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Education in the New Year

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Does your crew need a refresher in first aid and CPR?

Are you a power limited technician or a Minnesota building contractor who needs to keep up with licensing credits?


We've got you covered in 2022!

Read below for a summary on each item and then register as you wish through our calendar link.



Jan. 13 First Aid & CPR

Prepare. Prevent. Be proactive. Give your crew the critical tools to handle emergencies. First aid  teaches participants to react to medical emergencies involving shock, bleeding and wounds, poisoning, burns, heat and cold related injuries, bone and joint injuries and medical emergencies. CPR Adult (Heartsaver)  is designed to instruct the participant to perform basic life support to an adult victim of a cardiac emergency, along with the training for use of an AED.

  • Home Builders Association of F-M Member cost: $90
  • Nonmember cost: $135

This session is conducted through Minnesota State Community and Technical College. It meets certification standards for American Heart Association, American Red Cross and the National Safety Council.


Jan. 20 Power Limited Technician Continuing Education

This course will cover basic electrical theory, including series and parallel circuits, voltage drop and Ohm’s and Watt’s Law. The course also reviews Minnesota laws and rules pertaining to power limited circuits. The 2020 National Electrical Code articles associated with power-limited wiring will be covered. Reading of wiring diagrams and schematics will also be covered. It is approved for 8 hours of interactive lecture (4.5 hours of code) for continuing education in Minnesota (and other states) for all electrical licenses. Virtual and in-person attendance options available.


Jan. 25 or Feb. 17 Minnesota Building Contractor Continuing Education

Topics include "Critical Energy Code Issues with Don Sivigny" (4 credits), "Local Codes Discussion with Jack Nyberg" (1.5 credits) and a business management topic (1.5 credits).

Spend the morning with Don Sivigny, a construction code representative at the Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry. He will address burning questions on the state’s energy and building regulations, covering mystifying topics like frost protected shallow foundations, monolithic slabs and properly sizing your HVAC equipment. Last but not least, he’ll get out a crystal ball for a peek at future for residential construction and codes. After lunch, you’ll get a local, candid perspective on building-related topics from Moorhead Building Official Jack Nyberg covering handrails, deck ledger boards and alternative methods for construction, plus more. To finish out the day, we'll address a business management topic tailored for the construction industry.

Pricing for the power limited and building contractor sessions:


  • Early* $110
  • Regular $136


  • Early* $220
  • Regular $273

*Before Dec. 31. 

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