Self-Certification Classes – Dates Announced

October 21, 2019

The Chicago Department of Buildings (DOB) is pleased to announce the next Self-Certification Class for architects will be held on December 2-4, 2019 at Malcolm X College in Chicago. The three-day class is for first-timers and Self-Cert architects who want to renew their Self-Cert registration.

In addition, the DOB will offer a One Day Self-Cert Code Modernization Class on December 10, 2019 at Malcolm X College. This class is for existing Self-Cert architects whose Self-Cert registration expires after December 31, 2019. 

Please note that in order to register for these classes, enrollment forms and required documents must be submitted by Monday, November 18, 2019 at 12 Noon. Please visit the Self-Certification Permit Program web page on the DOB's website to download the class enrollment forms. The enrollment forms provide details on what documents are required to be submitted with the application.

Malcolm X College is located at 1900 W. Jackson Blvd., Chicago, IL 60612.

To learn more about the code modernization process and implementation visit the Code Modernization web page on the DOB’s website.

More About the Self-Certification Permit Program
The Self-Certification Permit Program, commonly referred to as "Self-Cert", simplifies the building permit process for eligible residential, business and mercantile and small assembly projects where the Architect of Record takes full responsibility for code compliance.  The DOB plan reviews are eliminated by allowing the Professional of Record to certify that the permit drawings comply with the Chicago Building Code. After zoning is approved, self-certified building permits are typically issued within 30 days if all licenses are valid and there are no building violations or stop work orders on the property.

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