International Code Council (ICC)

Commercial Mechanical Inspector - M2


Credential: Commercial Mechanical Inspector - M2  GI Bill resource
Credentialing Agency: International Code Council (ICC)

Renewal Period: 3 years

The International Code Council (ICC), Commercial Mechanical Inspector - M2 certification validates a candidate's technical knowledge, education and related experience as an inspector. The Commercial Mechanical Inspector demonstrates the ability to apply a thorough understanding of building, international, mechanical and fuel codes when inspecting new installation or replacement of electrical, plumbing, mechanical and related systems in new and existing buildings and sites.  Further, the Commercial Mechanical Inspector is committed to public safety and knows how heating and cooling systems, water heaters, exhaust systems, duct systems, combustion air, vents and fuel supply factors apply to code regulations when conducting inspections. There are no prerequisite educational or experience requirements, but candidates must have technical knowledge and pass a written exam.    

More information can be found on the certifying agency's website.

Commercial Mechanical Inspector - M2

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS

Attainability:    high

Eligibility Requirements (View Details)

  • Credential Prerequisite
  • Experience
  • Education
  • Training
  • Membership
  • Other
  • Fee

Note: This credential may have multiple options for a Service member to meet eligibility requirements. Requirements listed here are based on the minimum degree required. To view other options, see the Eligibility tab.

Exam Requirements (View Details)

  • Exam
  • Written Exam
  • Oral Exam
  • Practical Exam
  • Performance Assessment

Exam Administration (View Details)

  • In-person exam
  • Remote proctored on-line exam
  • Third-party test vendor

RECERTIFICATION SUMMARY

Renewal Period: 3 years

  • Continuing Education
  • Exam
  • Continuing Education OR Exam
  • Fee
  • Other

AGENCY CONTACT INFORMATION

International Code Council (ICC)

500 New Jersey Avenue, NW, 6th Floor
Washington, DC  20001

Phone: (888) 422-7233

Fax: (202) 783-2348
Contact Page

Other REQUIREMENTS

The Commercial Mechanical Inspector - M2 credential has the following other requirements:

Written Exam

  • General Administration (18%)
    • Project Administration
    • Public Information and Legal
    • Plan Reading
    • Manufacturer's Installation Instructions
  • Heating and Cooling and Water Heaters (18%)
    • Heating Equipment
    • Water Heaters and Boilers
    • Cooling and Refrigeration
    • Other Systems
    • Heat Pumps and Solar Thermal Energy
  • Exhaust and Ventilation Systems (20%)
    • Ventilation Systems
    • Hood and Kitchen Ventilation
    • Hazardous Vapors/Emergency Exhaust System
    • Product-Conveying Ventilation Systems
  • Duct Systems (12%)
    • Duct Construction and Installation
    • Duct and Plenum Use and Application
    • Smoke and Fire Dampers
  • Combustion Air (8%)
  • Chimneys and Vents (14%)
    • Venting of Fuel-Burning Appliances
    • Chimney and Vent Connectors
  • Fuel Supply Systems (10%)
    • Fuel Supply Installation and Sizing

       
       
    • Fuel System Connections

       
       

Exam Preparation Resources

There are a number of resources available to help you prepare for the Commercial Mechanical Inspector - M2 examination:

An additional resource is O'Reilly Learning Safari Books Online, a searchable digital library that provides online access to thousands of books, training videos and conference sessions. See the Educational Resources section on the Related Sites page here on COOL to learn how to get free access.

Testing Information

  • Exam Administration

    Credential exams may be administered in-person at a testing site, proctored on-line remotely, or have options for both. If an exam is administered through a test vendor, the third-party test vendor box will be checked. The following test administration options apply to the Commercial Mechanical Inspector - M2 credential where checked:

    • In-person exam
    • Remote proctored on-line exam
    • Third-party test vendor
  • For more information on the International Code Council (ICC) testing process, visit the agency website.

RECERTIFICATION

Commercial Mechanical Inspector - M2

Renewal Period: 3 years

The Commercial Mechanical Inspector - M2 credential has the following recertification information:

  • ICC certifications are valid for three years. Recertification requires earning Continuing Education Credits (CEUs) and paying a recertification fee. Half of all CEUs earned for recertification must be obtained from either ICC or an ICC Preferred Provider.

Additional considerations for the Commercial Mechanical Inspector - M2 include:

  • Candidate should possess the right mix of technical knowledge, education and related experience. Proper weighting of these three qualifications is a subjective decision that is performed at the local level by the building official. For this reason, ICC does not specify education or experience requirements for candidates in most categories. Additional information can be obtained from the ICC Exam Catalog page.
  • Some states and cities have specific construction and building inspection licensing requirements. Candidate must check the licensing regulations specific to the location. ICC develops and administers customized construction trade licensing exams for state and municipal jurisdictions. Additional information can be obtained from the ICC Exam Catalog page.
  • Successfully passing this exam in combination with other specific exams and requirements may allow candidate to obtain a combination designation. A combination designation is granted automatically through candidate's myICC account once all prerequisites are met and all exams have been passed. Visit the ICC's page on Combination Designations to learn more about earning a designation.

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Credential is related to some tasks associated with the duties of the military occupation (at least one critical task but less than 80%)

Most

Credential is directly related to most of the major duties associated with the military occupation (at least 80%)

Other

Credential is related to this military occupation, but is more advanced or specialized and therefore will likely require additional education, training, or experience

CA Eligible

This certification is eligible for CA.

Star

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Early Career

1-3 years experience; Enlisted E1 through E4

Mid Career

4-10 years experience; Enlisted E5 through E6

Late Career

10+ years experience; Enlisted E7 through E9

Early Career

1-3 years experience; Enlisted “A” School through E5

Mid Career

4-10 years experience; Enlisted E6 through E7

Late Career

10+ years experience; Enlisted E8 through E9

Early Career

1-6 years experience; Officer O1 through O2

Mid Career

6-12 years experience; Officer O3 through O5

Late Career

12+ years experience; Officer O6 and Above

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Low

May be difficult to attain: minimum education requirement is a Bachelor's degree, and/or minimum experience is 10 or more years.

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Medium

Moderate ease of attainment: minimum education requirement = Associate's and/or prerequisite and/or minimum experience = more than 2 years and less than 10 years of experience.

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High

Highly attainable: minimum education requirement = HS or less and/or minimum experience = 2 years or less experience and no additional requirements.

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