Palm Beach County recently announced that Michael Gauger, building division coordinator and interim assistant deputy of inspections, recently earned a Master Code Professional (MCP) certification. Only one percent of certified individuals reach the status of Master Code Professional.
Gauger joins an elite group of less than 1,000 people worldwide who have attained this prestigious designation, which is the highest level of certification offered by the International Code Council (ICC).
Master Code Professionals are responsible for all technical and management aspects of code compliance, including the supervision of plans examiners and inspectors. These professionals play a vital role in ensuring the safety and well-being of communities across the world.
“We are proud of this and the many other valuable accreditations [Gauger] has acquired since joining the Planning, Zoning & Building Department and recognize the importance of obtaining such credentials,” said Whitney Carroll, interim executive director of the Planning, Zoning & Building Department.
Building Official Doug Wise said that Gauger’s commitment to excellence is an invaluable asset to the Building Division and Palm Beach County.
“I commend him for his hard work and dedication to the building safety industry,” Wise said.
The Palm Beach County Building Division is committed to ensuring life and property safety within the community in the built environment through efficient and effective administration of the enacted building codes, and by taking a leadership role in code development and education.