Minnesota Builders License Renewal

What do I need to renew my Minnesota builders or remodelers license?

Minnesota builder and remodeler license holders must complete 14-hours of continuing education with 1-hour of energy code within their two-year licensing cycle.  Licensees can break their continuing education into two 7-hour segments over their two-year cycle or take all 14-hours in the same year to meet state requirements. Many residential builder and remodeler licenses are expiring on March 31, 2017.

How do I renew my Minnesota builders or remodelers license?

Licensees can renew online or on paper.  Online renewals are completed through the Minnesota Department of Labor & Industry page. To complete a paper renewal licensees must download Minnesota’s renewal forms package and follow the step-by-step instructions the package provides.  Fees for renewal will vary depending on the license holder’s gross annual income and late renewals will incur an extra cost of $80.

Where can I find classes to renew my Minnesota builders or remodelers license?

Builders License Training Institute offers several courses for licensees requiring all or part of their continuing education. Courses are completed online at the license holder’s convenience with the benefit of a full staff available to answer questions and help with tech support.

Who submits my Minnesota builders or remodelers continuing education?

Certified Training Institute submits student education to the state of Minnesota the day after completion. Students will also be able to download their certificates at the end of their course.  We suggest students keep a copy for their records as well.

If you have any questions about your Minnesota builders license renewal or builders licensing in general, please call 1-800-727-7104 or email info@traininginstitutesedu.com

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14 Hour Complete Renewal Package for Minnesota Contractors and Remodelers

Updated for the 2016-2017 Renewal!

This 14-hour narrated/video online course package combines two courses:

Successful Site and Building Design
This seven-hour online course combines two topics: Site Design and Building Design. In this course, you will learn, from the foundation to the roof, from the appearance to the operation, from construction to maintenance, tried and proven methods for analyzing design decisions that will lead you to a greater reputation as a designer.

Weatherization and Renewable Energy
This seven-hour online course combines two topics, Weatherization and Renewable Energy. Topics covered include examining the Building Envelope, methods and techniques for preventing moisture intrusion. Wind and solar energy sources are covered as well as rebates and incentives.

This course package is approved for:

  • 14 Hours of Continuing Education plus 1 hour of Energy Code
  • Residential Contractors
  • Building Officials
  • Manufactured Home Installers

Both courses are state approved and meet all continuing education requirements.

Don’t miss the March 31st deadline!
CLICK HERE TO VIEW COURSE AND START TODAY!

Fast · Easy · Affordable · Online Anytime

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New Continuing Education Course for Minnesota Contractors

Successful Site and Building Design

(7-Hour Narrated/Video Continuing Competency Course)

This seven-hour narrated/video online course combines two topics: Site Design and Building Design. In this course, you will learn, from the foundation to the roof, from the appearance to the operation, from construction to maintenance, tried and proven methods for analyzing design decisions that will lead you to a greater reputation as a designer.

Approved for:

  • 7 Hours of Continuing Education
  • Residential Contractors
  • Building Officials
  • Manufactured Home Installers

Minnesota Contractors are required to complete 14 hours of continuing education each every two years. There are many course options online, but beware! Always choose a reputable online course provider for your state required continuing education. Your course provider should be State Approved and provide course approval numbers as well as a certificate of completion. They should also report your course completion directly to the State on your behalf.

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3 Steps to Promote Your Business During the Winter Season

The winter season can slow a contractor’s business, sometimes to a stand still. Here are 3 simple steps you can take to attract new customers during those slow periods.

STEP #1 – Take pictures of your work. Showing off your work is one of the best ways to attract new customers. A simple camera or even the camera on your cell phone can be a very important tool to keep on hand. Taking remodel before and after pictures or pictures of your newbuilds are wonderful examples to display on your website. Customers can see you are proud of your craftsmanship. It also gets people thinking of improvements for their own homes.

before-and-after-picture-of-basement-remodel-compressor

STEP #2 – Create or redesign your website. The internet has far surpassed the yellow pages when it comes to exposure and reaching new customers. An easy-to-use website that is that is attractive and up-to-date can really help your company stand out. It is a great way to showcase your work, as well as a means for people to find your contact information.

STEP #3 – Take advantage of social media. Social media is a great way to get in front of a new generation of homeowners. Create a Facebook, Instagram and LinkedIn page for your business. Update them once a week with interesting material, such as a project you are proud of, or customer testimonies. Before and after pictures are not only fun to look at, but they display your best work, putting you at the top of the list of contractors to consider when they want to make an improvement.

I hope this inspires you to bring your business in to the 21st century and help you obtain as much work as possible all year long. If you are interested in getting more information on marketing your company, or if you want to fill your idle time with required continuing education to renew your license, check out Certified Training Institutes courses at www.licensetobuild.com.

Good luck and keep contracting.

Zach Francis

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