Though basement egress codes have been in effect for roughly 20 years, strict enforcement has only come about relatively recently, over the last several years.
As the compliance searchlight grows brighter, the Basement Health Association (BHA) is offering contractors a new program to become a Certified Egress Specialist (CES).
There will be two opportunities to take the test:
- October 7, 2014 at the Tropicana in Atlantic City, N.J. during BHA’s fall regional seminar
- February 3-6, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nev. during BHA’s annual meeting
Testing for the CES requires contractors to demonstrate
knowledge of industry codes, standards and ethics, as well as OSHA safety
standards for trenching, excavation and protective equipment.
The application fee is $500 and comes with a study guide.