Rhode Island and Contractor Continuing Education Packages

Complete Renewal Package #1 | Rhode Island

This 5 hour complete package consists of 2 courses:

  • 2 Hour Guidelines for Estimating #005-005
  • 3 Hour Estimating and Bidding for Success #005-006

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$49.00Add to cart

Complete Renewal Package #2 | Rhode Island

This 5 hour complete package consists of 2 courses:

  • 3 Hour Drones in Construction #005-007
  • 2 Hour Building Green #005-004

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Complete Renewal Package #3 | Rhode Island

This 5 hour complete package consists of 3 courses:

  • 3 Hour Successful Renovations and Additions #005-008
  • 1 Hour Energy Efficient Building #005-001
  • 1 Hour 2015 IRC Review #005-002

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Rhode Island Contractor Registration Individual Continuing Education Courses

Energy Efficient Building | Rhode Island Approval #005-001

1 General 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 Rhode Island.  Have your clients thanking you every time they get their energy bill with the tips you learn here.
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$19.00Add to cart

2015 IRC Review | Rhode Island Approval #005-002

1 General Credit Hour | Online Text Course | Instructor:  Rodger Peck
Learn about the building codes that are in place to safeguard the health, safety, property and public welfare of the residents of Rhode Island.  NOTE:  This course is based on the 2015 IRC but Rhode Island is still using the 2012 IRC.
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Positive Communication and Ethics| Rhode Island Approval #005-003

1 Credit Hour | Online Fully Narrated Course | Instructor:  J. MacDowell
Learn strong interpersonal and communication skills that will foster effective, cooperative working relationships and strategies used to create a positive work environment. 
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Building Green | Rhode Island Approval #005-004

2 Credit Hours | Online HD Video Course | Instructor:  J. MacDowell
This course will bring attention to methods of green building that allow homes in Rhode Island to have less impact on the environment while providing greater economic benefit to the homeowner.
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$29.00Add to cart

Guidelines for Estimating| Rhode Island Approval#005-005

3 Credit Hours | Online Fully Narrated Course | Instructor:  Paul Acker
This course is an introduction to the construction estimating process and will teach you how to itemize costs for activities and materials based on a set of plans and related professional resources.
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$29.00Add to cart

Estimating and Bidding for Success| Rhode Island Approval #005-006

3 Credit Hours | Online Fully Narrated Course | Instructor:  Paul Acker
Calculating a more accurate estimate and bid allows an Rhode Island contractor to get the most out of every job.  Improve your bottom line as we cover all aspects of the bidding process.
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$39.00Add to cart

Drones in Construction | Rhode Island Approval #005-007

3 Credit Hours | Online HD Video Course | Instructor:  Greg MacMaster 
Drones are more accessible than ever and Rhode Island Contractors are raving about their benefits.  But before you take flight, learn the rules and regulations that must be followed to operate commercial drones.
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$39.00Add to cart

Successful Renovations and Additions| Rhode Island Approval #005-008

3 Credit Hours | Online Fully Narrated Course | Instructor:  Wayde Hoppe
Approach your Rhode Island renovation or addition project with confidence by learning to bring attention to the critical issues, ask the right questions, and identify and integrate strategies that involve existing conditions, design and structural concerns.
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$39.00Add to cart

Rhode Island Contractor Frequently Asked Questions

What are the licensing requirements in Rhode Island?

Rhode Island law requires anyone who is in the business of commercial construction, home construction, alterations, remodeling, or repair to residents (total labor and materials $500 or more) to have a current, valid certificate of registration issued by the Contractor’s Registration and Licensing Board.  A city, town, or the state shall not issue a building permit to anyone required to be registered who does not have a current, valid certificate of registration.  Check with local city/county for their requirements and regulations.
View Rhode Island Contractors’ Registration and Licensing Board Frequently Asked Questions

Asbestos Abatement Contractors, Plumbers, Electricians and some other specialty trades must be licensed through another Rhode Island agency.  They do not have to file for a Contractor’s Registration unless they work outside of the purview of their license.

How do I register as a contractor in Rhode Island?

Any person who wishes to register as a contractor shall submit an application which shall include:

Applicant must be at least 18 years of age. Mail application to:

Contractor’s Registration and Licensing Board
Department of Administration
One Capital Hill
Providence, RI   02908
Phone:  (401) 222-1268
Fax:  (401) 222-1940
http://www.crb.ri.gov/forms/

For Asbestos Abatement, contact:  Department of Health at http://www.health.state.ri.us/
For Electrical, Plumbing, Mechanical, etc., contact:  The Department of Labor and Training at http://www.dlt.ri.gov/profregs/

Are there Education, Exam or Experience requirements to get registered in Rhode Island?

Yes, effective July 1, 2015, all new registrations issued by the Contractors Registration and Licensing Board will require 5 hours of education from a board approved provider. Asbestos Abatement Contractors, Electricians and Plumbers and some specialty trades do require education and exams.

Is continuing education required in Rhode Island?

Yes, effective April, 2016, all Registrants are required to obtain and provide proof of 5 hours of continuing education from an approved provider for every 2 year renewal cycle. Asbestos Abatement, electrical and plumbing contractors and some specialty trades require continued education.

Is the NASCLA Accredited Commercial Contractor license accepted in Rhode Island?

No

Does Rhode Island require a General contractor (commercial contractor) license?

No, but the registration law applies to all contractors and re-modelers. If a contractor builds commercial structures exclusively or develops land exclusively, they have to be registered.

Reciprocity with other states?

Out-of-state contractors who wish to build, remodel, or work as a subcontractor in Rhode Island must register.

What are the penalties for not registering to do business as a contractor in Rhode Island?

Contractors, re-modelers, and subcontractors who do not have a valid registration certificate will not be able to bid on work or obtain a building permit or be able to file a lien or file a lawsuit for compensation for work done. A fine up to $5000 for the 1st offense and up to $10,000 for 2nd may be imposed for non-compliance. Three or more offenses in a 24 month period may result in felony charges.

When does my Rhode Island Contractor license expire?

Rhode Island contractor registration cards expire every two years on the first day of the month of issuance. For example, if you received your card on May 15th, 2015, your renewal date is May 1, 2017.

How do I renew my Rhode Island contractor registration?

Registration must be renewed through the Rhode Island Contracting board by paying a $200 fee, completing 5 hours of continuing education, and filling out an affidavit and registration application. If paying by credit card the fee, continuing education certificates, affidavit, and application must be brought to the Contractors’ Registration and Licensing Board office. If paying by check or money order these documents can be mailed to:

R.I.C.R.L.B.
One Capitol
Providence, RI 02908-5859

Are your courses approved by the State of Rhode Island?

Yes! Provider #40982, Provider#5

Can I take my continuing education courses any time?

You may purchase courses at any point in your renewal cycle and retain access to them until your renewal date. For your convenience courses can be taken 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, on any internet capable device. If you have questions before purchase or while taking your course, the Builders License Training Institute student services staff is available 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (EST) Monday – Friday.

Who notifies the State of my continuing education completion?

You will be able to download and print your certificates immediately after completing the course. These certificates must be mailed along with your renewal application to the State.

What happens if my Rhode Island contractor registration expires?

If you do not complete your continuing education and re-register with the board you will be required to pay an additional $35 late fee to renew. Until you renew your registration you will be unable to obtain any permits to build.

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