Contractor License Training Requirements
Don't worry about the new Construction Supervisor License Continuing Education Requirements for Massachusetts contractors. National Lumber will continue to sponsor and host upcoming training classes to help you meet these new requirements. Our focus is on your success!
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Here is more information clarifying what the CSL CEU credits are, as well as how and why you need to get them.
What? The Board of Building Regulations has announced Continuing Education requirements for the Massachusetts Construction Supervisor License. Licensees must provide proof of completion of required hours for every two year license cycle.
When? If your license renews 7/1/2013 or later you will need to provide proof of continuing education credit hours to renew your license at that time. Taking any courses now will count toward the first time you need to provide these credits. Courses must be pre-approved for credits and will indicate that when you sign up and attend.
Who it Affects: All Construction Supervisor License holders need this information, and need to take action to earn Continuing Education Credits which will be required from now on every 2 years at renewal.
How many credits and hours do I need to obtain?*
Depending on your license type you will need a minimum of 5 required topic credit hours and the balance to come from approved elective courses.
Unrestricted: Construction Supervisor License; 12 credit hours = 5 required topic credit hours and 7 elective
Restricted: One and Two Family License; 10 credit hours = 5 required topic credit hours and 5 elective.
Specialty Licenses: 6 credit hours = 5 required topic credit hours and 1 elective.
* Every Two Years at Renewal
Of the required hours, there are five mandatory topics, with a minimum of one hour required in each:
- Code Review
- Workplace Safety
- Business Practices
- Energy (except Demolition Specialty License)
- Lead-Safe Practices (only first renewal cycle)
Where and How?
To earn the required credits (CEUs), licensees must take courses that have been pre-approved by the state. The BBRS deems that approved courses must "impart appropriate and related knowledge in the regulated industries." Students must attend classes in their entirety in order to receive the approved credits.
National Lumber is working with course coordinators approved by the Mass. BBRS, including the trainers from the Contractor Coaching Partnership, Construction Safety Institute of New England, the Contractor Supervisor Institute (CSI) and others.
Some trade associations such as BRAGB and NARI have also begun to offer programs that earn continuing education credits, and will continue to do so, offering multiple opportunities to earn all of the required hours at locations throughout eastern Massachusetts.
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