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Friday, March 24, 2023 
8:30 am – 5:00 pm EDT (including a 60-min. break)


Development and Enforcement of the Rhode Island Residential Code 

  • History of the International Residential Code 2018 (IRC) 
  • Adoption and enforcement of IRC 2018 by Rhode Island  
  • Rhode Island code amendments 
  • Future of the code 


Building Planning and Shell Construction (Chapters 2-10)  

  • Definitions  
  • Alternative provisions and design criteria 
  • Wind effects and protection of openings 
  • Seismic provisions 
  • Story height and live loads
  • Snow loads 
  • Fire-resistant construction and exterior walls 
  • Dwelling unit separations and garage separation 
  • Ceiling heights
  • Glazing 
  • Garages and carports 
  • Ingress, egress and stairways 
  • Fire and carbon monoxide safety and detection 
  • Foam plastic 
  • Wood and wood-based products
  • Accessibility  
  • Floods, storms and drainage 
  • Soils and foundations
  • Framing and fastening 
  • Walls and wall covering
  • Roof/ceiling construction 
  • Roof assemblies
  • Fireplaces and chimneys 


Energy Efficiency (Chapter 11) 

  • Compliance
  • Building thermal envelope 
  • Climate classifications 
  • Permanent energy certificate
  • Insulation and fenestration 
  • Building systems
  • Lighting  


Highlights of the Mechanical, Fuel, Plumbing and Electrical Systems as provided by the Residential Code 


Webinar Instructions
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Certificates of completion can be downloaded in PDF form upon passing a short quiz. A link to the quiz will be sent to each qualifying attendee immediately after the webinar. The certificate can be downloaded from the Results page of the quiz upon scoring 80% or higher.

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7.0 PDHs 

7.0 HSW CE Hours 

7.0 LU|HSW

International Code Council 
0.7 CEUs (Building) 


Continuing Education Credit Information
This webinar is open to the public and is designed to qualify for 7.0 PDHs for professional engineers and 7.0 HSW continuing education hours for licensed architects in Rhode Island. Professionals seeking continuing education credit in other states may be able to claim the hours earned at this webinar. Refer to specific state rules to determine eligibility. 

HalfMoon Education is an approved continuing education sponsor for engineers in Florida (Provider No. 0004647), Indiana (License No. CE21700059), Maryland, New Jersey (Approval No. 24GP00000700) and North Carolina (S-0130). HalfMoon Education is deemed an approved continuing education sponsor for New York engineers and architects via its registration with the American Institute of Architects Continuing Education System (Regulations of the Commissioner §68.14(i)(2) and §69.6(i)(2)). Other states do not preapprove continuing education providers or courses. 

The American Institute of Architects Continuing Education System has approved HalfMoon Education as a sponsor of continuing education (Sponsor No. J885). This course has been submitted for AIA CES approval and is currently pending. Only full participation is reportable to the AIA CES. 

The International Code Council has approved this event for .7 CEUs in the specialty area of Building (Preferred Provider No. 1232). 

Visit this course listing at for updates on pending credits. Completion certificates will be awarded to participants who complete this event and earn a passing score (80%) on the quiz that follows the presentation (multiple attempts allowed). 


On-Demand Credits 

The above pre-approval(s) only apply to the live presentation. This course in an on-demand format may not be eligible for the same credits as the live presentation; please consult your licensing board(s) to ensure that a structured, asynchronous learning format is appropriate. The following pre-approvals may be available for the on-demand format upon request: 

7.0 HSW LUs (AIA) 


Christopher McWhite, CBO, HCO

Mr. McWhite is a graduate of Vincennes University. He has served as an inspector and plans examiner in Massachusetts, Georgia, Virginia, and Indiana. He has served on the Massachusetts Construction Supervisor Licensing exam rewriting committee to help transition the exam from the 2009 to the 2015 International Codes, as a member of the International Code Council’s IPMC / IZC Code Development Committee, and as member of the ICC Building Membership Council. Mr. McWhite has earned a combined 21 Certifications from SBCCI (Legacy Code) and ICC including Housing Code Official, Building Code Specialist, Plumbing Code Specialist, Certified Building Official, and is currently two certifications away from Master Code Professional.

AIA Info

AIA Provider Statement:

HalfMoon Education Inc. is a registered provider of AIA-approved continuing education under Provider Number J885. All registered AIA/CES Providers must comply with the AIA Standards for Continuing Education Programs. Any questions or concerns about this provider of learning program may be sent to AIA/CES ( or (800) AIA 3837, Option 3).

This learning program is registered with AIA/CES for continuing professional education. As such, it does not include content that may be deemed or construed to be an approval or endorsement by the AIA of any material of construction or any method or manner of handling, using, distributing, or dealing in any material or product.

Learners must complete the entire learning program to receive continuing education credit. AIA continuing education Learning Units earned upon completion of this course will be reported to AIA/CES for AIA members. Certificates of Completion for both AIA members and non-AIA members are available upon request.

Course Title: Complying with the Rhode Island Residential Code

Delivery Method: Live Online

Course Description: This course explores the development, adoption and enforcement of the 2018 International Residential Code by Rhode Island. The primary focus of the course is on chapters 2-11 for building planning, shell construction and energy efficiency. The course also highlights relevant code provisions for mechanical, fuel, plumbing, and electrical systems.

Learning Objectives:

Learning Objective 1: Learners will be able to explore the history, development, adoption, enforcement and future of the International Residential Code 2018 by Rhode Island, as well as the Rhode Island code amendments.

Learning Objective 2: Learners will be able to identify and comply with the Rhode Island residential code requirements for ceiling heights, dwelling unit separations, garage separations, seismic provisions, and snow loads.

Learning Objective 3: Learners will be able to identify and comply with the Rhode Island residential code requirements for foundations, walls, wall coverings, roof assemblies, accessibility and drainage.

Learning Objective 4: Learners will be able to identify and comply with the Rhode Island residential code requirements for energy efficiency, roof/ceiling construction, story height, live loads, fire protection, ingress and egress.

LUs: 7.0                                                                                             LU Type: LU|HSWs.

Prerequisites: Familiarity with code compliance concepts

Advance Preparation: None

Program Level: Intermediate

Course Expiration Date: 

Complaint Resolution Policy:

Complaints regarding this course can be emailed to or by calling (715) 835-5900. A HalfMoon Education representative will respond within 72 hours to resolve the complaint, which will include, but not limited to, access to another CE activity at no or reduced cost or a full or partial refund. Each instance will be resolved on a case-by-case situation.

Streamable MP4/PDF Price: $329.00