The International Code Council (ICC) has unveiled a new cloud-based testing system, Proctored Remote Online Testing Option (PRONTO), which enables candidates to take ICC certification exams at their convenience on their home or office computer.
The ICC Assessment Center provides educational and credentialing services supported by the International Codes (I-Codes), a coordinated, comprehensive set of construction, fire, and energy codes used in the U.S. and around the globe. In the past, test takers had to travel to approved locations for certification exams. The new cloud-based system allows users to take proctored ICC certification exams on their own computer at home, in an office, or at another secure location of their choice. This system will supplement the brick and mortar computer-based exam sites and paper-and-pencil testing that were the only options previously available.
“The Code Council is the first building safety professional credentialing organization to provide this convenient testing option to their candidates,” said ICC Director of the Assessment Center Michelle Porter. “We are always looking for new ways to increase the availability and ease of access to exams for our members and other test takers, and we are excited to be able to offer this innovative service.”
“This new system will help us provide better support to our members and the next generation of code officials,” said ICC Executive Vice President and Director of Business Development Mark Johnson. “Ultimately, by expanding access we hope to increase the number of qualified individuals who are certified for jobs in the building trades that are crucial to our nation’s safety and economic growth.”
PRONTO also allows users to immediately see their exam results. ICC currently has 23 exams available online with plans for additional offerings in the future.