MANDATORY FOR 2021
The effective date for the 7th edition of the Florida Building Code is December 31, 2020, therefore you must complete an Advanced Florida Building course by December 31, 2021. Our Florida Building Commission approved course number is 993.1.
This is a Florida Advanced Building Code Course (1 hour) meeting the requirements of the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation (DBPR) for Advanced Florida Building Code Module.
This course presents the significant code changes from the 2017 Florida Building Code Sixth Edition to the 2020 Florida Building Code – Seventh Edition. The course includes the Florida specific changes, legislative changes and any other changes. The course includes topics such as occupancies, height and area, fire protection, fire protection systems, means of egress and wood construction, and elevators. The Florida Building Code can be viewed at www.floridabuilding.org
Upon completion of this course, participants will understand the changes made to the 2020 Florida Building Code including but not limited to the requirements for administration, occupancies, fire resistance protection, fire protection systems, means of egress, roof assemblies, structural design, and wood construction and apply them to their respective professions.
2020 Florida Building Code 7th Edition
The 2020 FBC uses the 2017 FBC as base code. The 2017 FBC is based on the IBC 2015 codes. The 2020 FBC incorporates amendments that have been made to strengthen the Florida Building Code, declaratory statements and Legislative mandates.