ISU Hospital Inspector Certification Program (HICP)

Eligibility

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Class A

The Class A Hospital Inspector may inspect all areas of construction including:

  • Architectural
  • Mechanical
  • Plumbing
  • Electrical
  • Fire and life safety
  • Structural

  • Minimum Qualifications for the Class A Hospital Inspector Exam

    1. High school graduation or the equivalent and six (6) years′ experience involving building projects of Type I or Type II construction as an architect′s, engineer′s, owner′s, local building officer′s, or general contractor′s representative in technical inspection or inspection supervision.

      NOTE: experience may be substituted with college education with major work in architecture, engineering, building inspection and/or construction on a year-for-year basis for a maximum of two (2) years; or

    2. Possess a valid California registration/license as a mechanical, electrical, or civil engineer and two (2) years experience involving building projects of Type I or Type II construction as an architect′s, engineer′s, owner′s, local building official′s, or general contractor′s representative in technical inspection or inspection supervision; or

    3. High school graduation or the equivalent, and two (2) years working experience as a Class B Hospital Inspector; or

    4. Possess a valid California registration/license as a structural engineer or a valid California license as an architect.

Class B

The Class B Hospital Inspector may inspect only the following areas of construction:

  • Architectural, including accessibility
  • Mechanical
  • Plumbing
  • Electrical
  • Fire and Life Safety
  • Anchorage of Non-Structural Elements

  • Minimum Qualifications for the Class B Hospital Inspector Exam

    1. High school graduation or the equivalent and four (4) years′ experience involving building projects of Type I or Type II construction as an architect′s, engineer′s, owner′s, local building official′s, or general contractor′s representative in technical inspection or inspection supervision.

      NOTE: experience may be substituted with college education with major work in architecture, engineering, building inspection and/or construction on a year-for-year basis for a maximum of two (2) years; or

    2. Possess a valid California registration/license as a civil engineer and two (2) years′ experience involving building projects of Type 1 or Type II construction as an architect′s, engineer′s, owner′s, local building official′s, or general contractor′s representative in technical inspection or inspection supervision; or

    3. Possess a valid California registration/license as a structural, mechanical, or electrical engineer or a valid California license as an architect.

Class C

The Class C Hospital Inspector may inspect one or more areas of construction specialty, including but not limited to the areas listed in Section 7-204(c)1 of the 2010 California Administrative Code, but may not inspect the complete scope of construction authorized for Class A and B inspectors. The Class C inspector must be OSHPD certified in the specialty area and possess a valid certification for the work to be inspected.

  • Minimum Qualifications for the Class C Hospital Inspector Exam

    1. High school graduation or the equivalent and four (4) years′ experience involving building projects as the representative in testing, inspection or observation of construction for an architect, engineer, owner, local building official, local fire authority, testing lab, specialty contractor, or general contractor, and possess a valid certification issued by:
      • Fire Alarm - NICET, Level III
      • Fire Extinguishing Systems - NICET, Level III
      • Fire Resistive Construction - ICC Building Inspector Certification
      • Medical Gas Systems - NITC Certification
      • Plumbing - IAPMO Certification
      • Mechanical - IAPMO Certification
      • Electrical - ICC Certification
      • Concrete - (Pre-stressed and Reinforced both required) - ICC Certification
      • Masonry - ICC Certification
      • Steel - ICC, Structural Steel Certification
      • Welding - AWS Certification
      • Framing and Drywall - ICC Commercial Building Inspector Certification
      • Roofing - National Roofing Contractors Association
      • Anchorage and Bracing of Non-Structural Components - Certification to be administered by OSHPD (Refer to the Acceptable Reference Materials for Exams page)
      • Architectural - Certification to be administered by OSHPD (Refer to the Acceptable Reference Materials for Exams page)

      In addition to the certification organization listed, OSHPD may accept the equivalent certification by a state or nationally recognized organization. Experience may be substituted with college education with major work in architecture, engineering, building inspection and/or construction on a year-for-year basis for a maximum of two (2) years; or

    2. Possess a valid California license/registration as an engineer and two (2) years′ experience involving building projects as an architect′s, engineer′s, owner′s, local building official′s, local fire authority′s, specialty contractor′s or general contractor′s representative in testing inspection or observation of construction and must possess at least one (1) valid certificate issued by an organization that is listed or described in item 1 above; or

    3. Possess a valid California license/registration as a structural, mechanical, or electrical engineer, or a valid California license as an architect and must possess at least one (1) valid certification issued by an organization that is listed or described in item 1 above.

We welcome your feedback, comments, and questions. Please direct them to the Inspection Services Unit, OSHPD.FDDISU@oshpd.ca.gov.


This page was last updated on Thursday, September 8, 2016.