Continuing Education

How to Obtain a Contractor’s License

  • This PDF download is a great resource on the requirements of licensing and how to get started – Contractor Licensing Candidate Handbook.
  • Refer to the Department of Labor and Industry to determine what kind of license you may need, and where to take the course in the Department of Labor and Industry site.
  • While the Department of Labor and Industry does not approve of any specific study materials, there are reference books available. The test will cover business aspects of residential construction along with current building codes. The Contractor’s Reference Manual and current code books are available from the Builders Association of Minnesota.

Upcoming Building Industry Continuing Education Course Offerings 2017

  • The Northern Minnesota Builders Association puts together a variety of building industry continuing education to help building trade license holders meet their state and federal licensing requirements.

Building Trade Continuing Education



2017 Contractors Expo

January 24th, 2017  Contractor ‘s Expo (7 hrs + Energy)
Sawmill Inn, Grand Rapids

Title2015 Minnesota State Building Code: Issues and Answers for Everyday Situations

Instructed by: Roger Axel, Building Official of New Hope, MN

  • Seminar Description:This program is designed to cover several areas important to Licensed General Contractors in the State of Minnesota. The overall structure of the Minnesota State Building Code, as well as key provisions, will be examined in detail with supporting photos and examples brought forth for discussion. This course will also include material from the MN Residential Energy Code Chapter 1322 in order to meet the State requirements for energy code continuing education.


2017 Electrical Expo

January 25th & 26th, 2017  Contractor ‘s Expo (16 hrs and /or Each day 8 hrs)
Sawmill Inn, Grand Rapids

Titles: 2017 Code Changes of the NEC / Low Voltage Code Review

Instructed by: Scott Nutting, MN State Electrical Inspector