How do I renew my license?New this year, license renewal applications are found online. To renew your Residential Builder or Residential Remodeler license in 2010, you will need to access your license renewal forms from the Department of Labor and Industryís online License Lookup (www.dli.mn.gov./CCLD/LicVerify.asp).
All instructions for renewing your license are included with your renewal forms. Please follow them carefully.
How can I contact the Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry?
Many common questions can be answered by referring to the Residential Building Contractor page on the Departmentís website at http://www.dli.mn.gov/CCLD/RBC.asp. It is a valuable resource containing information about licensing and license renewal.
The main phone number for the Construction Codes and Licensing Division (CCLD) at the Department of Labor and Industry is (651) 284-5012.
How much is the renewal fee?The fee will vary depending on the company's annual sales. The renewal notice will contain the appropriate renewal fee for a particular licensee.
Can I repeat a course and still get continuing education credit?No. Classes cannot be repeated for credit.
Can I carry over continuing education credits between renewals?No. Each year you must complete seven hours of approved contractor education (including one hour of energy education). Any credits earned over seven will be forfeited at time of renewal.
When did the International Residential Code (IRC) become effective as the State Building Code in Minnesota?The International Residential Code (Chapter 1309) became effective March 31, 2003. All permits pulled since then are under the International Residential Code with Minnesota Amendments.
Where can I get a copy of the IRC with Minnesota Amendments?You can purchase the 2006 IRC and Minnesota Amendments from Kaplan Professional Schools by calling 1-651-523-1090 or 1-888-523-1090. You can also purchase the IRC book at our St. Paul location during regular business hours.
Are any of the contractor continuing education courses approved by the Veteran's Administration?Yes, the following course is approved by the Veteran's Administration: Residential Building Analysis 201: The Inspection and Valuation.
If you are entitled to VA benefits, be sure to tell us when you register. After completing your courses and submitting the appropriate paperwork, you will be reimbursed by the VA based on your entitlement.
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