Michigan Residential Builder Continuing Education

As the leading Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA) approved Residential Builder training provider, we are experienced in helping Michigan builders complete their CE online.

Our classes are completely online, convenient and will meet the requirements set by LARA to renew your license.  Sign-up today and renew your license At Your Pace Online. 


LARA Provider ID: 490

What Are The CE Requirements for MI Residential Builders?

In Michigan, Residential Builder licenses must be renewed every three years.

All licensees must complete the following during each three year renewal period: 

  • 1 hour of Building Codes and Laws
  • 1 hour covering Safety
  • 1 hour regarding changes in construction and business management laws

In addition, if you have been licensed for less than six years your requirements also include:

  • a minimum of 3 hours of CE each year of your three year renewal period
  • 21 total hours of CE comprised of the three courses listed above plus 18 hours of 'other' topics



Michigan Residential Builder 21 Hour Continuing Education Course

21 Hour Course $ 160.00

This 21 hour course gives you the mandatory continuing education classes you need to renew your license if you have been licensed for less than six years! It includes the three specific course hours needed by all licensees as well as the 18 hours in "other" topics.

It includes important changes in Michigan law, significant changes to the Michigan Residential Code and OSHA regulations, Professionalism, Business Management, Liability & Risk Management, Marketing & Sales, Contracts & Liens and Estimating & Job Costing.

Liability and Risk Management (4 Hrs)

4 Hour Course $ 59.00

This course covers the essential elements of developing a risk management plan and managing your exposure to various forms of liability in your day-to-day business operations.

Estimating and Job Costing (4 Hrs)

4 Hour Course $ 59.00

This class provides detailed instruction on the proper procedures for generating an accurate bid (estimating) and the tasks necessary to make sure you stay on budget (job costing).

Contracts and Liens (4 Hrs)

4 Hour Course $ 59.00

This class covers the fundamentals of contract writing and development, addresses the most common errors made in drafting a construction contract, and the fundamentals of contract liens and the best methods to follow for protecting your lien rights.

Project Management and Scheduling (4 Hrs)

4 Hour Course $ 59.00

Keeping your jobs on track and on budget can be a difficult process, but good project management and scheduling techniques can solve all of those problems. This course provides excellent tips and information on project management for both the novice and experienced professional, alike.

Marketing & Sales (4 Hrs)

4 Hour Course $ 59.00

From formulating a marketing plan to developing marketing strategies, this course covers the information you need to know to bring customers in the door. Once you have their attention, the modules related to sales techniques will give you valuable tools to use in actually closing the sale.

Digital Marketing (3 Hr)

3 Hour Course $ 49.00

Learn the 6 Ways to Increase Your Online Presence and Earn More Revenue! This course covers different forms of digital marketing and the basics for getting started. We show you exactly how to get started with your own Website, Facebook, YouTube, and much more!

Business Management (3 Hrs)

3 Hour Course $ 49.00

This module will cover the basics of business management, including accounting methodologies, human resources issues and more.

This course also includes a brief module on the fundamentals of writing a business plan.

Michigan Residential Builder 3 Hour CE Course

3 Hour Course $ 49.00

This package meets the three specific course hours needed by all licensees. 

This package includes important changes in Michigan law, significant changes to the Michigan Residential Code and OSHA regulations.

Construction Safety: Summary of OSHA 1926 (1 Hr)

1 Hour Course $ 19.00

OSHA Standard 1926 addresses OSHA regulations and required practices for construction-specific safety in the workplace.

This one-hour class will provide an overview of OSHA, it's requirements in general, and construction safety practices, specifically.

Changes in Michigan Law: 2011-2013 (1 Hr)

1 Hour Course $ 19.00

This one hour class will cover important changes in Michigan law related to business operations and/or laws specific to contractors, during the time frame from 2011-2013.

Changes to the Michigan Residential Code (1 Hr)

1 Hour Course $ 19.00

This one-hour course covers the significant changes made to Chapter 6, Wall Construction, of the Michigan Residential Code.

Concepts of Professionalism (1 Hr)

1 Hour Course $ 19.00

This class examines the various concepts and ideas underlying the term, "Professionalism," and how these ideas and concepts apply to the construction industry.