Just 6 More Days To Vote For ECSTI in the EC&M Competition!
How is the Winner Chosen?The winners will be determined through an online readers’ poll. Electrical enthusiasts can go to EC&M’s website to evaluate ECSTI’s online learning program and cast their vote to help determine the winner. EC&M Magazine has decided to offer voters an “added incentive.” Each voter will be entered into a drawing, and three voters will be chosen to win a $100.00 gift check from EC&M. Voting will be open May 27th – June 26th, 2016.
ECSTI’s Category Winning ProductOur online, cloud-based education solution provides access to interactive HD video courses, the complete library of ALL Stallcup’s electrical publications, and a full-service turnkey learning management system for individuals and companies. On screen “clickable” references, tables, and illustrations deliver an easy-to-use, interactive experience.
Wisconsin Architects, T-Minus 42 Days Until Your Renewal Deadline
How do I renew my Wisconsin architects license?Renewal Requirements:
- Pay Renewal Fee: (See Renewal Dates and Fees)
- SIG: Signature regarding the completion of Continuing Education, included in on-line renewal and paper form (see Wisconsin's State Continuing Education Information for details).
- If your legal status as a qualified alien or nonimmigrant lawfully present in the United States has changed since the issuance of your credential or your last renewal, please contact the Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services at 608-266-2112 email@example.com.
- On-line log in here: License Renewal Online
- Request a Paper Renewal Form: 888?506?4239 or 608?261?4460 for the Madison area
Where Can I Take Continued Education Courses?Along with individual AIA approved courses Architects Training Institute has created 4 different course packages specifically for Architects in Wisconsin. These packages range from 8-HRs to 24-HRs and are approved for license renewal.
11 States That Have Architect License Renewals in 2016
It is important to always stay on top of your architect license renewal requirements so there are never any problems or delays causing your license to lapse. Failure to renew your license will automatically cause your license to expire and be voided.
In 20216 there are 11 States that require license renewals. Listed below are the names of the states, the renewal deadline, and the required continuing education.Alabama architects need 12 hours of Health Safety, and Welfare (HSW) approved continued education (CE) every year January 1st through December 31st. Arkansas licensed architects must complete 12 hours of CE based on approved HSW topics every year by July 31st. Illinois licensed architects must complete 24 hours of CE every 2 year licensing period by November 30th of even years. Louisiana licensed architects must complete 12 hours of CE based on approved HSW topics by December 31st each year. Massachusetts licensed architects must complete 12 hours of continued education annually. 8 of those hours must be approved Health, Safety, and Welfare topics. Missouri architects must complete 24 hours of CE by October through December every other year depending on when licensed. 16 of those hours must be on approved HSW topics. Nebraska licensed architects must complete 24 hours of continuing education courses biennially. 16 of those hours must be on approved HSW topics. Those with last names beginning with letters L through Z expire on December 31, 2016. Nevada architects must complete 8 hours continued education courses based on approved HSW topics every year by December 31st.
Oregon architects must complete 24 hours continued education courses based on approved HSW topics. Registrations that end in an even number must be renewed by December 31st of each even numbered year.
Wisconsin architects must complete 24 hours continued education courses by July 31st of even years. 16 of those hours must be on approved HSW topics.
Wyoming architects must complete 24 hours continued education courses based on approved HSW topics. Licenses expire on December 31st of the year following the year of issued.
AIA members are required to complete 18 hours of AIA approved continued education annually, with a minimum of 12 of those hours in Health, Safety, and Welfare (HSW). This requirement was changed in late 2013 after the AIA found that Sustainable Design (SD) education fell in the HSW category.
Florida Contractor License Renewal Information
Florida Contractors must renew their license by August 31st 2016 every year. Part of the renewal process is completing 14-hours of approved continued education. Along with turning in your renewal application to the Florida Contractors and Licensing Board, you must include the renewal fee ($209.00 Active Individual, $259.00 Active Qualifying Business and $100.00 extra per delinquent). Education providers are required to submit proof of completed hours to the State of Florida.
Florida Contractor Continued Education Requirements:
All Registered Contractors and Certified Contractors are required to complete fourteen (14) hours of continuing education each renewal cycle. Of the fourteen hours, one hour is required in each of the following topics:
- Specialized or Advanced Module that is approved by the Florida Building Commission
- Workplace Safety
- Business Practices
- Worker’s Compensation
- Laws and Rules Regulating the Construction Industry
- Wind Mitigation Methodologies (if license is held in the following category: General, Building, Residential, Roofing, Specialty Structure, or Glass & Glazing.
The remaining hours may include any of the above topics or general topics to the industry.
Do I Have to Submit My Contractor Continuing Education Certificate to The State?
You don't, but your provider does. Approved continuing education providers must submit all completed hours to the state so that they can be applied to your specific license. This is one of the many reasons choosing a high-quality training provider (such as Builders License Training Institute) is so important.
Where can I find Online Electrical Continuing Education that is Approved in Florida?
Builders License Training Institute continuing education that is approved in Florida. With packages that fulfill all requirements, a system that will keep track of all your certificated, submissions, and will even alert you the next time your renewal comes around. To find out more about completing your continuing education online click here.
We’ll Make Sure You Never Let Your License Lapse
Let us do your paperworkIf you need your continuing education reported to the state, we do it for you. We have a close relationship to most state governments and licensing agencies. If a training provider is allowed to do the reporting, then we do it for you. We also keep your certificates and documents organized and accessible to you anytime at no extra cost. If you ever need to track down your certificate or proof of education completion, you’ll find it in your student account, free of charge.
How do we do it?When you register with any of our schools we provide a space to list the licenses you hold and any other pertinent information. That information is entered into an automated reminder system that will notify you well before the license expires, and tells you exactly what you need to know to renew. We also keep all of your course completions and certificates in our own secure database that you can access anytime from just about anywhere, even from your phone or tablet.
Why do we do it?We truly care about our clients and students. You’re not just a number when you work with us, you are our main priority. When you call our office, you get a real live person working right here in the U.S. ready to help you no matter what the question. Certified Training Institute and all of its industry specific divisions have one major goal: Give our students the tools to succeed, the knowledge to grow in their career, and the confidence to keep moving forward. All at a price that a working man or woman can afford. Our Goal is Your Success!
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Should I Get My Michigan Real Estate Salesperson License?
Interview Your EmployerAs a salesperson, you will be in high demand by Brokers. Brokers want as many agents to work under them as possible, therefore you will have the upper hand in contract negotiations. You'll have a variety of employers to choose from instead of having to take the first offer that comes along.
Determine Your Own ScheduleBeing the night owl that I am, this option was the most appealing to me. I could, in theory, sleep in until 9 am and work when I'm at the top of my game during the day. If you have children in daycare or school pick-up’s, no worries! You can schedule your showings and meetings around them. For the single individual, there are the perks such as traveling and the ability to work virtually anywhere! Remember, you can work your job around your life, instead of working your life around your job.
Control Your IncomeYou are essentially your own boss in real estate. You are responsible for how much effort you put into your job each day/month/year. If you are the sole provider of the household or a joint provider, you have great flexibility with your income. You can get a jump and hit your yearly goal early and maybe take it easy the remainder of the year, or give yourself a raise by working harder for that influx of income.
Get CreativeBeing a real estate salesperson is one of the greatest jobs you could have! You get the freedom of not having to work within the same four walls every day. This is a chance for you to get involved with your community, see what is out there, and meet new people. The four walls of an office are completely optional. Take the leap, get your Real Estate Salesperson License!
Realtors, Do You Know How To Tell A Service Animal From A Pet?
You are showing the perfect condominium to the perfect couple and you’re just about to sign the deal. During the closing, the couple notices that the leasing agreement says, under no circumstances are pets allowed. The couple says, “but Alphi is a service dog. No Alphi, No Deal!” What do you do?The first step in determining if the Condominium Association must allow Alphi to stay is to establish if the animal is truly a “service animal”. According to ADA Standards, a service animal is any dog that is individually trained to do work or perform tasks for the benefit of an individual with a disability, including a physical, sensory, psychiatric, intellectual, or other mental disability. Other species of animals, whether wild or domestic, trained or untrained, are not considered to be service animals. Service dogs can accomplish pretty amazing heroics on a daily basis: detecting seizures before they occur, toting oxygen tanks for victims of COPD, or tasks as simple as retrieving keys from a hook.
Service dogs are not pets!The ADA also states that emotional support, well-being, comfort or companionship do not constitute work. These are merely emotional support animals and do not qualify as services animals. To determine if an animal is a service dog, real estate professionals are only allowed to ask two questions:
- Is this a service animal that is required because of a disability?
- What work or tasks has the animal been trained to perform?
Residential landlords have different guidelines to follow and have no obligation under ADA, but if the landlord has a leasing office, it is considered to be a “public accommodation”. Residential landlords follow the Fair Housing Act “Assistance Animal” Requirements. An assistance animal can be any type, breed or size and does not have to be trained or certified. The two important questions for a landlord are:
- Does the person have a disability?
- Is there a disability-related need for the assistance animal?