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 course, we provide an official certificate of completion for your records. Learn more about our state reporting service here.


14 Hour Minnesota Contractor Continuing Education Package

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This package fulfills requirements for Minnesota contractor license renewal. Courses include:

  • 1 hour of Energy Code
  • 1 hour of Business Management
  • 12 hours of electives
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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
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Minnesota Residential Contractor Continuing Education 2

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This 6-hour course is intended to provide contractors in the state of Minnesota with continuing education required to maintain their contractor's license. This course covers project estimation and job costing, liability and risk management, building a structure’s exterior shell, and marketing and sales.

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Minnesota Residential Contractor Continuing Education 1

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This 6-hour online course is approved by the state of Minnesota for continuing education credit. This course covers OSHA, Project Managment, Professionalism, Business Contracts, and Masonry.

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Minnesota Construction Practices for Contractors

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This course provides 6 hours of Minnesota-approved continuing education. The principal focus of this class is specialty construction practices including roof maintenance, construction of buildings in cold climates and lead safety.

3.4 7 Reviews

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. This course meets requirement for 1 hour of business management.

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Minnesota Energy Code Course

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A 1-hour review of the residential portion of Minnesota Energy Code. The class covers the ongoing process of adopting a new residential code in 2025. Every significant amendment to IECC-2012 when adapting it for the Minnesota Residential Energy Code is illustrated and discussed as a helpful review as well as in anticipation that many of the same amendments and issues will arise when adapting IECC-2021 for Minnesota. 

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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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