Contractor Survival Guide

Residential Contractor Survival Guide | Professional Education Resources

Congratulations, you have passed the MN Residential Contractors Exam! Now what? Long gone are the days when being a residential home builder, remodeler, or roofer meant getting up in the morning and going to the job site and pounding nails and the biggest threat was walking into the back end of a board. Today’s modern builder needs to be well versed in all the risks and rewards offered to them in one of the most self-fulfilling occupations left to the entrepreneur, the Professional Home Builder.

ProEd’s Residential Contractor Survival Guide is a two day, two-course series that takes a more developed view of the risks and rewards facing the licensed residential contractor in today’s Minnesota work environment.

Contractor Survival Guide Course One: Laws, Rules, & Governmental Departments Pertaining to Licensed Minnesota Residential Contractors.

Course One covers the basics to the advanced when it comes to understanding the laws and rules that Minnesota contractors are required to adhere to. Starting out with some key Federal laws and rules that cannot be ignored and rapidly moving into the state of MN suite of departments that have regulatory oversite of contractors.

Also covered in this first 7-hour course are the key state and local municipality employees, as well as which portion of the state code, or local ordinances they are responsible for. The day’s curriculum discusses how the state comes about to divide up these different but equally important categories of laws, rules, and ordinances.

Included in the day is the answer to every contractor biggest knowledge quest, what does a legally enforceable Minnesota Contract look like? What should it include, how is it delivered and accepted, and what must be done to ensure the rights to collect for services rendered are all topics covered in this portion of the class.

Course One is the first of a two-course offering and has been submitted to MN Dept. of Labor & Industry for 7 credit hours of CE for Licensed Residential Contractors, Remodelers, Roofers, Electricians, Plumbers, and Building Officials. Course One does not contain an hour energy hour.

As always, ProEd’s classes start at 7:30 AM and run to 2:30 PM include donuts and coffee in the morning and a box lunch. We teach through your lunch, getting you out the door quickly and back to your businesses.

CLICK HERE OR CALL JEANNIE AT 1-651-301-2121 TO RESERVE YOUR SEAT NOW

Contractor Survival Guide Course Two: The Minnesota Building Code. 

Contractor Survival Guide Course Two: The Minnesota Building Code. 

Professional Education Resources’ Contractor Survival Guide Course Two: The Minnesota Building Code is the second course in the three-part Survival Guide series and takes an in-depth introductory look at the 2015 MN Residential Building Code. 

Understanding how to quickly access the information you need from the code starts with understanding how to use the code as a reference document. Course Two starts with the three keys to success to unlocking the information you need to erect or remodel a code compliant home. 

The second part of Survival Guide Two moves into MN Rules, specifically the 1300 block of Rules; Chapter 1300, Chapter 1303, Chapter 1322, and Chapter 1309. The course attendee will gain a working knowledge of what rules are, who writes the rules, and then specifically what these four specific rules mean to licensed MN Contractors. 

The Third part of the course focuses in on Chapters 2-10 and addresses the major points of each chapter helping to build a basic understanding of how each chapter is laid out, and more importantly – what each chapter addresses. 

Contractor Survival Guide Course Two: The Minnesota Building Code is a must-take course if you have ever found yourself wondering just what exactly the Building Official is talking about when he visits your job site, or when find you need to give guidance to your subcontractors on what the code requires. 

Cost of the course is $176. Included in the course is a current copy of the 2015 MN Residential Building Code*, and as always you can register online at www.proedresource.com, or give Jeannie a call at our office and she can register you over the phone 1-651-301-2121. All classes start at 7:30 AM and run through to 2:30 PM, ProEd includes coffee & donuts in the AM and a box lunch eliminating the need to pause the class while everyone hunts down a place to eat! 

Professional Education Resources’ Contractor Survival Guide Course Two: The Minnesota Building Code has been submitted to the department of Labor & Industry for 7 credit hours, including an hour of energy. 

* Includes copy of 2015 MN Residential Code, if you currently own your own copy of the 2015 MN Residential code book and will bring it with you to class the cost is $105.00. 

As always, ProEd’s classes start at 7:30 AM and run to 2:30 PM include donuts and coffee in the morning and a box lunch. We teach through your lunch, getting you out the door quickly and back to your businesses.

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