The PASS program has been designed to streamline permitting throughout the Central Valley region. It provides a more efficient and effective plan review process by implementing a clear and concise set of standards for document content and organization. |
There are TWO levels of PASS Training:
"TI" ALL PASS participants start with the TI level; this level covers Tenant Improvement and Small Commercial Projects, and includes the background of the PASS concept and principles.
"NC" The NC level expands the project types to include any size New Commercial buildings, Additions to Commercial Buildings, and New Multifamily Residential Buildings. The TI level training must be completed PRIOR TO the NC training (both can occur on the same day).
Jurisdictions that are PASS qualified include Cities of Sacramento, Roseville, Citrus Heights, Rancho Cordova, Folsom, West Sacramento, Davis, Elk Grove, Lincoln, Rocklin, Galt, Woodland, and Oakland; and Counties of Sacramento, Placer, El Dorado and Stanislaus. Additional jurisdictions are expected to adopt PASS in the future. Interwest, Bureau Veritas, and 4Leaf are participating Jurisdictional consultants.
Organizations that have been participants in the PASS program development process include many jurisdictions, as well as the American Institute of Architects Central Valley Chapter, the AIA California Council, the Sacramento Valley Association of Building Officials; and the Streamline Institute Inc (a 501c3 founded to promote more efficient and effective regulatory processes).
Those who take the class and pass a test at the completion of the course are eligible to be listed as PASS program participants on the on-line registry by including payment for the registry and signing the registry form. The registry fee covers participation through the end of March 2019.
Note that there are SEPARATE Classes, tests, and Registry listings for the TI and the NC programs.
Any individual that can legally sign for plans for commercial building projects as applicable can be listed on the Registry, including architects, engineers, contractors, and designers; and those listed can use the program for the types of project plans for which they may legally sign.
The test and registry listing are optional for participating jurisdiction staff.
To access AIACV or SVABO discounts, enter password aiacv-svabo
and provide your membership name/number in comments as applicable.
There is also a Group rate available for jurisdictions; a single charge of $575 permits a group of any size from a single jurisdiction to attend; enter jgroup password; and please provide names and contact info for all attendees in comments.
If you prefer, you can send check payment for exact amount (without the BrownPaperTicket 'service fee') to:
The Streamline Institute
2550 X Street
Sacramento CA 95818
Please include these details with payment: Name of person, category (architect, engineer, contractor, designer, other, jurisdiction or jurisdiction consultant (name of entity); whether you are signing up for class or both class and registry for each name; whether you are using the 10% discount rate for aiacv/svabo member (and member number) or the jurisdictional group rate; and email address for receipt confirmation and/or questions, and a phone number. We will provide email receipt confirmation.
For information about parking, try the links below:
Sacramento Priorty Parking
Sacramento Parking Services
Questions? Call 916-456-2656 and ask for Dane or Mike or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Visit The PASS Program landing page for more information
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Sacramento, CA 95811
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