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Education services

For continuing education opportunities, visit the directory of approved continuing education courses.

For help with questions about continuing education credits, contact Josie Steinhoff: (651) 478-8142.

Seminars and educational opportunities

Building Official Forum 2018

The Construction Codes and Licensing Division will host the fourth annual Building Official Forum on Friday, June 29, from 9:30 a.m. to noon (breakfast starts at 9 a.m.). The forum includes a review of our Building Official Apprenticeship program currently under development, a 2018 legislative update, and an open discussion about changes to the 2018 ā€œIā€ codes being proposed for adoption. Breakfast is provided and attendance is free.

When and where
The forum is 9:30 a.m. to noon, Friday, June 29, 2018, at the Arrowood Resort and Conference Center in Alexandria.

Who should attend
The target audience for the forum is building officials.

Continuing education
Building officials will receive 2.5 continuing education credits.

Cost and register
Attendance is free and includes breakfast. View complete details and register here.

Contact Lyndy Logan at lyndy.logan@state.mn.us or call (651) 284-5912.

2018 Spring Seminar on Residential Buildings

The 2018 Spring Seminar on Residential Buildings spotlights the construction of residential buildings. This one-day seminar consists of a review of the mechanical provisions of the Residential Energy Code including heat loss, equipment sizing, and combustion, make-up, and ventilation air. It will also address the energy requirements for residential plumbing and electrical systems, and an in-depth review of shallow protected foundations including: air freezing index, methods of frost protection, insulation requirements and the prescriptive methods and standards of constructing new homes using this type of foundation system.

When and where
The seminar is conducted at nine locations throughout Minnesota from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., April 11 to May 10, 2018. For dates, locations and agenda, visit the registration page.

Who should attend
The target audiences for the seminar include building officials, manufactured home installers and residential contractors.

Continuing education
Please sign-up as a building official, residential contractor or manufactured home installer so continuing education credits can be applied. The seminar offers continuing education for:

  • building officials (7 hours - other)
  • manufactured home installers (7 hours - other)
  • residential contractors (7 hours - other; 1 hour - code/energy )

Cost and register
The cost to attend is $85 dollars. View complete details and register here.

Contact Tim Manz at timothy.manz@state.mn.us or (651) 284-5590.

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About education services

This section provides education for building officials, the design profession and the construction industry through several biannual training seminars.

The section also meets with and provides education and input to other construction-related industries such as the Homebuilders Association, Minnesota Institute of Architects, Minnesota Coalition of Structural Engineers, Consulting Engineers Council, Minnesota Society of Heating, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Engineers and other associations.

bullet State Building Code Educational Programs Policy (PDF)

bullet Courses available to sponsor organizations.

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