STEELTON, PA – 7 Aug, 2017 – Amrinder Singh, Director of Code Enforcement & Building Code Official for the Borough of Steelton, Pennsylvania has been awarded the Master Code Enforcement Professional Certification by the American Association of Code Enforcement. The Master Code Enforcement Professional (MCEP) is the highest level of certification the organization offers. While thousands of code enforcement officials are certified, only a small number have received this distinction.
Singh is the first Code Official in Pennsylvania and one of ten in the country to earn the certification, which requires and demonstrates commitment to the profession, diverse knowledge of codes, and a high level of self-initiative.
“It is with great pride and honor that the American Association of Code Enforcement grants the Certification of Master Code Professional to you. This is a very prestigious certification and shows that you are highly competent in all areas of Code Enforcement” stated Tana Bryant, 2nd Vice-President and Certification Committee Chairperson for the American Association of Code Enforcement.
To obtain this designation, Code Officials must successfully complete and pass the five exams required by the American Association of Code Enforcement. These exams are administered by the International Code Council. Code Officials must also complete training from the Federal Emergency Management Agency, passing six National Incident Management System courses and exams.
“I look forward to continuing to learn and grow as a code official by continuing to acquire more knowledge of codes, the latest best practices and techniques for enforcement, and learning what ordinances and methods have or have not worked in other municipalities to help eliminate blight, increasing the quality of life, and property values.” said Singh.
“Mr. Singh is an invaluable part of the new leadership team in Steelton” said Doug Brown, Borough Manager. Brown added, “We set out almost two years ago to chart a new path for the Steelton Borough Codes Office centered on integrity, knowledge, and professionalism. Mr. Singh’s attainment of Master Code Enforcement Professional reflects our new path.”
Singh also holds the following certifications from the International Code Council: Building Code Specialist, Building Inspector, Building Plans Examiner, Commercial Building Inspector, Commercial Energy Inspector, Housing and Zoning Code Specialist, ICC/AACE Code Enforcement Administrator, ICC/AACE Code Enforcement Officer, ICC/AACE Property Maintenance & Housing Inspector, ICC/AACE Zoning Inspector, Permit Specialist, Permit Technician, Residential Building Inspector, Residential Combination Inspector, Residential Electrical Inspector, Residential Energy Inspector/Plans Examiner, Residential Mechanical Inspector, and Residential Plumbing Inspector.
In December 2015, at the age of 27, Singh was appointed by Steelton Borough Council as Director of Code Enforcement and Building Code Official. There are 2,561 municipalities in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, and it is believed that Singh is one of the youngest Code Enforcement Directors and Building Code Officials in Pennsylvania. Prior to working for Steelton, Singh worked for the fifth largest municipality in Pennsylvania, the City of Reading. Singh worked for the Department of Community Development, Division of Code Enforcement which manages housing registration & housing inspections of over 20,000 rental units, health permits & inspections, illegal rentals, vacant & blighted properties, property complaints, and enforcement of all city codes administered under the division. Singh started as a code enforcement officer and quickly moved up the ranks, eventually becoming the supervisor of the division where he oversaw the daily operations, supervised a staff of 19 inspectors and four clerks, and helped manage a $2.3 million-dollar annual budget.
The American Association of Code Enforcement (AACE), founded in 1988 by representatives from five states, now represents all 50 states, the District of Columbia and Canada. AACE is the only association representing housing, property maintenance and zoning officials in the United States. Its members are employed by cities, towns, parishes, counties and state government for the enforcement of housing, property maintenance and zoning ordinances intended to provide minimum standards for the protection of the public’s health, safety and welfare. The association’s mission is to educate, elevate and improve the profession of code enforcement.
Company Name: Borough of Steelton
Contact Person: Doug Brown, Borough Manager
Phone: 717-939-9842 ext. 5030
Country: United States