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How It All Started

Eirene Oliphant, a plans analyst with the City of Lenexa, had recently attended an educational institute sponsored by the Colorado Chapter of the International Code Council (ICC). It was there where she discovered the Colorado Association of Permit Technicians (CAPT). Emily Irwin, a co-worker of Eirene’s, was in attendance for training as a permit technician.


Eirene saw the enthusiasm in Emily and the CAPT members and saw an opportunity to help permit technicians in the Kansas City area. After getting some insight from one of the CAPT founders, Eirene came home with a mission to start a permit technician Chapter in the Kansas City area. The Kansas City Metro Association of Permit Technicians (KCMAPT) held their first meeting on May 14, 2003 at Westwood City Hall.


Several building officials showed up to support the endeavor. At this meeting, they established a steering committee to oversee the development of the Chapter. In October 2003, the steering committee offered the Chapter’s first training, “The Complete Permit Technician” by Steve Burger and several local permit technicians attended it.


By November 13, 2003, the steering committee felt they were prepared to move ahead with forming the Chapter and held the first meeting of KCMAPT. At this meeting, a slate of officers and board members was determined. The new officers and board members were elected into office on March 4, 2004.


On February 26, 2005, the International Code Council Board of Directors recognized KCMAPT as a new ICC chapter.

Our Vision

To promote certification, professionalism and continuous improvement for members in a professional networking atmosphere. To be contributing members of the International Code Council by assisting in the development and promotion of uniform regulations and legislation pertaining to building construction, uniformity in code interpretation, administration, and enforcement.

Become a Chapter Member

We are a supportive and collaborative organization dedicated to the growth and success of our members. We are passionate about training, and we believe that our members benefit from high-quality, engaging and personalized education. We work together to provide customized solutions that improve our members’ knowledge and skill.


We understand the importance of being a part of a community, and that’s what we offer at KCMAPT. Come join us today and see how we can help you grow.

Professional Membership:

A designated representative of a governmental unit or agency engaged in the administration or formulation of laws and ordinances relating to building construction including but not limited to.

Industry Membership:

Members shall be a individual or firm, incorporated or unincorporated, engaged in the practice of architecture, engineering, private third-party inspection services, manufacturing or sale of products, materials, services related to construction or building regulations.

Honorary Membership:

An individual who has rendered outstanding and meritorious services in the furtherance of the objectives of this Chapter and who shall be proposed by the Board of Directors and confirmed by a majority vote at any regular meeting.

Retired Membership:

Any former Professional member who is retired.

Student Membership:

An individual enrolled in classes or a course or study in Building Inspection Technology or related fields of instruction and not eligible for Professional Membership.

About the International Code Council

The International Code Council is a nonprofit association that provides a wide range of building safety solutions including product evaluation, accreditation, certification, codification and training. It develops model codes and standards used worldwide to construct safe, sustainable, affordable and resilient structures.


Protect the health, safety and welfare of people by creating safe buildings and communities.


To provide the highest quality codes, standards, products and services for all concerned with the safety and performance of the built environment.


Customer Value, Integrity and Trust, Member Focus, Professionalism, Public Service, & Quality.

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