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Online Minnesota Contractor Exam Prep

Your exams are open-book. We strongly recommend you have a copy of each book and the matching tabs before taking your exam.
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  • Residential Builders and Re-modelers License Exam Prep Course | Minnesota
    Package Image Residential Builders And Re-Modelers License Exam Prep Course Minnesota

    16 Hour Text Course 
    This course will prepare students for the Minnesota Building Contractor License Exam and is based on the MN Department of Labor and Industry’s exam guide.  It will provide a breakdown of each of the exam topics, followed by hundreds of practice questions.  The Minnesota Residential Code, 2020 edition is recommended for this course. 

  • Builders and Remodelers License Exam Course & Book Package | Minnesota
    Package Image Builders And Remodelers License Exam Course & Book Package Minnesota

    This package contains:

    • Minnesota Residential Builders and Remodelers License Online Exam Prep Course
    • Minnesota Residential Code, 2020 Edition
    • Pre-printed tabs
    • Free Social Media Marketing for Construction Trades
    $286.00 $262.00

TESTIMONIAL

“Two days after I completed the Minnesota Residential Builder and Remodelers Exam prep I took the exam and passed! The instructions on how to use the Residential Code book was very helpful. I would highly recommend the exam prep!”

-Jared, Minnesota

Minnesota Building Contractor Books

  • Minnesota State Residential Code, 2020 Edition
    Book Image Minnesota Residential Code

    This book by the International Code Council, Inc. (ICC) is required for the Minnesota Builders and Remodelers exam prep course.  While taking the exam, you will be provided a copy of the code book to use as a reference.

  • Minnesota State Residential Code, 2020 Edition – TABS
    Product Image Contractor Book Tabs

Sponsor ID #S1009282

CE Requirements: 14 Hours
Including 1-hour of Energy Code & 1-hour of Business Management

Renewal Deadline: Every two years by the anniversary of licensure.

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Complete Minnesota Continuing Education Packages

  • Complete 14 Hour Renewal Package | Minnesota
    Product Image Construction Safety Standards in Spanish

    14 Hour Video Course | Includes 1 Hour Business Management and 1 Hour Energy Code
    This course fulfills all your continuing education requirements for 2-year renewal cycle and is made up of the following courses:

    • 7hr Estimating and Bidding for Success
    • 7hr Construction Health and Safety Compliance
    • Free Video Course:  Social Media for Contractors
  • Minnesota & Wisconsin Complete Renewal Package
    Residential Energy Code

    14 Hour Video & Audio Course | Includes 1 Hour Business Management and 1 Hour Energy Code
    *Must enter MN & WI License# for course submission

    This course package fulfills all Minnesota and Wisconsin continuing education requirements for your renewal cycle.

    • 7hr Estimating and Bidding for Success
    • 7hr Weatherization and Renewable Energy
    • Course Completion Results submitted to both states
    • Free Video Course:  Social Media for Contractors

IMPORTANT
The State of Minnesota will not allow you to take the same course twice within a 2-year cycle. Check your records or call us at 1-800-727-7104 to determine which courses you’ve taken.
All text courses are printable for your records, however, the actual course needs to be completed online as the MN DLI requires a minimum amount of time be spent in each course.

Minnesota Building Contractor Continuing Education Courses

  • Code and Energy Efficient Building | Minnesota
    Product Image Construction Code

    7 Hour Video Course
    Includes 1 Hour Energy Code
    Approval #20190471 and #20190532 

    Improving weatherization and energy efficiency can save clients thousands over the life of the building. Have your clients thanking you every time they get their energy bill with the tips you learn here.

  • Estimating and Bidding for Success | Minnesota
    Product Image Estimating & Bidding Online Contractor Course

    7 Hour Audio Course
    Includes 1 Hour Business Management 
    Approval #20200148
    Approved for WI CE if WI License entered  

    Calculating a more accurate estimate and bid allows you to get the most out of every job.  Improve your bottom line as we cover all aspects of the bidding process.  
    0.7 ICC Admin CEUs – Approval #25472

  • Construction Health and Safety Compliance | Minnesota
    Product Image Construction Health and Safety Compliance1

    7 Hour Video Course
    Includes 1 Hour Energy Code
    Approval #20180664 and #20180665

    This course focuses on hazardous energy, fall protection, fire safety, hazard communication, PPE, Respiratory protection, silica safety and stairways and ladders.

  • Business Practices for Contractors | Minnesota
    Product Image Construction Math

    7 Hour Video Course
    Approval #20190472 and #20190533 

    This online course focuses on the primary responsibilities of running a successful contracting business in Minnesota according to the rules and regulations surrounding the industry.

  • Successful Site and Building Design | Minnesota
    Product Image Successful Renovations and Additions

    7 Hour Audio Course
    Approval #20190473 
    Site and Building Design is key to the success of any building project.  Learn proven methods for site and building design decisions for all aspects of construction, appearance and maintenance. 

  • Weatherization and Renewable Energy | Minnesota
    Product Weatherization

    7 Hour Video Course
    Includes 1 hour Energy Code
    Approval #20190470 and #20190534
    Approved for WI CE if WI License entered  

    Give yourself the edge in the growing market in renewable energy building by adding efficiency through solar and wind energy. 
    0.6 ICC Energy CEUs – Approval #25463

  • Project Management | Minnesota
    Product Image Project Management For Contractors Online Contractor Course

    7 Hour Audio Course
    Includes 2 hrs of Energy Code for Contractors
    Approval #20200288 and #20200374 

    Study the responsibilities and proven methods experienced contractors and builders use to effectively manage all aspects of a building project. 

  • Manage Your Way to Big Profits | Minnesota
    Product Image Manage Your Way to Big Profits

    7 Hour Audio Course
    Approval #20190026

    Want to make more money? Of course you do. Maximize the earning potential of each building project you manage with this course.
    0.7 ICC Admin CEUs – Approval #25470

  • Drone Technology and Environmental Issues | Minnesota
    Product Image Drones in Construction Online Contractor Course

    7 Hour Video Course
    Approval #20190487

    Learn the rules and regulations that must be followed to operate commercial drones and how environmental law is becoming more prevalent in property transactions and it's impact on the building industry.

  • Lead Paint Awareness | Minnesota
    Product Image Lead Paint Safety ICC

    4 Hour Video Course
    Approval #20180120

    Keep yourself and your home-buyers safe from lead exposure by learning to perform or supervise lead-safe work practices. NOTE: This course does not qualify for the EPA RRP Certification
    0.4 ICC Sitework CEUs – Approval #25729

  • Environmental Issues | Minnesota
    Product Image Environmental issues

    3 Hour Video Class
    Approval #20180121 

    Mold, lead paint, and asbestos can turn a dream home into a nightmare.  Learn more about these substances and how they relate to laws and litigation on both a federal and state level.

  • Energy Efficient Building | Minnesota
    Product Image Energy Efficient Building

    1 Energy Code Hour Video Course
    Approval #20200181 and #20200189 

    Improving energy efficiency through green building methods can save money and have less impact on the environment while also lowering your clients energy bills.

CE Requirements: Building Officials (BO & LB) – 38 Hours | Accessibility Specialist – 6 Hours

Renewal Deadline: Every two years by the anniversary of licensure.

Minnesota Building Contractor FAQs

Complete Minnesota Code Official Continuing Education Packages

  • Complete 38 Hour Building Official Renewal Package | Minnesota
    Product Image Construction Safety Standards in Spanish

    38 Hour Video & Audio Course 
    This course fulfills all your continuing education requirements for 2-year renewal cycle and is made up of the following courses:

    • 7 Hr Estimating and Bidding for Success (Includes 1hr Business Management)
    • 7 Hr Successful Site & Building Design
    • 7 Hr Design Dos and Don’ts in Metal Structures and Existing Buildings
    • 7 Hr Construction Health and Safety Compliance
    • 7 Hr Code and Energy Efficient Building
    • 3 Hr Environmental Issues
    • Free Video Course:  Social Media for Contractors

Online Minnesota Code Official Contractor Continuing Education Courses

  • Code and Energy Efficient Building | Minnesota
    Product Image Construction Code

    7 Hour Video Course
    Includes 1 Hour Energy Code
    Approval #20190471 and #20190532 

    Improving weatherization and energy efficiency can save clients thousands over the life of the building. Have your clients thanking you every time they get their energy bill with the tips you learn here.

  • Estimating and Bidding for Success | Minnesota
    Product Image Estimating & Bidding Online Contractor Course

    7 Hour Audio Course
    Includes 1 Hour Business Management 
    Approval #20200148
    Approved for WI CE if WI License entered  

    Calculating a more accurate estimate and bid allows you to get the most out of every job.  Improve your bottom line as we cover all aspects of the bidding process.  
    0.7 ICC Admin CEUs – Approval #25472

  • Construction Health and Safety Compliance | Minnesota
    Product Image Construction Health and Safety Compliance1

    7 Hour Video Course
    Includes 1 Hour Energy Code
    Approval #20180664 and #20180665

    This course focuses on hazardous energy, fall protection, fire safety, hazard communication, PPE, Respiratory protection, silica safety and stairways and ladders.

  • Successful Site and Building Design | Minnesota
    Product Image Successful Renovations and Additions

    7 Hour Audio Course
    Approval #20190473 
    Site and Building Design is key to the success of any building project.  Learn proven methods for site and building design decisions for all aspects of construction, appearance and maintenance. 

  • Design Dos and Don’ts in Metal Structures and Existing Buildings | Minnesota
    Product Image Dos and Donts of Pre-Engineered Metal Buildings

    7 Hour Audio Course
    Includes 1 Hour Energy Code
    Approval #20180747

    Learn the advantages and disadvantages of using a pre-engineered metal building and why PEMB's are economical.  This course will cover foundations, building envelope, industrial equipment and code. 

  • Weatherization and Renewable Energy | Minnesota
    Product Weatherization

    7 Hour Video Course
    Includes 1 hour Energy Code
    Approval #20190470 and #20190534
    Approved for WI CE if WI License entered  

    Give yourself the edge in the growing market in renewable energy building by adding efficiency through solar and wind energy. 
    0.6 ICC Energy CEUs – Approval #25463

  • Project Management | Minnesota
    Product Image Project Management For Contractors Online Contractor Course

    7 Hour Audio Course
    Includes 2 hrs of Energy Code for Contractors
    Approval #20200288 and #20200374 

    Study the responsibilities and proven methods experienced contractors and builders use to effectively manage all aspects of a building project. 

  • Drone Technology and Environmental Issues | Minnesota
    Product Image Drones in Construction Online Contractor Course

    7 Hour Video Course
    Approval #20190487

    Learn the rules and regulations that must be followed to operate commercial drones and how environmental law is becoming more prevalent in property transactions and it's impact on the building industry.

  • Lead Paint Awareness | Minnesota
    Product Image Lead Paint Safety ICC

    4 Hour Video Course
    Approval #20180120

    Keep yourself and your home-buyers safe from lead exposure by learning to perform or supervise lead-safe work practices. NOTE: This course does not qualify for the EPA RRP Certification
    0.4 ICC Sitework CEUs – Approval #25729

  • Environmental Issues | Minnesota
    Product Image Environmental issues

    3 Hour Video Class
    Approval #20180121 

    Mold, lead paint, and asbestos can turn a dream home into a nightmare.  Learn more about these substances and how they relate to laws and litigation on both a federal and state level.

  • Energy Efficient Building | Minnesota
    Product Image Energy Efficient Building

    1 Energy Code Hour Video Course
    Approval #20200181 and #20200189 

    Improving energy efficiency through green building methods can save money and have less impact on the environment while also lowering your clients energy bills.