Construction Essentials: Asbestos Awareness, Mold Mitigation, and Energy Conservation (7 CEUs)

This 3-part Minnesota contractor continuing education course is designed to identify sound building practices to promote energy conservation and to provide safe work practices to maintain a healthy work environment.

Course Length: 7 hours

Continuing Education: 7 Contractor CE hours including 1 CE hour Energy

Course Approval: This contractor CE course is approved by the Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry for Residential Building Contractors, Remodelers, and Roofers

*Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry (MN DOLI) requires residential contractors to attend approved continuing education courses to renew licenses every 2 years. The Construction Essentials course taken through ZOTA in the state of Minnesota provides continuing education hours toward your contractor license renewal! This course provides 7 Continuing Education Units (CEUs), including one hour of Energy.

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Part 1: Asbestos Awareness for Construction and Maintenance Activity

This Asbestos Awareness section is designed for individuals whose work activities may contact asbestos containing materials (ACM) or presumed asbestos containing materials (PACM). This course provides a basic understanding of asbestos, the health effects associated with exposure, locations of ACM in buildings and how to recognize and control damaged ACM. This Asbestos Awareness section meets the OSHA Construction Standard for Asbestos Awareness 29 CFR 1926.1101 (Class IV asbestos work). Certificate will be provided upon course completion.

Part 2: Mold Remediation and Clean-up Utilizing Industry Guidelines and Recommendations

This Mold Mitigation section will provide an in-depth understanding for individuals that may come into contact with mold in the workplace or on construction and renovation projects. This course will highlight characteristics of mold, potential health effects, inspection techniques, assessment and exposure protection, state-of-the-art remediation and cleanup practices, ongoing prevention techniques, regulatory guidance and industry best practices.

Part 3: Energy Conservation – Structural Insulated Panels

This Energy Conservation section will provide an introduction to Structural Insulated Panels (SIPs) as used in residential construction. The course will highlight “Green Construction” properties of SIPs including energy efficiency, Energy Star rating, Home Energy Rating System (HERS) index, Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED), return on investment (ROI), healthy benefits and overall reduction in the carbon footprint.