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Code Enforcement Officer Training

We now offer two options for Code Enforcement Officer training: three week-long modules (Basic, Intermediate, Advanced), or a one night a week full-semester class, PBLC-085 Code Enforcement Officer (Wednesday evenings, 6:30-9:40pm).

Week-long Modules

Santiago Canyon College offers Basic, Intermediate, Advanced, Supervisory training modules which covers the legal and practical elements related to the code enforcement profession. It is designed for individuals seeking a career in Code Enforcement as well as for sworn or non-sworn inspectors, officers, or investigators employed by a city, county, or state agency. In addition to learning fundamental investigative skills, students will gain the required foundation for fighting local neighborhood deterioration and accentuating the significance of code enforcement programs in local community renovation efforts to maintain healthy and sustainable communities. Students will receive the required guidance to the essential codes that are the central regulatory groundwork for the administration of code enforcement related programs in local governmental jurisdictions. 
Modules provide training and competency in the areas of land use and zoning laws, health and safety codes, substandard housing abatement, environmental regulations, sign standards, public nuisance laws, applicable constitutional law, investigation and enforcement techniques, application of remedies, officer safety, and community engagement. Along with receiving college credit, each module completed will provide students with the basic entry level qualification in most city municipalities.  Similar to Senate Bill 1122, Santiago Canyon’s Code Enforcement Academy meets the recommended education, training, and experience requirements reflective of the demands encountered in the code enforcement profession.
Courses are taught by college approved academic personnel that consist of supervisory code professionals, city attorney’s, municipality planners and law enforcement professionals.  At the end of each module a 100 question competency exam is provided.  All students must pass with a 70 percent or higher margin.  A certificate of accomplishment is issued after each module and endorsed by the Santiago Canyon College Code Enforcement program.
Students who attend these modules include Code Enforcement Officers and Supervisors, Sanitation Inspectors, Police Officers, Fire and Building Officials, Business License Inspectors, Public Works employees, Parking Control Officers and new students.

Classes are offered in a week-long, Monday-Friday, 8:00am-4:50pm format.

Learn the steps to enroll in Code Enforcement classes at Santiago Canyon College.