Professional Development

Expand your understanding of industry related topics from effective financial management to marketing, an essential part of running a successful business.

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Enrich your knowledge of current business topics with any of the courses below!

  • Project Management | Professional Development
    Product Image Project Management Online Contractor Course

    8 Hour Video Course
    Take an in-depth look at the responsibilities of a project manager and the methods experienced contractors use to effectively manage all aspects of a building project.
     

  • Staying Alive: Construction Safety | Professional Development
    Product Image Staying Alive Online Contractor Course

    8 Hour Video Course
    This course outlines the most important work-related hazards on a construction site and will inspire you to practice safety first, in a way that will prevent injuries at work and at home.
    0.8 ICC Building CEUs – Approval #26111

  • Building Green | Professional Development
    Product Image Energy Efficient Building

    7 Hour Video Course
    Learn methods and economic benefits of green building that allow homes to have less impact on the environment and the importance of using these techniques.

  • Financial Responsibilities: Effective Business Strategies | Professional Development
    Product Image Financial Responsibilities Online Contractor Course

    7 Hour Audio & Text Course  
    Learn modern techniques for accurate record keeping and accounting principles allowing you to sustainably grow your business and manage your funds.
    0.7 ICC Admin CEUs – Approval #25471

  • 2010 ADA Standards: Key Features and Elements | Professional Development
    Product Image Key Exterior & Interior Elements Online Contractor Course

    7 Hour Video Course
    Learn how the ADA Standards for Accessible Design applies to construction projects with on-site examples of accessible buildings used by both the public and private sector.
    0.7 ICC C&S CEUs – Approval #25473

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

    7 Hour Audio Course
    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

  • Manage Your Way to Big Profits | Professional Development
    Product Image Manage Your Way to Big Profits

    7 Hour Audio Course
    Learn the responsibilities a construction project manager must be prepared to perform to maximize the earning potential of each building project you manage with this course.  
    0.7 ICC Admin CEUs – Approval #25470

  • Weatherization and Renewable Energy | Professional Development
    Product Weatherization

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

  • Marketing for Contractors | Professional Development
    Product Image Michigan Salesperson

    6 Hour Video Course
    Effective marketing to new clients is a struggle for many business owners.  Explore successful techniques of a cost-effective marketing program to increase business year round. 

  • Contracts, Liabilities and Risk Management | Professional Development
    Product Image Contracts, Liabilities, Risk Management Online Contractor Course

    6 Hour Video Course
    Understanding how to utilize contract law for risk and liability management will protect your business from unscrupulous people.
    0.6 ICC Admin CEUs – Approval #25447 

  • 2010 ADA Standards: Real World Application | Professional Development
    Product Image 2010 ADA Standards Real World Application

    6 Hour Video Course
    Accessibility issues are one of the most common reasons a new building will fail inspections.  Learn the current ADA standards and how to implement them.

  • Lead Paint Awareness | Professional Development
    Product Image Lead Paint Safety ICC

    6 Hour Video Course
    Keep your clients and workers safe from lead paint exposure with this online HD video course. This course is not a qualifier for RRP Certification.
    0.6 ICC Building CEUs – Approval #25474

  • Residential Inspections | Professional Development
    Product Image Residential Inspection

    5 Hour Video Course
    This course is a review of the responsibilities of building officials, their authority to interpret the code while working to achieve code compliance. 

  • Building Department Administration | Professional Development
    Product Image Application Consulting

    4 Hour Video Course 
    This course teaches the duties of a Building Official, and focuses on guidelines and procedures for effective operations for the department to best support your community.

  • Weatherization and Energy Efficient Building | Professional Development
    Product Image Energy Efficient Building

    4 Hour Video Course 
    Improving weatherization and energy efficiency can save thousands over the life of the building and can be achieved with the tips you learn here.

  • Drones in Construction | Professional Development
    Product Image Drones in Construction Online Contractor Course

    4 Hour Video Course
    Drones are more accessible than ever and very beneficial to Contractors.  Learn the rules and regulations that must be followed to operate commercial drones.  
    0.4 ICC Building CEUs – Approval #25479

  • Environmental Design for Buildings: Best Practices for the Best Design | Professional Development
    Product Image Energy Efficient Building

    3 Hour Audio Course
    Learn current trends in energy efficient technologies that provide safe, code compliant environments and are central to the health of the consumer and the survival of the planet.

  • The Foundations of Plan Reading | Professional Development
    Product Image The Foundations Of Plan Reading Online Contractor Course

    3 Hour Video Course 
    This course outlines the general layout of residential plans, identifying and detailing schedules, legends, symbols, and engineering instructions.

  • Hands-On Safety | Professional Development

    3 Hour Video Course
    This course demonstrates how to prevent injuries by correct use of fall protection, respirators, ladders, aerial lifts and fork lifts through on-site videos.

  • Successful Code Analysis: Occupancy Group B | Professional Development
    Product Image Successful Code Analysis ICC

    3 Hour Audio Course
    Learn to identify the building use, construction type, requirements, how code applies to use group, and to integrate design with current codes for a safe and cost-effective project. 
    0.3 ICC C&S CEUs – Approval #25535

  • Aging in Place – Eliminating Pitfalls | Professional Development
    Product Image Aging In Place

    3  Hour Audio Course
    Gain an understanding of physical and cognitive challenges, beneficial lighting, exterior design for nature enjoyment and interior design to accommodate the handicapped and aged. 

  • Lean on Me – Choosing Railings Carefully | Professional Development
    Product Image Lean on Me - Choosing Railings Carefully Online Contractor Course

    3 Hour Audio Course
    This course teaches ADA compliance in design of railings, proper mounting, material & finish options, replacing railings in historic projects, and standardized railing systems trends. 
    0.3 ICC Building CEUs – Approval #25491

  • Drier By Design–Designing to Keep Water Out | Professional Development
    Product Image Drier By Design (1)

    3 Hour Audio Course
    Learn how water migrates, the typical sources of excess moisture and how to prevent it through planning, design, construction, and control of condensation. 

  • Danger in the Damp–Dealing with Mold | Professional Development
    Product Image Danger in the Damp Online Contractor Course

    3 Hour Audio Course
    This course teaches the terminology, testing, inspection process to find water damage, why mold growth occurs, and the steps to take when water intrusion and mold growth is found.
    0.3 ICC Building CEUs – Approval #26097 

  • Harnessing Resources: New Construction Opportunities | Professional Development
    Product Image Harnessing Resources New Construction Opportunities Course ICC (1)

    3 Hour Video & Text Course 
    The building industry is always evolving. Utilizing new construction options and techniques will allow you to build more efficiently and create a better quality of life for your clients.
    0.3 ICC Energy CEUs

  • Getting Decked: And Choosing How That Happens | Professional Development
    Product Image Getting Decked and Choosing How That Happens

    3 Hour Audio Course 
    Capitalize on our love of outdoor spaces with this course that explores options available to build decks and structures and the many different materials available.  
    0.3 ICC Building CEUs – Approval #25480 

  • Construction Documents For Successful Projects | Professional Development
    Product Image Contracts, Liabilities, Risk Management Online Contractor Course

    3 Hour Audio Course
    Learn to integrate design with current codes and how to identify code related issues while turning your customers goals and aspirations into a safe and cost-effective project.
    0.3 ICC Admin CEUs – Approval #25461

  • Successful Site Design | Professional Development
    Product Image Successful Site Design Online Contractor Course

    3 Hour Audio Course
    Designing your building site is key to the success of any building project.  Learn to navigate the challenges and pit falls of site development without compromising design.
    0.3 ICC Sitework CEUs – Approval #25455

  • Construction Math Simplified | Professional Development
    Product Image Construction Math

    3 Hour Video Course
    This online course provides an interactive, hands-on approach to understanding the basic math formulas and problems encountered in the course of daily construction activities.

  • 29 CFR 1926 Confined Spaces | Professional Development
    Product Image Confined Spaces

    3 Hour Video Course
    This course focuses requirements set forth in the 29 CFR 1926 to protect employees working in confined spaces such as boilers, elevators, manholes, tanks, incinerators, silos, etc. 
    0.3 ICC C&S CEUs – Approval #25544

  • Successful Renovations and Additions | Professional Development
    Product Image Successful Renovations & Additions

    3 Hour Audio Course
    Approach your project with confidence by learning to recognize the critical issues, ask the right questions, and identify existing design and structural concerns.  
    0.3 ICC Building CEUs – Approval #25454 

  • Successful Building Design | Professional Development
    Product Image Successful Building Design

    3 Hour Audio Course
    Building design is a crucial to a successful construction project.  Learn proven methods for analyzing design decisions for all aspects of construction, appearance and maintenance.
    0.3 ICC Building CEUs – Approval #25451

  • Building on Budget by Design | Professional Development
    Product Image Building On Budget by Design

    3 Hour Audio Course
    Making your clients happy is always the goal.   Learn to design efficiently with less complexity, material, and labor resulting in savings for the homeowner.
    0.3 ICC Building CEUs – Approval #25481

  • Preventing Foundation Failure| Professional Development
    Product Image Successful Building Design

    3 Hour Text Course
    A good foundation will drastically increase the quality and longevity of any construction project. Take a step by step look at the challenges of foundation preparation and design.
    0.3 ICC Sitework CEUs – Approval #25484

  • Technological Innovation: Building “Green” Into the Budget | Professional Development
    Product Image Manage Your Way to Big Profits

    3 Hour Video Course
    Your knowledge of “Green” building will improve the impact of construction projects on the environment while cutting project costs.
    0.3 ICC Building CEUs – Approval #25483

  • Hazardous Work Zones: Implementing Occupational Safety II | Professional Development
    Product Image Hazardous Work Zones II ICC

    3 Hour Text Course
    Construction site accidents cost contractors both time and money.  Learn to identify hazards before they impact your business. 
    0.3 ICC C&S CEUs – Approval #25487

  • Hazardous Work Zones: Implementing Occupational Safety I | Professional Development
    Product Image Hazardous Work Zones ICC

    3 Hour Text Course
    Worker safety is the top priority of any contractor and allows your team to work more confidently and efficiently, saving you time and money!
    0.3 ICC C&S CEUs – Approval #25485

  • Envelope Failure: A Better Weatherization Design | Professional Development
    Product Weatherization

    3 Hour Video Course
    Learn how a properly constructed building envelope will keep out weather related moisture and stop uncontrolled movement of energy in any weather.
    0.3 ICC Building CEUs – Approval #25482

  • 2010 ADA Standards: Interior Elements | Professional Development
    Product Image 2010 ADA Standards Interior Elements

    3 Hour Video Course
    Here we cover the requirements of proper plumbing, communication, special rooms and built-in elements according to current ADA standards.
    0.3 ICC Building CEUs – Approval #25489

  • 2010 ADA Standards: Exterior Building Blocks | Professional Development
    Product Image Key Exterior & Interior Elements Online Contractor Course

    3 Hour Video Course
    Recognize how exterior exponents can upgrade a building projects first impression and should comply with ADA requirements.
    0.3 ICC C&S CEUs – Approval #25490

  • 2020 ADV Thermal and Moisture Protection: Keeping the Weather Out | Florida
    Product Image Thermal & Moisture Protection Keeping The Weather Out Online Contractor Course

    1 Advanced Hour Audio Course
    Approval #0613890

    Protecting against water damage is a major concern in many building projects in Florida.  Keep your clients dry and your profits high with practical moisture and weather solutions.

  • Starting from the Bottom | Professional Development
    Product Image Starting From the Bottom

    2 Hour Audio Course
    This course takes a look at decisions made in selecting materials for the foundation, floor assembly and foundation types and how to avoid problems that occure from making poor choices.

  • Advanced Construction Math | Professional Development
    Product Image Construction Math

    2.5 Hour Text Course
    This course covers construction mathematics and advanced problems regarding house plans and material needs.  It is also beneficial in preparing for licensing exams.

  • Ethics and Morality in the Professional Setting | Professional Development
    Product Image Construction Code Review

    2 Hour Video Class
    Learn the fundamental theories of ethics, their weaknesses and how to create a Code of Conduct that accurately reflects your company core values and principles.

  • Powered Industrial Trucks and Aerial Lifts | Professional Development
    Product Image Powered Industrial Lift

    2 Hour Video Course
    This course covers the basic use of fork and aerial lifts, proper operation, hazards, inspections and maintenance, certification, fall protection, and safety hazards. 

  • Successful Use of Pre-Engineered Metal Buildings | Professional Development
    Product Image Pre-Engineered Metal Buildings

    2 Hour Audio Course
    Learn the advantages and disadvantages of using PEMB's, why they are economical, as well as foundations, building envelope, industrial equipment and code.
    0.2 ICC Building CEUs – Approval #25458 

  • Social Media Marketing for Construction Trades | Professional Development
    Product Image Construction Marketing Online Contractor Course

    1.5 Hour Video Class
    Learn the ins and outs of social media marketing from experts that work in both social media and construction to upgrade your profiles, drive leads, and increase business.

  • 2010 ADA Standards: Recreational Facilities | Professional Development
    Product Image Recreational Facilities

    2 Hour Video Course
    Make sure everyone can enjoy your next recreational building project. From amusement parks to play areas, we’ll teach you the applicable ADA requirements here.

  • 2020 ADV Gable End Anchoring and Framing in High Velocity Hurricane Zones | Florida
    Product Image Gable End Anchoring And Framing For High Velocity Winds Online Contractor Course

    1 Advanced Hour Audio Course
    Approval #613889

    This course is based on the 2020 Florida Building Code changes that surround the most common causes of gable end failure during high-velocity hurricane events.

  • Understanding and Preventing Sexual Harassment | Professional Development
    Product Image Sexual Harassment

    1 Hour Audio Course
    Learn to recognize the forms of sexual harassment, reporting procedures, employer responsibility and liability in prevention of sexual harassment.
    0.1 ICC Admin CEUs – Approval #25926

  • Hot Work | Professional Development
    Product Image Hot Work

    1 Hour Video Course
    This course will focus on the various steps to take to ensure hot work (any activity or precess that creates flames, sparks or heat) is performed in a safe manner.

  • Hazard Communication | Professional Development
    Product Image Hazard Communications

    1 Hour Viedo Course
    This course outlines employee Right-to-Know information, the Global Harmonizing System, Safety Data Sheets, and labels to ensure chemical safety in the workplace.

  • Respiratory Protection | Professional Development
    Product Image Respirator

    1 Hour Video Course
    Learn about the types of respirators, proper fit, inspection/maintenance requirements, and OSHA Standards which could prevent hundreds of deaths and thousands of illnesses.

  • Personal Protective Equipment | Professional Development
    Product Image Lead Paint Safety

    1 Hour Video Course
    This course will outline the most common forms of PPE used in the workplace including gloves, foot and eye protection, hearing devices, hard hats and more.

  • Fall Protection | Professional Development
    Product Image Construction Safety III

    1 Hour Video Course
    Falls are one of the most common types of serious injuries and deaths.  This course outlines the standard equipment use, maintenance and inspection requirements.

  • Silica Safety | Professional Development
    Product Image Silica Safety Online Contractor Course

    1 Hour Video Course
    OSHA estimates that over 840,000 construction workers are exposed to silica levels exceeding the PEL each year.  Learn the OSHA regulations and safety codes for silica safety.

  • 29 CFR 1926 Stairways and Ladders | Professional Development
    Product Image Stairways & Ladders Online Contractor Course

    1 Hour Video Course
    This course applies to all stairways and ladders used in construciton, alteration, repair and demolition workplaces and when they are required to comply with 29 CFR Part 1926.

  • Tax Fraud and Abuse | Professional Development
    Product Image Tax Fraud And Abuse Online Contractor Course

    1 Hour Video Course
    Failing to understand tax law can ruin a successful building company. This course will help you understand ethical and responsible tax reporting and payment procedures.

  • 2010 ADA Standards: Plumbing Elements and Facilities | Professional Development
    Product Image 2010 ADA Standards Plumbing Elements And Facilities Online Contractor Course

    1 Hour Video Course
    Learn the importance of adequate plumbing elements including drinking fountains, toilet facilities, bathtubs and showers, as well as applicable hardware.

  • 2010 ADA Standards: Special Rooms, Spaces, and Elements | Professional Development
    Product Image 2010 ADA Standards Special Rooms, Spaces, And Elements Online Contractor Course

    1 Hour Video Course
    Learn the importance of circulation pathways and ADA requirements for lodging, dining, courthouse and public transportation facilities.

  • 2010 ADA Standards: Accessible Routes | Professional Development
    Product Image 2010 ADA Standards Accessible Routes Online Contractor Course

    1 Hour Video Course
    Accessibility issues can lead to unhappy clients, failed inspections or even discipline from the state. Ramp up your knowledge of current ADA standards here.

  • Gable End Anchoring and Framing for High Velocity Winds | Professional Development
    Product Image Gable End Anchoring And Framing For High Velocity Winds Online Contractor Course

    1 Hour Audio   Course
    Gable end failure really blows. Your buildings will be able to take the worst that mother nature can dish out with these framing and anchoring techniques.

  • Job Safety Analysis | Professional Development
    Product Image Construction Safety III

    .5 Hour Video Course
    This course outlines the basic steps of a Job Safety Analysis so you can identify hazards before they occur and know how to eliminate or reduce them to an acceptable risk level. 

  • Bloodborne Pathogens | Professional Development
    Product Image Bloodborne Pathogens

    .5 Hour Video Course
    Learn the basic precautions that should be observed in the workplace to prevent these infectious micro organisms in human blood that can be contagious and cause disease.

  • Fire Safety | Professional Development
    Product Image Fire Safety

    .5 Hour Video Course
    This course highlights standards related to fire safety, including prevention, types of fires, extinguishers and best practices.

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