Utah Building Contractor Exam Prep

Business and Law Exam Prep | Utah

8  Hours | Online Text Course 
Prepare for Business and Law exam on your own schedule with this course that covers EVERY topic on the exam and is based on the Utah NASCLA Contractors Guide to Business, Law & Project Management book.  
Note:  This exam prep course does NOT meet the 20-hr prelicensure requirement.  It is a very useful study tool and will prepare you for the State exam.

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$69.00Add to cart

Residential and Small Commercial (R100) Contractor Exam Prep Course | Utah

8  Hours | Online Text Course 
This course will help you prepare for the exam for the Residential and Small Commercial R100 Contractor License and takes an average of 8 to 10 hours to complete.  
Note:  This exam prep course does NOT meet the 20-hr prelicensure requirement.  It is a very useful study tool and will prepare you for the State exam.

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$99.00Add to cart

General Building (B100) Contractor Exam Prep Course | Utah

8  Hours | Online Text Course 
This course will help you prepare for the exam for the General Building B100 Contractor License and takes an average of 8 to 10 hours to complete.  
Note:  This exam prep course does NOT meet the 20-hr prelicensure requirement.  It is a very useful study tool and will prepare you for the State exam.

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$99.00Add to cart

NASCLA-Accredited (Commercial) General Contractor | Online Course

The Instructor walks you through the essential parts of the PSI-Approved reference books, allowing you to highlight the important points. Sample quizzes and integrated slides are included throughout. This exam preparation course is for Commercial General Contractors and is accepted in AL, AR, GA, LA, MS, NV, NC, OR, SC, TN, UT, US Virgin Islands, VA, and WV. You may also need to take each states’ specific business/law/project management exam in addition to the NASCLA exam.
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$229.00Add to cart

Professional Development Courses
Out-of-state contractor continuing education is not allowed for the state of Utah.
The courses below will expand your understanding of industry related topics from effective financial management to marketing,
an essential part of running a successful business. Please choose a course below to enhance your professional knowledge.

Thermal & Moisture Protection: Keeping the Weather Out | Professional Development

1 Hour | Online Course | Instructor:  Roger Peck
Protecting against water damage is a major concern in many building projects.  Keep your clients dry and your profits high with practical moisture and weather solutions.
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$19.00Add to cart

Gable End Anchoring and Framing for High Velocity Winds | Professional Development

1 Hour | Online Course | Instructor: Paul Acker
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.
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$19.00Add to cart

29 CFR 1926 Stairways and Ladders | Professional Development

1 Hour | Online Course | Josh Francis
This course applies to all stairways and ladders used in construciton, alteration, repair and demolition workplaces and when they are requird to be provided as covered under 29 CFR Part 1926.
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$19.00Add to cart

2010 ADA Standards: Accessible Routes | Professional Development

1 Hour | Online Course | Instructor:  Roger Peck
Accessibility issues can lead to unhappy clients, failed inspections or even discipline from the state. Ramp up your knowledge of current ADA standards here.
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$19.00Add to cart

2010 ADA Standards: Special Rooms, Spaces, and Elements | Professional Development

1 Hour | Online Course | Instructor:  Roger Peck
Poor circulation is as bad for your building as it is for your heart. Stay out of a jam by knowing the importance of circulation pathways and ADA requirements for lodging, dining, courthouse and public transportation facilities.
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$19.00Add to cart

2010 ADA Standards: Plumbing Elements and Facilities | Professional Development

1 Credit | Online Course | Instructor:  Roger Peck
A crappy building inspection could flush all of your hard work down the drain. Learn the importance of adequate plumbing elements including drinking fountains, toilet facilities, bathtubs and showers, as well as applicable hardware.
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$19.00Add to cart

Tax Fraud and Abuse | Professional Development

1 Hour | Online Course | Instructor:  J. MacDowell
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.
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$19.00Add to cart

Ethics and Professional Development Course | Professional Development

2 Hours | Online Course | Instructor:  J. MacDowell
For a builder or contractor, the reputation of your business is everything. Learn to apply a Code of Ethics to your current policies, rules and guidelines and protect your reputation..
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$29.00Add to cart

2010 ADA Standards: Recreational Facilities | Professional Development

2 Hours | Online Course | Instructor:  Roger Peck
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.
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$29.00Add to cart

Building on Budget by Design | Professional Development

3 Hours | Online Course | Instructor:  Jeff Rice
Making your clients happy is always the goal.   Learn to design efficiently with less complexity, material, and labor resulting in savings for the homeowner.
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$29.00Add to cart

Successful Renovations and Additions | Professional Development

3 Hours | Online Course | Instructor:  Wayde Hoppe
Approach your 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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$29.00Add to cart

Successful Site Design | Professional Development

3 Hours | Online Course | Instructor:  Wayde Hoppe
Designing your building site is key to the success of any building project.  Learn to navigate through the challenges and pitfalls of site development without compromising building design.
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$29.00Add to cart

Successful Building Design | Professional Development

3 Hours | Online Course | Instructor:  Wayde Hoppe
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.
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$29.00Add to cart

29 CFR 1926 Confined Spaces | Professional Development

3 Hours | Online Course | Josh Francis
This course focuses on construction requirements set forth in the 29 CFR 1926 that are in place to protect employees engaged in construction activities at a worksite with one or more confined spaces such as boilers, elevators, manholes, tanks, incinerators, silos, etc.
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$39.00Add to cart

Tools for Construction Math | Professional Development

3 Credit Hours | Online Video Course | Instructor:  Josh Francis
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.
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2012 Energy, Residential and Building Code Updates | Professional Development

3 Hours | Online Course | Instructor:  J. MacDowell
Stay in the know as we cover the most recent updates to the International Residential Code, International Building Code and the International Energy Conservation Code.
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$39.00Add to cart

2010 ADA Standards: Exterior Building Blocks | Professional Development

3 Hours | Online Course | Instructor:  Roger Peck
The exterior elements of a structure upgrade a building projects first impression. Recognize how exterior exponents can and should comply with ADA requirements.
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$39.00Add to cart

2010 ADA Standards: Interior Elements | Professional Development

3 Hours | Online Course | Instructor:  Roger Peck
It’s what’s inside that counts. Here we cover the requirements of proper plumbing, communication, special rooms and built-in elements according to current ADA standards.
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$39.00Add to cart

Envelope Failure: A Better Weatherization Design Course | Professional Development

3 Hours | Online Course | Instructor:  J. MacDowell
Weather whatever the weather throws at your next building project, as we identify how a properly constructed building envelope will keep out weather related moisture and stop uncontrolled movement of energy.
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$39.00Add to cart

Harnessing Resources: New Construction Opportunities Course | Professional Development

3 Hours | Online Course | Instructor:  J. MacDowell
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.
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$39.00Add to cart

Hazardous Work Zones: Implementing Occupational Safety I Professional Development

3 Hours | Online Course | Instructor:  J. MacDowell
Worker safety is the top priority of any successful contractor. A safe workplace allows your team to work more confidently and efficiently, saving you time and money!
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$39.00Add to cart

Hazardous Work Zones: Implementing Occupational Safety II | Professional Development

3 Hours | Online Course | Instructor:  J. MacDowell
Construction site accidents cost builders and contractors both time and money, as well as, damaging your reputation with clients and employees. We’ll teach you to identify hazards before they impact your business.
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$39.00Add to cart

Technological Innovation: Building "Green" Into the Budget Course | Professional Development

3 Hours | Online Course | Scott Corbat
Your knowledge of “Green” building will impress potential clients and help improve the impact of construction projects on the environment. All while cutting project expenses, saving you the green you need!
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$39.00Add to cart

Preventing Foundation Failure: Soils, Concrete, Reinforcement and Layout | Professional Development

3 Hours | Online Course | Instructor:  J. MacDowell
A good foundation will drastically increase the quality and longevity of any construction project. Take a step by step look at the unique challenges of foundation preparation and design.
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$39.00Add to cart

Weatherization and Energy Efficient Building Course | Professional Development

4 Hours | Online Course | Instructor:  J. MacDowell
Improving weatherization and energy efficiency can save clients thousands over the life of the building. Have your clients thanking you every time they get their energy bill with the tips you learn here
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$49.00Add to cart

Basic Project Management Course | Professional Development

4 Hours | Online Course | Instructor:  J. MacDowell
Managing a building project is truly a balancing act. Here you will find tips for controlling costs and saving time without sacrificing the quality of your work.
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Advanced Project Management Course | Professional Development

6 Hours | Online Course | Instructor:  J. MacDowell
In this course we take an in depth look at the responsibilities of a project manager. Study proven methods experienced contractors and builders use to effectively manage all aspects of a building project.
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$69.00Add to cart

Lead Paint Awareness | Professional Development

6 Hours | Online Course | Scott Corbat
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.
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$69.00Add to cart

2010 ADA Standards: Real World Application Course | Professional Development

6 Hours | Online Course | Instructor:  Roger Peck
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 with real world problems and solutions.
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$69.00Add to cart

Construction Safety Standards Course | Professional Development

6 Hours | Online Course | Scott Corbat
Creating a safe building site can only be accomplished when everyone understands their role. In this course, expert project managers explain the responsibilities of both the employer and the employees.
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$69.00Add to cart

Weatherization and Renewable Energy Course | Professional Development

6 Hours | Online Course | Instructor:  J. MacDowell
The market for contractors with knowledge about renewable energy building is constantly growing. Give yourself the edge, as we explore practical solutions that will add to a buildings efficiency.
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$69.00Add to cart

Contracts, Liabilities and Risk Management Course | Professional Development

6 Hours | Online Course | Scott Corbat
Get it in writing! Understanding how to utilize contract law for risk and liability management will protect your business from unscrupulous people.
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$69.00Add to cart

Estimating and Bidding for Success | Professional Development

7 Hours | Online Course | Instructor: Paul Acker
Calculating a more accurate estimate and bid allows a contractor to get the out of every job they take on. Improve your bottom line as we cover all aspects of the bidding process.
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$79.00Add to cart

Manage Your Way to Big Profits | Professional Development

7 Hours | Online Course | Instructor: Paul Acker
Want to make more money? Of course you do. Maximize the earning potential of each and every building project you manage with this course.
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$79.00Add to cart

2010 ADA Standards: Key Features and Elements | Professional Development

7 Hours | Online Course | Instructor: Rodger Peck
Understand how the ADA applies to construction projects this course include onsite, real world examples in various accessible buildings used by both the public and private sector.
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$79.00Add to cart

Financial Responsibilities: Effective Business Strategies | Professional Development

7 Hours | Online Course | Instructor:  J. MacDowell
Here you will learn modern techniques for accurate record keeping and accounting principles. Allowing you to sustainably grow your business and manage your funds.
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$79.00Add to cart

Marketing for Contractors | Professional Development

8 Hours | Online Course | Scott Corbat
Effective marketing to new clients is a struggle for many business owners. Explore the real techniques successful contractors use to increase business year round.
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$89.00Add to cart

Utah Contractor Frequently Asked Questions

How do I get my Utah contractor license?

STEP ONE – Complete a State approved 20-hour pre-licensure education program. The program must include the following topics:

  • 10 hours on financial responsibility
  • 6 hours of construction business practices
  • 2 hours of regulatory requirements
  • 2 hours of mechanic lien fundamentals

The 20-hour program must be taken in live lectures or training sessions.

 

STEP TWO –  Pass the Business Law exam and the exam for the type of license you are seeking.  You must pass the required exams prior to submitting your application to the State of Utah.  The exams can be taken through PSI Examination Services at any of these testing locations:   Hurricane, North Orem, North Salt Lake City, or Sunset.

 

STEP THREE – Once you’ve passed the exam,  send your passing
score
, license application, and work experience documentation
to the State of Utah.  The license application packet and instructions for
completing the application are included with our course.  The application
will need to be mailed to:

Utah Division of Occupational and Professional Licensing (DOPL)
P.O. Box 146741
Salt Lake City, Utah 84111
(801) 530-6628
Or visit their website at:
dopl.utah.gov/licensing/contracting.html

You can also submit the application in person to their office at 160 East 300 South, 1st Floor, Salt Lake City, UT 84111

Where do I go to take the 20-Hour Utah Contractor Pre-Licensure Course:

There are only a handful of providers approved to provide the 20-hour Utah Contractor Prelicense program.  Here is a link to those providers:

http://dopl.utah.gov/forms/Contractor_Approved_Pre_Lic.pdf

What are the requirements prior to getting licensed in Utah?

You must take the Utah Business and Law Examination. The Utah Business and Law Examination requirement will only be waived if the qualifying individual has passed the test previously.

Experience Requirements

Rules for licensure require an applicant to meet certain experience requirements.

In the past 10 years, a minimum of two years of full-time related experience, one year of which shall be in a supervisory or managerial position for applicants of the following contractor classifications:
E100-General Engineering
B100-General Building
R100-Residential and Small Commercial

In the past 10 years, a minimum of two years of full-time related experience for applicants of the following contractor  classifications:
S220-Carpentry
S290-General Masonry
S320-Steel Erection
S350-Heating Ventilating and Air Conditioning
S360-Refrigeration
S370-Fire Suppression

In the past 10 years, a minimum of two years of full-time related experience for applicants of all other contractor classifications not  listed above, excluding electrical and plumbing.

Liability Insurance Coverage

All contractors must carry continuous liability insurance. You must report your insurance provider, policy number, expiration date and aggregate coverage in excess of $300,000 on your renewal form.

Workers Compensation

Contractors must carry workers’ compensation insurance for all employees and certain owner-workers. You must report the name of your provider, the policy number and the expiration on your renewal form.

Owner-Worker Classification

Utah law now requires that certain contractors provide additional information when applying for a license. Entities other than corporations or publicly traded companies that have owners who (1) own less than eight percent of the licensed entity; and who (2) actively engage in the construction activities on behalf of the licensed contractor entity; must provide additional reporting to DOPL and must assure that such owner-workers are covered by workers’ compensation insurance and unemployment insurance.

For further licensing requirement information, please refer to the Utah website or R156-55a-302b. Qualifications for Licensure – Experience Requirements.

Is work experience required in order to get licensed?

Yes.  In the past 10 years, a minimum of two years of full-time related experience is required. If you are seeking a license for general, residential or small commercial building, one of the two years of the full-time related experience must be in a supervisory or managerial position.

For more information, please visit the Utah website regarding R156-55a-302b. Qualifications for Licensure – Experience Requirements.

Does the Utah DOPL make any special concessions for military personnel?

Yes, Utah has a set of Laws and Rules Concerning Military Personnel.  Here is the link to those special requirements:

http://dopl.utah.gov/laws-and-rules-concerning-military-personnel.pdf

Is the NASCLA Accredited Commercial Contractor license accepted in Utah?

Yes! 

When you pass the NASCLA Accredited Examination for Commercial General Building Contractors, you will be listed in the NASCLA National Examination Database. You will then have this information available for the following states which accept the NASCLA Accredited Examination: AL, AR, GA, LA, MS, NV, NC, OR, SC, TN, UT, US Virgin Islands, VA, and WV.

You may also need to take each states’ specific business/law/project management exam in addition to the NASCLA exam.

Is Utah contractor continuing education required?

Yes

Contractors: Six hours each licensing cycle, three of which must be “Core” courses and the other three may be either “Professional” or “Core”. Licensing Cycle ends November 30 of odd years (2011, 2013, 2015…)

Plumbers: Twelve hours of Continuing Education each licensing period. Eight hours must be “Core” education and the remaining four can be “Professional” or “Core” related. Licensing Cycle ends November 30th of even years (2012, 2014, 2016)

Electricians: Sixteen hours of Continuing Education each licensing period. Twelve hours must be “Core” education and the remaining four can be “Professional” or “Core” related Licensing Cycle ends November 30th of even years (2012, 2014, 2016…)

Renewal will be not be permitted until Continuing Education is completed and uploaded to the Utah State registry. To check your completed Continuing Education hours, go to http://www.utah.gov/ce-public.

You must select CE courses that are approved by the Division of Occupational and Professional Licensing (DOPL)

* The State of Utah has changed the rules for building contractor education providers effective December 1st and is no longer allowing out of State providers.

Information is continually added and updated. Please check back