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City Inspector Accomplishes Rare Feat

Post Date:05/14/2019 1:48 PM

(Fayetteville, N.C.) — City Inspector Joseph Cunningham has become one of the few code enforcement officials in the state to qualify for the highest certificates available in each of the five inspection fields.

Of a total of approximately 4,200 inspectors, Cunningham is one of only 280 code officials to achieve the maximum number of top-level certificates.

Certificates are given by the board at three different levels in the fields of Building, Plumbing, Electrical, Mechanical (Heating and Air Conditioning) Inspection and Fire Prevention Inspections.

Bill Thunberg, Chairman of the North Carolina Code Officials Qualification Board, acknowledged his achievement at the board’s meeting in Raleigh recently.

“Mr. Cunningham’s achievement embodies the City’s core value of professionalism, as he strives to increase his personal knowledge in an effort to better serve the stakeholders of the City of Fayetteville,” said Development Services Director Gerald Newton. “We are very proud of Mr. Cunningham’s personal and professional accomplishments, and we are fortunate to have him on our team.”

The North Carolina Code Officials Qualification Board was created by the General Assembly in 1977 to establish an educational and licensing program for all state and local officials charged with enforcement of the State Building Code.

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