Nevada NASCLA (Commercial) General Contractor License

How do I get a NASCLA (Commercial) General Contractor license in Nevada?

When you pass the NASCLA Accredited Examination for Commercial General Building Contractors, you will be listed in the NASCLA National Examination Database. You will then have this information available for the following states which accept the NASCLA Accredited Examination: AL, AR, GA, LA, MS, NV, NC, OR, SC, TN, UT, US Virgin Islands, VA, and WV. You may also need to take each states’ specific business/law/project management exam in addition to the NASCLA exam.

Do I need prior approval to sit for the NASCLA exam?

Yes. This program requires pre-approval before sitting for the exam. An application must be filed with and approved by NASCLA. Once the application is approved, NASCLA will forward the information to PSI who will send a confirmation for exam registration. To apply to take the exam visit: www.nascla.org or contact them by phone at (623) 587-9354.

How long can I wait to take the exam after getting approval?

Candidates will have one (1) year from the application approval date to take the exam.

Do I need to pass a separate Business and Law or Trades Examination?

Yes, there are separate Business and Law (Construction Management Survey) and Trade exams.  Even if you take the NASCLA-Accredited exam, you DO have to take a separate Business and Law (Construction Management Survey) and Trade Exam for Nevada.

Where can I find a NASCLA Exam Prep course?

Certified Training Institute offers an online narrated course that has been approved by the State of Nevada to get your NASCLA license. This course can be completed online at your convenience and on any device that is connected to the internet. We also have a dedicated staff to answer your questions and help with tech support. Visit our website at www.licensetobuild.com

 

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US Marine Corps Veteran Nicholas Hughey Receives Builders License Scholarship

Congratulations US Marine Corps Veteran Scholarship Recipient, Nicholas R. Hughey!

Nicholas R. Hughey from Portage, Michigan is Builders License Training Institutes May 2018 scholarship recipient. Nick, a United States Marine Corps Veteran served four years and received many awards and decorations, including a Navy and Marine Corps Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Overseas Deployment Ribbon and a Letter of Appreciation - Okinawa Beach Cleanup 2013.

Nick grew up in Michigan's upper peninsula. After his time in the military, Nick spent a summer working in the building trades but decided to return to school in pursuit of a business degree. He immediately missed the trades and realized his true calling. He wants to become an M&A Contractor and pursue his dream of owning a business in Southwest Michigan.

Builders License Training Institute is dedicated to providing opportunities for individuals interested in obtaining a Builder or Contractor license nationwide. We provide scholarship opportunities for Veterans and Students interested in Prelicensure Courses or Exam Prep.

If you or someone you know would make a good candidate for our scholarship program please download the appropriate link from our Financial Aid & Scholarships page to get started!

Congratulations Nick, we're proud to offer you this opportunity to build a better tomorrow!

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Fast Track to Your Michigan Builders License

How do I get a Michigan builders license?

  1. Complete a state approved 60-Hour Prelicense Course
  2. Send an application, 60-Hour program certificates, and a $195 fee to the state.
  3. Pass the state exam

Where can I find an approved 60-hour course?

Builders License Training Institute offers an approved 60-hour course online and in classroom.

Walsh College | Novi

January 22 - January 27, 2018
Monday - Saturday

Eikenhout | Grand Rapids

February 5 - February 10, 2018
Monday - Saturday

Walsh College | Troy

February 26 - March 3, 2018
Monday - Saturday

What can I expect with the State Exam?

The State exam is made up of two main parts:

Part 1 Business and Law Exam – There are 50 questions on the exam and you must answer at least 36 questions correctly in order to pass. The minimum passing score is 72%. You are allowed 75 minutes to complete the exam.

Part 2 – Trades Exam – The Trades Exam is different for the Individual Residential Builder and the Maintenance & Alteration licensing:

  • Residential Builder Trades Exam – There are 100 questions on the Residential Builder exam and you must answer at least 73 questions correctly in order to pass. The minimum passing score is 73%. You are allowed 150 minutes to complete the exam.
  • Maintenance & Alteration Trades Exam – A separate trade exam is required for each trade you wish to be licensed in. Each trade exam ranges from 25 to 50 questions. Please click on the link below for the PSI candidate information bulletin.

candidate information bulletin is included with our 60-Hour prelicensure course which outlines the topics covered on the exam.  If you are taking an exam for an individual trade, please call or email and we will send you the outline for that trade.  You can also find this information at www.psiexams.com.

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Missouri Architects, Don’t Miss the 12/31 Deadline!

How do I renew my Missouri architect license?

  1. Missouri architects must complete  24-hours of HSW continuing education
  2. Renew your license online or complete the renewal notice you received in the mail. Call the Board Office at 573-751-0047 if you did not receive a renewal notice.
  3. Pay the appropriate fee to renew.
    NOTE: Individuals who renew online will be charged an additional processing fee based on their renewal fee.

What are the continuing education requirements for Missouri architects?

Architects in Missouri must complete  24-hours of HSW continuing education every two years.

When is my Missouri architect license due for renewal?

Missouri architects must renew their licenses by December 31st every two years. If you were licensed in an odd year, you must renew your license on December 31st of every odd year. If you were licensed in an even year, you must renew your license on December 31st of every even year. 

Where do I find classes to renew my Missouri architect license?

Architects Training Institute offers Missouri & AIA-approved online 24-hours of HSW continuing education 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 Missouri architect continuing education?

It is the license holder’s responsibility to notify the state.  A certificate of completion will be available for you to print at the end of each course.


 

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A Guide to Getting an Alabama General Contractor or Home Builder License

Do I need an Alabama contractor license?

A license is required for any new residential construction over $50,000 that is three stories or less. Commercial work less than 7500 sq. feet is also allowed under this license.

How do I get an Alabama general contractor license?

  1. Request a license application form from:
    General Contractors – Licensing Board for General Contractors

    2525 Fairlane Drive (Executive Park)
    Montgomery, Alabama 36116
    (334) 272-5030 Ext 226
    Fax: (334) 395-5336
    http://genconbd.alabama.gov/default.aspx 
  2. Complete the application and return it to the State.
  3. Pass a Business and Law exam along with the NASCLA Accredited exam. - Online exam prep course.

How do I get a Alabama Home Builder (residential) contractor license?

  1. In order to obtain a State of Alabama Home Builders License, one must either:
    1. Obtain an application package by sending a written request along with a check or money order for $25 to Home Builders Licensure Board. 
      OR
    2.  To download a printable copy of the new license application package, click below for the appropriate application package:
      Unlimited License Application Package
      Limited License Application Package
      The form must then be completed, signed, notarized and returned with a check or money order made payable to the Home Builders Licensure Board in the amount of $350.00 ($250 license fee and $100 new license application processing fee).
  2. Complete the application and return it to the State.
  3. Schedule to take the exam  (New Testing Company and Rules As Of January 1, 2017)
    Scheduling for the exam is a 3 step process
    1. Register and select which tests you wish to take. - Online exam prep course.
    2. Find available seats in your area – During this step, you will select the date and location where you wish to take the test.
    3. Make your payment – Scheduling is not complete until payment has been made to Prov.

Questions:

If you have questions regarding which exams to take, you may call the Alabama Home Builders Licensure Board at (334) 242-2230.

For testing questions call: Prov, Inc. - (866) 720-7758
www.provexam.com
Office Hours: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.

To access a complete copy of the State of Alabama Home Builders License Board Examinations Candidate Information Bulletin click here.


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Would You Fly in A Plane Without a Pilot?

A new study estimates pilotless flight will be a reality by 2025. Flying planes without pilots could save $35 billion for airline companies and lower prices for passengers. The technology to fly without pilots has been in use by the military for years and many feel the transition from military planes to commercial planes would be smooth since commercial flights already automate the land, take-off, and cruise processes. However, even these automated processes require constant human monitoring and adjusting. Boeing will be testing pilotless planes over the next year.

Many pilots feel this technology cannot work without a human on board. Some suggest having only one pilot on board, instead of the standard two, to intervene if something goes wrong with the computer.

Will people fly without pilots?

A majority of those surveyed said they would not fly in a plane without a pilot. However, younger respondents, between 18 and 34, and those with university degrees were more willing to try pilotless flight. 

 


Want to know more?

This blog is a direct excerpt from our online FAA Remote Pilot in Command Program.

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Tennessee Applicator CE Requirements

When is my Tennessee pesticide applicator license up for renewal?

Tennessee applicators must renew their licenses by December 31st, every 3 years. The current renewal cycle ends 12/31/17.

How much continuing education do I need to renew my Tennessee pesticide applicator license?

Tennessee applicator continuing education differs by license and category and the date licensed.

SECTION

DESCRIPTION

Certified Prior to
1/1/18 & 6/30/18

Certified on or After
7/1/18 & Before 6/30/19

Certified on or After
7/1/19 & Before 6/30/20

Certified on or After
1/1/20

CO1

Agricultural

18 pts

12 pts

6 pts

Rollover to 2023

CO2

Forest Pest Control

12 pts

8 pts

4 pts

Rollover to 2023

CO3

Ornamental & Turf

18 pts

12 pts

6 pts

Rollover to 2023

CO4

Seed Treatment

12 pts

8 pts

4 pts

Rollover to 2023

CO5

Aquatic Pest Control

12 pts

8 pts

4 pts

Rollover to 2023

CO6

Right-of-Way

18 pts

12 pts

6 pts

Rollover to 2023

CO7

Industrial, Institutional, Structural, and Health-Related Pest Control

30 pts

20 pts

10 pts

Rollover to 2023

CO8

Public Health

18 pts

12 pts

6 pts

Rollover to 2023

C10

Demonstration, Research, and Regulatory Pest Control

18 pts

12 pts

6 pts

Rollover to 2023

C11

Wood Preservatives

9 pts

6 pts

3 pts

Rollover to 2023

C12

Pesticide Dealer

18 pts

12 pts

6 pts

Rollover to 2023

C13

Antifouling Marine Paint

9 pts

6 pts

3 pts

Rollover to 2023

C14

Microbial Pest Control

9 pts

6 pts

3 pts

Rollover to 2023

C16

Sewer Line Treatment

9 pts

6 pts

3 pts

Rollover to 2023

Where do I find courses to renew my Tennessee pesticide applicator license?

Certified Training Institute offers Tennessee-approved continuing education courses in an easy to use, online, video format. Courses are available 24/7 on any internet capable device with the benefit of our friendly support staff to guide you through the renewal process.

Who submits my Tennessee pesticide applicator continuing education?

Certified Training Institute will submit your continuing education to the state. You will receive a printable certificate for your records immediately after completing each course.

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2018 Plumbing Trends

Pictured: Possible Grey Water System

Stay ahead of the curve in 2018 by becoming familiar with new technologies and old technologies gaining popularity.

  1. Greywater - Greywater comes from sinks, showers, and washing machines. This water isn't necessarily dirty but it may contain small amounts of dirt or cleaning solutions. This water can be recycled for flushing toilets, watering plants, etc
  2. Smart Appliances - New, eco-friendly machines use less water and save homeowners money.
  3. LED Temperature Monitor - This product allows you to monitor water temperature.
  4. ETWater - a smart irrigation system that tracks the water necessary for a healthy landscape.
  5. Brain Pipes - Brain pipes are a home automation system that conserves natural resources and reduces waste. Brain pipes will set off an alarm when they detect a leak and let the homeowner/plumber know exactly where the leak is occurring.
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Real Estate Environmental Issues

This is a snippet from our Environmental Issues course, available in several states for continuing education credits.

If you are buying a facility (commercial or industrial property) you must find out what contamination may be there. Facilities could include factories, gas stations, mirror plants, dry cleaning establishment, or farms. There are three phases of this process.

Phase I. This is a preliminary report that investigates the history of the subject and neighborhood. Inquiries are made regarding owner/operator, governmental and agency documents, and records. A chain of title search is generally performed.

  • The Securities and Exchange Commission requires registered companies to disclose material information that a reasonable investor would believe significant.

  • The Department of Transportation requires that all hazardous material must be reported and all hazardous spills are recorded.

  • The Army Corps of Engineers issue dredge and fill permits and conduct inspections.

Surveys, site plans, and aerial photos can show the location of storage tanks, ponds, transformers, vehicle maintenance areas and topographical features.

Phase II.  This involves actual site testing, including monitoring of wells, soil probes, and their analyses. A Phase II investigation is undertaken if the Phase I investigation finds evidence of possible surface or subsurface contamination, AND/OR past or present violations of environmental laws and regulations. It is during this time that the presence or absence of contamination can be confirmed. Investigators can also identify the types and amounts of hazardous substances present, identify locations, and estimate the rate of migration. Soil and groundwater testing can be done as well.

Phase III.  This phase includes an engineering study of the means of correction (remediation) for the site, including estimates of the costs and time involved. It more precisely determines the degree and extent of contamination (including groundwater contamination) and determines the type of clean-up or control techniques that are appropriate. Note that the recommended cleanup/control techniques must be approved by the appropriate regulatory agency.


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Tools for Self Defense

Self-Defense instructor, PT Taylor breaks down popular tools for self-defense and legal issues that come with each.

Firearms. They are not for everyone. It is a huge responsibility! Make no mistake; your life will be completely altered once you use deadly force. If you do decide to use a handgun, find a gun store you trust, and that you can rent or practice with the gun. Try before you buy! Make sure the gun fits you! Make sure you are well trained. If you do find you have to use a firearm as a form of defense, be prepared for a legal investigation. It is probably best to seek legal counsel.

Pepper Spray. Pepper spray is considered an intermediate weapon, therefore you must be justified in order to use it. Be sure to research and purchase a quality product. A stream pattern is best for outdoor use. It has a longer range of dispersion and is less likely to be disrupted by the wind. You will know right away if it is working. Remember, no method of defense is 100% effective. Around 15% of the population will not be affected. The primary advantage of pepper spray is that no one will be permanently injured. You will, however, feel the effect as some product will blow back on you. Be sure to keep and carry the spray someplace it will be available. Keep the product out of extreme heat or cold. Pay attention to expiration dates.

Stun Guns Electronic Conducting Device (ECD). There are two methods of deployment:

  • Touch: very painful, but the pain is gone when the device is removed from the skin. It does not incapacitate the assailant.
  • Probe: sends out a fish hook type probe. These will stop an assailant in their tracks, but not knock them out.

You must have a permit to use an ECD. Finally, it is not recommended to use both pepper spray and an ECD. Pepper spray is highly flammable, and there is a chance of setting the assailant on fire.


 

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