MN CE Code and Energy Efficient Building #20160596/20160690 7HR BLD & CO 2019-COPY



MN Code and Energy Efficient Building



Course Description

     Code:  Students successfully completing this portion of the course will gain confidence in their ability to use and understand the current Minnesota Residential Code.  It’s important to recognize the fact that without a standard to meet, many buildings would simply be too dangerous and unsafe to occupy, or, too costly to maintain. The building codes, and the building officials that enforce them, are there to safeguard the health, safety, property, and public welfare of the residents of Minnesota.

     Energy Efficient Building:  Even as technological innovation creates new construction possibilities, incorporating energy-efficiency into building projects can not only provide a better quality of life, but also protect the environment.  A comprehensive approach to resource and energy efficiency is the best method to achieve a resource and energy efficient building.  This chapter will help builders identify important considerations and then apply those principles to a specific project.


Code I

Introduction to the Minnesota Residential Code Book (28 minutes)

*Learning Objective:  Gain familiarity with the Minnesota State Residential Code, and to recognize where and how it differs from the IRC.

1.  Minnesota State Residential Code, Chapter 1309
2.  Minnesota Code Format

3.  Chapter Overviews
4.  Permits and Zoning


Chapter 1300 Administration and Logic (23 minutes)

*Learning Objective:   Be able to identify who is responsible for code enforcement, and describe the process of plan review through certificate of occupancy.

1.  Purpose, Application and Scope
2.  Duties and Powers of the Building Official

3.  Permits, Fees and Certificate of Occupancy
4.  Applying the Logic of the Code Book


Minnesota Revisions and Definitions (20 minutes)

*Learning Objective:  Recognize revisions and identify terms that are unique to Minnesota code.

1.  Revisions of the IRC
2.  Adoption of the IRC by Reference
3.  Definitions


Code II

Chapter 3 Planning I (25 minutes)

*Learning Objective:  Identify code requirements surrounding initial planning of a residential structure, including emergency egress specifications.

1.  Classification, Design Criteria
2.  Light, Ventilation and Heating
3.  Minimum Area, Ceiling Height, Sanitation, Glazing, Garages
4.  Emergency Escape Openings


Chapter 3 Planning II (35 minutes)

*Learning Objective:  Describe some of the specific requirements for residential structures, e.g., doors, windows and garages.

1.  Means of Egress
2.  Stairway Requirements and Guards

3.  Smoke Alarms, Foam Plastic, and Flame Spread
4.  Dwelling Unit Separation
5.  Moisture and Protection Against Decay




Code III

Chapters 5-6 Structure (28 minutes)

*Learning Objective:  Understand limitations that apply to wood framing, unit masonry and ICF wall construction.

1.  Wood Floor Framing
2.  Wood Wall Framing

3.  Masonry Construction
4.  ICF Construction
5.  Exterior Windows and Glass Doors


Chapters 7-8-9 Wall Covering, Roofing and Exteriors (38 minutes)

*Learning Objective:  Be aware of ventilation requirements, interior and exterior finishes, fasteners, and water resistive barriers, weep screeds and flashings.

1.  Wall Covering: Interior and Exterior
2.  Wood Roof Framing

3.  Roof Ventilation, Attic Access and Insulation Clearance
4.  Roof Coverings, Reroofing


Energy Efficient Building

Lesson 1 (35 minutes)

*Learning Objective:  Have an appreciation for energy consumption and healthy, “green” energy.

1.  "Making the Best of Rising Energy Costs"
"Profiles in Green"
3.  Environmental Concerns
4.  Cost Implications


Lesson 2 (24 minutes)

*Learning Objective:  Understand the importance of building placement on the lot, “Brownfield” site clean-up methods and the need for soil erosion control and basic methods.

1.  Evaluating the Site
2.  Remediation Strategies: Building orientation, erosion, water


Lesson 3 (18 minutes) 

*Learning Objective:  Have an understanding of material properties, recycling and finally, some of the process for LEED certification.

1.  "Green" power generation
2.   Solar

3.   Performance


Lesson 4 (27 minutes)

*Learning Objective:  Have an understanding of material properties, recycling and finally, some of the process for LEED certification.

1.  Photovoltaic
2.  Geothermal
3.  Recycling
4.  Air Quality
5.  LEED Rating System



Final Exam (30 minutes)

This educational offering is recognized by the Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry as satisfying seven (7) hours of credit toward Residential Building Contractor continuing education requirements.

We are proud to present an online study course that will prepare you to take the Roofing exam for the State of Minnesota.  This course is designed specifically for the State of Minnesota and is continually reviewed and updated so you always have the most up-to-date information available.


You are required to pass the Business and Law exam regardless of which license you are seeking. The cost of the exam is $51 per session.

Once you purchase the course, you have immediate access and can come and go as you please. The course is not timed and can be taken from any computer or mobile device. All of our programs are builder-friendly, easy to use and come with a money back guarantee.

100% Money Back Guarantee

Pass the State Exam on your first try or get your money back.

Beginning Jan. 2, 2013, the prelicensing exam will be administered by DLI. There are no prerequisite experience or educational requirements to take the residential building contractor, remodelers, or the Roofers exam. You can apply online or submit an application to CCLD (PDF) along with the required $51 exam application fee. The exam is offered at DLI’s offices in St. Paul as well as sites in Duluth, St. Cloud, Detroit Lakes, Granite Falls and Owatonna. View dates and locations.

After passing the exam you must apply to the Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry.


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

If you have any questions, please call us at 1-800-727-7104 or send an email to Email responses will usually be returned promptly, but guaranteed within one business day.

Student policies and procedures are always available by going to and scrolling to the bottom of the page (See Attendance, Privacy and Refund Policy).

Out of stock

SKU: 5464 Category:
Live Chat