Design Dos and Don’ts in Metal Structures and Existing Buildings | Minnesota Approval #20180747
7 Credit Hours Including 1 Hour Energy Code | Online Narrated Course | Instructor: Wayde Hoppe 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 and systems, industrial equipment and code considerations.course details
Construction Health and Safety Compliance | Minnesota Approval #20180664 and #20180665
7 Credit Hours Including 1 Hour Energy Code | Online Course | Nelson Gelinas
This course focuses on controlling hazardous energy, fall protection and maintaining a safe working environment, fire safety, hazard communication to ensure chemical safety in the workplace, personal protective equipment and respiratory protection..
Business Practices for Contractors | Minnesota Approval #20160746 and #20160597
7 Credit Hours Including 1 Hour Energy Code | Online Video Course | Instructor: Scott Corbat
This seven-hour online course focuses on the primary responsibilities of running a successful contracting business in Minnesota according to the rules and regulations surrounding the industry.
Code and Energy Efficient Building | Minnesota Approval #20160596 and #20160690
7 Credit Hours Including 1 Hour Energy Code | Online Video Course | Instructor: Roger Peck
Improving weatherization and energy efficiency can save clients thousands over the life of the building. Have your Minnesota clients thanking you every time they get their energy bill with the tips you learn here.
Successful Site and Building Design | Minnesota Approval #20160705
7 Credit Hours | Online Fully Narrated Course | Instructor: Wayde Hoppe
Designing your building site is key to the success of any building project in Minnesota. Learn to navigate through the challenges and pit falls of site development without compromising building design.
Weatherization and Renewable Energy | Minnesota Approval #20160595 and #20160689
7 Credit Hours Including 1 hour Energy Code | Online HD Video Course | Instructor: Rodger Peck
Give yourself an edge in the growing market in Minnesota 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. NOTE: Also approved for Wisconsin CE - both MN and WI license numbers must be entered into your account for course completion to be submitted to the state.
Project Management | Minnesota Approval #20170318 and #20170392
7 Credit Hours Including 2 hours of Energy Code | Online Fully 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 Minnesota.
Estimating and Bidding for Success | Minnesota Approval #20170559
7 Credit Hours | Online Fully Narrated Course | Instructor: Paul Acker
Calculating a more accurate estimate and bid allows a Minnesota contractor to get the most out of every job. Improve your bottom line as we cover all aspects of the bidding process. NOTE: Also approved for Wisconsin CE - both MN and WI license numbers must be entered into your account for course completion to be submitted to the state.
Construction Safety Standards | Minnesota Approval #20170319
7 Credit Hours | Online Fully Narrated Course | Instructor: Scott Corbat
Creating a safe building site in Minnesota 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. NOTE: Also approved for Wisconsin CE - both MN and WI license numbers must be entered into your account for course completion to be submitted to the state.
Lead Paint Awareness | Minnesota Approval #20180120
4 Credit Hours | Online HD Video Class | Instructor: Scott Corbat
Keep yourself and your Minnesota contractors safe from lead exposure by learning to perform or supervise lead-safe work practices.
*This course is not a qualifier for RRP Certification. You must complete an EPA accredited course for Certified Renovator Status.
Environmental Issues | Minnesota Approval #20180121
3 Credit Hours | Online HD Video Class | Instructor: Gwyn Besner
Mold, lead paint, and asbestos can turn a dream home into a nightmare. Learn more about these substances and how they relate to laws in Minnesota and litigation on both a federal and state level.
Energy Efficient Building | Minnesota Approval #20170246 and #20170254
1 Energy Code Credit Hour | Online HD Video Course | Instructor: Rodger Peck
Improving energy efficiency through green building methods can save money and have less impact on the environment in Minnesota. Have your clients thanking you every time they get their energy bill with the tips you learn here.
Minnesota Code Official Frequently Asked Questions
Continuing Education is required for Building Officials. Currently, Minnesota is transitioning from a three-year certification period to a two-year certification period and from units to hours.
The requirements are as follows:
Three-Year: 57 Hours/24 Units
Two-Year: 38 Hours/16 Units
Building Official, Limited
Three-Year: 57 Hours/24 Units*
Two-Year: 38 Hours/16 Units*
Three-Year: 10 Hours/4 Units
Two-Year: 6 Hours/2 Units
*Only the Building Official, Limited category is required to obtain 19 hours per year for the 1st two years of certification. After the 1st two years, they are required to complete 38 hours for each certification period.
Units are converted to hours by dividing the unit number by .42. More information may be found on the Minnesota state website at https://www.revisor.mn.gov/rules/?id=1301.1000.
If you have any questions regarding what continued education period you may fall under, please contact the Minnesota Department of Labor & Industry, or DLI. They are assisting individuals during the transition.
IMPORTANT NOTE: The State of Minnesota will not allow you to take the same course twice within the same certification period or complete 2 courses on the same date. Please check your records or call us at 1-800-727-7104 if you cannot remember which course you have already taken.
Yes. To receive continuing education credit toward both licenses, simply place both license numbers, separated by a space, in the “License Number” field provided at registration
Please contact the Construction Codes and Licensing Division:
Minnesota Department of Licensing & Industry
Construction Codes and Licensing Division
443 Lafayette Road N
St Paul, MN 55155
The Minnesota Legislature webpage has information on laws, Statutes, and Rules. The information can be found at www.leg.state.mn.us.