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CLASSROOM AND ONLINE COURSES TAUGHT BY TOP INSTRUCTORS

If you are taking classes for continuing education credits, or just coming to learn, you’ll gain knowledge that will enhance your skills. Courses are approved for the following continuing education credits (see course descriptions for details):

  • MN Residential Building Contractor, Remodeler & Roofer
  • WI Building Dwelling Contractor Qualifier
  • MN Real Estate
  • MN Building Official

You'll find courses on building/energy codes and the latest building science featuring national and local experts. Plus, a selection of legal and specialized courses that you won’t find anywhere else. In addition, you’ll have the opportunity to connect with others in your industry.  

  • Local and national instructors/experts 
  • EPA Lead Renovator Initial Courses
  • Lunch included at full-day classes along with snacks and pop throughout the day
  • Classes are available to everyone
  • Free parking

Discover why fulfilling your continuing education requirements at Contractor University is such a great value. But more important, you’ll be sure to gain useful and practical knowledge that you can apply to your job or business.

We look forward to having you a part of  Contractor University–the Twin Cities' leading training source.

You do not need to be a BATC member to register ... everyone is welcome to attend. 


CLASSROOM COURSES:

DESIGNING AND BUILDING THE RESIDENTIAL EXTERIOR WALL ENVELOPE    

Peter Kulczyk, Green Code Knowledge
(See dates below)  |  8:00 AM - 3:30 PM  |  7 Credits  |  $79 BATC Member / $98 Non-BATC Member  |  Lunch Provided

This full-day classroom course will focus on the building codes, energy codes and best practices for the design and construction of exterior building envelopes of single and multi-family residential structures. What is required and what is not? What works and what may not? Find out the answers to these and more! Specific topics of discussion include administrative provisions, scope, alternative materials, evaluation reports, definitions, permit applications and submittal documents, plan review, inspections, definitions, exterior weather barriers, foam plastic insulation, fiberglass, cellulose, building thermal envelope, R-value requirements, vapor retarders, continuous air barriers, attic ventilation, thermal barriers, ignition barriers, continuous insulation (ci), and fire testing.

(Only need to attend one):

Tuesday, December 12, 2017 - Course held at Contractor University/Builders Association of the Twin Cities
2960 Centre Pointe Drive, Roseville (near I-35W and County Roads C & D)

Tuesday, January 23, 2018 - Course held at Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites at Arbor Lakes, 11801 Fountains Way North, Maple Grove

Tuesday, February 27, 2018 - Course held at Contractor University/Builders Association of the Twin Cities
2960 Centre Pointe Drive, Roseville (near I-35W and County Roads C & D)

This classroom course has been approved for seven hours by the MN Department of Labor & Industry for MN Residential Building Contractor, Remodeler & Roofer (including Energy) and MN Building Official credits ... and seven hours by the Minnesota Department of Commerce for real estate credits. 

Peter Kulczyk has three decades of experience in the construction and building codes industry as an author, educator and expert in residential building codes, energy codes and green building practices. His past experience includes working on staff with the International Code Council, as an instructor with the State of Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry, as a municipal building inspector, building plans examiner and building official, and in various positions with five residential and commercial construction companies in Minnesota. He is certified by the International Code Council as a building inspector, plans examiner and green building-residential; by the State of Minnesota as a certified building official and certified instructor; by the United States Green Building Council as a LEED AP Homes; and by the State of California as a CALGreen inspector.


EPA LEAD RENOVATOR INITIAL CERTIFICATION COURSE

Brandon Holmes, ZOTA Professional Training
(See dates below)  |  8:00 AM - 4:30 PM  |  7 Credits MN / 6.5 Credits WI  |  $199 per person  |  Lunch Provided

Earn lead certification ad receive contractor continuing education credits! Contractors, Remodelers, Painters, Plumbers, Roofers, Electricians and HVAC Technicians ... enrolling in a lead certification course is a crucial step in protecting your clients, your firm, your workers, and yourself. Becoming certified fulfills the Environmental Protection Agency’s Lead Renovation, Repair and Painting (RRP) rule, which states that if you are paid to perform renovation, repair, or painting work in houses built before 1978, you must be trained to do so. The EPA can fine up to $37,500 per offense, per day to anyone who is not compliant.

(Only need to attend one):

Monday, December 11, 2017 - Course held at Contractor University/Builders Association of the Twin Cities
2960 Centre Pointe Drive, Roseville  (near I-35W and County Roads C & D)

Thursday, January 25, 2018 - Course held at Contractor University/Builders Association of the Twin Cities
2960 Centre Pointe Drive, Roseville  (near I-35W and County Roads C & D)

Tuesday, March 20, 2018 - Course held at Contractor University/Builders Association of the Twin Cities
2960 Centre Pointe Drive, Roseville  (near I-35W and County Roads C & D)

This classroom course has been approved for 8 hours by the MN Department of Labor & Industry for MN Residential Building Contractor, Remodeler & Roofer (including Energy) and MN Building Official credits ... and 7.5  hours by the WI Department of Safety and Professional Services for WI Dwelling Contractor Qualifier credits.

Brandon Holmes is an EPA-approved Principal Instructor for the Lead Renovator Program with ZOTA Professional Training. He is also a Minnesota licensed General Contractor and has been working in the construction field for the last 12 years. Brandon’s favorite projects are taking old homes and finding custom solutions to modernize them without losing charm. He also has extensive experience in the medical field and has seen the effects of lead poisoning and job site injuries first hand. He has been instructing for the past 15 years and has a passion for helping others learn. Brandon transforms the classroom with his expert knowledge of the craft and real-world experiences.  This real-life training provides students with the most meaningful learning experience possible.

Scroll down below for a listing of all classroom courses being offered by Contractor University from December 2017 to March 2018. 20+ courses taught by 20+ experts. $79 to $98 for full day courses and as low as $11 to $14 for individual courses (EPA Lead courses are additional).

ONLINE COURSE:

NEW HOME CONSTRUCTION: FROM PERMIT APPLICATION TO FINAL INSPECTION    

Peter Kulczyk, Green Code Knowledge
Online Course  |  7 Credits  |  $79 BATC Member / $98 Non-BATC Member

This seven-hour online course focuses on the construction process for a single-family home in Minnesota under the provisions of the 2015 Minnesota Residential Code and 2015 Minnesota Energy Code. Learn about the permit process, plan review, alternative materials and the inspection of the footings, foundations, waterproofing, foundation insulation options, framing, water-resistive barriers, exterior envelope, wall and attic insulation materials, vapor retarders, interior air barriers, thermal barriers, unvented roofs, emergency escape and rescue, residential re sprinklers, roofing materials, guards, means of egress, emergency escape and rescue, wood-plastic composite materials and interior finishes.

This online course has been approved for seven hours by the MN Department of Labor & Industry for MN Residential Building Contractor, Remodeler & Roofer (including Energy) and MN Building Official credits.

Peter Kulczyk has three decades of experience in the construction and building codes industry as an author, educator and expert in residential building codes, energy codes and green building practices. His past experience includes working on staff with the International Code Council, as an Instructor with the State of Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry, as a municipal Building Inspector, Building Plans Examiner and Building Official, and in various positions with five residential and commercial construction companies in Minnesota. He is certified by the International Code Council as a building inspector, plans examiner and green building-residential; by the State of Minnesota as a certified building official and certified instructor; by the United States Green Building Council as a LEED AP Homes; and by the State of California as a CALGreen inspector.


MORE CLASSROOM COURSE:

Below is an advance look at the Contractor University course schedule for December 2017 to March 2018. Complete details on these courses will be posted the week of November 20th. 

MONDAY, DEC. 11, 2017

8:00 AM—4:30 PM                          101                  EPA Lead Renovator Initial Certification Course

TUESDAY, DEC. 12, 2017

8:00 AM—3:30 PM                          201                  Designing & Building the Residential Exterior Wall Envelope

TUESDAY, JAN. 23, 2018

8:00 AM—3:30 PM                          301                  Designing & Building the Residential Exterior Wall Envelope

THURSDAY, JAN. 25, 2018

8:00 AM—4:30 PM                          401                  EPA Lead Renovator Initial Certification Course

TUESDAY, JAN. 30, 2018

8:00—10:00 AM                                    501                      Principles & Best Practices for High-Performance Enclosures

10:00—11:00 AM                                   502                     Problems & the Solutions for Supporting Large Loads

11:00 AM—12:00 PM                              503                     Rules of the Game: Contract Terms to Stay Out of Court & Invisible to DLI

12:30—1:30 PM                                      504                     Quartz Surfacing Features and Benefits

1:30—3:30 PM                                       505                     Cabinetry and Millwork by Design Made Easy

THURSDAY, FEB. 1, 2018

8:00 AM—3:30 PM                          601                  Exterior Envelope, Energy, Drones & More

TUESDAY, FEB. 6, 2018

8:00—9:00 AM                                     701                      Silica—How to Meet OSHA Standards

9:00—10:00 AM                                   702                      Low Voltage Radiant Heating

10:00—11:00 AM                                  703                      Maximizing Home Values by Assessing, Preserving and Planting Trees                                                                                                     During Construction

11:00 AM—12:00 PM                             704                     Changes to Minnesota's Common Interest Ownership Act

12:30—2:00 PM                                    705                      So, Tell Me About Your Problem House

2:00—3:30 PM                                      706                     Stormwater Regulations for Homebuilders and Common Practices for                                                                                                         Compliance 

TUESDAY, FEB. 27, 2018

8:00 AM—3:30 PM                          801                  Designing & Building the Residential Exterior Wall Envelope

TUESDAY, MARCH 6, 2018

8:00—9:00 AM                                     901                      Residential Kitchen & Bath Design: Sustainability & Performance

9:00—10:00 AM                                   902                      Why Do Air and Water Barriers Matter

10:00 AM—12:00 PM                            903                       Principles & Best Practices for High-Performance Mechanical Systems

12:30—2:30 PM                                    904                       The How and Why of Exterior Insulation

2:30—3:30 PM                                      905                       Changes to Minnesota's Common Interest Ownership Act

TUESDAY, MARCH 13, 2018

8:30—11:30 AM                                   1001                      Learning the Land Development Process in the New Age of Technological                                                                                                Advancements

12:00—4:00 PM                                   1002                       EPA Lead Renovator Certification Refresher Course

TUESDAY, MARCH 20, 2018

8:00 AM—4:30 PM                          1101                      EPA Lead Renovator Initial Certification Course

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$79 TO $98 FOR ALL DAY CLASSES

Attending Contractor University for CE classes is convenient, comfortable and well-planned. Keep it up!
— Meg Jaeger, New Spaces
The instructor was particularly helpful on the topics in question and was willing to look into the subject matter on a deeper level and try to find answers to questions brought up.
— John McGowan, Design Build Inc.
Very informative. The instructor was familiar with the subject, and taught with respect for the students and the material.
— Jim Hansel, Amek Custom Builders

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