Issue 139 - September 2023
Code Official Safety Specialist Training for Code Enforcement Officers
The second week of October is Code Enforcement Officer Week. The week is meant to highlight the vital role code enforcement officers play in the health and welfare of our communities, and it’s an opportune time to remind members about the “Code Official Safety Special (COSS)” training program. This program is offered at no cost to member staff and is available through an agreement with the Code Enforcement Officer Safety Foundation. This training is available for member code enforcement officers and others in non-sworn enforcement positions like building inspectors and officials, animal control officers, community service officers, and more. It provides a designation upon completion and earns International Code Council and state continuing education units (CEUs.) The COSS training program is fifteen hours of progressive virtual learning on five subjects, including The Tactical Mindset, Fear Management, Verbal De-escalation, Three Phases of Contact, and Surviving a Violent Encounter. The program is the code enforcement industry’s only international officer safety training. Each class comes with a downloadable PDF workbook.
A link to register for the COSS training may be found here.
For further information about this training or how to register, please contact the training division.< Back to Full Issue Print Article