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Building Department and Third-Party Service Provider Accreditation


IAS accreditation demonstrates that building departments have met the national standard and are competent to provide public safety services for their communities. The accreditation is based on IAS Accreditation Criteria for Building Code Regulatory Agencies And Third-Party Service Providers (AC251). Getting accredited involves an assessment of the department’s goals, policies, and procedures, as well as permitting, inspections and plan reviews. We provide service in the United States and British Columbia providing building code and/or property maintenance code services.

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IAS Accreditation for Building Departments
  • Demonstrates that departments implement best practices for public safety.
  • Independent verification to ensure that departments are competent and meet nationally recognized standards.
  • A performance tool that helps departments proactively establish, and assess goals for public safety, customer service, budgeting, professional development, and other related functions.
  • Enhances the public and professional image of building departments.
Profile Series Articles

IAS has developed a series of articles that profile accredited building departments that have been included in ICC’s Building Safety Journal (BSJ). These articles highlight our great building departments and third party providers as well as convey the benefits of IAS accreditation.

Join the Building Departments List

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

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FEMA Grant for Building Department Accreditation

Building Departments interested in the IAS Building Department Accreditation Program can now apply for funding through the FEMA Building Resilient Infrastructure and Communities (BRIC) grant program. Applications for the Grant must be received by FEMA by January 29, 2021.  

Learn more about the BRIC grant from FEMA here.

Request a quote for Building Department Accreditation from IAS.

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To receive a quote for accreditation, please visit the IAS Customer Portal.

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