IAS Building Department Recognition Program
The International Accreditation Service (IAS) has implemented a new Building Department Recognition (BDR) program that recognizes building and code enforcement departments — as well as third-party companies providing building department services — that have demonstrated a commitment to service, safety and continuous improvement.
Through the BDR program, organizations are recognized for quality, permitting, plan review, inspection and property maintenance code enforcement services. The Building Department Recognition process is online-based, and IAS representatives work closely with applicants to complete the process in an efficient and timely manner.
IAS BDR is available to local building departments as well as third-party companies that conform to the criteria contained in the Recognition Criteria for Building Departments, Code Enforcement Departments, and Third Parties Providing Building And/Or Property Maintenance Code Enforcement Services (RC418). The criteria contained in RC418 was extracted from the Accreditation Criteria for Building Departments, Code Enforcement Departments and Third Parties Providing Building And/Or Property Maintenance Code Enforcement Services (AC251) accreditation criteria used for achieving IAS Building Department Accreditation. As such, the BDR program may be considered a first step for local building departments as well as third-party companies who may want to pursue AC251 accreditation at some future time.