Building Department Recognition – A New Program from IAS!
|Building Department Recognition (BDR) from the International Accreditation Service (IAS) is a new way for building departments and other agencies to demonstrate a commitment to service, safety and continuous improvement. Those who earn this achievement are recognized for competence and quality processes related to permitting, plan review, inspection, and property maintenance code enforcement services. |
Recognition by IAS, a third-party international accreditation organization, can elevate your organization’s quest for excellence and also provide a forum to measure performance and achieve new objectives.
The IAS BDR program is open to building and code enforcement departments, as well as third-party companies providing building department services.
The BDR process is completely online. IAS works closely with applicants to complete the assessment process virtually in an efficient and timely manner. The BDR program is also a lower priced option for building departments that may have considered accreditation.
Benefits for Building Departments:
Demonstrates high quality professional services Increases public confidence Raises public profile of department code professionals and the organization Insight into industry best practices Serves as first step toward those agency’s considering IAS Building Department Accreditation
Learn More about Building Department Recognition
FEMA BRIC Grant FY2021 Application Deadline
Funds may be used for IAS Building Department Accreditation
The deadline for submitting applications for FEMA Building Resilient Infrastructure and Communities (BRIC) Grant funds for IAS Building Department Accreditation activities is 3pm (Eastern Time) on January 28, 2022. Information regarding the FEMA BRIC grant is available on the ICC website and at at the FEMA website.
Because grant applicants are required to work with their FEMA Region Office or State Hazard Mitigation Officer (SHMO), interested applicants should check with their respective state, territorial, or tribal government FEMA Region Office or state SHMO for their application deadline, which may be earlier than the FEMA January 28, 2022, deadline.