WASHINGTON — The International Code Council (ICC) unveiled a new cloud-based testing system, Proctored Remote Online Testing Option (PRONTO), which enables candidates to take ICC certification exams at their convenience on their home or office computers.

The ICC Assessment Center provides educational and credentialing services supported by the International Codes (I-Codes), a coordinated, comprehensive set of construction, fire, and energy codes used in the U.S. and around the globe. In the past, test takers had to travel to approved locations for certification exams. The new cloud-based system allows users to take proctored ICC certification exams wherever and whenever they want. This system will supplement the brick-and-mortar computer-based exam sites and paper-and-pencil testing, which were the only options previously available.

“We are always looking for new ways to increase the availability and ease of access to exams for our members and other test takers, and we are excited to be able to offer this innovative service,” said Michelle Porter, director of the ICC Assessment Center.

“This new system will help us provide better support to our members and the next generation of code officials,” said Mark Johnson, executive vice president and director of business development, ICC. “Ultimately, by expanding access, we hope to increase the number of qualified individuals who are certified for jobs in the building trades that are crucial to our nation’s safety and economic growth.”

For more information, visit www.iccsafe.org.

Publication date: 8/30/2017

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