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Use Your Downtime to Improve Your Business

Posted: March 30, 2020
Most clients share one concern –trust. Showing your trustworthiness can be incredibly difficult, especially if you are a new business. Completing a certification aimed at teaching and maintaining ethical practices in contractors is a great way to advertise to potential clients. Read More

New Courses for Massachusetts Building Code Officials

Posted: March 30, 2020
Builders License Training Institute has a newly approved continuing education package that meets Category 1 requirements for Massachusetts Building Code Officials. This 30-hour package is available from any internet-capable device - 24/7 so you can start and stop your courses as often as you'd like. You must complete 45 hours of continuing education every three years by the anniversary of initial licensing. 30 of these hours must be Category 1; the other 15 hours may be category 1 or 2.  Read More

Michigan Builders – Don’t Miss Your Deadline!

Posted: March 30, 2020
Yes, builders that have been licensed for more than 6 years must complete a 3-hour code, law, safety course before they renew. Builders that have been licensed less than 6 years must complete 21-hours of continuing education. Read More

How to Renew Your Michigan Builder License

Posted: March 11, 2020
As of 2020 all Michigan builder and maintenance and alteration license renewals must be completed online through Accela. The steps below take you through each step of creating an Accela Account, linking your Accela account to your license, and renewing your license. If you already have an Accela account connected to your license, skip to Step 3. The Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA) suggests that renewals are completed on a desktop or laptop computer, rather than a phone or tablet. They also recommend you use Microsoft Edge, Chrome, or Internet Explorer. Read More

Stretch Codes, Rhode Island, and Hope.

Posted: February 10, 2020
Stretch codes can be engaged in addition to base codes to lead the construction industry to use less energy, have a less negative impact on the environment, and achieve higher levels of occupant health and comfort for everyone. Stretch codes encourage the use of best practice approaches that take advantage of advances in building science and technology. Read More

Minnesota Builder Renewal FAQ

Posted: February 10, 2020
Minnesota builder and remodeler license holders must complete 14-hours of continuing education with 1-hour of energy code within their two-year licensing cycle.  Licensees can break their continuing education into two 7-hour segments over their two-year cycle or take all 14-hours in the same year to meet state requirements. Many residential builder and remodeler licenses are expiring on March 31, 2020. Read More

Michigan Builders, Do You Know How to Renew?

Posted: February 10, 2020
As of 2017 all Michigan builder and maintenance and alteration license renewals must be completed online through the state of Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA). Read More

Virginia Code Official Continuing Education

Posted: February 10, 2020
Virginia Code Officials that have last names starting with the letters A-M must complete continuing education and renew their licenses by May 1st, 2020. Check out the frequently asked questions and answers below to make sure you're ready to renew your license. Read More

Oregon Contractors, Get Licensed & Stay Licensed or Face Fines

Posted: February 10, 2020
The Oregon CCB recently updated their Buyer Beware list with contractors that are wanted for working without a license and scamming customers. Most of the contractors on this list are known for taking large payments up front and providing sub par work or no work at all. Gregory Mason Miller holds the highest debt at $311,105.52 - he was sentenced to five years in prison on June 6, 2018. Read More

Thanx for all your help. I successfully passed the PRACTICE/TRADE exam and the BUSINESS/LAW exam the first time and am now qualified to receive my builders license. I’m not used to taking tests. The…

Kenneth A. Cressy / Bricklayer from Michigan
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