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Building Department Recognition


The International Accreditation Service (IAS) Building Department Recognition (BDR) Program is a way for local building departments and other agencies to demonstrate a commitment to service, safety and continuous improvement. Those who earn this achievement are recognized for quality processes related to permitting, plan review, inspection, and property maintenance code enforcement services.

Recognition by 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 BDR program is open to local building and code enforcement departments, as well as third-party companies providing building department services.

The BDR process is completely online, and IAS representatives work closely with applicants to complete the process in an efficient and timely manner.  BDR is available to organizations 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). 

Building Department Recognition
  • 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

Read more here in this Building Safety Journal article.

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Get the latest information about recognition practices, standards, training courses and more, when you join the IAS list for Building Department Recognition. To join, click here.

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