DOS Train the Trainer

The Department of State Division of Building Standards and Codes (DBSC) is pleased to offer a Train-the-Trainer Program at the New York State Academy of Fire Science on February 13, 2019 for all qualifying interested individuals.  This one-day course is designed to provide the participants with the information they will need to present six-hours of annual in-service training to individuals certified as Building Safety Inspectors. The training will include six separate 1-hour classes.  Following the successful completion of the Train-the-Trainer Program, participants will be permitted to teach the six 1-hour classes on a schedule that suits the needs of their department. The participants will be issued a CD which will contain the PowerPoint course material, instructor manual and student workbook.  Individuals will be responsible for printing the materials needed for the courses that they are providing. 

Participants in the Train-the-Trainer Program must meet the following criteria in order to participate:

  • Be certified as a Building Safety Inspector or Code Enforcement Official and be in active certification status;
  • Be a training instructor for a fire department or be a Certified Code Enforcement Official with at least two years’ experience delivering In-service training as an adjunct instructor through DBSC; and
  •  Completed Fire Instructor I or equivalent or have at least an Associate’s Degree in the Building Construction field or equivalent.

Individuals wishing to obtain additional information on the Train-the-Trainer program should email the Division of Building Standards and Codes by January 18, 2019.  The email address is:

Parking Garage Inspections


Condition Assessments of Parking Garages

(19 NYCRR Parts 1202, 1203, 1204)

EFFECTIVE August 29, 2018

The Department of State has adopted a rule that amends Parts 1202, 1203, and 1204 of Title 19 of the New York Codes, Rules and Regulations. The amendments require cities, towns, villages, counties, and State agencies that are responsible for administering and enforcing the New York State Uniform Fire Prevention and Building Code (the Uniform Code) to require the owners of parking garages to obtain operating permits to operate such parking garages and have periodic condition assessments of those parking garages performed by qualified professional engineers.

**NOTE: This model local law is intended to be used only as a guide. Each local government should work with its attorney in preparation of a local law that satisfies the minimum standards.

Click on the heading to view the requirements for parking garage inspections which goes into effect on August 29, 2018.

Parking Garages

Suspension & Revocation of Certification of Code Enforcement Personnel

Click on heading to view this new rule which is effective on August 22, 2018.

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