Welcome to Online Contractor University

Online Contractor University is your best source for receiving continuing education credits with useful and outstanding training without leaving your home!

If you are attending for continuing education credits, or just wanting to learn, you’ll gain knowledge that will enhance your skills. The course below has been approved for seven credit hours by the MN Department of Labor & Industry for

  • MN Residential Building Contractor, Remodeler & Roofer (including Energy)
  • MN Building Official
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New Home Construction:  From Permit Application to Final Inspection

Instructor:  Peter Kulczyk


This seven-hour course will focus 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. Students will learn 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 fire sprinklers, roofing materials, guards, means of egress, emergency escape and rescue, wood-plastic composite materials and interior finishes.



Instructions BATC Members

1.  Click the Register Now button.
2.  Click Sign In or Create Account.
3.  BATC Members sign in using your BATC.org account.
4.  Click Checkout and proceed to payment screen.
5.  Complete Order
6.  Click on Course Catalog and Launch

Instructions Non Members

1.  Click the Register Now button.
2.  Click on Sign In or Create Account.
3.  Click "To sign up for a free non-member Online Contractor University account, click here."
4.  Fill out application
5.  Upon completion come back to this page and click Register Now again.
6.  Click Checkout and proceed to payment screen.
7.  Complete Order
8.  Click on Course Catalog and Launch

Peter Kulczyk has three decades of extensive 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 Building Code Division, as a municipal Building Inspector and in various positions with residential and commercial construction companies in Minnesota. Peter is certified by the International Code Council as a Building Inspector, Plans Examiner, and Green Building-Residential. He is also certified by the State of Minnesota as a Certified Building Official and Certified Instructor.

Questions about Contractor University should be directed to:

Tom Gavaras | Marketing & Education Manager  |  651.697.7592  |  tom@batc.org

Problems Registering? Contact Dani Rueb | 651.697.7584 | dani@batc.org