Deluxe Residential Builder Pre-license Training (60 Clock Hours)

$379.00

60 Hour Course

Course ID: 15360

Approved By: Michigan Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA)

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This 60 hour online pre-license course prepares you for the Michigan Residential Builder PSI exam and includes a downloadable PDF so that you can take the material with you! Topics covered include construction laws, business practices and building codes. Finally, it includes a final exam you need to prepare you for the state exam.

The first step to become a licensed Residential Builder or Maintenance & Alteration Contractor in Michigan is to complete a LARA approved 60 hour pre-licensure course.

LARA required course subjects are covered, and include:

  • Business Management, Estimating, and Job Costing
  • Design and Building Science
  • Contracts, Liability, and Risk Management
  • Marketing and Sales
  • Project Management and Scheduling
  • The Michigan Residential Code
  • MIOSHA Construction Safety Standards

This multi-media course includes videos, animated slides, interactive quizzes, and downloadable pdf for the entire course!

The Glencoe Carpentry and Construction textbook is highly recommended, but not required. Add it to your cart during registration if you do not already have a copy.

  • Occupational Code
    • Occupational Code: Article 24 (2 Hours) [6 Activities]
      • 01. Article 24 Introduction (Video)
      • 02. Business and Law for Michigan Residential Builder Licenses
      • 03. Occupational Code: Article 24, Section 1
      • 04. Occupational Code: Article 24
      • 05. Occupational Code: Article 24
      • 06. Occupational Code: Article 24
  • Starting a Business
    • Business Management (3 Hours) [10 Activities]
      • 01. Business Management Introduction (Video)
      • 02. Business Management: Starting a New Business
      • 03. Business Management:
      • 04. Business Management: General Principles of Business Management
      • 05. Business Management: Day-to-Day Management Concerns
      • 06. Business Management: Employees, Sub-contractors, & Employment Law
      • 07. Business Management: Human Resources Considerations
      • 08. Business and Law for Michigan Residential Builder Licenses
      • 09. Business and Law for Michigan Residential Builder Licenses, Part 2
      • 10. Business Management Conclusion (Video)
  • Keeping Your Business Running
    • Liability and Risk Management (4 Hours) [9 Activities]
      • 01. Liability and Risk Management Introduction (Video)
      • 02. Concepts
      • 03. Risk Management Plan
      • 04. Risk Management Review (Video)
      • 05. Sharing Risk
      • 06. Overview of Different Types of Insurance Coverage
      • 07. Specific Coverages
      • 08. Endorsements
      • 09. Liability and Risk Management Conclusion (Video)
    • Marketing and Sales (6 Hours) [14 Activities]
      • 01. Introduction to Marketing (Video)
      • 02. Marketing versus Sales
      • 03. Developing & Writing a Marketing Plan
      • 04. Marketing and Sales Review (Video)
      • 05. Developing & Writing a Marketing Plan - Part 2
      • 06. Developing and Writing a Marketing Plan - Part 3
      • 07. Developing and Writing a Marketing Plan - Part 4
      • 08. Marketing Techniques and Tools
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        • 09. Internet Marketing Strategies
        • 10. Sales Introduction (Video)
        • 11. General Sales Concepts
        • 12. Best Practices in Sales
        • 13. Ten Tips for Reaching Your Sales Goals
        • 14. Conclusion (Video)
    • Contracts (6 Hours) [17 Activities]
      • 01. Contracts Introduction (Video)
      • 02. Contracts Overview
      • 03. Contracts Overview, Part II
      • 04. Contract Law in General
      • 05. Formation
      • 06. Performance
      • 07. Contract Law Recap (Video)
      • 08. Breach of Contract
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        • 09. Types of Contracts
        • 10. Contract Law Recap II (Video)
        • 11. Principles of Contract Interpretation
        • 12. Breach of Contract
        • 13. Contract Law Conclusion (Video)
        • 14. Michigan-Specific Duties Under A Contract
        • 15. Michigan Specific Rules on Breach of Contract Claims
        • 16. Michigan-Specific Defenses To A Contract
        • 17. Contracts Conclusion (Video)
  • Contracting Operations
    • Estimating and Job Costing (5 Hours) [10 Activities]
      • 01. Estimating Introduction (Video)
      • 02. Estimating I
      • 03. Estimating II
      • 04. Estimating III
      • 05. Estimating IV
      • 06. Estimating V
      • 07. Estimating Conclusion (Video)
      • 08. Job Costing Introduction (Video)
      • 09. Job Costing
      • 10. Job Costing Conclusion (Video)
    • Project Management and Scheduling (6 Hours) [9 Activities]
      • 01. Project Management Introduction
      • 02. Project Management
      • 03. Theory & Structure Key Concepts I
      • 04. Theory & Structure Key Concepts II
      • 05. Theory & Structure Key Concepts III
      • 06. Components of Project Management
      • 07. Planning & Scheduling
      • 08. Putting It All Together
      • 09. Project Management Conclusion (Video)
  • Design and Building Science (12 Hours)
    • Unit 1: Preparing to Build
    • Section 1 - Chapters 1 to 3 : Quiz #1 (6 questions)
    • Unit 2: Tools and Equipment
    • Section 2 - Chapters 4 to 6 : Quiz #2 (7 questions)
    • Section 3 - Chapter 7 : Quiz #3 (3 questions)
    • Unit 3: Building Foundations
    • Unit 3 Addendum [2 Activities]
      • Building Foundations (Unit 3)
      • Building Foundations - Part 2 (Unit 3)
    • Section 4 - Chapters 8 to 9 : Quiz #4 (6 questions)
    • Section 5 - Chapters 10 to 11 : Quiz #5 (8 questions)
    • Unit 4: Wood Frame Construction
    • Unit 4 Addendum [1 Activities]
      • Wood Frame Construction (Unit 4)
    • Section 6 - Chapters 12 to 14 : Quiz #6 (10 questions)
    • Section 7 - Chapters 15 to 16 : Quiz #7 (7 questions)
    • Section 8 - Chapters 17 to 19 : Quiz #8 (8 questions)
    • Unit 5: Completing the Structure
    • Unit 5 Addendum [1 Activities]
      • Completing the Structure (Unit 5)
    • Section 9 - Chapters 20 to 21 : Quiz #9 (6 questions)
    • Section 10 - Chapter 22 : Quiz #10 (6 questions)
    • Section 11 - Chapters 23-24 : Quiz #11 (8 questions)
    • Unit 6: Finish Carpentry
    • Section 12 - Chapters 25-28 : Quiz #12 (10 questions)
    • Unit 7: Construction Specialties
    • Unit 7 Addendum [1 Activities]
      • Construction Specialties (Unit 7)
    • Section 13 - Chapter 29 : Quiz #13 (4 questions)
    • Section 14 - Chapter 30 : Quiz #14 (6 questions)
    • Section 15 - Chapters 31-32 : Quiz #15 (7 questions)
    • Section 16 - Chapters 33-34 : Quiz #16 (6 questions)
    • Section 17 - Chapter 35 : Quiz #17 (3 questions)
  • Regulatory Considerations
    • Michigan Residential Code (10 Hours) [25 Activities]
      • 01. Building Codes Introduction (Video)
      • 02. Chapter 1: Scope and Administration
      • 03. Chapter 1: Scope and Administration, Part II
      • 04. Chapter 3: Building Planning
      • 05. Chapter 3: Building Planning, Part II
      • 06. Chapter 3: Building Planning, Part III
      • 07. Chapter 3: Building Planning, Part IV
      • 08. Chapter 3: Building Planning, Part V
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        • 09. Chapter 4: Foundations
        • 10. Chapter 4: Foundations, Part II
        • 11. Chapter 4: Foundations, Part III
        • 12. Chapter 4: Foundations, Part IV
        • 13. Chapter 5: Floors
        • 14. Chapter 5: Floors,Part II
        • 15. Chapter 6: Wall Construction
        • 16. Chapter 6: Wall Construction, Part II
        • 17. Chapter 7: Wall Coverings
        • 18. Chapter 7: Wall Coverings, Part II
        • 19. Chapter 8: Roof-Ceiling Construction
        • 20. Chapter 9: Roof Assemblies
        • 21. Chapter 9: Roof Assemblies, Part II
        • 22. Appendix J: Existing Buildings and Structures
        • 23. Appendix J: Existing Buildings and Structures, Part II
        • 24. Energy Code Certification
        • 25. Building Codes Conclusion (Video)
    • MIOSHA Construction Safety Standards (6 Hours) [12 Activities]
      • 01. OSHA/MIOSHA Introduction (Video)
      • 02. OSHA – Overview
      • 03. MIOSHA - An Overview
      • 04. MIOSHA - Overview Part 2
      • 05. MIOSHA — Safety and Employee Protection
      • 06. Job-Site Safety
      • 07. Most Common Hazards
      • 08. General Safety Practices
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        • 09. Construction-Specific Safety Practices
        • 10. Construction-Specific Safety Practices, Continued
        • 11. Focus Four
        • 12. OSHA/MIOSHA Conclusion (Video)
    • MIOSHA resources
  • Final Exam
    • RBPL Final Exam, Part 1 (1 Hour) (62 questions)
    • RBPL Final Exam, Part 2 (2 Hours) (99 questions)
  • Completion
    • Mandatory Questionnaire
    • RBPL Certificate of Completion

Instructor Bio


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Mike Melvin, owner of At Your Pace Online, LLC, is the instructor and industry expert for Michigan Contractor Training courses. In addition to his Bachelor of Arts Degree in Business Administration from Ottawa University, Kansas, Mike has owned, operated, and worked for numerous construction companies. Mike's relevant construction experience includes framing, concrete construction, foundations, and roofing. As the current owner and Michigan-approved lead instructor for MIContractortraining.com, he teaches multiple courses pertaining to construction and business. With over fifteen years of experience in the industry, Mike combines his proven understanding of teaching online education with the practical and academic industry knowledge needed by Michigan Contractors, to allow them to complete their courses and get back to the job site.

Course Reviews

June 4th, 2018
Hard to rate until I take Michigan's Builders test

August 18th, 2018
it was miss leading on the first test being only 50 questions and second being 99. should tell with the hours on how many there are.

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