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3-Hour Continuing Competency Course for 2017 Renewal

Online HD Video Course | No Tests | Instructor:  Scott Corbat
This course fulfills the mandatory requirements for builders and M&A contractors and includes 1 hour each of Code, Law, and Safety.
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3-Hour Continuing Competency Course for 2017 Renewal & Code Book

Online HD Video Course | No Tests | Instructor:  Scott Corbat
This 3-hour course and book package fulfills all state Continuing Education requirements for the mandatory 3 hrs Code/Law/Safety.
* Includes Most Current Michigan Residential Code Book

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Michigan Residential Code Book 2015 (Most Current)

Produced by the International Code Council, Inc. (ICC)  This is the latest edition that is available for the Michigan Residential Code for one- and two-family dwellings and the Michigan Uniform Energy Code.  The State of Michigan requires all licensed builders and contractors to own this including those taking the state exam to become licensed. 

 

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Add Approved Preprinted Tabs
 

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Michigan 21 Hour Continuing Competency Course Packages

21 Hour Continuing Competency Package #1 | Michigan

This 21 hour package fulfills all state Continuing Education requirements for those licensed less than 6 years and includes the mandatory 3 hrs Code/Law/Safety .

  • 7 Hour Construction Safety 
  • 7 Hour Contracts, Liabilities and Risk Management
  • 7 Hour Weatherization and Renewable Energy

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$150.00Add to cart

21 Hour Continuing Competency Courses and Code Book Package #1 | Michigan

This 21 hour package fulfills all state Continuing Education requirements for those licensed less than 6 years and includes the mandatory 3 hrs Code/Law/Safety .

  • 7 Hour Construction Safety 
  • 7 Hour Contracts, Liabilities and Risk Management
  • 7 Hour Weatherization and Renewable Energy
  • Michigan 2015 Residential Code Book

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$275.00Add to cart

21 Hour Continuing Competency Package #2 | Michigan

This 21 hour package fulfills all state Continuing Education requirements for those licensed less than 6 years and includes the mandatory 3 hrs Code/Law/Safety .

  • 7 Hour Manage your way to Big Profits
  • 7 Hour Estimating and Bidding for Success
  • 4 Hour Drones in Construction
  • 3 Hour Mandatory Code - Law - Safety 

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$150.00Add to cart

21 Hour Continuing Competency Courses and Code Book Package #2 | Michigan

This 21 hour package fulfills all state Continuing Education requirements for those licensed less than 6 years and includes the mandatory 3 hrs Code/Law/Safety .

  • 7 Hour Manage your way to Big Profits
  • 7 Hour Estimating and Bidding for Success
  • 4 Hour Drones in Construction
  • 3 Hour Mandatory Code - Law - Safety
  • Michigan 2015 Residential Code Book

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$275.00Add to cart

Michigan Builder Continuing Competency Individual Courses

Business of Building | Michigan

9 Credit Hours | Online HD Video Course | Instructor:  Scott Corbat
Gain an understanding of the Code of Conduct and your responsibilities as a business owner and how to maneuver through new business startup stages.  This course fulfills 9 hours toward Michigan prelicensure or continuing Competency.
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$79.00Add to cart

Footings and Foundations | Michigan

9 Credit Hours | Online HD Video Course | Instructor:  Rodger Peck
Learn the Footings and Foundations construction process beginning with surveys and permits all the way to backfilling.  This course fulfills 9 hours of continuing competency.
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$79.00Add to cart

Overview of Building Trades | Michigan

9 Credit Hours | Online HD Video Course | Instructor:  Scott Corbat
This course provides an overview of building trade skills and the information provided is advantageous for anyone seeking to start a residential building project or enter into the building industry.  This course fulfills 9 hours toward prelicensure or continuing competency.
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$79.00Add to cart

Estimating and Bidding for Success | Michigan

7 Credit Hours | Online Fully Narrated Course | Instructor:  Paul Acker
Calculating a more accurate estimate and bid allows a Michigan contractor to get the most out of every job.  Improve your bottom line as we cover all aspects of the bidding process.
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$69.00Add to cart

Manage Your Way to Big Profits | Michigan

7 Credit Hours | Online Fully Narrated Course | Instructor:  Paul Acker
Learn the responsibilities a construction project manager must be prepared to perform to maximize the earning potential of each and every building project you manage in Michigan with this course.
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$69.00Add to cart

2010 ADA Standards: Key Features and Elements | Michigan

7 Credit Hours | Online HD Video & Narrated Course | Instructor:  Roger Peck
This course covers the fourth through tenth chapters of the 2010 ADA Standards for Accessible Design and includes on-site, real world examples of various accessible buildings used by both the public and the private sector in Michigan.
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Code, Energy and Weatherization | Michigan

7 Credit Hours | Online HD Video Course | Instructor:  Rodger Peck
This course covers the current code  and addresses safety as well as environmental and energy concerns and is enforced by building officials to safeguard the health, safety, property, and public welfare. 
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$69.00Add to cart

Weatherization and Renewable Energy | Michigan

7 Credit Hours | Online HD Video Course | Instructor:  Rodger Peck
Give yourself an edge in the growing market in Michigan for contractors with knowledge about renewable energy building.  Explore the benefits of solar and wind energy and practical solutions that will add to a buildings efficency. 
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$69.00Add to cart

Construction Techniques for Contractors | Michigan

7 Credit Hours | Online HD Video & Text Course | Instructor:  J. MacDowell
Here you will learn an overview of the building trade skills from site work, concrete forms and framing to roofs and the many structural components associated with the entire building envelope.
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$69.00Add to cart

Contracts, Liabilities and Risk Management | Michigan

7 Credit Hours | Online HD Video Course | Instructor:  Scott Corbat
Get it in writing!  Understanding how to utilize contract law for risk and liability management will protect your Michigan business from unscrupulous people.
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Project Management | Michigan

7 Credit Hours | Online HD Narrated Course | Instructor:  Scott Corbat
In this course we take an in-depth look at the responsibilities of a project manager.  Study proven methods experienced contractors and builders use to effectively manage all aspects of a building project in Michigan.
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Building Green | Michigan

7 Credit Hours | Online HD Video Course | Instructor:  Scott Corbat
Learn methods of green building that allow homes to have less impact on the environment while providing great economic benefits to the homeowner and also the importance of incorporating them into their building projects.
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2015 Residential Code Review | Michigan

7 Credit Hours | Online HD Video Course | Instructor:  J. MacDowell
The 2015 MRC establishes minimum requirements for one and two family dwellings.  This course is a review of the codes required for residential construction and focuses on the 2015 Michigan Residential Code Book and the latest changes.
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Construction Safety | Michigan

7 Credit Hours | Online HD Video Course | Instructor:  Scott Corbat
Creating a safe building site in Michigan can only be accomplished when everyone understands their role.  In this course, expert project managers explain the responsibilities of both the employer and the employees.
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Marketing for Contractors | Michigan

7 Credit Hours | Online HD Video Course | Instructor:  Scott Corbat
Effective marketing to new clients is a struggle for many Michigan business owners.  Explore the techniques successful contractors use to put together a cost-effective marketing program to increase business year round.
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Financial Responsibilities: Effective Business Strategies | Michigan

7 Credit Hours | Online HD Video Course | Instructor:  J. MacDowell
Here you will learn modern techniques for accurate record keeping and accounting principles essential for any business owner in Michigan.  Build a foundation of effective financial strategies that will help you grow your business and manage your funds.  
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2010 ADA Standards: Real World Application | Michigan

6 Credit Hours | Online HD Video Course | Instructor:  Roger Peck
Accessibility issues are one of the most common reasons a new building will fail inspections in Michigan.  Learn the current ADA standards and how to implement them with real world problems and solutions.
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$59.00Add to cart

Building on Budget by Design | Michigan

4 Credit Hours | Online Fully Narrated Course | Instructor:  Jeff Rice
Making your Michigan clients happy is always the goal.   Learn to design efficiently with less complexity, material, and labor resulting in savings for the homeowner.
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Drones in Construction | Michigan

4 Credit Hours | Online HD Video Course | Instructor:  Greg MacMaster 
Drones are more accessible than ever and Michigan Contractors are raving about their benefits.  But before you take flight, learn the rules and regulations that must be followed to operate commercial drones.
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Successful Renovations and Additions | Michigan

3 Credit Hours | Online Fully Narrated Course | Instructor:  Wayde Hoppe
Approach your Michigan renovation or addition project with confidence by learning to bring attention to the critical issues, ask the right questions, and identify and integrate strategies that involve existing conditions, design and structural concerns.
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Successful Building Design | Michigan

3 Credit Hours | Online Fully Narrated Course | Instructor:  Wayde Hoppe
Building design is crucial to a successful construction project in Michigan.  Learn proven methods for analyzing design decisions for all aspects of construction, appearance, and maintenance.
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Successful Site Design | Michigan

3 Credit Hours | Online Fully Narrated Course | Instructor:  Wayde Hoppe
Designing your building site is key to the success of any building project in Michigan.  Learn to navigate through the challenges and pit falls of site development without compromising building design.
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Weatherization | Michigan

3 Credit Hours | Online HD Video & Text Course | Instructor:  Rodger Peck
Building homes that are well protected from the weather and being able to recognize mistakes that cause envelope failure are important for all Michigan contractors.  Learn practical techniques that add to building efficiency.
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Construction Math Tutorial | Michigan

3 Credit Hours | Online Video Course | Instructor:  Josh Francis
This online course provides an interactive, hands-on approach to understanding the basic math formulas and problems encountered in the course of daily construction activities.
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2015 Michigan Uniform Energy Code

3 Credit Hours | Online Text Course | Instructor:  J. MacDowell
The new Michigan Energy Code reflects several changes with the purpose of conserving energy through improved efficiency.  It sets the baseline for the building envelope, systems, and equipment.
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Contractor Responsibilities for Asbestos | Michigan

3 Credit Hours | Online Text Course | Instructor:  Scott Corbat
The symptoms of asbestos exposure may not occur for many years.  Learn to recognize the dangers of asbestos, the procedures used in handling it, and how to comply with OSHA Standards on your Michigan construction site.
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$39.00Add to cart

Michigan Builder and M&A Contractor Continuing Education FAQS

What happens after I complete my continuing education?

IMPORTANT: The State of Michigan has NEW license renewal requirements. (View the Bureau of Professional Licensing Divisions letter HERE)  You are required to renew your license every 3 years. The next renewal deadline is May 31, 2017.

You must renew your license(s) by using LARA’s online renewal system with a debit or credit card containing a MasterCard, Visa, or Discover logo or by electronic check (e-check). Do not send cash, check or money order. Payments received by mail or in person will no longer be accepted and will be returned without the renewal being processed. View full copy of the new Michigan renewal procedure HERE

How do I show the State of Michigan that I completed my continuing competency?

When you have completed your required continuing education course(s) you will be provided a certificate of completion. This certificate may be given to you by an instructor at the end of your classroom session, or you may print your certificate when you complete your online course(s). In the past, the state would audit 17% of the builders in Michigan.  If you are audited, you will then need to send a copy of the certificate to the state.

What happens if I miss the May 31st deadline?

Failure to renew online and/or failure to meet all renewal requirements by the expiration date of your license means you cannot legally practice as an Individual Residential Builder and may be subject to disciplinary action if you continue to practice.

Are there late charges to renew my license after May 31st?

An additional $20 late fee will be automatically added to the renewal fee if you renew within the 60 days following the license expiration date.

I missed the deadline by more than 60 days. Can I apply for relicensure?

Licensees who miss the late renewal period and allow their license to lapse may apply for relicensure.

Requirements for a license lapsed from 61 days to 3 years include:

  • filing of the appropriate relicensure application and fees
  • be of good moral character

Requirements for a license lapsed for more than 3 years include:

  • completion of 60 hours of approved prelicensure education courses
  •  filing of the appropriate relicensure application and fees
  • be of good moral character
  • pass the current license examination

You may find the applications for relicensure in the “Licensing Forms and Applications” section of this website or contact the Licensing Division at 517-373-8068 to request an application to be mailed to you.

Can I take my continuing competency online?

Yes, you can complete your education online as long as the courses fulfill the requirements outlined by the State of Michigan. All of our continuing competency courses fulfill the requirements outlined by the State.

What happens after I complete my continuing education?

You are required to renew your license every 3 years. The next renewal deadline is May 31, 2017.

You must renew your license(s) by using LARA’s online renewal system with a debit or credit card containing a MasterCard, Visa, or Discover logo or by electronic check (e-check). Do not send cash, check or money order. Payments received by mail or in person will no longer be accepted and will be returned without the renewal being processed. View full copy of the new Michigan renewal procedure HERE

When you have completed your required continuing education course(s) you will be provided a certificate of completion. This certificate may be given to you by an instructor at the end of your classroom session, or you may print your certificate when you complete your online course(s). In the past, the state would audit 17% of the builders in Michigan. If you are audited, you will then need to send a copy of the certificate to the state.

Who do I contact at the State level for questions regarding my continued education?

Please contact the Bureau of Construction Codes:

Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs
Bureau of Construction Codes
Website: http://www.michigan.gov/lara/0,1607,7-154-10575—,00.html

Building Division
Charlie Curtis
Phone: 517-241-7053

Helpful Links

www.candidate.psiexams.com – This is the company you need to contact to schedule your exam for the Michigan Residential Builders or Maintenance and Alterations Contractor exam.

http://michiganworks.org/agencies/find/ – If you feel you may qualify for the No Worker Left Behind Program, this link will allow you to find the Michigan WORKS! office near you.

http://www.craftsman-book.com – Get a 15% discount on everything offered at this link when you enter your instructor’s last name in small letters as a promo code. If you have not yet taken one of our programs, enter francis as a promo code.

http://www.dleg.state.mi.us/dms/results.asp?docowner=BCSC&doccat=Builders&Search=Searchl – This is the link to all of the forms, applications and publications for Michigan Residential Builders.

https://www2.dleg.state.mi.us/colaLicVerify/ – This is the link where you can verify that a builder or a company is licensed.

www.michigan.gov/builders – This is the State of Michigan Builders Unit Web Page

Interpretations of Article 1 through 6, Article 24, Lien Laws (PDF, rev. 2013)