate or Associates of Applied Science degree in Building Inspector Technology.

    The Chemeketa Chapter of the ICC (Student Chapter) is seeking donations to establish a scholarship for this program. Their goal is $10,000. During the meeting they shared that they were at $2,500. PTN made a motion to donate $1,000 to the scholarship fund.

    PTN would like to challenge all ICC Chapters to donate towards the scholarship fund. No amount is too small. 

    How to Donate:

    1. Go to

    2. Enter donation amount $.

    3. Fund designation select "OTHER" type in " BUILDING INSPECTION TECHNOLOGY SCHOLARSHIP"

    4. Click "Add Donation" and enter contact information.

    5. Click "Donate Now" and enter payment information.

    Deductible donation tax ID# 93-6097106

  • February 19, 2022 9:40 AM | Anonymous

    Earn a Building Inspector certificate (one-year)*

    The Building Inspector certificate provides students with knowledge and skills in commercial and residential building codes that are necessary for entry level inspector positions. Application of code knowledge in the inspection process is stressed throughout the four terms of the certificate program. The certificate is designed for students with extensive and diverse construction background or for those currently working in the building inspection industry that want to move into an entry level inspector position.

    Earn your AAS degree and begin your career as a building code professional

    Through classwork, hands-on instruction and internships, Chemeketa’s Building Inspection program gives you the education and skills needed to launch your career as a construction plans examiner and building inspector.

    You will earn your Building Inspection Technology Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree in 21 months while you prepare to take International Code Council (ICC) certification exams. With your degree and certifications, you may be eligible to work anywhere in the world ICC certifications are accepted.

    Career opportunities

    From reviewing construction blueprints to performing on site inspections, code professionals work in a variety of positions that ensure residential and commercial construction meets building codes and ordinances. You could work in an exciting career as a—

    • Building official—Associates or bachelor’s degree preferred

    Oversees the building inspection department of a city or county. Manages budgets, operations and personnel and act as the chief code compliance officer for their area.

    • Building inspector—Associates degree

    Makes professional judgements about whether a building meets building code requirements.

    • Plans examiners—Associates degree

    Verifies that blueprints and construction documents meet code requirements prior to construction of the building.

    • Specialty inspector—Associates degree

    A building inspector that specializes in a specific field of construction such as electrical, concrete or other specialty area.

    • Permit technicians—High school diploma or GED

    Reviews and processes construction project permits including processing permit fees, providing department information to the public and reviewing permit applications.

    Potential salary

    Your salary will depend on your location and certification level. In Oregon you can expect to make—

    • $22–29 per hour (entry level)
    • $36 per hour, $74,565 annually (average)
    • $42–49 per hour, up to $87,000–$103,000 annually (experienced and multi-certified) 
    • Building officials and managers can earn much more

    Source: 2021 Oregon Employment Department Occupation and Wage Information—

    Program Tuition and Fees for AAS Degree

    Classes are primarily held remotely through the Chemeketa Polk Center in Dallas, OR. Approximate two-year AAS program cost–

    Tuition and fees (100 credits) $13,200

    Class fees $2,040

    Books $2,700

    Equipment and supplies $375

    Total $18,315


    1. Apply to Chemeketa online at

    2. Complete the online orientation video in your My Chemeketa account

    3. Complete placement assessment; visit for additional information

    4. Apply for financial aid; learn how at (Although applying for financial aid is not required, we encourage you to do so. The process can take up to 16 weeks so apply as soon as possible.)

    5. Submit your completed program application; visit buildinginspection. Application opens Feb. 1 for fall term start

    6. If accepted (notified in late June), attend the Building Inspection advising/orientation the summer before classes start

    7. Building Inspection Technology coursework is cohort-based and starts each fall

    2021-22 BIT Program Color Brochure-FINAL.pdf

    BIT One-Year Certificate Spec Sheet.pdf

    BIT AAS 2-Year Degree Spec Sheet.pdf

    2022 Building Inspection Program Full Application.pdf

  • February 16, 2022 1:08 PM | Anonymous

    At today's PermitTechNation (PTN) monthly meeting, Cindi Somers introduced Camp Corral which is a 501 (c)(3) corporation that is a free, one-of-a-kind summer camp for children of wound, ill, injured or fallen military service members. Cindi would like to thank the attendees for approving a $1000 donation to Camp Corral, which will sponsor one Veteran's child to camp! PTN is the best for giving a hand up to those in need and it is appreciated! 

    Cindi would like to challenge all state Permit Tech chapters, associations or sub-committees to also donate to Camp Corral, especially if a Camp is located within your state. Please check out the attached for dates and locations of all Camps. If your chapter, association or sub-committee does make a donation, please send donation info to Thank you!

    Donations can be submitted HERE.

  • January 26, 2022 7:17 AM | Anonymous

    Our 2022 Annual Membership emails started going out at the beginning of December. Annual Membership is due by January 31st and runs from January to December each year.

    If you were a member in 2021 and prior, thank you! We hope that you've enjoyed the benefits of your membership with our organization. If you haven’t joined yet, what are you waiting for?

    We offer education training in the Spring and Fall focusing on Permit Technician Certification and Code Specialist Certification. As a member you have access to this training at our low member rates. In addition, we offer ICC Preferred Provider continuing education opportunities throughout the year.

    Be sure to join our monthly meetings held the third Wednesday of each month, except for December and during the month our Annual Business Meeting held in conjunction with the Annual ICC Conference. Details are emailed out each month to members. Details are also available on our Events page.

  • October 27, 2021 12:54 PM | Anonymous

    An innovative training event brought to you by the International Code Council. Join this 4-day jam-packed online training that will cover the latest in building safety including: Digital Transformation, Technology Solutions, Improving Communities, and Unique Buildings.

    Learn More,

  • July 27, 2021 2:19 PM | Anonymous


    2021 PermitTechNation ABM shirts are now available!! You don't have to attend the ABM in Pittsburgh to order a shirt.

    PTN is matching the funds raised from the T-shirt sale and donating it to the Southmayd Veteran Home Build in Oregon. So grab a shirt or two and help us help the Southmayds!

    Ordering is available now through August 10th, shirts ship to you directly. The design is on the back of the shirt, CLICK HERE for more information about the Southmayd's story and to order.

  • July 27, 2021 2:00 PM | Anonymous

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