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.

  • Starting a Business
    • Business Management [10 Activities]
      • 01. Introduction to Michigan Residential Builder Course (Video)
      • 02. Business and Law for Michigan Residential Builder Licenses
      • 03. Occupational Code: Article 24
      • 04. Business Management: Starting a New Business
      • 05. Business Management: Writing a Business Plan
      • 06. Business Management: General Principles
      • 07. Business Management: Day-to-Day Management Concerns
      • 08. Business Management: Employees & Employment Law
      • 09. Business and Law for Michigan Residential Builder Licenses, Part 2
      • 10. Business Management Conclusion (Video)
    • Incremental Quiz 1 (10 questions)
    • Estimating and Job Costing [5 Activities]
      • 01. Estimating & Job Costing (VIDEO)
      • 02. Estimating
      • 03. Job Costing Introduction
      • 04. Job Costing
      • 05. Estimating and Job Costing Conclusion
    • Incremental Quiz 2 (10 questions)
  • Design and Building Science
    • Preparing to Build [2 Activities]
      • 01. Design and Building Science Introduction
      • 02. Preparing to Build
    • Activity #1 (19 questions)
    • Building Foundations [1 Activities]
      • 01. Building Foundations
    • Activity #2 (11 questions)
    • Wood Frame Construction [4 Activities]
      • 01. Wood Frame Construction
      • 02. Completing the Structure
      • 03. Construction Specialties
      • 04. Design and Building Science Conclusion
    • Incremental Quiz 3 (10 questions)
  • Keeping Your Business Running
    • Contracts, Liability, and Risk Management [4 Activities]
      • 01. Contracts
      • 02. Liability and Risk Management (Video)
      • 03. Liability and Risk
      • 04. Contracts, Liability, and Risk Management Conclusion
    • Incremental Quiz 4 (10 questions)
    • Marketing and Sales [16 Activities]
      • 01. Marketing and Sales
      • 02. Marketing Strategies and Sales Practices
      • 03. Introduction to Digital Marketing (Video)
      • 04. The Importance of Digital Marketing (Video)
      • 05. How Digital Marketing Sells Itself (Video)
      • 06. Why Digital Marketing Must Not Be Ignored
      • 07. How Digital Marketing Can Help YOU (Video)
      • 08. Types of Digital Marketing
      • View Additional Activities
        • 09. Getting Started With Digital Marketing (Video)
        • 10. Google Places (Video)
        • 11. Your Business Website
        • 12. Facebook (Video)
        • 13. Email Marketing
        • 14. Conclusion (Video)
        • 15. Sales
        • 16. Marketing and Sales Conclusion
    • Incremental Quiz 5 (10 questions)
    • Project Management and Scheduling [9 Activities]
      • 01. Project Management and Scheduling Introduction
      • 02. The Purpose of Project Management (Video)
      • 03. Project Management Basics (Video)
      • 04. Advanced Project Management Concerns (Video)
      • 05. Project Management
      • 06. Components of Project Management
      • 07. Sample Project Plan
      • 08. Planning and Scheduling
      • 09. Conclusion
    • Incremental Quiz 6 (10 questions)
  • Regulatory Considerations
    • Michigan Residential Code [12 Activities]
      • 01. Michigan Residential Code
      • 02. Chapter 1: Scope and Administration
      • 03. Chapter 3: Building Planning
      • 04. Chapter 3: Building Planning (Part II)
      • 05. Chapter 4: Foundations
      • 06. Chapter 5: Floors
      • 07. Chapter 6: Wall Construction
      • 08. Chapter 7: Wall Covering
      • View Additional Activities
        • 09. Chapter 8: Roof-Ceiling Construction
        • 10. Chapter 9: Roof Assemblies
        • 11. Appendix J: Existing Buildings and Structures
        • 12. Energy Code Certification
    • Incremental Quiz 7 (10 questions)
    • MIOSHA Construction Safety Standards [6 Activities]
      • 01. MIOSHA Introduction (video)
      • 02. OSHA Construction Safety Standards
      • 03. Overview of OSHA and MIOSHA
      • 04. Safety and Employee Protection
      • 05. Construction-Specific Safety Practices
      • 06. Conclusion (video)
    • Incremental Quiz 8 (10 questions)
  • RBPL Final Exam
    • Final Exam (160 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

September 20th, 2019
I had some difficulty on one of the incremental activities in where I was unable to see most of the diagrams, I ended up just guessing on them just so I could continue the training.

October 18th, 2019