Oregon 32 Hour Commercial Contractor Continuing Education Package


This package contains four courses and fulfills 32 hours of continuing education.

  • Staying Alive: Construction Safety 8 hour | Oregon Approval #SRA1842
  • Estimating and Bidding for Success | Oregon Approval #SRA0144
  • Manage Your Way to Big Profits | Oregon Approval #SRA0224
  • 2010 ADA Standards: Real World Application (Ch. 2,10) | Oregon Approval #SRA0079
  • Free Social Media Marketing for Construction Trades
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Staying Alive: Construction Safety

Course Description

This video training course outlines the most important work-related hazards found on a construction site. Instructor Steve St. Laurent provides years of experience in the safety field, sharing his knowledge in a fun and entertaining way. This course explores typical hazards found on the site, the reasons behind careless behavior, and the ramifications of poor training and lack of safety programs. The goal is to provide “safety nuggets” that will inspire viewers to practice safety first, in a way that will prevent injuries at work and at home.


  • Top Five Hazards in Residential Construction
  • The Traps We Choose
  • Three Reasons We Commit Unsafe Acts
  • Background of OSHA
  • Outreach
  • Initiative Enforcement
  • General Duty Clause

Personal Protective Equipment

  • Types
  • Employer Responsibilities
  • Head Protection
  • Face and Eye Protection
  • Hearing Protection
  • Tool Guarding
  • Foot Protection
  • Hand Protection
  • Body Protection
  • Hierarchy of Controls

10 Best Practices

  • Tool-Box Talks
  • Reporting
  • Communication
  • Inspections
  • Mind Set
  • Respect

Fall Protection

  • Typcial Fall Protection Systems
  • Guardrails
  • Safety Nets
  • Floor Holes
  • Wall Openings Stairs, Ramps, Runways, and Walkways
  • Personal Fall Arrest Systems


  • Steve’s 8 Rules
  • Step Ladders
  • Working on Ladders
  • Power Lines
  • Damaged Ladders
  • Training


  • Risk
  • Overhead Power Lines
  • Exposure
  • Lock Out/Tag Out
  • GFCIs
  • How Does Electricity Hurt You?
  • Prevention


  • Common Unsafe Conditions
  • Competent Person
  • Construction
  • Planking/Platforms
  • Guardrails
  • Types of Scaffolds

Hazard Communication

  • HazCom Program
  • Global Harmonization System
  • Pictograms
  • Labels
  • Signal Words
  • Secondary Containers

Tool Safety

  • Hand Tool Hazards
  • PPE
  • Power Tool Hazards
  • Electric Cords
  • Guarding
  • Pneumatic Tools
  • Liquid Fuel Tools
  • Powder Actuated Tools

Materials Handling

  • Potential Hazards
  • Safety Measures
  • Powered Industrial Truck Safety
  • Training and Education
  • Resources

Estimating and Bidding for Success



Course Description

This eight hour course is an introduction to the construction estimating process. Although this course will be beneficial to junior estimators just entering in this field, it could also help architects, engineers and contractors become more familiar with how bids are prepared. The following material will explain the methods of construction delivery, different types of estimates, and the tools needed by the estimator to tender a bid. Being able to read and understand blueprints is also integral to the estimating process. Knowing how to apply and itemize costs for specific activities and materials, based on a set of plans and related professional resources, is key. The estimator who can visualize the project, and accurately determine its costs will become one of the most important persons in any construction company.


*Learning Objectives:  1) Recognize the features and advantages of at least five types of estimates. 2) Outline a properly constructed estimate that will encompass all the necessary components required for a successful and profitable project. 3) Identify the responsibilities of the bid team, and what bid day duties include. 4) Gain an understanding of the use of spreadsheets and/or software in structuring a bid program.

Methods of Construction Delivery – 10 minutes

1. General Contracts
2. Construction Management

3. Design Build

Types of Contracts – 15 minutes

1. Negotiated
2. Unit Price

3. Time and Material

Types of Estimates – 15 minutes

1. Conceptual
2. Budget

3. Assembly
4. Square Foot
5. Trade
6. Detailed Cost
7. Unit Price

Bid Documents – 30 minutes

1.  Invitation to Bid
2.  Bid Form

3.  Project Manual
4.  Project Drawings
5.  Bid Bonds

The Bid Team – 10 minutes

1. Owner’s Officer
2. Chief Estimator
3. Estimator’s Assistant
4. Subcontractor/Vendor Assistants

Structuring the Bid Program – 75 minutes

1. Identifying Work Scopes
2. Quantity Take-Off
3. Self Performed Work
4. Labor Costs
5. Project Overhead
6. Alternates
7. Sub/Vendor Quotes
8. Request for Information
9. Substitution Request
10. Common Sources for Error

Assessment – 20 Questions – 20 minutes


*Learning Objectives: 1) Identify the various pages/drawings of a blueprint and recognize the symbols used. 2) Gain confidence in the ability to understand and accurately identify components of an architectural rendering. 3) Correctly formulate mathematical computations to measure materials required for a construction project. 4) Understand the need to be specific in all areas of plan reading.

Parts of a Blueprint – 30 minutes

1.  Plans and Drawings
2.  Schedules

3.  Specifications

Reading the Plans – 75 minutes

1.  Practice Questions

a. Linear feet
b. Cubic yards
c. Locations
d. Door assemblies
e. Exterior trim
f. Stairways

Assessment – 5 questions – 5 minutes


*Learning Objectives:  1) Identify basic measurement standards and resources typically used in construction estimating. 2) Gain confidence in the ability to understand and accurately identify components of an architectural rendering. 3) Develop the skill required to apply production rates for varioius trades to reach an accurate estimate. 4) Understand the importance of structuring a bid that includes enough gross or clear profit to not only survive, but to prosper.

Estimating Self-Performed Work – 90 minutes

1. Concrete
2. Masonry

3. Steel
4. Carpentry
5. Thermal and Moisture Protection
6. Doors and Windows
7. Finishes
8. Specialties
9. Making a Profit

Assessment – 20 Questions – 20 minutes

FINAL ASSESSMENT- 30 Questions – 30 minutes

Manage Your Way to Big Profits



Course Description

This eight-hour course is designed to be the next step in raising your construction management skills to the next level. The class will help prepare the learner for the scope of responsibilities that a professional construction project manager, whether for residential or commercial projects, must be prepared to perform. The course begins with preconstruction services and project start-up tasks. As the project continues, controlling the finances, overseeing the project progress, safety, environmental and energy concerns are just a few of the many tasks a project manager must supervise. Finally, a successful manager must properly close out the project, all while achieving a profit, and secure a satisfied customer.

Upon completion of this course, participants will:

  • Be able to assemble a project team, ensuring they are qualified to perform the work in accordance with specifications and requirements.
  • Recognize the role of OSHA in the workplace, and describe the causes of the most common workplace injuries.
  • Understand environmental regulations that govern construction activities for protecting water, air and land quality.
  • Develop a closeout procedure that will verify accuracy and completion of all building component systems, including warranties and certifications, prior to issuance of a Certificate of Occupancy.


*Learning Objectives:  1) Have a clear understanding of the preconstruction planning process. 2) Be able to assemble a project team, ensuring they are qualified to perform the work in accordance with specifications and expectations. 3) Have a clear understanding of the submittal process, making sure all materials meet the requirements set forth by the architects and engineers. 4) Develop a Schedule of Values, allocating specific values to specific portions of work, which are then submitted for payment.

Lesson 1

1. The Project Manager
2. Planning

3. Selecting a Project Team
4. Job Number
5. Letters of Intent
6. Contracts
7. Submittals
8. RFIs

Lesson 2

1. Cost Codes
2. Schedule of Values

Lesson 3

1. Meeting with the Project Superintendent
2. Preconstruction Meetings

3. Final Project Schedule
4. Permits
5. Transmittal Letters
6. Job File

Chapter Quiz


*Learning Objectives:  1) Recognize the importance of the submittal process, in terms of quality of workmanship, and the timely completion of the project. 2) Understand the change order/proposal process; who is responsible, and what must be done to document the changes. 3) Be able to coordinate all the components of a construction project while the project is ongoing; from progress meetings, material ordering, pay applications to profit estimating.

Lesson 1

1.  Site Preparation
2.  Submittals

3.  Progress Meetings

Lesson 2

1. Communication
2. Designing Issues
3. Bulletins
4. Change Orders

Lesson 3

1. Change Proposal Log
2. Tests and Inspections
3. Daily Reports
4. Profit Estimates
5. Payment Applications
6. Paying Subs and Suppliers
7. Approving Non-Contract Material Invoices
8. Lien Laws

Chapter Quiz


*Learning Objectives:  1) Understand environmental regulations that govern construction activities for protecting water, air and land quality.2) Recognize the regulations that govern management and disposal of solid, hazardous, and special waste and describe some of the problems and solutions surrounding job site recycling. 3) Distinguish between conventional and green building practices and techniques.

Lesson 1

1. Pollution Prevention
2. Water Quality
3. Air Quality

Lesson 2

1. Land Quality
2. Managing Waste
3. Green Building

Chapter Quiz


*Learning Objectives: 1) Recognize the role of OSHA in the workplace, and describe the causes of the most common workplace injuries.2) Define and execute required record keeping, posting and safety standards. 3) Learn the responsibilities of both the employer and the employee in observing established safety practices.

Lesson 1

1. Overview
2. Employer/Employee Responsibilities
3. First Aid
4. Recordkeeping
5. Hazard Communication

Lesson 2

1. PPE
2. Tool Safety
3. Fall Protection
4. Ladders/Stairs
5. Scaffolds

Lesson 3

1. Excavation
2. Electricity
3. Welding
4. Materials
5. Concrete and Masonry Construction
6. Violations

Chapter Quiz


*Learning Objectives: 1) Have a solid understanding of the steps involved in closing out a project. 2) Be able to develop a checklist that will serve as a template to complete the closeout binders, as well as to expedite your final payment. 3) Be sure that the set of procedures you follow are clearly understood by the owners, and are outlined during the agreement phase of the project.

Lesson 1

1.  Project Closeout
2.  Specification Manual Close-out Instructions

3.  Binders

Chapter Quiz

2010 ADA Standards:
Real World Application

Course Description

The ADA is one of America’s most comprehensive pieces of civil rights legislation that prohibits discrimination and guarantees that people with disabilities have the same opportunities as everyone else to participate in the mainstream of American life — to enjoy employment opportunities, to purchase goods and services, and to participate in State and local government programs and services. The 2010 Standards set minimum requirements – both scoping and technical – for newly designed and constructed, or altered State and local government facilities, public accommodations, and commercial facilities to be readily accessible to and usable by individuals with disabilities.

This eight-hour video course covers the second and tenth chapters of the 2010 ADA Standards for Accessible Design.  Chapter 2:  Scoping Requirements sets the stage for all the following chapters of the ADA Standards.  Chapter 10 outlines the requirements for recreational facilities.  In this video course, the material is presented by simple narration and power point video presentation, as well as on-site, real-world video examples in various accessible buildings, used by both the public and by private businesses.

After completing this course participants will be able to:

  • Recognize how the overall philosophy of the Americans with Disabilities Act can, and does create an environment of opportunity and non-discrimination.
  • Be able to recognize what facilities can, and should comply with ADA standards.
  • Identify the ADA requirements for amusement parks, fitness equipment, golf facilities, play areas and swimming or boating facilities.
  • Outline at least one design strategy based on ADA standards for the construction of either a public or private building.
  • Summarize the options available to the design or building professional when designing a facility per the requirements of the ADA Standards.

Course Syllabus

ADA Chapter 2: Scoping Requirements

Lesson One 201-203

1.  Application
2.  Existing Buildings and Facilities

3.  General Exceptions


Lesson Two 204-206.2.7

1.  Protruding Objects
2.  Operable Parts

3.  Accessible Routes


Lesson Three 206.2.8-206.8

1.  Accessible Routes:  Work areas, Amusement parks, Recreational areas, Entrances, Lifts


Lesson Four 207-212.3

1.  Accessible Means of Egress
2.  Parking Spaces

3.  Passenger Loading Zones and Bus Stops
4.  Stairways
5.  Drinking Fountains
6.  Kitchens, Kitchenettes, and Sinks


Lesson Five 213-216.12

1.  Toilet Facilities and Bathing Facilities
2.  Washing Machines and Clothes Dryers
3.  Fire Alarm Systems
4.  Signs


Lesson Six 217-221.4

1. Telephones
2. Transportation Facilities

3. Assistive Listening Systems
4. Automatic Teller Machines and Fare Machines
5.  Assembly Areas


Lesson Seven 222-227.4

1.  Dressing, Fitting, and Locker Rooms
2.  Medical Care and Long-term Care Facilities

3.  Transient Lodging Guest Rooms
4.  Storage
5.  Dining Surfaces and Work Surfaces
6.  Sales and Service


Lesson Eight 228-233.3.5

1.  Depositories, Vending Machines, Change Machines, Mail Boxes and Fuel Dispensers
2.  Windows

3.  Two-Way Communication Systems
4.  Judicial Facilities
5.  Detention Facilities and Correctional Facilities
6.  Residential Facilities


Lesson Nine 234-243

1.  Amusement Rides
2.  Recreational Boating Facilities

3.  Exercise Machines and Equipment
4.  Golf Facilities
5.  Miniature Golf Facilities
6.  Play Areas
7.  Saunas and Steam Rooms
8.  Swimming Pools, Wading Pools and Spas
9.  Shooting Facilities with Firing Positions


ADA Chapter 10: Recreation Facilities

Lesson One 1001- 1003.3.2 (35 minutes)

1.  Amusement Rides
2.  Recreational Boating Facilities


Lesson Two 1004- 1007.3.2 (20 minutes)

1.  Exercise Machines and Equipment
2.  Fishing Piers and Platforms

3.  Golf Facilities
4.  Miniature Golf Facilities


Lesson Three 1008- 1008.4.5 (20 minutes)

1.  Play Areas


Lesson Four 1009- 1010.1 (25 minutes)

1.  Swimming Pools, Wading Pools, and Spas
2.  Shooting Facilities with Firing Positions



 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.

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.

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