Training Opportunities

  • Online CEUs are now available through the state BOAF.  Follow this link There are 17 courses available now with more to be added.
  • State BOAF site seminars provide future training opportunities. This training qualifies for CEU credits for Engineers and Contractors but unfortunately the approval is pending for Architects.

March 11, 2020  CFBOAF Program   Hilte Firestop Systems

July 10, 2019, Firestopping Class

May 8, 2019  Doug  Buck, Director of Government Affairs for the Florida Homebuilders Association (FHBA)  Discussion of the code change process.

March 6, 2019 Allen Johnson, State Director from our chapter on the Board of Directors facilitated a round table discussion on “The Very Important Role of the Permit Tech.”

February 6, 2019 Sam Green, P.E. with Simpson Strong-Tie.  Topic: Overview of the 2019-2020 Wood Connector catalog

January 9, 2019 Lee Steinhauer, GOBA Government Affairs Director   Topic- The State of the Housing Market

December 12, 2018 Chapter Meeting – no program

November 14, 2018 Joeseph Hauf with Flamebar

October 10, 2018 Tony Caruso on Pool code changes

September 12, 2018 — Paul Coats with American Wood Council.

August 8, 2018 — Quick Tie Systems presented by Leslie Davidson, P.E.

July 11, 2018 —  USP Structural Components by DuWayne Rogers.

June 10, 2018 — Stucco for Inspectors  by G. Michael Starks, P.E.

May 9, 2018 –GAF Steep and flat roof applications by Scott Arail

April 11, 2018 –Bemmie Eustace on Accessibility Code

March 14, 2018 — Hilti Firestop Systems.

May 10, 2017 -Commercial Windows and Daylighting by Arlene Stewart.

March 8, 2017 – No program as there was no meeting. Site seminar was held in Altamonte Springs on same day.

February 8, 2017 – Fire Resistant Treated Wood  Ray Miller from Hoover Wood Products

January 11, 2017 – Commercial Compliance Paths for Energy Conservation 5th Edition Speaker: Arlene Stewart 

December 14, 2017 – Program Part A – Unlicensed Activity  Speaker: Tim Magrath from DBPR   Program Part B – BOAF Crosstraining Program   Speaker: Ann Russo, BOAF Executive Director

November 9, 2016:  No meeting

October 12, 2016: Update on Training and Education –       Ann Russo Executive Director BOAF and DBPR Investigator Supervisor, Larissa Vaughn, and Tim McGrath, Field Office Manager will speak to us about licensing issues and homeowner permits.

August 10, 2016:  Class on Photovoltaic was postponed. Date:  TBD

July 13, 2016:  Arc Flash
Speaker: Marty Perrone,Certified TEGG Representative


May 11, 2016:  Energy Code Update

Arlene Stewart, President at AZS Consulting, Inc.   

April 13, 2016: National Electrical Code Updates  Speaker: Vince Della Croce, Resident Compliance Specialist               562-321-0965

February 10, 2016: Accessibility Issues
Bimmie Eustace, Director at Interplan LLC, FL Builidng Commission’s Accessibility Technical Assistance Committee (TAC)

January 13, 2016: Latest Advances in Fireproofing/Fire Resistance. Chris Birchfield, Global Fireproofing Solutions. Office 877-751-0990877-751-0990 FREE Cell 404-732-4214404-732-4214

Dec 9, 2015:  “Recruiting Stragegies and Inspector Certifications” Speaker: John O’Connor-American Building Safety Association Inc.

November 5-6th: Central Florida Code Training at Lake Island Hall, 450 Harper St. Winter Park, FL 32789

October 14, 2015: FL-Product Approval & Roofing-Mark Zehnal-FRSA Director of Technical Services

September 9th 9:00am – Simpson Strong Tie-Sam Green P.E. Territory Manager, 321-663-7393 or 321-663-7393

August 12, 2015 9:00am – Inspecting Metal Roofs: Presenter:Ray Bowen Gulf Coast Supply & Manufacturing LLC

July 8, 2015: Program: NEC Update Vince Della Croce-Resident Compliance Specialist 562-321-0965

July 8, 2015: Program: NEC Update Vince Della Croce-Resident Compliance Specialist 562-321-0965

June 2015: Annual BOAF Conference

May 13, 2015 Program: Quick Tie Masonry Design and Installation, Bob Frozio, Senior Vice President and Wes Robbins, Regional Product Specialist,

April 13, 2015 Program:  ICC cdpACCESS-ICC – Code Development Process Access Presenter: Tom Allen

March 11, 2015 Program: Understanding ISO’s Builidng Code Effectiveness Grading Schedule  Cyrus Butts, CBO LEED AP  BCEGS Field Representative

February 11, 2015 Program: “An Overview of the 5th Edition of the Florida Fire PreventionCode.”  Tony Apfelbeck,

January 14, 2015 Program:  Accessibility was given by Tom Dalton

November 12, 2014 Program: Laws & Rules presented by Dale Baker

October 8, 2014 Program: Ethics in Construction   presented by Tom Dalton –1 ceu core class

September 10, 2014 Program: Andy Viars and Sam Green from Simpson Strong-Tie Company Inc.

August 13, 2014 Program: Mark Zehnal, CPRC, FRSA This course gave assistance with navigating through and locating important information found in Florida Product Approvals and how to read and understand them. It also taught how to locate, read and understand NOAs and the difference between NOAs and Florida Product Approvals. Attendees also learned about permitting and the use of Florida Product Approvals and NOAs.

July 9, 2014 Program: Stephen Barkaszi, PE, Program Director, PV System Test and Certification Dept., Florida Solar Energy Center. Stephen spoke on FSEC certifications required before building or sub permits can be issued.

June 2014-BOAF Conference

May 14, 2014 Program: Dan Homblette, Environmental Program Supervisor, OC EPD presented “National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit program” Contact: Dan Homblette

April 9, 2014 Program:  Jim Heise, PGT Industries presented a 1 hour CILB CEU on Water Infiltration. Contact:

March 12, 2014 Program: Bemmie Eustace of Interplan wi presented a one hour program on accessibility.

January 8th, 2014 Program:  Mike Tannous of Mike Tannous Engineering presented a class on soil stabilization and what building departments should know.Contact:

December 11, 2013 Program:  Bill Braken, Mike Rimoldi, and Drew Glasbrenner  of Bracken Engineering presented  on sinkholes for 2 hours of CEUs for BCAIB licensees. Contact:  Website:

November 13, 2013   Commercial Backup Generators presented by Dan Chisholm  Contact:

October 9, 2013 Program:  Program:  Creating and Validating Electronic Signatures” presented by John O’Connor  Contact: 

September 17, 2013 Photovoltaic class at BOAF training facility, Lake Mary

September 11, 2013 — Truss Bracing presented by Bill Krick, PE, of ITW Building Components.  Contact:

August 14th, 2013–Central Florida Chapter BOAF/ICC Program – “Exterior HVAC Equipment and Wind” Ray Manucy of Manucy And Associates

July 10th, 2013–Central Florida Chapter BOAF/ICC Program:  G. Michael Starks of Titen America  2-hour CEU class “Stucco 101- Water Resistant Systems”

June 12th, 2013– Central Florida Chapter BOAF/ICC Program: Chris Little of AMICO Building Products “Metal Lath & Accessories, reflecting on ASTM C-1063

May 8th, 2013–Central Florida Chapter BOAF/ICC Program: Program: Heinz Rosen P.E. “Certifications and Nationally Recognized Test Labs” Contact:

April 10, 2013–Brian Meikle, of Unversal Engineering Sciences presented “Maturity Method for Concrete Testing”. Contact:

February 13, 2013–Sam Green P.E. with Simpson Strong-Tie presented a program on adhesive anchors.  Contact:

December 12th, 2012–Mike Petty of Icynene Foam presented a program on spray foam insulation.

October 10th, 2012–Leonard G. Wood presented a program on wind exposure categories in the 2010 FBC.  Contact:

September 12th, 2012—Donny Pittman presented a program on changes in the 2010 FBC-Mechanical Code.

August 8th, 2012–Andrew Viars and Steven Mihailoff of Simpson Strong-Tie presented a program on new innovations in Simpson Strong-Tie connectors. Contacts:

July 11th, 2012–Chris Birchfield of Global Fireproof Solutions Inc. presented –“The New Generation of Passive Fire Resistance Protection.” Contact:

June 13th, 2012–Bill Krick presented a non-ceu class on wind changes in ASCE 7-10. Contact:

2012 BOAF Educational Conference June 4-6.

May 9th, 2012–Judith Hecker of the Department of Health presented a program on HB1263 that went into effect on April 27th giving full responsibility for plan review of commercial pools to buidling departments. The Department of Health is now responsible only for issuing permits to operate these pools.

April 12th and 13th–the Central Florida Chapter Site Seminar was April 12th and 13th at HBA. It comes around again to central Florida on November 1st and 2nd, 2012. Click on the following link to download class materials and register. (scroll to the bottom of the page that comes up and click on “Register”):

April 11th, 2012– Bemmie Eustace — differences in the 2010 Florida Building Code –Accessibility compared to 2007 FBC Chapter 11

February 15th, 2012 —BOAF and FHBA offered joint training on the new codes sponsored by
Department of Business & Professional Regulation (DBPR) and
Building A Safer Florida (BASF) from January 9th thru June 5th, 2012.
More training workshops are being offered around the state. For more information and to register for the FREE training click below:
To Download a brochure and register by mail click here:2012BOAFFHBAFLYER.pdf

February 8th, 2012 — John Preister of the Department of Motor Vehicles Central Florida Chapter BOAF program

January 11th, 2012– Michael Lingerfelt – Disaster/Safety Assessment Central Florida Chapter BOAF program

December 14th, 2011 – Central Florida BOAF Chapter program: Presenter Jennifer Hatfield, FSPA Government Relations Consultant – 2010 Swimming Pool and Spa Code Update

November 28th and 29th, 2011 – A last minute seminar at the state BOAF office in Lake Mary presented the 14 hour minimum-required courses for license renewal (BCAIB).

November 9th, 2011 Central Florida BOAF Chapter Program: Water Intrusion and Masonry 1 CEU Central Florida BOAF Chapter Meeting, HBA Bldg., 644 Mayo Avenue, Maitland 32751

November 3 & 4 Central Florida Chapter Site Seminar-Was held at the BOAF Facility, 3697 Lake Emma Road, 2nd Floor, Lake Mary, Florida 32746.

October 12, 2011 Central Florida BOAF Chapter Program Presenter Chris Little – AMICO STUCCO

Introduction of AMICO

  • Discuss how Metal Lath is Produced & Physical Properties (ASTM)
  • Various Styles for Specific Applications
  • Lathing & Plastering Accessories – types & styles (ASTM)
  • Installation Standards – ASTM C-1063 – Highlights.
  • Common Pitfalls/Shortcomings

October 12, 2011 Central Florida BOAF Chapter Program Presenter Tom Allen — Ethics (1 CEU – BCAIB

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