Self Certification by Design Professionals


This program allows a registered design professional to certify that plans prepared by them meet the requirements of all applicable building codes.  It allows the building owner and project designer the opportunity to evaluate the risks involved and elect to self certify projects within the scope of the policy or use our traditional plan review services.

The program is limited to:

  • Structures covered by the International Residential Code
  • Tenant improvement projects for commercial occupancies excluding buildings or portions of buildings:
    1. exceeding two stories in height,
    2. exceeding 24,000 square feet in area,
    3. including a commercial kitchen(s),
    4. including any H occupancy,
    5. including new electrical service(s) exceeding 400 amps,
    6. including structural alterations involving lateral design

In order to participate in the program applicants must:

  • be currently registered as a design professional with the State of Arizona
  • maintain current certification from the International Code Council as a Commercial Building Plans Examiner
  • be pre-approved by the Building Official (a list of pre-approved registrants will be maintained by the department)

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