is the acronym for the Council of American Building Officials
organization, as well as the Southern Building Code Congress
International (SBCCI) and the International Code Council (ICC) have combined their resources, and now write the
internationally recognized One and Two Family Dwelling Code.
codes provide administrative and technical directions for all phases of
residential construction. The intent is to provide a safe and
properly constructed home.
International Code Council
now provides a nationally recognized examination designed to certify
inspectors in the interpretation and compliance of these codes.
examination is known in the home inspection industry by it's old acronym “The
CABO test”. After many hours of technical academics, actual
field experience, and the
completion of this test, an inspector will be “CABO Certified” or by
the new title, "ICC Residential Combination Inspector" by
the new agency. With
a less than 30% pass rate, inspectors who successfully complete this
four part examination will have proven to maintain a strong knowledge on the
administrative and proper construction techniques of one and two family