BATC University Offers Wide Array of Contractor Continuing Education

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The Builders Association of the Twin Cities University (BATC – U) announced its 2013 catalog of some 30 courses for Minnesota contractors to obtain their required 14 credit hours of continuing education for licensure. In addition, most courses qualify for real estate continuing education as well.

Courses range from a full day to one-hour sessions. The courses are developed based on feedback from participants each year regarding vital topics, top-notch instructors and changes in statutes and rules. Here are several of the courses for 2013:

• Slaying the Dragon: Effectively Resolving Construction Disputes
• Managing the Change Order Process to Make Sure You Get Paid What You Deserve
• How to Avoid the Looming Insurance Crisis
• Regulation of Wetlands in Minnesota
• An Introduction to I-Joists and Laminated Veneer Lumber
• Residential Contracting Under Attack; Will You Have What it Takes to Survive?
• Understanding Residential LED Lighting
• Fall Protection – Practical Solutions and Guidelines
• Geothermal Technology
• Responding to Defect Claims: What Builders Need to Know
• Window and Door Flashing Installation Training

Minnesota law requires all licensed contractors to obtain 14 credit hours every two years, of which one hour must be in regard to energy. BATC University’s impressive course lineup, taught by industry professionals with direct experience and a practical perspective, will easily achieve necessary course hours.

All BATC University courses are taught at the Builders Association of the Twin Cities office at 2960 Centre Pointe Drive, Roseville, Minnesota, in the Association’s learning center. The facility offers free parking, and all course participants receive complimentary lunch and refreshments throughout the day, as well as being provided all necessary course materials. Registration is easily achieved at (under Quick Links select Builder Credits – BATC U). The cost of BATC U courses is $15 per credit hour for members and $22 per credit hour for nonmembers.

ABOUT BATC: The Builders Association of the Twin Cities is the leading voice for builders and remodelers. BATC represents 1,100 builders, remodelers, developers and industry suppliers with a mission of helping its members grow their businesses through marketing, advocacy and industry connections. BATC is widely recognized as a powerful force at the state Legislature and with state regulatory agencies. It’s also known for its twice-a-year signature events: The Parade of Homes and Remodelers Showcase. In addition, BATC offers Minnesota’s Green Path, a growing new home and remodeling certification program providing healthy, durable, energy-efficient homes to buyers and homeowners.

For More Information Contact:
Beth Graham, Continuing Education Coordinator