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
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This course was updated in 2020 to reflect changes made to the exam.


This course will prepare students for the Minnesota Building Contractor or Remodeler License exam. This is based on the MN Department of Labor and Industry’s exam guide, which can be found at this link. This course will provide a breakdown of each of the exam topics, followed by hundreds of practice questions.

The exam consists of 110 multiple-choice questions. You must get at least 77 answers correct. Applicants are given four hours in which to complete the exam. Copies of current statutes and codes will be provided for reference during the exam, along with a calculator for any math portions.


Residential Building Business and Law

  • Licensing
  • Administrative Rules
  • Insurance Claims
  • Construction Contractors
  • Contractor Registration
  • CCLD Enforcement
  • Statutory Warranties
  • Assumed Names
  • Mechanic’s Liens
  • Workers’ Compensation

Minnesota Rules

  • Code Highlights with Minnesota Amendments

Minnesota Residential Code 2020

  • Definitions
  • Building Planning
  • Fire-Resistant Construction
  • Light, Ventilation, and Heating
  • Emergency Escape and Rescue Openings
  • Means of Egress
  • Foundations
  • Wall Components
  • Roof/Attic Frame
  • Concrete Floors on Ground
  • General Masonry
  • Roof Ventilation

Energy Code

  • Purpose
  • Navigation
  • Scope and Administration
  • Construction Documents
  • Inspections
  • Definitions
  • Materials, Systems, and Equipment
  • Residential Energy Efficiency
  • The Building Envelope
  • Ventilation


  • Restrictions, Easements and Setbacks
  • Surveys
  • Site Prep/Utility Location
  • Floodplains and Ground Water
  • Soil at the Site
  • Soil Testing
  • Erosion Control
  • Grading and Trenching
  • Equipment

Concrete and Reinforcement

  • Portland Cement
  • Aggregates
  • Placing Cement
  • Concrete Base
  • Forms/Slabs
  • Driveways and Sidewalks
  • Finishing Concrete
  • Reinforced Concrete
  • Post Tensioning
  • Concrete Problems

Footings and Foundations

  • Footings–types, requirements
  • Foundations–types, requirements
  • Columns
  • Steel Reinforcement and Anchoring
  • Exterior Insulation/Dampproofing
  • Drainage
  • Form Material and Hardware
  • Retaining Walls


  • Mortar
  • Concrete Blocks
  • Brick
  • Joints
  • Masonry Veneer
  • Arches, Columns and Pilasters
  • Fireplace and Chimney Construction

Structural Framing

  • Lumber and Manufactured Materials
  • Framing Types
  • Flooring
  • Decks
  • Wall Framing
  • Roof/Attic Framing
  • Trusses
  • Fire Blocking

Interior Finish

  • Trim
  • Lumber and Material
  • Controlling Moisture
  • Cabinetry
  • Stairs and Guardrails


  • Gypsum
  • Application
  • Finishing
  • Problems
  • Fireblocking and Draftstopping

Windows, Doors, and Skylights

  • Window Types
  • Safety Glazing
  • Exterior Doors
  • Skylights


  • Roof Styles
  • Weather Protection
  • Sheathing
  • Shingles
  • Bitumens
  • Repair
  • Flashing
  • Ventilation

Exterior Finish

  • Siding–types
  • Underlayment and House Wrap
  • Flashing
  • Masonry Veneer
  • Vinyl, Aluminum and Steel Siding
  • Fiber Cement
  • EIFS

Foam Plastic Insulation

  • Flame Spread
  • Thermal Protection

Associated Issues

  • Electrical
  • Plumbing

OSHA Safety

  • OSHA Compliance – General Interpretations
  • PPE
  • Fire Protection
  • Materials Handling
  • Tools
  • Scaffolds
  • Fall Protection
  • Excavation
  • Ladders
  • Stairs
  • Concrete, Steel, Underground
  • Asbestos
  • Recordkeeping and Documents
  • Lead – RRP, Regulations, Standards, and Practices

Construction Math Video

  •   Formulas and Calculations

Social Media Marketing for Construction Trades

Course Description

Learn the ins and outs of social media marketing from experts that work in both social media and the construction industry. Use these tools and tricks to upgrade your personal and professional profiles, drive leads, and increase business.

Customer service will be available by email or telephone between 8am and 6pm Eastern Standard Time. They will assist you with questions regarding course content.

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