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Alaska Contractor Continuing Education

Our Continued Education courses are:

Alaska Builders Continuing Education Online

check-dark-red-th Easy (HD Video, fully narrated or text )

check-dark-red-th Fast (Start Immediately – Print Certificate upon Completion)

check-dark-red-th Convenient (Available 24/7 from any computer or mobile device)

check-dark-red-th Fully Accredited (AK DOC Approved, Approval #s Listed)

check-dark-red-th Worry Free (Program won’t let you fail and we store your records)

 

Licenses expire December 31st of even number years.

Choose a package or course below to complete your continuing education requirement!
Each course identifies Technical or Business credits. 16 credits are required every two-year license cycle.
All 16 credits may be Technical or you may combine 8 Technical and 8 Business to meet the requirement.

 

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16-hour Renewal Package #1 

This package contains two 8-hour courses and fulfills all state requirements.

  • Construction Safety Standards
  • Drones in Construction and Successful Site Design

See individual courses below for approval number and syllabus.

Price: $169.00

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16-hour Renewal Package #2 

This package contains two 8-hour courses and fulfills all state requirements.

  • Manage Your Way To Big Profits
  • Energy Efficient Building

See individual courses below for approval number and syllabus.

Price: $169.00

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16-hour Renewal Package #3

This package contains two 8-hour courses and fulfills all state requirements.

  • Estimating and Bidding for Success
  • Financial Responsibilities: Effective Business Strategies

See individual courses below for approval number and syllabus.

Price: $169.00

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16-hour Renewal Package #4 

This package contains two 8-hour courses and fulfills all state requirements.

  • Project Management For Contractors
  • Construction Techniques For Contractors

See individual courses below for approval number and syllabus.

Price: $169.00

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8-hour Drones in Construction and Successful Site Design 

Video Course – Approval #15650 is approved for 8 hours of Technical.

This eight-hour course combines Drone Technology with Successful Site Design.  Learn the proper and practical use of Drone Technology as well as the basics of aerial survey and mapping. You will also learn to develop a building program, including site selection, utilization, and wayfinding.

Course Syllabus

Price: $99.00

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8-hour Manage Your Way to Big Profits 

Fully Narrated Course – Approval #12006 for 8 hours of Business.

This eight-hour course will help prepare the learner for the scope of responsibilities that a professional construction project manager must be prepared to perform.

Course Syllabus

Price: $99.00

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8-Hour Estimating and Bidding for Success

Fully Narrated Course – Approval #11620 for 8 hours of Technical.

This eight-hour course is an introduction to the construction estimating process. 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.

Course Syllabus

Price: $99.00

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8-Hour Financial Responsibilities: Effective Business Strategies

Video Course – Approval #11481 for 8 hours of Business.

This eight-hour internet course has been designed to provide new or growing, business owners a solid foundation in effective financial strategies. The need to keep accurate records understand basic accounting principles and bookkeeping skills is essential for any business owner.

Course Syllabus

Price: $99.00

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8-Hour 2010 ADA Standards: Key Exterior and Interior Elements

Fully Narrated – Approval #11482 for 8 hours of Technical.

This eight contact hour video course covers the third through tenth chapters of the 2010 ADA Standards for Accessible Design.The material for this course is presented by simple narration and power point video presentation, including on-site, real-world video examples in various accessible buildings used by both the public and the private sector.

Course Syllabus

Price: $99.00

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8-Hour Project Management For Contractors

Fully Narrated – Approval #11063 for 8 hours of Business

This fully narrated eight-hour course focuses on the primary responsibilities of a project manager: managing project costs and time while completing the project to the expected degree of quality.

Course Syllabus

Price: $99.00

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8-Hour Construction Safety Standards

HD-Video – Approval #11061 for 8 hours Technical

This eight-hour video course is a review of the safety codes required for residential construction.

Course Syllabus

Price: $99.00
 

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8-Hour Contracts, Liabilities & Risk Management

HD-Video – Approval #11064 for 8 hours Business

This eight-hour video course explains the principles of contract law and the important elements of a home building and remodeling contract.

Course Syllabus

Price: $99.00
 

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8-Hour Energy Efficient Building

HD-Video – Approval #11065 for 8 hours of Technical

This eight-hour online video course will bring attention to methods of green building that allow homes to have less impact on the environment while providing a greater economic benefit to the homeowner.

Course Syllabus

Price: $99.00
 

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8-Hour Marketing For Building Contractors

HD-Video – Approval #11062 for 8 hours of Business 

Marketing is an essential part of running a successful business. This eight-hour video course will show students how to put together a customized, cost-effective marketing program that will work year after year.

Course Syllabus

Price: $99.00
 

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8-Hour Construction Techniques for Contractors

HD-Video and Narrated – Approval #11060 for 8 hours of Technical

This eight-hour course provides an overview of building trade skills. A contractor or home renovator needs to be able to layout a building site; determine the elevations of a site excavation; build concrete footing and wall forms; frame and sheath floors, walls, and roofs.

Course Syllabus

Price: $99.00
 

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Frequently Asked Questions:

Alaska state law requires all General contractors to be licensed.  Anyone who performs residential remodel work of less than 25% of the value of the structure must have a General Contractor without Residential Contractor Endorsement (which doesn’t require an exam). Go to www.dced.state.ak.us/occ/ and download application form #08-4027.  *see state regulations below

However, anyone who performs new home construction, and residential remodel work of more than 25% of the value of the home or structure being altered is required to have a General Contractor License with Residential Contractor Endorsement  *see state regulations below

State Regulation:
Sec. 08.18.025. Residential contractors.
(a) A general contractor may not undertake the construction or alteration, or submit a bid to undertake the construction or alteration of a privately-owned residential structure of one to four units or advertise or publicly represent that the general contractor may undertake work of this type in the state without a residential contractor endorsement issued under this section. In this subsection, “alteration” means changes that have a value greater than 25 percent of the value of the structure being altered.

How do I get my General Contractor with Residential Endorsement in Alaska?

Get a Residential Contractor Endorsement Application form 08-4161 from:

Department of Commerce, Community and Economic Development
Division of Occupational Licensing; Contractors Registration Section
PO Box 110806
Juneau, AK  99811-0806
907-465-5470 (Co. name A-F)
907-465-8444 (Co. name G-M)
907-465-5372 (Co. name G-M)
http://www.dced.state.ak.us/occ/
http://www.commerce.state.ak.us/occ/pcon.htm

Construction contractors must also obtain an Alaska Business License which is issued separately ($50 for 1 year or $100 for 2 years)

Are there any education, exam or experience requirements to get my Alaska Contractors License with Residential Endorsement?

Yes – before submitting your application for General Contractor with Residential Endorsement, all individuals must:

1.  Successfully complete the Alaska Craftsman Home Program (ACHP) or it’s equivalent or a post secondary course in arctic engineering, or its equivalent within 2 years.

2.  Schedule an exam with PSI Examination Services:  www.psiexams.com  1-800-727-7204.  Exams are given in Anchorage, Fairbanks, and Juneau.  You do not need approval from the State of Alaska to take the examination.  Examination results are valid for 1 year.

After passing the residential endorsement examination, the following items are required before the residential endorsement can be issued:

  1.  Signed and notarized residential contractor endorsement application
  2. $250 application and registration fee
  3. Copy of official examination results issued by testing provider
  4. Proof of completion of the Alaska Craftsman Home Program or its equivalent, or a post secondary course in arctic engineering, or its equivalent within two years preceding the date of application.
  5. Name of the currently licensed general contractor and contractor license number for which the residential contractor endorsement will be assigned to.

Is contractor continued education required in Alaska?

Yes – 16 Hours for renewal of a residential contractor endorsement.  (An applicant for renewal of a residential contractor endorsement for the first time shall document 8 hours of acceptable continued education if you have been licensed for more than 1 year – if you’ve been licensed less than a year, no hours are required.)  Licenses expire December 31 of even number years.  Renewal of Endorsement will coincide with the renewal of the General Contractor registration.

Is the NASCLA Accredited Commercial Contractor license accepted in Alaska?

No

Does Alaska require a General contractor (commercial contractor) license?

Yes

Reciprocity with other states?

No, there are no agreements at this time.

 

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