AIBO Housing Track

State of MN CEs are noted below each course description as we receive approvals.

January 16

8:00–9:30 a.m.

Preparing your case: Documentation, Report Writing and Evidence

Greg Smith, GMS Presentations and Training

Working as a Code Enforcement Official, Building Official, Plans Examiner or Permit Technician comes with a lot of responsibility. Daily you will encounter situations that require documentation of your interactions, actions and results. Each case will be unique and require different steps and methods to document it from start to finish. If any of the steps are missed it weakens the case and the credibility of the staff and the jurisdiction. From housing inspections and property maintenance cases to permit requests and plan submittals diligent attention to the process of documentation is needed. This class will go over procedures, processes and best practices for maintaining professional documentation, writing reports and documenting evidence for Housing Inspections, Code Enforcement Cases, and Building Permit and Plan submittals and reviews with the assumption that someday the information will be needed at a hearing, appeal or court proceeding.

This course has been approved for 1.75 State of Minnesota CEs: Building Officials. This course has also been approved for 0.18 ICC CEUs.

9:45−11:15 a.m.

Ethics in Code Enforcement

Robert Bauer, Dougherty, Molenda, Solfest, Hills & Bauer P.A

The field of Code Enforcement relies on extension dealings with the public. How the Code Official acts on a daily basis, interacts with the public, and conducts their business has a large impact on the success of that code program. Learn how ethical issues impact the field of Code Enforcement to improve success in your Code Program!

This course has been approved for 1.75 State of Minnesota CEs: Building Officials, Plumbing, Water Conditioning. This course has also been approved for 0.18 ICC CEUs.

12:15–1:45 p.m.

Noxious Weed Identification

Monika Chandler and Christina Basch, Minnesota Department of Agriculture

This class will provide instruction on identification, treatment methods, and enforcement of state listed noxious weeds for local code officials.

This course has been approved for 1.75 State of Minnesota CEs: Building Officials. This course has also been approved for 0.18 ICC CEUs.

2:00–3:30 p.m.

Noxious Weed Enforcement & Intro to (Eddmaps)

Monika Chandler and Christina Basch, Minnesota Department of Agriculture

This session will give local code officials a basis for understanding the intent and applicability of the use of Eddmaps software for tracking noxious weeds, the role local officials have in enforcement & collaboration between jurisdictions, and instruction on the use of and capabilities of the software itself.

This course has been approved for 1.75 State of Minnesota CEs: Building Officials. This course has also been approved for 0.18 ICC CEUs.

January 17

8:00 a.m.−3:30 p.m.

Communication Tactics for the Code Official

Greg Karow, Code Educational Opportunities

This seminar has been designed to assist the code official in developing communication skills specific to our industry. Topics will include terminology, first impressions, effective listening, body language, dealing with difficult customers, managing abusive people and, finding common ground to agree on, as well as providing customer service that works.

This course has been approved for 7.00 State of Minnesota CEs: Building Officials, Residential Contractors and Manufactured Home Installers. This course has also been approved for 0.70 ICC CEUs.