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Massachusetts Construction Supervisor License Continuing Education Frequently Asked Questions:

Any person with a license expiration date of July 1, 2013, or after will need to comply with continuing education requirements. A licensed construction supervisor must acquire a certain number of continuing education hours each 2 year renewal period based upon license category.

Unrestricted Construction Supervisors (identified as Construction Supervisor License on the license card) must attain at least 12 hours of continuing education credit including: 

  • 4 hours of Code Review
  • 1 hour of Workplace Safety
  • 1 hour of Business Practices/ Worker's Compensation
  • 1 hour of Energy (except demolition specialty license
  • 1 hour of Lead Safe Practices (only in the first renewal cycle)

Restricted Construction Supervisors (identified as 1 and 2 Family License on the license card) must acquire at least 10 hours of continuing education credits including: 

  • 4 hours of Code Review
  • 1 hour of Workplace Safety
  • 1 hour of Business Practices/ Worker's Compensation
  • 1 hour of Energy (except demolition specialty license
  • 1 hour of Lead Safe Practices (only in the first renewal cycle)

Specialty Construction Supervisors must acquire at least 6 hours of continuing education credit including: 

  • 2 hours of Code Review
  • 1 hour of Workplace Safety
  • 1 hour of Business Practices/ Worker's Compensation
  • 1 hour of Energy (except demolition specialty license
  • 1 hour of Lead Safe Practices (only in the first renewal cycle)

Specialty categories include:

  • Masonry
  • Roofing
  • Windows / Siding
  • Demolition
  • Solid Fuel Burning
  • Insulation

The maximum number of hours required for any given licensee is 12 hours, regardless of how many categories appear on the license card. A person who is licensed in a specialty category, whether one, two or all six, needs only to achieve the requisite 6 hours of continuing education credit. However, please remember that each license category requires certain content to be covered during training, such as workplace safety and lead-safe practices.

  1. Complete the required continuing education credits.
  2. Request a renewal application from DPS by email.
    See: Request for CSL Renewal Form   (Check your spam or junk folders for a "Renewal Notice Enclosed" item from "EOPSS MA", after you send this request.  Allow up to three days to receive this form.)
  3. Complete and mail in the renewal application.
    Attach payment and CEU certificates.

Licenses must be renewed every two years for a fee of $100.00.  There is a one-year grace period to renew licenses after expiration.  For an additional fee of $100.00, licenses can be renewed up to two years after expiration.  Beyond that, it’s necessary to take an exam and apply for a new license. Contact Lisa Barros at elizangela.barros@state.ma.us only for extenuating circumstances.

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For questions about license applications contact:

State of Massachusetts
Board of Building Regulations and Standards
One Ashburton Place, Room 1301
Boston, MA 02108
Phone: 617.727.3200
Web site: www.mass.gov/dps

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