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!
Here is more information clarifying what the CSL CEU credits are, as well as how and why you need to get them.
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 for future renewals (read on for timing).
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? There has been some confusion and mis-information regarding the timing of the continuing education requirements.
If your next license renewal is between now and June 30, 2013, you will NOT need to provide continuing education hours when you renew next.
For license renewals July 1, 2013 and after, you WILL need to provide proof of continuing education (credit hours) at the time of renewal in order to be granted a renewed license.
Note that 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.
How Many Credits/Hours?
- Construction Supervisors License/ “Unrestricted”: 12.0 Hours*
- The One and Two Family Dwelling (“Restricted”) License: 10.0 Hours*
- The Specialty Licenses: 6.0 Hours*
* Every Two Years at Renewal (see above dates)
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, Conservation Services Group, CSI Institute, Safety Trainers, and others.
Some trade associations such as BAGB 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.