Do you want to learn about how Code Enforcement works; discover your role in it; fight blight, and become a community ambassador? 
If you answered yes to any of these questions, then you should join us for

The City of Atlanta's 

Code Enforcement Virtual Training Academy

In partnership with NPU University and
sponsored by the City of Atlanta's Code Enforcement Commission

Councilmember Joyce Sheperd, Chair


Free to City of Atlanta residents!

Applications are being accepted for a limited number of participants to be a part of this spring/summer session.

Dates: May 22, 2021 – July 24, 2021


Saturdays (Bi-Weekly) | 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Each class session will be three hours in length online via Zoom, meeting every other Saturday beginning May 22, 2021, from 9:00 am until 12:00 pm. The Code Enforcement Commission partners to implement a Code Enforcement Training Academy to empower City of Atlanta residents with knowledge surrounding code enforcement and the law through various departments.


The City of Atlanta Code Enforcement Academy Training program will provide participants with knowledge of core job functions through classroom instruction and educate members of the community on departmental structure, premise violations, substandard structures, 3-1-1 overview, and community partnerships.


This collaboration is at no cost to participants. Those interested in applying must be at least 18 years old and a City of Atlanta resident and able to commit to attending four out of five classes.


Participants in sessions must have access to Zoom and video capabilities. Wi-Fi is recommended.


How to Apply?


Complete a paper or electronic application. The application deadline is May 7, 2021

Paper | Print, complete, and scan or email to


City of Atlanta residency required.  Email proof to

(Only ONE proof required: photo ID, utility bill with name, or property tax bill.)

For questions, email or call 404-546-4982. 

Class Dates and Participating Departments

Session I |Saturday, May 22, 2021 | APD Code Enforcement and ATL 311

Session II | Saturday, June 5, 2021 | Department of Public Works

Session III | Saturday, June 19, 2021 | Office of Buildings: Zoning, Permits, Licenses

Session IV | Saturday, July 10, 2021 | Department of Watershed Management and Atlanta Fire Rescue

Session V | Saturday, July 24, 2021 | The Court System