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Minnesota Contractor Continuing Education

We are a Minnesota Department of Labor & Industry-approved online continuing education provider (DBPR provider ID is 0005624; CILB CE provider license number is PVD1291).

Complete your continuing education to renew your MN contractor license today. All of our courses can be completed At Your Pace Online to help you meet the state's requirements to maintain your license. Once you finish your class, we'll give you an official certificate of completion to save for your records, and we will report your course completion to the state for you.

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Minnesota 14 Hour Residential Contractor CE Course

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Our 14 hour online course is approved by the state for residential contractors and building officials. The course will meet your renewal requirements, and satisfies the Energy Code and Business Management requirement. 

This course includes:

  • Construction Safety
  • Professionalism for Contractors
  • Project Management
  • Business Contracts
  • Construction Techniques
  • Estimating and Job Costing
  • Liability and Risk Management
  • Weatherization
  • MN Energy Code
  • 1 hour on Business Management
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$99

Minnesota 7 Hour Residential Contractor CE 2

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This 7-hour course is intended to provide contractors in the state of Minnesota with training required to maintain their contractor's license, and satisfies the 1 hour of Business and 1 hour of Energy content requirements. This course covers project estimation and job costing, liability and risk management, building a structure’s exterior shell, the Minnesota energy code, and marketing and sales. 

This course is also approved for Building Officials. 

3.6 1061 Reviews
$198

Minnesota 14 Hour Residential Contractor CE Package

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This course includes:

  • 7 hours of business topics, including 1 hour on Business Management
  • 7 hours of construction practices including the mandatory Energy code
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$25

Minnesota 1 Hour Business Management for Contractors

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This 1 hour course on business management is designed for contractors in Minnesota. This course will cover topics such as starting a business, writing a business plan, principles of management, accounting, and employee relations.

4.1 427 Reviews
$99

Minnesota 7 Hour Residential Contractor CE 1

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Our online course is approved by the state and will meet your renewal requirements by providing 7 hours of continuing education content, and satisfying the Energy Code. 

This course includes:

  • OSHA
  • Project Management
  • Professionalism
  • Business Contracts
  • Masonry
  • MN Energy Code

This course is also approved for building officials. 

3.8 368 Reviews
$99

Minnesota Contractor 7 Hour Construction Practices Package

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This course is designed to provide contractors in Minnesota with 7 hours of training. The principal focus of this class is specialty construction practices including:

  • Roof maintenance
  • Construction of Buildings in Cold Climates
  • Lead Safety
  • MN Energy Code

This course is also approved for building officials. 

3.6 361 Reviews
$99

Minnesota 7 Hour Business Practices Package

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This 7 hour package examines what it means to establish and manage a business. This package is intended for contractors in the State of Minnesota, and will satisfy the 1 Hour of Business Management requirement. In this course we will examine the following topics:

  • Ethics
  • Communication
  • Digital Marketing
4.0 148 Reviews
$25

Minnesota 1 Hour 2020 Energy Code

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This is a 1-hour class on adoption of the 2020 Minnesota Energy Code and administrative rules, and satisfies the 1 hour of Energy content requirement. The class provides an overview of both residential and commercial provisions in the 2020 Energy Code and covers every amendment to the 2018 IECC during its adoption as the basis of the 2020 Commercial Energy Code.

This class is also approved for Building Officials.

 

3.6 79 Reviews

CE Requirements to Renew MN Residential Contractor or Building Official Licenses

The Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry (DLI) lays out very clear continuing education (CE) guidelines for a variety of license types, including residential contractors and building officials:

Residential builders (QB), remodelers (QC), and roofers (QR) 

  • If you have a QB, QC, or QR license and you’re the qualifying person, the state requires that you take 14 hours of CE in order to renew your registration every two years. 
  • Of the 14 hours, you need two code-focused hours: one on residential energy codes or residential energy conservation measures and one on residential construction business management strategies. Your remaining 12 hours can be non-code, but they still need to focus on the latest federal and state regulations and/or industry-specific topics (like workforce safety). 

Certified building officials

Building officials also have a two-year certificate period, which means they need to complete their CE hours on a biennial basis. The hours you need can be either code or non-code, but make sure you’re taking the appropriate number of hours for your specific license type. The DLI requirements are as follows:

  • Building official (BO): 38 hours
  • Building official limited (LB): 38 hours
  • Accessibility (AS): 6 hours

 

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