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BOAF staff is available to assist with any questions or concerns you may have Monday thru Friday from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm.
Please view Directory under 'About Us' for contact information on our officers, directors, committees, staff, discussion group and informal interpretations.
2014 Legislative Bill Watch List Watch List 2014
Latest News Brief ...COMING SOON
Changes affecting procedure for use of Archtiect & Interior Design Signature and Seal, read more: Letter regarding Architect & Interior Design Seal & Signature
Our next Board of Directors meeting will be held at the BOAF 2014 Conference Hotel (Clearwater Hilton, 400 Mandalay Avenue, Clearwater, Florida 33767) on Thursday,June 12th, 2014.
BOAF Call for Nominations BOAF Call for Nomination Form
The categories for the awards in 2014 catagories are:
Building Official of the Year Inspector of the Year Plans Examiner of the Year
Member of the Year Meritorious Service Award Robert K. Becker Memorial Lifetime Achievement Award
All awards will be presented at the Annual Educational Conference in Clearwater on Wednesday, June 11th at the banquet.
FOUNDATION CLASS INFORMATION
We have scheduled the following foundation classes at the BOAF Office in Lake Mary. If you are interested in attending one or more of the classes, please complete the Registration Form and fax to 407-804-0308. These classes are designed to provide participants with a thorough familiarization of the subject matter. For that reason they are a great foundation for newly licensed inspectors, inspectors participating in the cross training program, applicants preparing for an exam, and inspectors that need a refresher.
Registration Form Mandatory workbooks for the classes are $40 per book...payable in advance.
Building Inspector Foundation March 17-18 & 19 (Monday-Tuesday-Wednesday) and March 27 & 28 (Thursday & Friday). You must attend all five (5) days. Mike Garrett is the instructor for this class. 2 Mandatory workbooks $40 each.
Electrical Foundation April 2-3 & 4 (Wednesday-Thursday-Friday) and April 8 & 9 (Tuesday & Wednesday). You must attend all five (5) days. Doug Harvey is the instructor for this class. Handouts provided cost pending.
Mechanical Foundation April 23-24 & 25 (Wednesday-Thursday-Friday). You must attend all three (3) days. Donny Pittman is the instructor for this class. You must also attend the Gas class. 1 Mandatory Workbook $40.
Plumbing Foundation April 30th & May 1st & 2nd (Wednesday-Thursday-Friday). You must attend all three (3) days. If you are interested in attending the class, please complete the Registration Form and fax to 407-804-0308. Mike Ricard is the instructor for this class. You must also attend the Gas class. 2 Mandatory workbooks $40 each.
Gas Foundation May 3rd (Saturday). Mike Ricard is the instructor for this class.
1 Mandatory Workbook.
Building Plans Examiner Foundation class May 7th-8th & 9th (Wednesday-Thursday-Friday) and May 15th & 16th (Thursday & Friday). Jim Ford is the instructor.
2 Mandatory workbooks $40 each.
2014 BOAF 62nd Annual Educational Conference & Trade Expo will be held at the Clearwater Hilton Beach Resort, 400 Mandalay Avenue, Clearwater, Florida 33767 from June 7-12, 2014. Hotel rate is $145 per night, call 1-727-461-3222 or
1-800-753-3954. Hotel cutoff for room block is May 16th.
Hotel Room Registration CODE: BOAF
2014 Conference Attendee Brochure
2014 Exhibit Brochure
2014 Proposed Conference Classes
Conference Permit Technician Class
BOAF Legislative Day in Tallahassee is set for Wednesday March 19th, 2014.
Register to attend event
2014 Site Seminars begin in March 2014. We have 17 locations and will post information when courses are approved by the boards.
The Beach Site Seminar on March 13 & 14 has been cancelled.
Site Seminar Brochure
BOAF & England Training Division are offer training in Orlando. Class Agenda & Register Now
Commercial Electrical Inspector (Janaury 21-24, 2014)
Disaster Response Inspector (February 11-12, 2014)
Residential Electrical Inspector ( March 10-12, 2014)
Residential/Commercial Mechanical Inspector (March 17-19, 2014)
Residential Building Inspector (March 4-27, 2014)
Commercial Building Inspector ( April 14-17, 2014)
FloridaPrinciples & Practice (July 24-25,2014)
IRC Plan Review ( August 7-8, 2014)
Permit Technician (August 11-12, 2014)
CBO Technology (August 11-13, 2014)
CBO Legal & Management (August 14-15, 2014)
They do not count for Foundation class training hours.These courses do not have Florida Board approval for continuing education but can count toward ICC continuing education credit.
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Free January- March 2014 Workers' Compensation and Workplace Safety Seminars and Employer Webinars The State of Florida, Department of Financial Services, Division of Workers’ Compensation offers Free Seminars and Webinars for Florida employers regarding Workers’ Compensation and Workplace Safety are held in various locations around the state. Please see the Flyer and Registration forms under Education Tab drop down to Other Courses/Workshops.
Online Building Code Training now available Register Now
Building Officials Association of Florida (BOAF) has been dedicated to protecting lives & property since 1953. As an integral part of that we provide outstanding educational opportunities for Building Officials, Inspectors, Plans Examiners, Construction Industry professionals, Architects and Engineers. We offer a variety of subjects related to Building Codes, Florida Laws and Rules, Accessibility and Energy Conservation on-line.
BOAF’s online training courses are now available and offer members an alternative to the traditional classroom setting and travel related expenses.
BOAF Online Training Advantages
· Job related subjects
· Customized to fit your schedule
· Qualifies for Continuing Education credits
Experience the convenience of online training on your schedule, from anyplace that provides computer access to the internet.
Low Voltage Alarm Permit Process
Analysis of HB 973, approved by the BOAF Board of Directors on Saturday August 10th, regarding establishment of a new Low Voltage Alarm System Permitting Process. Please distribute to your chapter members for their use in responding to this statutory change. Every jurisdiction will need to take some kind of affirmative action prior to October 1, 2013. Encourage your members to review the information and consider what their response will be.Low Voltage Alarm Permit Process
Corporate Memberships Available
BOAF is pleased to offer Corporate Memberships. Now you can support BOAF and partner in our continued effort to protect lives and property in the built environment. Corporations please take a minute and check out the options available to you and our registration form: Corporate Membership
New Technical Guides Available
THE BOAF/AIA-Florida/Joint Task Force has published new guidance for Creating and Processing Electronic Documents used in the building permit process. The guidance is in the form of three technical guides, one for contractors, one for design professionals, and one for building departments.
Building Department Guide to Creating and Processing Electronic Documents v2
Contractors Guide to Creating and Processing Electronic Documents v2
Design Professionals Guide to Creating and Processing Electronic Documents v2
Creating and validating secure electronic documents.
Digital Signatures Joint Task Force Power Point
Electronic Construction Documents for use in Permitting.
Electronic Documents Joint Task Force Power Point
Code Development Process
We need your support for the code development process. Please plan to attend the Florida Building Commission meetings. More information and complete agendas may be found at www.floridabuilding.org.
ICC Letter of Encouragement for Participation in the ICC Code Hearings
Click on the link below for ICC to send a letter of encouragement to your jurisdiction (Employer, Mayor, Council Chair, Commissioner, etc.) to support sending staff
to the Code Hearings: Support Letter