New Rules For Construction Supervisors


If you want to avoid going to a classroom to complete your continuing education requirements, be sure to purchase your online classes early! 

According to the Board Of Building Regulations and Standards,

"You may complete up to a maximum of 6 hours via online training.
The remaining hours must be completed through in-person, classroom training.
This is a change with the Ninth Edition that will become effective January 1, 2018." 

If you purchase your online course prior to December 31, 2017,
you can complete all of your continuing education online by June 30, 2018.  After which, you will no longer be able to complete more than 6 hours of continuing education online. 

Purchase your course before 12/31/17 
SAVE 15% with coupon code MC15


State approved Continuing Education for renewing your 
Construction Supervisor License.
*Individual Classes Also Available.













Oregon Broker & Principal Broker Renewal FAQ’s

How do I renew my Oregon Broker, Principal Broker or Property Manager real estate license?

  1. Take the required continuing education
  2. Enter the continuing education course information into eLicense
  3. Renew your license in eLicense
  4. Keep your certificates of completion for 3 years. (Your certificates will be available for you to reference or print for 5 years in our system.)

What continuing education do I need to renew my Oregon real estate license?

Brokers and Principal Brokers in Oregon are required to complete 30 hours of continuing education each two-year license cycle. If this is your first renewal, your CE must include the 3-hour Law and Rule Required Course (LARRC) and the 27-hour Broker Advanced Practices course. For all subsequent renewals, your 30 hours must include the 3-hour LARRC and 27 hours of electives.

Do you report my continuing education to the Oregon Real Estate Agency?

The Oregon Real Estate Agency does not require providers to report continuing education completion. You will be asked to upload certificates of completion at renewal time. We will make your certificates of completion available to you, stored in your profile, for five years.

How much does it cost to renew my Oregon Broker, Principal Broker or Property Manager real estate license?

$230 | Active license renewal
 $110 | Inactive license renewal

 I missed the due date for my Oregon real estate license renewal, can I still renew?

If you fail to renew your license before the license expiration day, you have one year to renew. Renew as you would for an active license, and pay the $30 late fee in addition to the $230 renewal fee.

Do I have to complete any continuing education if my Oregon real estate license is inactive?

No continuing education is required if your Oregon real estate license is inactive.




30 Credit Hours | Includes 3-Hours of Law and Rule

Meets All State Requirements




 Use Coupon Code BL10 to Save 10% on your  Oregon real estate continuing education! 



Online 5-Hour Code Update for Michigan Plumbers

Michigan Plumbing Code Update Requirements
Michigan plumbers must complete a 5-hour code update course by April 20, 2018. The course must correspond to the 2015 Michigan Plumbing Code Rules set forth by the Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs on April 20, 2017.
NOTE: For the first time, Michigan is allowing plumbers to complete their code update course online.

What is included in the Michigan plumbing code update course?
The Michigan plumbing code will cover code changes pertaining to both commercial and residential plumbers.

Where do I find a Michigan Plumbing Code Update Course?
Plumbers Training Institute offers an online, Michigan approved 5-hour Code Update course. This course is available 24/7 at your convenience for 6 months after the date of purchase.

Who submits my 5-hour code update certificate of completion to the state?
The state of Michigan does not require certificates be submitted unless they are audited. Plumbers Training Institute provides printable certificates immediately after course completion, we are also happy to mail certificates to plumbers without access to a printer.


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Personal Safety & Self Defense Course Spotlight

Personal Safety and Self Defense

This course is designed to provide important safety tips and precautions for personal safety in the workplace. This is especially true for real estate professionals as they are very often exposed to strangers, with unknown persons. It is important to understand the legal environment surrounding self-defense and the physical limitations that can be a factor for each individual. There are key “Rules of Engagement” that help those who work with the public to recognize and avoid dangerous situations. If a confrontation does occur, the instructor outlines and demonstrates the best and most practical ways to respond to and reduce potential harm. This program offers self-defense techniques from the stand-up position using easy and effective gross motor skills, to ground defense and ground avoidance (rape prevention).

This course covers 5 main topics:

  1. Legal Environment: Explore your legal rights, what you can and cannot do in a situation. You do have the right to defend yourself against an assault. A common sense approach to self-defense is that avoidance is one of the best ways to ensure your safety.
  2. Physical Limitations: Learn the 11 rules of engagement as well as what happens to our body, without our consent, when suddenly attacked. Freeze, Flight, or Fight.
  3. Safety Is Your Responsibility: This section covers the importance of the three R’s: Recognize, Respond, and Reduce.
  4. Safety and Real Estate Showings: Learn about the importance and awareness of liability for the client, the Realtor, and material items in the home.
  5. Self Defense Tactics: This section covers three methods of defense when force is the last resort.



Lockheed Martin Destroys Drones with Lasers in Weapons Demo

Lockheed Martin recently released a video of its latest laser weapons test. The laser was fired from the 30-kilowatt class ATHENA, a prototype powered by a Rolls-Royce turbogenerator.

Tests were conducted on five Outlaw drones by Lockheed and the US Army's Space and Missile Defense Command. Outlaws are commonly used for target practice and training in the United States military. The laser destroys the drones by hitting their fuel source and causing an explosion on board.

Lasers are especially useful for military as they are able to cause confusion and chaos without giving away their position. While this technology may seem new, the U.S. military shot down a drone with a laser back in 1973.

ARE YOU USING A DRONE FOR YOUR BUSINESS? All commercial drone pilots must possess a Remote Pilot in Command Certificate which can be obtained by passing the FAA Remote Pilot in Command Exam.
  1. Pay the $5 fee and register any aircraft that weighs more than 0.55lbs.
  2. Pass the $150 Small UAS Remote Pilot Exam – exam prep is available here.
  3. Pass a TSA background check
  4. File FAA Form 8710-13
Check out our Complete Guide to Commercial Drone Use for more information.
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Rhode Island Architect License Renewal

How do I renew my Rhode Island architect license?

  1. Rhode Island architects must complete 24-hours of HSW continuing education
  2. Renew your license 

What are the continuing education requirements for Rhode Island architects?

Architects in Rhode Island must complete 24 hours of continuing education each two-year licensing cycle.

When is my Rhode Island architect license due for renewal?

Rhode Island architects must renew their licenses by December 31st of every odd-numbered year.

Where do I find classes to renew my Rhode Island architect license?

Architects Training Institute offers Rhode Island & AIA-approved online 24-hour continuing education package, and individual continuing education courses.   We also provide an 18-hour package that fulfills AIA requirements. Classes are available 24/7 on any internet capable device with the benefit of our friendly support staff to guide you through your renewal process.

Who submits my Rhode Island architect continuing education?

Licensees must notify the state of their continuing education. Architects Training Institute will store certificates of completion for 6 years at no extra charge.



Worst Pests Around the World

The Cane Toad (pictured above) is native to South and Central America but introduced to Australia and the Caribbean for pest control in sugar cane fields. However, since this amphibian is native to South and Central America it has overrun both Australia and the Caribbean where it has no natural predators.


Kudzu, or the "mile-a-minute vine" is native to Japan but was brought to the United States for the Philadelphia Centennial Exposition in 1876. The vine is fast-growing and often used to inhibit soil erosion. The vine is spreading at a rate of about 150,000 acres annually since individual vines can grow more than a foot per day.


The Cotton Whitefly is known for doing double the damage of your average pest. Not only do they feast on over 900 kinds of plants, they also transmit more than 100 different plant viruses. The flys are believed to have originated in India, however, it is hard to tell since they are now on every continent but Antartica.

Common Rabbits 
are native to Europe and North Africa but they can be found on every continent but Antartica today. In 1859 an English farmer brought 24 grey rabbits to his new farm in Australia, believing the rabbits would provide a touch of home and provide ample hunting. Within 10 years the rabbits had bred with local rabbits on such a scale that 2 million rabbits were shot and trapped annually without making a noticeable impact on the population. These rabbits have caused serious erosion of soils by overgrazing and burrowing. They are believed to be the most significant perpetrator of species loss in Australia.

Snakehead Fish

The Snakehead Fish have sharp teeth and an appetite for blood. They can grow to over 3 feet in length and lay up to 75,000 eggs a year. The fish can even survive for up to four days on land while searching for new bodies of water. Their ability to travel has allowed them to decimate food chains from Maine to California.




Michigan’s Capitol Building to Receive Geothermal Heating & Cooling

Michigan's capitol building is about to receive the largest state government geothermal system in the United States. Drilling for the geothermal field is scheduled to start later this year as part of a $70 million infrastructure upgrade. The geothermal system will cost around $4-million upfront but save the state $300,000 a year on heating and cooling costs. The system will pay for itself in about a decade.

This project calls for 224 individual bores that reach 500 feet below the surface. These holes will house a vertical loop that will carry vegetable-grade glycol transfer fluid underground, where it will be heated and cooled naturally for the building. To ensure safety if there is a leak, the liquid is the same food-safe glycol used in McDonald's milkshakes.


All Michigan plumbers must complete a 5-Hour Code Update class by April 20, 2018.
Plumbers Training Institute offers this class in an easy to use, HD video, and mobile-friendly format. 



Utah Real Estate License Renewal FAQ

What continuing education do I need to renew my Utah real estate license?

Utah salespersons and brokers are required to complete 18-hours of continuing education every two years by the end of the month of issuance. Included in these 18-Hours there must be 9-Hours of  Core Curriculum

How do I renew my Utah real estate license?

Licenses can be renewed no sooner than 6 weeks prior and no later than the expiration date.

  1. Complete 18 hours of continuing education
  2. Renew your license online by logging into the Utah License Management System.

How much does it cost to renew my Utah real estate license?

Broker: $48.00
Sales Agent: $42.00

Do I need continuing education if my Utah real estate license is inactive?

No, you do not need continuing education to renew as inactive so long as you renew on time.  If you miss your renewal date by more than 30 days you must complete continuing education and pay a $50 late fee.





18 Credit Hours | Includes 9-Hours of Core Curriculum

Meets All State Requirements




9 Credit Hours | Includes 9-Hours of Core Curriculum

Meets All State Requirements




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Parking Lot Safety Tips

Parking lots can be a dangerous place for anyone who works late or parks in a remote area. Individuals who find themselves in this position can take steps to prevent an attack.

  1. Park in highly visible, well-lit areas if possible.
  2. Avoid parking near shrubs or vans with sliding doors that could conceal attackers
  3. Avoid parking garage stairs unless you are with a group of people
  4. Do not leave anything of value in your car. Assailants often search cars for valuables and wait for the owners to return.
  5. Once inside your car lock all doors. Even if you are moving slowly you are still subject to attack.
  6. Back into parking spaces if possible, this allows for a quicker getaway.
  7. Be aware of your surroundings. If you are on your phone make sure you are still paying attention to where you are. Avoid places where someone could hide.