For those who are aspiring to become contractors or just want to add to their abilities in Oregon, there are a number of courses available that you can take online or by correspondence. By deciding on the direction you want your new profession or current business to go, you can take advantage of all that a contractor’s job has to offer. For current residential contractors, eight to 16 hours of continuing education is required, depending on how many years they have been in business. Requirements for commercial contractors depend on employee number and endorsement. Find the right contractor course for you by checking out the following.
Construction Site Safety Practices
This course for Oregon covers everything a contractor or aspiring contractor needs to know about workplace safety. You will find sections included on worker safety with ladders and stairways, protective equipment such as goggles and gloves, safety with nail guns and fall protection.
Green Building Guidelines for New Homes
A growing area of interest among home buyers and contractors, learning how to build green can increase profits while contributing to the welfare of the environment. The course includes materials and methods, recycling and donation of waste from the job and other helpful information you may need.
Residential Remodeling and Universal Design
This course shows you interior and exterior ideas on how to use standard features and incorporate them into a remodeling project that works for older or disabled people. As the population ages, this type of remodeling is gaining in popularity, but also works well for those of all ages.
Durability by Design: A Guide for Residential Builders
Durability is an important consideration when building a home, particularly for those who live in areas along the coast in Oregon where hurricanes and other adverse weather events occur. This course makes recommendations on dealing with rain, sunlight, insects, ways to prevent corrosion and decay, along with other recommendations to make a house more durable throughout the years.
Structural Materials & Methods for Home Building in the U.S. 1900-2000
By comparing construction materials and techniques between a home built in the early 1900s and one built in 1990, this course gives you a fascinating look back into the history of home building from the American kit homes into modern times. It includes information on changes in home construction over the years, so a contractor can help advance home building in the future.
Cost and Benefits of Insulating Concrete Forms
This course demonstrates the durability and benefits of insulating with concrete forms. The information covered includes racking and bending strength, sound transmission, class descriptions and ratings, monthly cost and comparisons and upgrade costs.
Residential Rehabilitation Inspection Guide
The condition, usefulness and potential rehabilitation of an older home is necessary to evaluate in order to make improvements. This course shows you how to prepare for and conduct an inspection, what to look for with regard to terrain problems, systems and the interior and exterior of a home to help you make a rehab list that addresses safety and potential problem areas that need to be addressed.
A Contractor Course for All Interests
PDH Contractor Academy offers a contractor course for any interest and lets you study at home on your computer, tablet or phone. If you prefer, you can also take Oregon courses by correspondence. If you are fulfilling your continuing education requirements of between eight and 16 hours to renew your license, once you pass the exam, we will mail you your certificate of successful completion. Click the link to start the course.