The Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry has a specific set of rules regarding the continuing education of contractors. It’s normal for contractors from Minnesota and contractors from outside the state that want to do business in Minnesota to have questions about continuing education. To help out, we offer some answers to the frequently asked questions regarding contractor licensing and continuing education in the state of Minnesota.
What Is My License Renewal Fee?
According to the Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry, the fee you pay for renewing your contractor’s license is based on your company’s gross annual receipts. The schedule looks like this:
• Gross annual receipts less than $1 million for the year – $690
• Gross annual receipts between $1 million and $5 million for the year – $790
• Gross annual receipts more than $5 million for the year – $890
Can I Do My Renewal Completely Online?
All renewal applications must have an original signature page accompanying them. While renewing your license online does process one week faster than mailing your application, you still need to print out the signature page and send it to the Department of Labor and Industry with an original signature.
How Many Types Of Contractor Licenses In Minnesota Require Continuing Education?
The Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry indicates that there are six different types of contractor licenses in the state that have continuing education requirements. They are:
• Residential builders, remodelers, and roofers
• Certified building officials
• Manufactured Home Installers
How Many Hours Of Continuing Education Will I Need For My License?
The amount of continuing education you will need depends on your field and your position within that field. The amount of hours required runs from 38 to 0, with 12 hours being the most common amount. Certified building officials require 38 hours of continuing education, while a backflow plumber requires zero hours of continuing education.
Is Continuing Education All I Need To Renew My License In Minnesota?
Many of the licenses and their different sublicenses require field experience before you can qualify for renewal. You can take your continuing education hours without field experience, but you cannot renew your license without the necessary field experience. The licenses that require field experience generally require 12 to 14 hours of relevant field experience before allowing the renewal of a license. If you are considering moving up to a higher level in licensing, then you will need to take a new license test and not a license renewal.
How Can I Get The Continuing Education Hours I Need
PDH Contractors has all of the continuing education courses you need to renew and retain your contractor license in the state of Minnesota. You can go start a course right now on the PDH Contractors website and get the time in that you need to keep your license going. You will want to take your continuing education hours courses at least one month prior to the expiration of your license to allow the state enough time to process your renewal and get you your new license.