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Upcoming Contractor CE Classes

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Date(s) Class City &
State
Class
Type
Credit Hours Price   Details
Dec 06 – Dec 06 2016 Fall Education Tour - The Weird, Wild, and Wonderful World of Real Estate (7.5-Credit Hours) North Mankato, MN Day
General 7.5
$77.00  Call Customer Support to Purchase  Call Customer Support to Purchase  Call Customer Support to Purchase

Learn how to cater your services to the needs of today’s buyers and sellers seeking some of the more weird and wild trends in the industry today!

Join us for a journey through some of the weird and wild trends in the industry today and what they can provide for clients seeking these arrangements. You will begin by examining non-traditional shelters and  learn about some of the weird products being used in building, including recycled and reused products, and the hazards associated with them.

Then, you will take a walk on the wild side exploring wild living arrangements like communes and ecovillages. But the fun doesn’t stop there—you’ll learn how mother nature can play a large role in affecting real estate transactions through wind, water, and pest damage. Understand the signs to watch out for and what to do if a property has problems in these areas.

You will leave this class with an understanding of how weird and wild industry trends affect the real estate transaction, as well as strategies for working with clients who desire these alternative trends.

This course has been approved by the Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry for 7.5 hours for continuing contractor education.

Topics Include:

  • Weird shelter options in the market today
  • Weird building products and potential hazards
  • How weird shelters and building products affect the real estate transaction
  • Wild living arrangements in the market today
  • How wild weather and animals can damage structures
  • How wild living arrangements, weather, and animals affect the real estate transaction
  • Energy efficiency improvements
  • Alternative energy
  • Air and water quality
  • How real estate professionals can help clients with special considerations
Location Details: Session Details:
  • Best Western - Mankato
  • 1111 Range St
  • North Mankato, MN 56003

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Tue, December 06, 2016, 8:00 AM - 11:45 AM (local)
  • #2: Tue, December 06, 2016, 12:45 PM - 4:30 PM (local)

Taught By:
  • Aimee Hanson
Notes:
Please allow for extra drive time due to road construction and weather conditions. Late arrivals will not receive credit.
Dec 07 – Dec 07 Certified Renovator Refresher Training Course (4-Credit Hours) Bloomington, MN Day
General 4
$159.00  Add to Cart 

Don’t miss your EPA lead-safe certification renewal and lose your EPA Certified Renovator status. Secure your seat and enroll today!

Attention all Minnesota contractors and remodelers who became an EPA Certified Renovator in year 2010 or earlier. That certification will expire after 5 years. You must complete this new 4-Hour EPA Certified Renovator Refresher Training Course in order to maintain your Certified Renovator status. Brightwood offers this EPA-approved 4-hour refresher course that will add an additional 5 years to your Certified Renovator status. This new course satisfies all the refresher requirements and includes a hands-on training session on testing for lead and cleaning verification. At the end of this course, you will receive an EPA certification showing your successful completion of the course, including photo ID. Remember that the EPA is finding and fining uncertified contractors for not being certified or for not following the RRP rules and procedures. The fines are up to $37,500 per occurrence per day. Don’t take a chance—take this fast-paced hands-on course and renew your EPA lead-safe certification.

Topics include:

  • RRP rules and procedures
  • Lead and cleaning verification

NOTICE: Students seeking EPA recertification are required to provide their initial individual (not firm) certified renovator certificate prior to this class.

As a requirement of the EPA, the training provider must collect a copy of each student’s prior course completion certificate (i.e., the initial 8 Hour Lead course certificate with the photo identification) prior to the student taking the 4 Hour Refresher Course.  In order to receive EPA credit for the 4 Hour Refresher course, you must provide a copy of your initial individual (not firm) certificate prior to the class start. 

There are three ways to provide your initial certificate:

  1. Scan and email it to cs_gradingqa@kaplan.com.
  2. Fax it to 608.779.0442.
  3. Bring it to class and provide to instructor prior to class start.

If you have any questions regarding this matter, please contact our Customer Service Department during regular business hours at 888.523.1020.

EPA accreditation to Virginia College, LLC DBA Brightwood College for the purpose of certification under section 402 of TSCA for the renovator - refresher discipline.

This course has been approved by the Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry for 4 hours for continuing contractor education.

Location Details: Session Details:
  • Kaplan Professional Schools - Bloomington
  • 2051 Killebrew Dr
  • Ste 110
  • Bloomington, MN 55425

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Wed, December 07, 2016, 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM (local)

Taught By:
  • DAN NORBY
Notes:
You must provide a copy of your initial individual 8hr certification certificate (w/photo) before class to obtain EPA credit. Due to EPA rules, we cannot let you into class for EPA credit without your certificate. Late arrivals will not receive credit.
Dec 07 – Dec 07 Accessibility, Certifications, and Energy Improvements (Includes Energy) Class (3-Credit Hours) Bloomington, MN Day
Energy 1
General 2
$39.00  Call Customer Support to Purchase  Call Customer Support to Purchase  Call Customer Support to Purchase

In this course, you will learn more about Minnesota making the contractor registration program permanent, as well as the details of this program. You’ll also explore universal design and how contractors can achieve new certifications, which are part of this rapidly growing market. In addition, you will review eight energy-related sales opportunities and receive an hour of energy focusing on an energy-conscious remodel.

This course has been approved by the Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry for 3 hours for continuing contractor education.

Topics include:

  • Minnesota contractor registration program
  • Universal design
  • Eight energy-related sales opportunities
  • Energy hour on an energy-conscious remodel
Location Details: Session Details:
  • Kaplan Professional Schools - Bloomington
  • 2051 Killebrew Dr
  • Ste 110
  • Bloomington, MN 55425

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Wed, December 07, 2016, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM (local)

Taught By:
  • DAN NORBY
Notes:
Please allow for extra drive time due to road construction and weather conditions. Late arrivals will not receive credit.
Dec 08 – Dec 08 The Twenty Most Cost-Effective Home Improvements Class (3.75-Credit Hours) Bloomington, MN Day
General 3.75
$49.00  Call Customer Support to Purchase  Call Customer Support to Purchase  Call Customer Support to Purchase

Here are 20 cost-effective home improvements that add value and enjoyment for every homeowner.

Home owners are constantly asking “what home improvements should I do to add value to my house.”  In this information packed course, you will learn what home improvements give the best and most immediate return on investment, and which ones will add value over time. We’ll examine energy efficient appliances and through calculations, determine if upgrading to higher efficiency makes sense. You will also learn the difference between a properly maintained property and an updated property through understanding basic home inspection standards.

Contractor and home inspector Dan Norby uses his experience and knowledge to educate his students about the environmental issues that agents, contractors, and appraisers need to understand and how they can educate their customers in making more cost effective improvements to their property.

This course has been approved by the Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry for 3.75 hours for contractor continuing education.

Topics include:

  • Trends in remodeling spending
  • Setting spending priorities
  • Maintenance and repairs
  • Kitchen and bathroom remodeling
  • Avoiding hidden mechanical costs
  • Roofing and siding
  • Window upgrades that save energy
  • Environmental concerns
  • Cost vs. value analysis
Location Details: Session Details:
  • Kaplan Professional Schools - Bloomington
  • 2051 Killebrew Dr
  • Ste 110
  • Bloomington, MN 55425

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Thu, December 08, 2016, 1:15 PM - 5:00 PM (local)

Taught By:
  • DAN NORBY
Notes:
Please allow for extra drive time due to road construction and weather conditions. Late arrivals will not receive credit.
Dec 09 – Dec 09 Unsellable to Sold: Can Every House be a Dream Home? (Includes Energy) Class (7.5-Credit Hours) St. Paul, MN Day
Energy 1
General 6.5
$98.00  Call Customer Support to Purchase  Call Customer Support to Purchase  Call Customer Support to Purchase

Learn what it takes to get an unpopular home sold!

This course will help you guide your clients through the process of seeing not only what a property is, but what it has the potential to become. You will start by helping your clients define exactly what they are seeking. You’ll learn how to ask questions about both present needs and potential future requirements. You’ll also learn about the shifting demographics of our maturing population and how to effectively communicate with multiple generations.

Learn about the opportunities to modify a home to make it saleable by tweaks, modifications, or major remodels. You will learn about the costs associated with improvements and the Return on Investment (ROI) for a variety of house projects. You will help your clients be able to visualize a property beyond what they can envision themselves. Case studies will help you gain a new understanding of how properties changed to become clients’ dream homes!

This course has been approved by the Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry for 7.5 hours for continuing contractor education.

Topics Include:

  • Assess Client’s Specific Requirements
  • Buyers/Listers Demographics
  • Buyers/Listers Home Ownership
  • Assessing and Developing a Strategy
  • Appraising and Valuing Improvements
  • Energy Matters
  • New Scenarios in Today’s Market
  • Financing Improvements
  • Risk Management
  • Listing Unsellable Inventory
  • MN Energy Hour
Location Details: Session Details:
  • Kaplan Professional Schools - St. Paul
  • 1295 Bandana Blvd N
  • Ste 245
  • St. Paul, MN 55108

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Fri, December 09, 2016, 8:30 AM - 12:15 PM (local)
  • #2: Fri, December 09, 2016, 1:15 PM - 5:00 PM (local)

Taught By:
  • Timothy Whaley
Notes:
Please park in the free parking ramp across from the East entrance. Please allow for extra drive time due to road construction and weather conditions. Late arrivals will not receive credit.
Dec 12 – Dec 12 Good, Better, Best: When Quality, Price, and Value All Matter Class (7.5-Credit Hours) Bloomington, MN Day
General 7.5
$98.00  Add to Cart 

Finally, a course that tells you everything you need to know about legitimate value that matters in today's rigorous appraisal world.

Calling all real estate agents, contractors, builders and appraisers...our expert instructor takes you from the glitzy showroom to covert back alleys of valuing products and features of homes with the focal lens of an appraiser, contractor/builder AND real estate professional in mind.

You'll learn the universal language used by appraisers that contractors and real estate agents can translate to knowledge that pays when advising clients on everything from product selections to appropriate offers on property or identifying an appropriate listing price for selling a property. You’ll acquire an insider's view of how value is defined and assigned by the appraiser. Also, you'll understand the consumer criteria of price, longevity, performance, aesthetics, and resale for a variety of property elements. Learn what does and does not have monetary value in an appraiser’s eyes with a snapshot of the essential tools and assessment methods used to establish the ultimate value of a property. Also, learn where value lies from a cost approach so you can help your clients identify poor quality in spite of acceptable appearance. Find out what the six surprising low-cost, high-value materials are, what type of siding lasts the longest, and which foundation type will save you the most money in the long run.

Learn about the real differences in construction quality, what has monetary value and what has aesthetic value alone. The instructor translates otherwise confusing terms and definitions into useful information you can communicate with your clients. Whether your interest is in existing property, new construction or proposed renovations, you’ll pick up essential information to increase your professional competence, evident in your next client conversation.

This course has been approved for real estate, appraisal, and contractor continuing education for 7.5 hours of continuing education credit.  This course does not include the energy hour for contractors.

This course has been approved by the Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry for 7.5 hours for contractor continuing education.

This course has been approved by the Minnesota Commissioner of Commerce for 7.5 hours of real estate continuing education.

This course has been approved by the Minnesota Commissioner of Commerce for 7.5 hours of appraisal continuing education.

Topics Include:

  • Appraisal 101 - what they do and why it matters to you
  • What the new quality numbers mean to your clients
  • Differentiating characteristics
  • Products and materials that create value
  • Architectural styles and features
  • Communicating quality distinctions to clients to improve knowledge and selection
Location Details: Session Details:
  • Kaplan Professional Schools - Bloomington
  • 2051 Killebrew Dr
  • Ste 110
  • Bloomington, MN 55425

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Mon, December 12, 2016, 8:00 AM - 11:45 AM (local)
  • #2: Mon, December 12, 2016, 1:00 PM - 4:45 PM (local)

Taught By:
  • Timothy Whaley
Notes:
Please allow for extra drive time due to road construction and weather conditions. Late arrivals will not receive credit.
Dec 14 – Dec 14 2016 Fall Education Tour - The Weird, Wild, and Wonderful World of Real Estate (7.5-Credit Hours) Eagan, MN Day
General 7.5
$77.00  Add to Cart 

Learn how to cater your services to the needs of today’s buyers and sellers seeking some of the more weird and wild trends in the industry today!

Join us for a journey through some of the weird and wild trends in the industry today and what they can provide for clients seeking these arrangements. You will begin by examining non-traditional shelters and  learn about some of the weird products being used in building, including recycled and reused products, and the hazards associated with them.

Then, you will take a walk on the wild side exploring wild living arrangements like communes and ecovillages. But the fun doesn’t stop there—you’ll learn how mother nature can play a large role in affecting real estate transactions through wind, water, and pest damage. Understand the signs to watch out for and what to do if a property has problems in these areas.

You will leave this class with an understanding of how weird and wild industry trends affect the real estate transaction, as well as strategies for working with clients who desire these alternative trends.

This course has been approved by the Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry for 7.5 hours for continuing contractor education.

Topics Include:

  • Weird shelter options in the market today
  • Weird building products and potential hazards
  • How weird shelters and building products affect the real estate transaction
  • Wild living arrangements in the market today
  • How wild weather and animals can damage structures
  • How wild living arrangements, weather, and animals affect the real estate transaction
  • Energy efficiency improvements
  • Alternative energy
  • Air and water quality
  • How real estate professionals can help clients with special considerations
Location Details: Session Details:
  • Eagan Community Center
  • 1501 Central Pkwy
  • Eagan, MN 55121

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Wed, December 14, 2016, 8:00 AM - 11:45 AM (local)
  • #2: Wed, December 14, 2016, 12:45 PM - 4:30 PM (local)

Taught By:
  • Aimee Hanson
Notes:
Please allow for extra drive time due to road construction and weather conditions. Late arrivals will not receive credit.
Dec 15 – Dec 15 2016 Fall Education Tour - Certified Renovator Refresher Training Course (4-Credit Hours) Eagan, MN Day
General 4
$159.00
Only 1 Seat Remaining
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Don’t miss your EPA lead-safe certification renewal and lose your EPA Certified Renovator status. Secure your seat and enroll today!

Attention all Minnesota contractors and remodelers who became an EPA Certified Renovator in year 2010 or earlier. That certification will expire after 5 years. You must complete this new 4-Hour EPA Certified Renovator Refresher Training Course in order to maintain your Certified Renovator status. Brightwood offers this EPA-approved 4-hour refresher course that will add an additional 5 years to your Certified Renovator status. This new course satisfies all the refresher requirements and includes a hands-on training session on testing for lead and cleaning verification. At the end of this course, you will receive an EPA certification showing your successful completion of the course, including photo ID. Remember that the EPA is finding and fining uncertified contractors for not being certified or for not following the RRP rules and procedures. The fines are up to $37,500 per occurrence per day. Don’t take a chance—take this fast-paced hands-on course and renew your EPA lead-safe certification.

EPA accreditation to Virginia College, LLC DBA Brightwood College for the purpose of certification under section 402 of TSCA for the renovator - refresher discipline.

This course has been approved by the Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry for 4 hours for continuing contractor education.

Topics include:

  • RRP rules and procedures
  • Lead and cleaning verification

NOTICE: Students seeking EPA recertification are required to provide their initial individual (not firm) certified renovator certificate prior to this class.

As a requirement of the EPA, the training provider must collect a copy of each student’s prior course completion certificate (i.e., the initial 8 Hour Lead course certificate with the photo identification) prior to the student taking the 4 Hour Refresher Course.  In order to receive EPA credit for the 4 Hour Refresher course, you must provide a copy of your initial individual (not firm) certificate prior to the class start. 

There are three ways to provide your initial certificate:

  1. Scan and email it to cs_gradingqa@kaplan.com.
  2. Fax it to 608.779.0442.
  3. Bring it to class and provide to instructor prior to class start.

If you have any questions regarding this matter, please contact our Customer Service Department during regular business hours at 888.523.1020.

Location Details: Session Details:
  • Eagan Community Center
  • 1501 Central Pkwy
  • Eagan, MN 55121

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Thu, December 15, 2016, 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM (local)

Taught By:
  • Timothy Whaley
Notes:
You must provide a copy of your initial individual 8hr certification certificate (w/photo) before class to obtain EPA credit. Due to EPA rules, we cannot let you into class for EPA credit without your certificate. Late arrivals will not receive credit.
Dec 15 – Dec 15 2016 Fall Education Tour - Accessibility, Certifications, and Energy Improvements (3-Credit Hours) Eagan, MN Day
Energy 1
General 2
$39.00
Only 1 Seat Remaining
 Call Customer Support to Purchase  Call Customer Support to Purchase  Call Customer Support to Purchase

During this portion of the class, you will learn more about Minnesota making the contractor registration program permanent, as well as the details of this program. You’ll also explore universal design and how contractors can achieve new certifications, which are part of this rapidly growing market. In addition, you will review eight energy-related sales opportunities and receive an hour of energy focusing on an energy-conscious remodel.

This course has been approved by the Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry for 3 hours for continuing contractor education.

Topics include:

  • Minnesota contractor registration program
  • Universal design
  • Eight energy-related sales opportunities
  • Energy hour on an energy-conscious remodel
Location Details: Session Details:
  • Eagan Community Center
  • 1501 Central Pkwy
  • Eagan, MN 55121

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Thu, December 15, 2016, 12:30 PM - 3:30 PM (local)

Taught By:
  • Timothy Whaley
Notes:
Please allow for extra drive time due to road construction and weather conditions. Late arrivals will not receive credit.
Dec 16 – Dec 16 Lead-Based Paint Renovation, Repair, and Painting Program (Includes Lead, No Energy) Class (8-Credit Hours) St. Paul, MN Day
General 8
$199.00
Only 5 Seats Remaining
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According to the EPA 2008 Lead Rule, anyone who disturbs greater than 20 square feet of lead based paint on an exterior wall; or disturbs an area greater than 6 square feet of interior paint per room needs to be trained in lead safe work practices.

Brightwood’s Lead-Based Paint Renovation, Repair and Painting Program gives you all the information, training and forms you need to comply with this new federal requirement. This hands-on course will walk you through job set up, lead safe construction techniques, and the proper methods for jobsite clean-up and verification.

Brightwood’s Lead Based Paint Renovation, Repair and Painting Program fulfills the mandatory eight hour EPA training requirement, and has been approved for accreditation by the Federal Environmental Protection Agency as well as the Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry for contractor continuing education.

Attention Minnesota Contractors
The Environmental Protection Agency requires a minimum of eight hour course run time for all RR&P Programs, and Minnesota Statute limits contractor education to a maximum of eight hours per day. Does not include energy.

Attention Wisconsin Contractors
This course does not qualify for the WI Lead-Safe Renovator Certification.

Upon successful course completion you will be able to ensure overall compliance with the EPA RR&P Program, including:

  • Using an EPA acceptable test kit to determine the presence of lead based paint
  • Provide on the job training for workers regarding lead safe practices
  • Establish work area containment fields
  • Direct work being performed on site
  • Perform project cleaning verification
  • Prepare required documentation

EPA accreditation to Virginia College, LLC DBA Brightwood College for the purpose of certification under section 402(c) of TSCA for the renovator - initial course discipline.

This course has been approved by the Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry for 8 hours for continuing contractor education.

Location Details: Session Details:
  • Kaplan Professional Schools
  • 1295 Bandana Blvd N
  • Ste 245
  • East Entrance
  • St. Paul, MN 55108

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Fri, December 16, 2016, 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM (local)
  • #2: Fri, December 16, 2016, 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM (local)

Taught By:
  • Robert Bankers
  • Timothy Whaley
Notes:
Please park in the free parking ramp across from the East entrance. Please allow for extra drive time due to road construction and weather conditions. Late arrivals will not receive credit.
Dec 19 – Dec 19 2016 Fall Education Tour - Certified Renovator Refresher Training Course (4-Credit Hours) Maple Grove, MN Day
General 4
$159.00  Add to Cart 

Don’t miss your EPA lead-safe certification renewal and lose your EPA Certified Renovator status. Secure your seat and enroll today!

Attention all Minnesota contractors and remodelers who became an EPA Certified Renovator in year 2010 or earlier. That certification will expire after 5 years. You must complete this new 4-Hour EPA Certified Renovator Refresher Training Course in order to maintain your Certified Renovator status. Brightwood offers this EPA-approved 4-hour refresher course that will add an additional 5 years to your Certified Renovator status. This new course satisfies all the refresher requirements and includes a hands-on training session on testing for lead and cleaning verification. At the end of this course, you will receive an EPA certification showing your successful completion of the course, including photo ID. Remember that the EPA is finding and fining uncertified contractors for not being certified or for not following the RRP rules and procedures. The fines are up to $37,500 per occurrence per day. Don’t take a chance—take this fast-paced hands-on course and renew your EPA lead-safe certification.

EPA accreditation to Virginia College, LLC DBA Brightwood College for the purpose of certification under section 402 of TSCA for the renovator - refresher discipline.

This course has been approved by the Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry for 4 hours for continuing contractor education.

Topics include:

  • RRP rules and procedures
  • Lead and cleaning verification

NOTICE: Students seeking EPA recertification are required to provide their initial individual (not firm) certified renovator certificate prior to this class.

As a requirement of the EPA, the training provider must collect a copy of each student’s prior course completion certificate (i.e., the initial 8 Hour Lead course certificate with the photo identification) prior to the student taking the 4 Hour Refresher Course.  In order to receive EPA credit for the 4 Hour Refresher course, you must provide a copy of your initial individual (not firm) certificate prior to the class start. 

There are three ways to provide your initial certificate:

  1. Scan and email it to cs_gradingqa@kaplan.com.
  2. Fax it to 608.779.0442.
  3. Bring it to class and provide to instructor prior to class start.

If you have any questions regarding this matter, please contact our Customer Service Department during regular business hours at 888.523.1020.

Location Details: Session Details:
  • Maple Grove Community Center
  • 12951 Weaver Lake Rd
  • Maple Grove, MN 55369

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Mon, December 19, 2016, 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM (local)

Taught By:
  • Timothy Whaley
Notes:
You must provide a copy of your initial individual 8hr certification certificate (w/photo) before class to obtain EPA credit. Due to EPA rules, we cannot let you into class for EPA credit without your certificate. Late arrivals will not receive credit.
Dec 19 – Dec 19 Certified Renovator Refresher Training Course (4-Credit Hours) St. Paul, MN Day
General 4
$159.00  Add to Cart 

Don’t miss your EPA lead-safe certification renewal and lose your EPA Certified Renovator status. Secure your seat and enroll today!

Attention all Minnesota contractors and remodelers who became an EPA Certified Renovator in year 2010 or earlier. That certification will expire after 5 years. You must complete this new 4-Hour EPA Certified Renovator Refresher Training Course in order to maintain your Certified Renovator status. Brightwood offers this EPA-approved 4-hour refresher course that will add an additional 5 years to your Certified Renovator status. This new course satisfies all the refresher requirements and includes a hands-on training session on testing for lead and cleaning verification. At the end of this course, you will receive an EPA certification showing your successful completion of the course, including photo ID. Remember that the EPA is finding and fining uncertified contractors for not being certified or for not following the RRP rules and procedures. The fines are up to $37,500 per occurrence per day. Don’t take a chance—take this fast-paced hands-on course and renew your EPA lead-safe certification.

Topics include:

  • RRP rules and procedures
  • Lead and cleaning verification

NOTICE: Students seeking EPA recertification are required to provide their initial individual (not firm) certified renovator certificate prior to this class.

As a requirement of the EPA, the training provider must collect a copy of each student’s prior course completion certificate (i.e., the initial 8 Hour Lead course certificate with the photo identification) prior to the student taking the 4 Hour Refresher Course.  In order to receive EPA credit for the 4 Hour Refresher course, you must provide a copy of your initial individual (not firm) certificate prior to the class start. 

There are three ways to provide your initial certificate:

  1. Scan and email it to cs_gradingqa@kaplan.com.
  2. Fax it to 608.779.0442.
  3. Bring it to class and provide to instructor prior to class start.

If you have any questions regarding this matter, please contact our Customer Service Department during regular business hours at 888.523.1020.

EPA accreditation to Virginia College, LLC DBA Brightwood College for the purpose of certification under section 402 of TSCA for the renovator - refresher discipline.

This course has been approved by the Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry for 4 hours for continuing contractor education.

Location Details: Session Details:
  • Kaplan Professional Schools - St. Paul
  • 1295 Bandana Blvd N
  • Ste 245
  • St. Paul, MN 55108

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Mon, December 19, 2016, 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM (local)

Taught By:
  • PAUL SCHULTE
Notes:
You must provide a copy of your initial individual 8hr certification certificate (w/photo) before class to obtain EPA credit. Due to EPA rules, we cannot let you into class for EPA credit without your certificate. Late arrivals will not receive credit.
Dec 19 – Dec 19 2016 Fall Education Tour - Accessibility, Certifications, and Energy Improvements (3-Credit Hours) Maple Grove, MN Day
Energy 1
General 2
$39.00  Add to Cart 

During this portion of the class, you will learn more about Minnesota making the contractor registration program permanent, as well as the details of this program. You’ll also explore universal design and how contractors can achieve new certifications, which are part of this rapidly growing market. In addition, you will review eight energy-related sales opportunities and receive an hour of energy focusing on an energy-conscious remodel.

This course has been approved by the Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry for 3 hours for continuing contractor education.

Topics include:

  • Minnesota contractor registration program
  • Universal design
  • Eight energy-related sales opportunities
  • Energy hour on an energy-conscious remodel
Location Details: Session Details:
  • Maple Grove Community Center
  • 12951 Weaver Lake Rd
  • Maple Grove, MN 55369

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Mon, December 19, 2016, 12:30 PM - 3:30 PM (local)

Taught By:
  • Timothy Whaley
Notes:
Please allow for extra drive time due to road construction and weather conditions. Late arrivals will not receive credit.
Dec 19 – Dec 19 Accessibility, Certifications, and Energy Improvements (Includes Energy) Class (3-Credit Hours) St. Paul, MN Day
Energy 1
General 2
$39.00  Add to Cart 

In this course, you will learn more about Minnesota making the contractor registration program permanent, as well as the details of this program. You’ll also explore universal design and how contractors can achieve new certifications, which are part of this rapidly growing market. In addition, you will review eight energy-related sales opportunities and receive an hour of energy focusing on an energy-conscious remodel.

This course has been approved by the Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry for 3 hours for continuing contractor education.

Topics include:

  • Minnesota contractor registration program
  • Universal design
  • Eight energy-related sales opportunities
  • Energy hour on an energy-conscious remodel
Location Details: Session Details:
  • Kaplan Professional Schools - St. Paul
  • 1295 Bandana Blvd N
  • Ste 245
  • St. Paul, MN 55108

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Mon, December 19, 2016, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM (local)

Taught By:
  • PAUL SCHULTE
Notes:
Please park in the free parking ramp across from the East entrance. Please allow for extra drive time due to road construction and weather conditions. Late arrivals will not receive credit.
Dec 20 – Dec 20 All Under One Roof Class (Includes Energy) (7.5-Credit Hours) St. Paul, MN Day
Energy 1
General 6.5
$98.00  Add to Cart 

What is driving clients’ needs in today’s market?

How do agents and contractors meet those changing needs? This class will expand your vision of the new norms that are becoming widely visible and impacting the motivation of buyers and sellers as well as the configuration of property in the real estate market.

You’ll learn how the changing demographics and economics of recent years have influenced desirability for some types of homes over others. You’ll also see what new types of properties are emerging to meet these multi-generational buyer challenges. This course will help you understand the changes and communicate with these buyers and sellers with specialized needs that few agents know how to adequately respond to. You’ll also gain understanding of fair housing areas that warrant attention. This class embraces the complexity of the client’s situation and helps you create new solutions for today’s most complicated buyers and sellers.

This course has been approved by the Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry for 7.5 hours for contractor continuing education.

Topics include:

  • Demographics and the aging population
  • Multigenerational homes
  • Elderly housing and medical considerations
  • Features of the 2020 Smart Home
  • Adapting current homes to meet new needs
  • Energy hour
  • Fair housing
Location Details: Session Details:
  • Kaplan Professional Schools - St. Paul
  • 1295 Bandana Blvd N
  • Ste 245
  • St. Paul, MN 55108

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Tue, December 20, 2016, 8:30 AM - 12:15 PM (local)
  • #2: Tue, December 20, 2016, 1:15 PM - 5:00 PM (local)

Taught By:
  • Timothy Whaley
Notes:
Please park in the free parking ramp across from the East entrance. Please allow for extra drive time due to road construction and weather conditions. Late arrivals will not receive credit.
Dec 21 – Dec 21 2016 Fall Education Tour - The Weird, Wild, and Wonderful World of Real Estate (7.5-Credit Hours) Maple Grove, MN Day
General 7.5
$77.00  Add to Cart 

Learn how to cater your services to the needs of today’s buyers and sellers seeking some of the more weird and wild trends in the industry today!

Join us for a journey through some of the weird and wild trends in the industry today and what they can provide for clients seeking these arrangements. You will begin by examining non-traditional shelters and  learn about some of the weird products being used in building, including recycled and reused products, and the hazards associated with them.

Then, you will take a walk on the wild side exploring wild living arrangements like communes and ecovillages. But the fun doesn’t stop there—you’ll learn how mother nature can play a large role in affecting real estate transactions through wind, water, and pest damage. Understand the signs to watch out for and what to do if a property has problems in these areas.

You will leave this class with an understanding of how weird and wild industry trends affect the real estate transaction, as well as strategies for working with clients who desire these alternative trends.

This course has been approved by the Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry for 7.5 hours for continuing contractor education.

Topics Include:

  • Weird shelter options in the market today
  • Weird building products and potential hazards
  • How weird shelters and building products affect the real estate transaction
  • Wild living arrangements in the market today
  • How wild weather and animals can damage structures
  • How wild living arrangements, weather, and animals affect the real estate transaction
  • Energy efficiency improvements
  • Alternative energy
  • Air and water quality
  • How real estate professionals can help clients with special considerations
Location Details: Session Details:
  • Maple Grove Community Center
  • 12951 Weaver Lake Rd
  • Maple Grove, MN 55369

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Wed, December 21, 2016, 8:00 AM - 11:45 AM (local)
  • #2: Wed, December 21, 2016, 12:45 PM - 4:30 PM (local)

Taught By:
  • Aimee Hanson
Notes:
Please allow for extra drive time due to road construction and weather conditions. Late arrivals will not receive credit.
Dec 21 – Dec 21 Residential Contractor/Remodeler Update: New Applications for Time-Tested Products (Includes Energy) Class (7-Credit Hours) Bloomington, MN Day
Energy 1
General 6
$98.00  Add to Cart 

In this year’s essential update course, explore new applications for some products that your clients are seeking but that you might not have thought about. By attending this session, you will receive much more than a workbook; you will have an opportunity to network with other contractors, ask questions, and learn from instructors who are industry experts and who will lead you through this engaging learning experience.

Location Details: Session Details:
  • Kaplan Professional Schools - Bloomington
  • 2051 Killebrew Dr
  • Ste 110
  • Bloomington, MN 55425

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Wed, December 21, 2016, 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM (local)
  • #2: Wed, December 21, 2016, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM (local)

Taught By:
  • DAN NORBY
Notes:
Please allow for extra drive time due to weather conditions or road construction. Late arrivals will not receive credit.
Jan 04 – Jan 04 Lead-Based Paint Renovation, Repair, and Painting Program (Includes Lead, No Energy) Class (8-Credit Hours) St. Paul, MN Day
General 8
$199.00  Add to Cart 

According to the EPA 2008 Lead Rule, anyone who disturbs greater than 20 square feet of lead based paint on an exterior wall; or disturbs an area greater than 6 square feet of interior paint per room needs to be trained in lead safe work practices.

Brightwood’s Lead-Based Paint Renovation, Repair and Painting Program gives you all the information, training and forms you need to comply with this new federal requirement. This hands-on course will walk you through job set up, lead safe construction techniques, and the proper methods for jobsite clean-up and verification.

Brightwood’s Lead Based Paint Renovation, Repair and Painting Program fulfills the mandatory eight hour EPA training requirement, and has been approved for accreditation by the Federal Environmental Protection Agency as well as the Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry for contractor continuing education.

Attention Minnesota Contractors
The Environmental Protection Agency requires a minimum of eight hour course run time for all RR&P Programs, and Minnesota Statute limits contractor education to a maximum of eight hours per day. Does not include energy.

Attention Wisconsin Contractors
This course does not qualify for the WI Lead-Safe Renovator Certification.

Upon successful course completion you will be able to ensure overall compliance with the EPA RR&P Program, including:

  • Using an EPA acceptable test kit to determine the presence of lead based paint
  • Provide on the job training for workers regarding lead safe practices
  • Establish work area containment fields
  • Direct work being performed on site
  • Perform project cleaning verification
  • Prepare required documentation

EPA accreditation to Virginia College, LLC DBA Brightwood College for the purpose of certification under section 402(c) of TSCA for the renovator - initial course discipline.

This course has been approved by the Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry for 8 hours for continuing contractor education.

Location Details: Session Details:
  • Kaplan Professional Schools - St. Paul
  • 1295 Bandana Blvd N
  • Ste 245
  • St. Paul, MN 55108

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Wed, January 04, 2017, 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM (local)
  • #2: Wed, January 04, 2017, 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM (local)

Taught By:
  • Robert Bankers
Notes:
Please park in the free parking ramp across from the East entrance. Please allow for extra drive time due to road construction and weather conditions. Late arrivals will not receive credit.
Jan 04 – Jan 04 Residential Contractor/Remodeler Update: New Applications for Time-Tested Products (Includes Energy) Class (7-Credit Hours) Rochester, MN Day
Energy 1
General 6
$98.00  Add to Cart 

In this year’s essential update course, explore new applications for some products that your clients are seeking but that you might not have thought about. By attending this session, you will receive much more than a workbook; you will have an opportunity to network with other contractors, ask questions, and learn from instructors who are industry experts and who will lead you through this engaging learning experience.

Location Details: Session Details:
  • Kahler Apache Hotel
  • 1517 16th St SW
  • Rochester, MN 55902

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Wed, January 04, 2017, 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM (local)
  • #2: Wed, January 04, 2017, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM (local)

Taught By:
  • DAN NORBY
Notes:
Please allow for extra drive time due to weather conditions or road construction. Late arrivals will not receive credit.
Jan 05 – Jan 05 Residential Contractor/Remodeler Update: New Applications for Time-Tested Products (Includes Energy) Class (7-Credit Hours) St. Paul, MN Day
Energy 1
General 6
$98.00  Add to Cart 

In this year’s essential update course, explore new applications for some products that your clients are seeking but that you might not have thought about. By attending this session, you will receive much more than a workbook; you will have an opportunity to network with other contractors, ask questions, and learn from instructors who are industry experts and who will lead you through this engaging learning experience.

Location Details: Session Details:
  • Kaplan Professional Schools - St. Paul
  • 1295 Bandana Blvd N
  • Ste 245
  • St. Paul, MN 55108

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Thu, January 05, 2017, 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM (local)
  • #2: Thu, January 05, 2017, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM (local)

Taught By:
Notes:
Please park in the free parking ramp across from the East entrance. Please allow for extra drive time due to road construction and weather conditions. Late arrivals will not receive credit.
Jan 06 – Jan 06 Certified Renovator Refresher Training Course (4-Credit Hours) Duluth, MN Day
General 4
$159.00  Add to Cart 

Don’t miss your EPA lead-safe certification renewal and lose your EPA Certified Renovator status. Secure your seat and enroll today!

Attention all Minnesota contractors and remodelers who became an EPA Certified Renovator in year 2010 or earlier. That certification will expire after 5 years. You must complete this new 4-Hour EPA Certified Renovator Refresher Training Course in order to maintain your Certified Renovator status. Brightwood offers this EPA-approved 4-hour refresher course that will add an additional 5 years to your Certified Renovator status. This new course satisfies all the refresher requirements and includes a hands-on training session on testing for lead and cleaning verification. At the end of this course, you will receive an EPA certification showing your successful completion of the course, including photo ID. Remember that the EPA is finding and fining uncertified contractors for not being certified or for not following the RRP rules and procedures. The fines are up to $37,500 per occurrence per day. Don’t take a chance—take this fast-paced hands-on course and renew your EPA lead-safe certification.

Topics include:

  • RRP rules and procedures
  • Lead and cleaning verification

NOTICE: Students seeking EPA recertification are required to provide their initial individual (not firm) certified renovator certificate prior to this class.

As a requirement of the EPA, the training provider must collect a copy of each student’s prior course completion certificate (i.e., the initial 8 Hour Lead course certificate with the photo identification) prior to the student taking the 4 Hour Refresher Course.  In order to receive EPA credit for the 4 Hour Refresher course, you must provide a copy of your initial individual (not firm) certificate prior to the class start. 

There are three ways to provide your initial certificate:

  1. Scan and email it to cs_gradingqa@kaplan.com.
  2. Fax it to 608.779.0442.
  3. Bring it to class and provide to instructor prior to class start.

If you have any questions regarding this matter, please contact our Customer Service Department during regular business hours at 888.523.1020.

EPA accreditation to Virginia College, LLC DBA Brightwood College for the purpose of certification under section 402 of TSCA for the renovator - refresher discipline.

This course has been approved by the Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry for 4 hours for continuing contractor education.

Location Details: Session Details:
  • The Inn on Lake Superior
  • 350 Canal Park Dr
  • Duluth, MN 55802

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Fri, January 06, 2017, 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM (local)

Taught By:
  • DAN NORBY
Notes:
You must provide a copy of your initial individual 8hr certification certificate (w/photo) before class to obtain EPA credit. Due to EPA rules, we cannot let you into class for EPA credit without your certificate. Late arrivals will not receive credit.
Jan 06 – Jan 06 Accessibility, Certifications, and Energy Improvements (Includes Energy) Class (3-Credit Hours) Duluth, MN Day
Energy 1
General 2
$39.00  Add to Cart 

In this course, you will learn more about Minnesota making the contractor registration program permanent, as well as the details of this program. You’ll also explore universal design and how contractors can achieve new certifications, which are part of this rapidly growing market. In addition, you will review eight energy-related sales opportunities and receive an hour of energy focusing on an energy-conscious remodel.

This course has been approved by the Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry for 3 hours for continuing contractor education.

Topics include:

  • Minnesota contractor registration program
  • Universal design
  • Eight energy-related sales opportunities
  • Energy hour on an energy-conscious remodel
Location Details: Session Details:
  • The Inn on Lake Superior
  • 350 Canal Park Dr
  • Duluth, MN 55802

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Fri, January 06, 2017, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM (local)

Taught By:
  • DAN NORBY
Notes:
Please allow for extra drive time due to road construction and weather conditions. Late arrivals will not receive credit.
Jan 09 – Jan 09 Certified Renovator Refresher Training Course (4-Credit Hours) North Mankato, MN Day
General 4
$159.00  Add to Cart 

Don’t miss your EPA lead-safe certification renewal and lose your EPA Certified Renovator status. Secure your seat and enroll today!

Attention all Minnesota contractors and remodelers who became an EPA Certified Renovator in year 2010 or earlier. That certification will expire after 5 years. You must complete this new 4-Hour EPA Certified Renovator Refresher Training Course in order to maintain your Certified Renovator status. Brightwood offers this EPA-approved 4-hour refresher course that will add an additional 5 years to your Certified Renovator status. This new course satisfies all the refresher requirements and includes a hands-on training session on testing for lead and cleaning verification. At the end of this course, you will receive an EPA certification showing your successful completion of the course, including photo ID. Remember that the EPA is finding and fining uncertified contractors for not being certified or for not following the RRP rules and procedures. The fines are up to $37,500 per occurrence per day. Don’t take a chance—take this fast-paced hands-on course and renew your EPA lead-safe certification.

Topics include:

  • RRP rules and procedures
  • Lead and cleaning verification

NOTICE: Students seeking EPA recertification are required to provide their initial individual (not firm) certified renovator certificate prior to this class.

As a requirement of the EPA, the training provider must collect a copy of each student’s prior course completion certificate (i.e., the initial 8 Hour Lead course certificate with the photo identification) prior to the student taking the 4 Hour Refresher Course.  In order to receive EPA credit for the 4 Hour Refresher course, you must provide a copy of your initial individual (not firm) certificate prior to the class start. 

There are three ways to provide your initial certificate:

  1. Scan and email it to cs_gradingqa@kaplan.com.
  2. Fax it to 608.779.0442.
  3. Bring it to class and provide to instructor prior to class start.

If you have any questions regarding this matter, please contact our Customer Service Department during regular business hours at 888.523.1020.

EPA accreditation to Virginia College, LLC DBA Brightwood College for the purpose of certification under section 402 of TSCA for the renovator - refresher discipline.

This course has been approved by the Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry for 4 hours for continuing contractor education.

Location Details: Session Details:
  • Best Western - Mankato
  • 1111 Range St
  • North Mankato, MN 56003

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Mon, January 09, 2017, 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM (local)

Taught By:
  • DAN NORBY
Notes:
You must provide a copy of your initial individual 8hr certification certificate (w/photo) before class to obtain EPA credit. Due to EPA rules, we cannot let you into class for EPA credit without your certificate. Late arrivals will not receive credit.
Jan 09 – Jan 09 The Weird, Wild, and Wonderful World of Real Estate Class (7.5-Credit Hours) St. Paul, MN Day
General 7.5
$98.00  Add to Cart 

Learn how to cater your services to the needs of today’s buyers and sellers seeking some of the more weird and wild trends in the industry today!

Join us for a journey through some of the weird, wild, and wonderful trends in the industry today. We’ll examine your clients’ interests by looking at these emerging trends which include design and product selection. You will see some non-traditional shelters and learn about a variety of the unusual products being used in building, including recycled and reused products, and the hazards associated with them. Next, you will take a walk on the wild side exploring some wild living arrangements; and learn how mother nature can play a large role in affecting real estate. You will understand the signs to watch out for and what to do if a property sustained damage from forces such as wind, water, and pest damage. You will leave this class with an understanding of how weird and wild industry trends affect the real estate market. Finally, you’ll see some wonderful new alternatives that will help you work with today’s clients like never before.

This course has been approved by the Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry for 7.5 hours for contractor continuing education.

Topics Include:

  • Weird shelter options in the market today
  • Unusual building products and potential hazards
  • How weird shelters and building products affect the real estate transaction
  • How wild weather and animals can damage structures
  • Energy efficiency advancements
  • Alternative energy sources
  • Air and water quality to improve occupant’s health
  • How real estate professionals can help clients with special considerations
Location Details: Session Details:
  • Kaplan Professional Schools - St. Paul
  • 1295 Bandana Blvd N
  • Ste 245
  • St. Paul, MN 55108

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Mon, January 09, 2017, 8:30 AM - 12:15 PM (local)
  • #2: Mon, January 09, 2017, 1:15 PM - 5:00 PM (local)

Taught By:
  • Aimee Hanson
Notes:
Please park in the free parking ramp across from the East entrance. Please allow for extra drive time due to road construction and weather conditions. Late arrivals will not receive credit.
Jan 09 – Jan 09 Accessibility, Certifications, and Energy Improvements (Includes Energy) Class (3-Credit Hours) North Mankato, MN Day
Energy 1
General 2
$39.00  Add to Cart 

In this course, you will learn more about Minnesota making the contractor registration program permanent, as well as the details of this program. You’ll also explore universal design and how contractors can achieve new certifications, which are part of this rapidly growing market. In addition, you will review eight energy-related sales opportunities and receive an hour of energy focusing on an energy-conscious remodel.

This course has been approved by the Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry for 3 hours for continuing contractor education.

Topics include:

  • Minnesota contractor registration program
  • Universal design
  • Eight energy-related sales opportunities
  • Energy hour on an energy-conscious remodel
Location Details: Session Details:
  • Best Western - Mankato
  • 1111 Range St
  • North Mankato, MN 56003

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Mon, January 09, 2017, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM (local)

Taught By:
  • DAN NORBY
Notes:
Please allow for extra drive time due to road construction and weather conditions. Late arrivals will not receive credit.
Jan 10 – Jan 10 Certified Renovator Refresher Training Course (4-Credit Hours) St. Paul, MN Day
General 4
$159.00  Add to Cart 

Don’t miss your EPA lead-safe certification renewal and lose your EPA Certified Renovator status. Secure your seat and enroll today!

Attention all Minnesota contractors and remodelers who became an EPA Certified Renovator in year 2010 or earlier. That certification will expire after 5 years. You must complete this new 4-Hour EPA Certified Renovator Refresher Training Course in order to maintain your Certified Renovator status. Brightwood offers this EPA-approved 4-hour refresher course that will add an additional 5 years to your Certified Renovator status. This new course satisfies all the refresher requirements and includes a hands-on training session on testing for lead and cleaning verification. At the end of this course, you will receive an EPA certification showing your successful completion of the course, including photo ID. Remember that the EPA is finding and fining uncertified contractors for not being certified or for not following the RRP rules and procedures. The fines are up to $37,500 per occurrence per day. Don’t take a chance—take this fast-paced hands-on course and renew your EPA lead-safe certification.

Topics include:

  • RRP rules and procedures
  • Lead and cleaning verification

NOTICE: Students seeking EPA recertification are required to provide their initial individual (not firm) certified renovator certificate prior to this class.

As a requirement of the EPA, the training provider must collect a copy of each student’s prior course completion certificate (i.e., the initial 8 Hour Lead course certificate with the photo identification) prior to the student taking the 4 Hour Refresher Course.  In order to receive EPA credit for the 4 Hour Refresher course, you must provide a copy of your initial individual (not firm) certificate prior to the class start. 

There are three ways to provide your initial certificate:

  1. Scan and email it to cs_gradingqa@kaplan.com.
  2. Fax it to 608.779.0442.
  3. Bring it to class and provide to instructor prior to class start.

If you have any questions regarding this matter, please contact our Customer Service Department during regular business hours at 888.523.1020.

EPA accreditation to Virginia College, LLC DBA Brightwood College for the purpose of certification under section 402 of TSCA for the renovator - refresher discipline.

This course has been approved by the Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry for 4 hours for continuing contractor education.

Location Details: Session Details:
  • Kaplan Professional Schools - St. Paul
  • 1295 Bandana Blvd N
  • Ste 245
  • St. Paul, MN 55108

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Tue, January 10, 2017, 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM (local)

Taught By:
  • Robert Bankers
Notes:
You must provide a copy of your initial individual 8hr certification certificate (w/photo) before class to obtain EPA credit. Due to EPA rules, we cannot let you into class for EPA credit without your certificate. Late arrivals will not receive credit.
Jan 10 – Jan 10 Accessibility, Certifications, and Energy Improvements (Includes Energy) Class (3-Credit Hours) St. Paul, MN Day
Energy 1
General 2
$39.00  Add to Cart 

In this course, you will learn more about Minnesota making the contractor registration program permanent, as well as the details of this program. You’ll also explore universal design and how contractors can achieve new certifications, which are part of this rapidly growing market. In addition, you will review eight energy-related sales opportunities and receive an hour of energy focusing on an energy-conscious remodel.

This course has been approved by the Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry for 3 hours for continuing contractor education.

Topics include:

  • Minnesota contractor registration program
  • Universal design
  • Eight energy-related sales opportunities
  • Energy hour on an energy-conscious remodel
Location Details: Session Details:
  • Kaplan Professional Schools - St. Paul
  • 1295 Bandana Blvd N
  • Ste 245
  • St. Paul, MN 55108

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Tue, January 10, 2017, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM (local)

Taught By:
  • Robert Bankers
Notes:
Please park in the free parking ramp across from the East entrance. Please allow for extra drive time due to road construction and weather conditions. Late arrivals will not receive credit.
Jan 11 – Jan 11 The Twenty Most Cost-Effective Home Improvements Class (3.75-Credit Hours) St. Paul, MN Day
General 3.75
$49.00  Add to Cart 

Here are 20 cost-effective home improvements that add value and enjoyment for every homeowner.

Home owners are constantly asking “what home improvements should I do to add value to my house.”  In this information packed course, you will learn what home improvements give the best and most immediate return on investment, and which ones will add value over time. We’ll examine energy efficient appliances and through calculations, determine if upgrading to higher efficiency makes sense. You will also learn the difference between a properly maintained property and an updated property through understanding basic home inspection standards.

Contractor and home inspector Dan Norby uses his experience and knowledge to educate his students about the environmental issues that agents, contractors, and appraisers need to understand and how they can educate their customers in making more cost effective improvements to their property.

This course has been approved by the Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry for 3.75 hours for contractor continuing education.

Topics include:

  • Trends in remodeling spending
  • Setting spending priorities
  • Maintenance and repairs
  • Kitchen and bathroom remodeling
  • Avoiding hidden mechanical costs
  • Roofing and siding
  • Window upgrades that save energy
  • Environmental concerns
  • Cost vs. value analysis
Location Details: Session Details:
  • Kaplan Professional Schools - St. Paul
  • 1295 Bandana Blvd N
  • Ste 245
  • St. Paul, MN 55108

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Wed, January 11, 2017, 8:30 AM - 12:15 PM (local)

Taught By:
  • DAN NORBY
Notes:
Please park in the free parking ramp across from the East entrance. Please allow for extra drive time due to road construction and weather conditions. Late arrivals will not receive credit.
Jan 12 – Jan 12 Residential Contractor/Remodeler Update: New Applications for Time-Tested Products (Includes Energy) Class (7-Credit Hours) Bloomington, MN Day
Energy 1
General 6
$98.00  Add to Cart 

In this year’s essential update course, explore new applications for some products that your clients are seeking but that you might not have thought about. By attending this session, you will receive much more than a workbook; you will have an opportunity to network with other contractors, ask questions, and learn from instructors who are industry experts and who will lead you through this engaging learning experience.

Location Details: Session Details:
  • Kaplan Professional Schools - Bloomington
  • 2051 Killebrew Dr
  • Ste 110
  • Bloomington, MN 55425

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Thu, January 12, 2017, 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM (local)
  • #2: Thu, January 12, 2017, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM (local)

Taught By:
Notes:
Please allow for extra drive time due to weather conditions or road construction. Late arrivals will not receive credit.
Jan 12 – Jan 12 Certified Renovator Refresher Training Course (4-Credit Hours) Detroit Lakes, MN Day
General 4
$159.00  Add to Cart 

Don’t miss your EPA lead-safe certification renewal and lose your EPA Certified Renovator status. Secure your seat and enroll today!

Attention all Minnesota contractors and remodelers who became an EPA Certified Renovator in year 2010 or earlier. That certification will expire after 5 years. You must complete this new 4-Hour EPA Certified Renovator Refresher Training Course in order to maintain your Certified Renovator status. Brightwood offers this EPA-approved 4-hour refresher course that will add an additional 5 years to your Certified Renovator status. This new course satisfies all the refresher requirements and includes a hands-on training session on testing for lead and cleaning verification. At the end of this course, you will receive an EPA certification showing your successful completion of the course, including photo ID. Remember that the EPA is finding and fining uncertified contractors for not being certified or for not following the RRP rules and procedures. The fines are up to $37,500 per occurrence per day. Don’t take a chance—take this fast-paced hands-on course and renew your EPA lead-safe certification.

Topics include:

  • RRP rules and procedures
  • Lead and cleaning verification

NOTICE: Students seeking EPA recertification are required to provide their initial individual (not firm) certified renovator certificate prior to this class.

As a requirement of the EPA, the training provider must collect a copy of each student’s prior course completion certificate (i.e., the initial 8 Hour Lead course certificate with the photo identification) prior to the student taking the 4 Hour Refresher Course.  In order to receive EPA credit for the 4 Hour Refresher course, you must provide a copy of your initial individual (not firm) certificate prior to the class start. 

There are three ways to provide your initial certificate:

  1. Scan and email it to cs_gradingqa@kaplan.com.
  2. Fax it to 608.779.0442.
  3. Bring it to class and provide to instructor prior to class start.

If you have any questions regarding this matter, please contact our Customer Service Department during regular business hours at 888.523.1020.

EPA accreditation to Virginia College, LLC DBA Brightwood College for the purpose of certification under section 402 of TSCA for the renovator - refresher discipline.

This course has been approved by the Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry for 4 hours for continuing contractor education.

Location Details: Session Details:
  • Holiday Inn - Detroit Lakes
  • 1155 Highway 10 E
  • Detroit Lakes, MN 56501

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Thu, January 12, 2017, 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM (local)

Taught By:
  • DAN NORBY
Notes:
You must provide a copy of your initial individual 8hr certification certificate (w/photo) before class to obtain EPA credit. Due to EPA rules, we cannot let you into class for EPA credit without your certificate. Late arrivals will not receive credit.
Jan 12 – Jan 12 Accessibility, Certifications, and Energy Improvements (Includes Energy) Class (3-Credit Hours) Detroit Lakes, MN Day
Energy 1
General 2
$39.00  Add to Cart 

In this course, you will learn more about Minnesota making the contractor registration program permanent, as well as the details of this program. You’ll also explore universal design and how contractors can achieve new certifications, which are part of this rapidly growing market. In addition, you will review eight energy-related sales opportunities and receive an hour of energy focusing on an energy-conscious remodel.

This course has been approved by the Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry for 3 hours for continuing contractor education.

Topics include:

  • Minnesota contractor registration program
  • Universal design
  • Eight energy-related sales opportunities
  • Energy hour on an energy-conscious remodel
Location Details: Session Details:
  • Holiday Inn - Detroit Lakes
  • 1155 Highway 10 E
  • Detroit Lakes, MN 56501

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Thu, January 12, 2017, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM (local)

Taught By:
  • DAN NORBY
Notes:
Please allow for extra drive time due to road construction and weather conditions. Late arrivals will not receive credit.
Jan 13 – Jan 13 Residential Contractor/Remodeler Update: New Applications for Time-Tested Products (Includes Energy) Class (7-Credit Hours) Thief River Falls, MN Day
Energy 1
General 6
$98.00  Add to Cart 

In this year’s essential update course, explore new applications for some products that your clients are seeking but that you might not have thought about. By attending this session, you will receive much more than a workbook; you will have an opportunity to network with other contractors, ask questions, and learn from instructors who are industry experts and who will lead you through this engaging learning experience.

Location Details: Session Details:
  • Quality Inn - Thief River Falls
  • 1060 Highway 32 S
  • Thief River Falls, MN 56701

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Fri, January 13, 2017, 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM (local)
  • #2: Fri, January 13, 2017, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM (local)

Taught By:
  • DAN NORBY
Notes:
Please allow for extra drive time due to weather conditions or road construction. Late arrivals will not receive credit.
Jan 14 – Jan 14 Residential Contractor/Remodeler Update: New Applications for Time-Tested Products (Includes Energy) Class (7-Credit Hours) St. Paul, MN Weekend
Energy 1
General 6
$98.00  Add to Cart 

In this year’s essential update course, explore new applications for some products that your clients are seeking but that you might not have thought about. By attending this session, you will receive much more than a workbook; you will have an opportunity to network with other contractors, ask questions, and learn from instructors who are industry experts and who will lead you through this engaging learning experience.

Location Details: Session Details:
  • Kaplan Professional Schools - St. Paul
  • 1295 Bandana Blvd N
  • Ste 245
  • St. Paul, MN 55108

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Sat, January 14, 2017, 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM (local)
  • #2: Sat, January 14, 2017, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM (local)

Taught By:
Notes:
Please park in the free parking ramp across from the East entrance. Please allow for extra drive time due to road construction and weather conditions. Late arrivals will not receive credit.
Jan 17 – Jan 17 Residential Contractor/Remodeler Update: New Applications for Time-Tested Products (Includes Energy) Class (7-Credit Hours) St. Paul, MN Day
Energy 1
General 6
$98.00  Add to Cart 

In this year’s essential update course, explore new applications for some products that your clients are seeking but that you might not have thought about. By attending this session, you will receive much more than a workbook; you will have an opportunity to network with other contractors, ask questions, and learn from instructors who are industry experts and who will lead you through this engaging learning experience.

Location Details: Session Details:
  • Kaplan Professional Schools - St. Paul
  • 1295 Bandana Blvd N
  • Ste 245
  • St. Paul, MN 55108

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Tue, January 17, 2017, 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM (local)
  • #2: Tue, January 17, 2017, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM (local)

Taught By:
Notes:
Please park in the free parking ramp across from the East entrance. Please allow for extra drive time due to road construction and weather conditions. Late arrivals will not receive credit.
Jan 18 – Jan 18 Certified Renovator Refresher Training Course (4-Credit Hours) Saint Cloud, MN Day
General 4
$159.00  Add to Cart 

Don’t miss your EPA lead-safe certification renewal and lose your EPA Certified Renovator status. Secure your seat and enroll today!

Attention all Minnesota contractors and remodelers who became an EPA Certified Renovator in year 2010 or earlier. That certification will expire after 5 years. You must complete this new 4-Hour EPA Certified Renovator Refresher Training Course in order to maintain your Certified Renovator status. Brightwood offers this EPA-approved 4-hour refresher course that will add an additional 5 years to your Certified Renovator status. This new course satisfies all the refresher requirements and includes a hands-on training session on testing for lead and cleaning verification. At the end of this course, you will receive an EPA certification showing your successful completion of the course, including photo ID. Remember that the EPA is finding and fining uncertified contractors for not being certified or for not following the RRP rules and procedures. The fines are up to $37,500 per occurrence per day. Don’t take a chance—take this fast-paced hands-on course and renew your EPA lead-safe certification.

Topics include:

  • RRP rules and procedures
  • Lead and cleaning verification

NOTICE: Students seeking EPA recertification are required to provide their initial individual (not firm) certified renovator certificate prior to this class.

As a requirement of the EPA, the training provider must collect a copy of each student’s prior course completion certificate (i.e., the initial 8 Hour Lead course certificate with the photo identification) prior to the student taking the 4 Hour Refresher Course.  In order to receive EPA credit for the 4 Hour Refresher course, you must provide a copy of your initial individual (not firm) certificate prior to the class start. 

There are three ways to provide your initial certificate:

  1. Scan and email it to cs_gradingqa@kaplan.com.
  2. Fax it to 608.779.0442.
  3. Bring it to class and provide to instructor prior to class start.

If you have any questions regarding this matter, please contact our Customer Service Department during regular business hours at 888.523.1020.

EPA accreditation to Virginia College, LLC DBA Brightwood College for the purpose of certification under section 402 of TSCA for the renovator - refresher discipline.

This course has been approved by the Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry for 4 hours for continuing contractor education.

Location Details: Session Details:
  • Best Western Plus Kelly Inn
  • 100 4th Ave S
  • Saint Cloud, MN 56301

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Wed, January 18, 2017, 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM (local)

Taught By:
Notes:
You must provide a copy of your initial individual 8hr certification certificate (w/photo) before class to obtain EPA credit. Due to EPA rules, we cannot let you into class for EPA credit without your certificate. Late arrivals will not receive credit.
Jan 18 – Jan 18 Accessibility, Certifications, and Energy Improvements (Includes Energy) Class (3-Credit Hours) Saint Cloud, MN Day
Energy 1
General 2
$39.00  Add to Cart 

In this course, you will learn more about Minnesota making the contractor registration program permanent, as well as the details of this program. You’ll also explore universal design and how contractors can achieve new certifications, which are part of this rapidly growing market. In addition, you will review eight energy-related sales opportunities and receive an hour of energy focusing on an energy-conscious remodel.

This course has been approved by the Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry for 3 hours for continuing contractor education.

Topics include:

  • Minnesota contractor registration program
  • Universal design
  • Eight energy-related sales opportunities
  • Energy hour on an energy-conscious remodel
Location Details: Session Details:
  • Best Western Plus Kelly Inn
  • 100 4th Ave S
  • Saint Cloud, MN 56301

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Wed, January 18, 2017, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM (local)

Taught By:
Notes:
Please allow for extra drive time due to road construction and weather conditions. Late arrivals will not receive credit.
Jan 19 – Jan 19 Residential Contractor/Remodeler Update: New Applications for Time-Tested Products (Includes Energy) Class (7-Credit Hours) Bloomington, MN Day
Energy 1
General 6
$98.00  Add to Cart 

In this year’s essential update course, explore new applications for some products that your clients are seeking but that you might not have thought about. By attending this session, you will receive much more than a workbook; you will have an opportunity to network with other contractors, ask questions, and learn from instructors who are industry experts and who will lead you through this engaging learning experience.

Location Details: Session Details:
  • Kaplan Professional Schools - Bloomington
  • 2051 Killebrew Dr
  • Ste 110
  • Bloomington, MN 55425

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Thu, January 19, 2017, 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM (local)
  • #2: Thu, January 19, 2017, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM (local)

Taught By:
Notes:
Please allow for extra drive time due to weather conditions or road construction. Late arrivals will not receive credit.
Jan 19 – Jan 19 Residential Contractor/Remodeler Update: New Applications for Time-Tested Products (Includes Energy) Class (7-Credit Hours) Baxter, MN Day
Energy 1
General 6
$98.00  Add to Cart 

In this year’s essential update course, explore new applications for some products that your clients are seeking but that you might not have thought about. By attending this session, you will receive much more than a workbook; you will have an opportunity to network with other contractors, ask questions, and learn from instructors who are industry experts and who will lead you through this engaging learning experience.

Location Details: Session Details:
  • Arrowwood Lodge at Brainerd Lakes
  • 6967 Lake Forest Rd
  • Baxter, MN 56401

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Thu, January 19, 2017, 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM (local)
  • #2: Thu, January 19, 2017, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM (local)

Taught By:
  • Timothy Whaley
Notes:
Please allow for extra drive time due to weather conditions or road construction. Late arrivals will not receive credit.
Jan 19 – Jan 19 The Tiny House: Is it a Phase or Craze? Class (3.75-Credit Hours) St. Paul, MN Day
General 3.75
$49.00  Add to Cart 

What’s all the hype about?

Witness this emerging market segment as you learn about the new world of tiny house living. In The Tiny House: Is it a Phase or Craze?, you’ll learn the origin of the tiny house, different types of tiny houses, the structural elements, costs and considerations, valuation of property, and when a tiny house is considered real property. We’ll also identify financing options specific to the tiny house and introduce you to tiny house communities developing across the country. The tiny house is a reflection of expressed values by a growing number of buyers today: simple living in natural surroundings and smaller more-efficient living spaces.

This course will reveal a client group whose needs may be unclear, until now. This course will prepare you to be knowledgeable of the construction and informed about market needs as well as provide you with options to discuss with your clients who are seeking this type of real estate.

This course has been approved by the Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry for 3.75 hours for continuing contractor education.

Topics include:

  • Emerging Values Increase Demand for Tiny Houses
  • Real Estate Solutions Addressing New Needs of Clients
  • Momentum of Demand
  • Concerns and Obstacles
  • What A Tiny House Is and Is Not
  • Basic Structural Elements
  • Valuation and Financing the Tiny House
  • Explosive Markets of Tiny House Communities across the U.S.
Location Details: Session Details:
  • Kaplan Professional Schools - St. Paul
  • 1295 Bandana Blvd N
  • Ste 245
  • St. Paul, MN 55108

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Thu, January 19, 2017, 1:15 PM - 5:00 PM (local)

Taught By:
  • Aimee Hanson
Notes:
Please park in the free parking ramp across from the East entrance. Please allow for extra drive time due to road construction and weather conditions. Late arrivals will not receive credit.
Jan 20 – Jan 20 Lead-Based Paint Renovation, Repair, and Painting Program (Includes Lead, No Energy) Class (8-Credit Hours) Bloomington, MN Day
General 8
$199.00  Add to Cart 

According to the EPA 2008 Lead Rule, anyone who disturbs greater than 20 square feet of lead based paint on an exterior wall; or disturbs an area greater than 6 square feet of interior paint per room needs to be trained in lead safe work practices.

Brightwood’s Lead-Based Paint Renovation, Repair and Painting Program gives you all the information, training and forms you need to comply with this new federal requirement. This hands-on course will walk you through job set up, lead safe construction techniques, and the proper methods for jobsite clean-up and verification.

Brightwood’s Lead Based Paint Renovation, Repair and Painting Program fulfills the mandatory eight hour EPA training requirement, and has been approved for accreditation by the Federal Environmental Protection Agency as well as the Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry for contractor continuing education.

Attention Minnesota Contractors
The Environmental Protection Agency requires a minimum of eight hour course run time for all RR&P Programs, and Minnesota Statute limits contractor education to a maximum of eight hours per day. Does not include energy.

Attention Wisconsin Contractors
This course does not qualify for the WI Lead-Safe Renovator Certification.

Upon successful course completion you will be able to ensure overall compliance with the EPA RR&P Program, including:

  • Using an EPA acceptable test kit to determine the presence of lead based paint
  • Provide on the job training for workers regarding lead safe practices
  • Establish work area containment fields
  • Direct work being performed on site
  • Perform project cleaning verification
  • Prepare required documentation

EPA accreditation to Virginia College, LLC DBA Brightwood College for the purpose of certification under section 402(c) of TSCA for the renovator - initial course discipline.

This course has been approved by the Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry for 8 hours for continuing contractor education.

Location Details: Session Details:
  • Kaplan Professional Schools - Bloomington
  • 2051 Killebrew Dr
  • Ste 110
  • Bloomington, MN 55425

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Fri, January 20, 2017, 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM (local)
  • #2: Fri, January 20, 2017, 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM (local)

Taught By:
  • DAN NORBY
  • Robert Bankers
Notes:
Please allow for extra drive time due to weather or road construction. Late arrivals will not receive credit.
Jan 21 – Jan 21 Certified Renovator Refresher Training Course (4-Credit Hours) Bloomington, MN Weekend
General 4
$159.00  Add to Cart 

Don’t miss your EPA lead-safe certification renewal and lose your EPA Certified Renovator status. Secure your seat and enroll today!

Attention all Minnesota contractors and remodelers who became an EPA Certified Renovator in year 2010 or earlier. That certification will expire after 5 years. You must complete this new 4-Hour EPA Certified Renovator Refresher Training Course in order to maintain your Certified Renovator status. Brightwood offers this EPA-approved 4-hour refresher course that will add an additional 5 years to your Certified Renovator status. This new course satisfies all the refresher requirements and includes a hands-on training session on testing for lead and cleaning verification. At the end of this course, you will receive an EPA certification showing your successful completion of the course, including photo ID. Remember that the EPA is finding and fining uncertified contractors for not being certified or for not following the RRP rules and procedures. The fines are up to $37,500 per occurrence per day. Don’t take a chance—take this fast-paced hands-on course and renew your EPA lead-safe certification.

Topics include:

  • RRP rules and procedures
  • Lead and cleaning verification

NOTICE: Students seeking EPA recertification are required to provide their initial individual (not firm) certified renovator certificate prior to this class.

As a requirement of the EPA, the training provider must collect a copy of each student’s prior course completion certificate (i.e., the initial 8 Hour Lead course certificate with the photo identification) prior to the student taking the 4 Hour Refresher Course.  In order to receive EPA credit for the 4 Hour Refresher course, you must provide a copy of your initial individual (not firm) certificate prior to the class start. 

There are three ways to provide your initial certificate:

  1. Scan and email it to cs_gradingqa@kaplan.com.
  2. Fax it to 608.779.0442.
  3. Bring it to class and provide to instructor prior to class start.

If you have any questions regarding this matter, please contact our Customer Service Department during regular business hours at 888.523.1020.

EPA accreditation to Virginia College, LLC DBA Brightwood College for the purpose of certification under section 402 of TSCA for the renovator - refresher discipline.

This course has been approved by the Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry for 4 hours for continuing contractor education.

Location Details: Session Details:
  • Kaplan Professional Schools - Bloomington
  • 2051 Killebrew Dr
  • Ste 110
  • Bloomington, MN 55425

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Sat, January 21, 2017, 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM (local)

Taught By:
  • Robert Bankers
Notes:
You must provide a copy of your initial individual 8hr certification certificate (w/photo) before class to obtain EPA credit. Due to EPA rules, we cannot let you into class for EPA credit without your certificate. Late arrivals will not receive credit.
Jan 21 – Jan 21 Accessibility, Certifications, and Energy Improvements (Includes Energy) Class (3-Credit Hours) Bloomington, MN Weekend
Energy 1
General 2
$39.00  Add to Cart 

In this course, you will learn more about Minnesota making the contractor registration program permanent, as well as the details of this program. You’ll also explore universal design and how contractors can achieve new certifications, which are part of this rapidly growing market. In addition, you will review eight energy-related sales opportunities and receive an hour of energy focusing on an energy-conscious remodel.

This course has been approved by the Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry for 3 hours for continuing contractor education.

Topics include:

  • Minnesota contractor registration program
  • Universal design
  • Eight energy-related sales opportunities
  • Energy hour on an energy-conscious remodel
Location Details: Session Details:
  • Kaplan Professional Schools - Bloomington
  • 2051 Killebrew Dr
  • Ste 110
  • Bloomington, MN 55425

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Sat, January 21, 2017, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM (local)

Taught By:
  • Robert Bankers
Notes:
Please allow for extra drive time due to road construction and weather conditions. Late arrivals will not receive credit.
Jan 23 – Jan 23 Residential Contractor/Remodeler Update: New Applications for Time-Tested Products (Includes Energy) Class (7-Credit Hours) Owatonna, MN Day
Energy 1
General 6
$98.00  Add to Cart 

In this year’s essential update course, explore new applications for some products that your clients are seeking but that you might not have thought about. By attending this session, you will receive much more than a workbook; you will have an opportunity to network with other contractors, ask questions, and learn from instructors who are industry experts and who will lead you through this engaging learning experience.

Location Details: Session Details:
  • Holiday Inn and Suites Owatonna
  • 2365 NW 43rd St
  • Owatonna, MN 55060

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Mon, January 23, 2017, 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM (local)
  • #2: Mon, January 23, 2017, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM (local)

Taught By:
  • DAN NORBY
Notes:
Please allow for extra drive time due to weather conditions or road construction. Late arrivals will not receive credit.
Jan 23 – Jan 23 Residential Contractor/Remodeler Update: New Applications for Time-Tested Products (Includes Energy) Class (7-Credit Hours) St. Paul, MN Day
Energy 1
General 6
$98.00  Add to Cart 

In this year’s essential update course, explore new applications for some products that your clients are seeking but that you might not have thought about. By attending this session, you will receive much more than a workbook; you will have an opportunity to network with other contractors, ask questions, and learn from instructors who are industry experts and who will lead you through this engaging learning experience.

Location Details: Session Details:
  • Kaplan Professional Schools - St. Paul
  • 1295 Bandana Blvd N
  • Ste 245
  • St. Paul, MN 55108

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Mon, January 23, 2017, 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM (local)
  • #2: Mon, January 23, 2017, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM (local)

Taught By:
Notes:
Please park in the free parking ramp across from the East entrance. Please allow for extra drive time due to road construction and weather conditions. Late arrivals will not receive credit.
Jan 24 – Jan 24 Residential Contractor/Remodeler Update: New Applications for Time-Tested Products (Includes Energy) Class (7-Credit Hours) Winona, MN Day
Energy 1
General 6
$98.00  Add to Cart 

In this year’s essential update course, explore new applications for some products that your clients are seeking but that you might not have thought about. By attending this session, you will receive much more than a workbook; you will have an opportunity to network with other contractors, ask questions, and learn from instructors who are industry experts and who will lead you through this engaging learning experience.

Location Details: Session Details:
  • Riverport Inn and Express Suites
  • 900 Bruski Dr
  • Winona, MN 55987

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Tue, January 24, 2017, 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM (local)
  • #2: Tue, January 24, 2017, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM (local)

Taught By:
  • DAN NORBY
Notes:
Please allow for extra drive time due to weather conditions or road construction. Late arrivals will not receive credit.
Jan 25 – Jan 25 Certified Renovator Refresher Training Course (4-Credit Hours) St. Paul, MN Day
General 4
$159.00  Add to Cart 

Don’t miss your EPA lead-safe certification renewal and lose your EPA Certified Renovator status. Secure your seat and enroll today!

Attention all Minnesota contractors and remodelers who became an EPA Certified Renovator in year 2010 or earlier. That certification will expire after 5 years. You must complete this new 4-Hour EPA Certified Renovator Refresher Training Course in order to maintain your Certified Renovator status. Brightwood offers this EPA-approved 4-hour refresher course that will add an additional 5 years to your Certified Renovator status. This new course satisfies all the refresher requirements and includes a hands-on training session on testing for lead and cleaning verification. At the end of this course, you will receive an EPA certification showing your successful completion of the course, including photo ID. Remember that the EPA is finding and fining uncertified contractors for not being certified or for not following the RRP rules and procedures. The fines are up to $37,500 per occurrence per day. Don’t take a chance—take this fast-paced hands-on course and renew your EPA lead-safe certification.

Topics include:

  • RRP rules and procedures
  • Lead and cleaning verification

NOTICE: Students seeking EPA recertification are required to provide their initial individual (not firm) certified renovator certificate prior to this class.

As a requirement of the EPA, the training provider must collect a copy of each student’s prior course completion certificate (i.e., the initial 8 Hour Lead course certificate with the photo identification) prior to the student taking the 4 Hour Refresher Course.  In order to receive EPA credit for the 4 Hour Refresher course, you must provide a copy of your initial individual (not firm) certificate prior to the class start. 

There are three ways to provide your initial certificate:

  1. Scan and email it to cs_gradingqa@kaplan.com.
  2. Fax it to 608.779.0442.
  3. Bring it to class and provide to instructor prior to class start.

If you have any questions regarding this matter, please contact our Customer Service Department during regular business hours at 888.523.1020.

EPA accreditation to Virginia College, LLC DBA Brightwood College for the purpose of certification under section 402 of TSCA for the renovator - refresher discipline.

This course has been approved by the Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry for 4 hours for continuing contractor education.

Location Details: Session Details:
  • Kaplan Professional Schools - St. Paul
  • 1295 Bandana Blvd N
  • Ste 245
  • St. Paul, MN 55108

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Wed, January 25, 2017, 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM (local)

Taught By:
  • Robert Bankers
Notes:
You must provide a copy of your initial individual 8hr certification certificate (w/photo) before class to obtain EPA credit. Due to EPA rules, we cannot let you into class for EPA credit without your certificate. Late arrivals will not receive credit.
Jan 25 – Jan 25 Accessibility, Certifications, and Energy Improvements (Includes Energy) Class (3-Credit Hours) St. Paul, MN Day
Energy 1
General 2
$39.00  Add to Cart 

In this course, you will learn more about Minnesota making the contractor registration program permanent, as well as the details of this program. You’ll also explore universal design and how contractors can achieve new certifications, which are part of this rapidly growing market. In addition, you will review eight energy-related sales opportunities and receive an hour of energy focusing on an energy-conscious remodel.

This course has been approved by the Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry for 3 hours for continuing contractor education.

Topics include:

  • Minnesota contractor registration program
  • Universal design
  • Eight energy-related sales opportunities
  • Energy hour on an energy-conscious remodel
Location Details: Session Details:
  • Kaplan Professional Schools - St. Paul
  • 1295 Bandana Blvd N
  • Ste 245
  • St. Paul, MN 55108

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Wed, January 25, 2017, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM (local)

Taught By:
  • Robert Bankers
Notes:
Please park in the free parking ramp across from the East entrance. Please allow for extra drive time due to road construction and weather conditions. Late arrivals will not receive credit.
Jan 26 – Jan 26 Residential Contractor/Remodeler Update: New Applications for Time-Tested Products (Includes Energy) Class (7-Credit Hours) Maple Grove, MN Day
Energy 1
General 6
$98.00  Add to Cart 

In this year’s essential update course, explore new applications for some products that your clients are seeking but that you might not have thought about. By attending this session, you will receive much more than a workbook; you will have an opportunity to network with other contractors, ask questions, and learn from instructors who are industry experts and who will lead you through this engaging learning experience.

Location Details: Session Details:
  • Maple Grove Community Center
  • 12951 Weaver Lake Rd
  • Maple Grove, MN 55369

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Thu, January 26, 2017, 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM (local)
  • #2: Thu, January 26, 2017, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM (local)

Taught By:
  • Timothy Whaley
Notes:
Please allow for extra drive time due to weather conditions or road construction. Late arrivals will not receive credit.
Jan 27 – Jan 27 Residential Contractor/Remodeler Update: New Applications for Time-Tested Products (Includes Energy) Class (7-Credit Hours) Hinckley, MN Day
Energy 1
General 6
$98.00  Add to Cart 

In this year’s essential update course, explore new applications for some products that your clients are seeking but that you might not have thought about. By attending this session, you will receive much more than a workbook; you will have an opportunity to network with other contractors, ask questions, and learn from instructors who are industry experts and who will lead you through this engaging learning experience.

Location Details: Session Details:
  • Grand Casino - Hinckley
  • 777 Lady Luck Dr
  • Hinckley, MN 55037

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Fri, January 27, 2017, 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM (local)
  • #2: Fri, January 27, 2017, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM (local)

Taught By:
  • Timothy Whaley
Notes:
Please allow for extra drive time due to weather conditions or road construction. Late arrivals will not receive credit.
Jan 27 – Jan 27 Good, Better, Best: When Quality, Price, and Value All Matter Class (7.5-Credit Hours) St. Paul, MN Day
General 7.5
$98.00  Add to Cart 

Finally, a course that tells you everything you need to know about legitimate value that matters in today's rigorous appraisal world.

Calling all real estate agents, contractors, builders and appraisers...our expert instructor takes you from the glitzy showroom to covert back alleys of valuing products and features of homes with the focal lens of an appraiser, contractor/builder AND real estate professional in mind.

You'll learn the universal language used by appraisers that contractors and real estate agents can translate to knowledge that pays when advising clients on everything from product selections to appropriate offers on property or identifying an appropriate listing price for selling a property. You’ll acquire an insider's view of how value is defined and assigned by the appraiser. Also, you'll understand the consumer criteria of price, longevity, performance, aesthetics, and resale for a variety of property elements. Learn what does and does not have monetary value in an appraiser’s eyes with a snapshot of the essential tools and assessment methods used to establish the ultimate value of a property. Also, learn where value lies from a cost approach so you can help your clients identify poor quality in spite of acceptable appearance. Find out what the six surprising low-cost, high-value materials are, what type of siding lasts the longest, and which foundation type will save you the most money in the long run.

Learn about the real differences in construction quality, what has monetary value and what has aesthetic value alone. The instructor translates otherwise confusing terms and definitions into useful information you can communicate with your clients. Whether your interest is in existing property, new construction or proposed renovations, you’ll pick up essential information to increase your professional competence, evident in your next client conversation.

This course has been approved for real estate, appraisal, and contractor continuing education for 7.5 hours of continuing education credit.  This course does not include the energy hour for contractors.

This course has been approved by the Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry for 7.5 hours for contractor continuing education.

This course has been approved by the Minnesota Commissioner of Commerce for 7.5 hours of real estate continuing education.

This course has been approved by the Minnesota Commissioner of Commerce for 7.5 hours of appraisal continuing education.

Topics Include:

  • Appraisal 101 - what they do and why it matters to you
  • What the new quality numbers mean to your clients
  • Differentiating characteristics
  • Products and materials that create value
  • Architectural styles and features
  • Communicating quality distinctions to clients to improve knowledge and selection
Location Details: Session Details:
  • Kaplan Professional Schools - St. Paul
  • 1295 Bandana Blvd N
  • Ste 245
  • St. Paul, MN 55108

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Fri, January 27, 2017, 8:30 AM - 12:15 PM (local)
  • #2: Fri, January 27, 2017, 1:15 PM - 5:00 PM (local)

Taught By:
  • DAN NORBY
Notes:
Please park in the free parking ramp across from the East entrance. Please allow for extra drive time due to road construction and weather conditions. Late arrivals will not receive credit.
Jan 28 – Jan 28 Residential Contractor/Remodeler Update: New Applications for Time-Tested Products (Includes Energy) Class (7-Credit Hours) Duluth, MN Weekend
Energy 1
General 6
$98.00  Add to Cart 

In this year’s essential update course, explore new applications for some products that your clients are seeking but that you might not have thought about. By attending this session, you will receive much more than a workbook; you will have an opportunity to network with other contractors, ask questions, and learn from instructors who are industry experts and who will lead you through this engaging learning experience.

Location Details: Session Details:
  • The Inn on Lake Superior
  • 350 Canal Park Dr
  • Duluth, MN 55802

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Sat, January 28, 2017, 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM (local)
  • #2: Sat, January 28, 2017, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM (local)

Taught By:
  • Timothy Whaley
Notes:
Please allow for extra drive time due to weather conditions or road construction. Late arrivals will not receive credit.
Jan 30 – Jan 30 Certified Renovator Refresher Training Course (4-Credit Hours) Bloomington, MN Day
General 4
$159.00  Add to Cart 

Don’t miss your EPA lead-safe certification renewal and lose your EPA Certified Renovator status. Secure your seat and enroll today!

Attention all Minnesota contractors and remodelers who became an EPA Certified Renovator in year 2010 or earlier. That certification will expire after 5 years. You must complete this new 4-Hour EPA Certified Renovator Refresher Training Course in order to maintain your Certified Renovator status. Brightwood offers this EPA-approved 4-hour refresher course that will add an additional 5 years to your Certified Renovator status. This new course satisfies all the refresher requirements and includes a hands-on training session on testing for lead and cleaning verification. At the end of this course, you will receive an EPA certification showing your successful completion of the course, including photo ID. Remember that the EPA is finding and fining uncertified contractors for not being certified or for not following the RRP rules and procedures. The fines are up to $37,500 per occurrence per day. Don’t take a chance—take this fast-paced hands-on course and renew your EPA lead-safe certification.

Topics include:

  • RRP rules and procedures
  • Lead and cleaning verification

NOTICE: Students seeking EPA recertification are required to provide their initial individual (not firm) certified renovator certificate prior to this class.

As a requirement of the EPA, the training provider must collect a copy of each student’s prior course completion certificate (i.e., the initial 8 Hour Lead course certificate with the photo identification) prior to the student taking the 4 Hour Refresher Course.  In order to receive EPA credit for the 4 Hour Refresher course, you must provide a copy of your initial individual (not firm) certificate prior to the class start. 

There are three ways to provide your initial certificate:

  1. Scan and email it to cs_gradingqa@kaplan.com.
  2. Fax it to 608.779.0442.
  3. Bring it to class and provide to instructor prior to class start.

If you have any questions regarding this matter, please contact our Customer Service Department during regular business hours at 888.523.1020.

EPA accreditation to Virginia College, LLC DBA Brightwood College for the purpose of certification under section 402 of TSCA for the renovator - refresher discipline.

This course has been approved by the Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry for 4 hours for continuing contractor education.

Location Details: Session Details:
  • Kaplan Professional Schools - Bloomington
  • 2051 Killebrew Dr
  • Ste 110
  • Bloomington, MN 55425

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Mon, January 30, 2017, 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM (local)

Taught By:
  • Robert Bankers
Notes:
You must provide a copy of your initial individual 8hr certification certificate (w/photo) before class to obtain EPA credit. Due to EPA rules, we cannot let you into class for EPA credit without your certificate. Late arrivals will not receive credit.
Jan 30 – Jan 30 Certified Renovator Refresher Training Course (4-Credit Hours) Rochester, MN Day
General 4
$159.00  Add to Cart 

Don’t miss your EPA lead-safe certification renewal and lose your EPA Certified Renovator status. Secure your seat and enroll today!

Attention all Minnesota contractors and remodelers who became an EPA Certified Renovator in year 2010 or earlier. That certification will expire after 5 years. You must complete this new 4-Hour EPA Certified Renovator Refresher Training Course in order to maintain your Certified Renovator status. Brightwood offers this EPA-approved 4-hour refresher course that will add an additional 5 years to your Certified Renovator status. This new course satisfies all the refresher requirements and includes a hands-on training session on testing for lead and cleaning verification. At the end of this course, you will receive an EPA certification showing your successful completion of the course, including photo ID. Remember that the EPA is finding and fining uncertified contractors for not being certified or for not following the RRP rules and procedures. The fines are up to $37,500 per occurrence per day. Don’t take a chance—take this fast-paced hands-on course and renew your EPA lead-safe certification.

Topics include:

  • RRP rules and procedures
  • Lead and cleaning verification

NOTICE: Students seeking EPA recertification are required to provide their initial individual (not firm) certified renovator certificate prior to this class.

As a requirement of the EPA, the training provider must collect a copy of each student’s prior course completion certificate (i.e., the initial 8 Hour Lead course certificate with the photo identification) prior to the student taking the 4 Hour Refresher Course.  In order to receive EPA credit for the 4 Hour Refresher course, you must provide a copy of your initial individual (not firm) certificate prior to the class start. 

There are three ways to provide your initial certificate:

  1. Scan and email it to cs_gradingqa@kaplan.com.
  2. Fax it to 608.779.0442.
  3. Bring it to class and provide to instructor prior to class start.

If you have any questions regarding this matter, please contact our Customer Service Department during regular business hours at 888.523.1020.

EPA accreditation to Virginia College, LLC DBA Brightwood College for the purpose of certification under section 402 of TSCA for the renovator - refresher discipline.

This course has been approved by the Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry for 4 hours for continuing contractor education.

Location Details: Session Details:
  • Kahler Apache Hotel
  • 1517 16th St SW
  • Rochester, MN 55902

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Mon, January 30, 2017, 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM (local)

Taught By:
  • DAN NORBY
Notes:
You must provide a copy of your initial individual 8hr certification certificate (w/photo) before class to obtain EPA credit. Due to EPA rules, we cannot let you into class for EPA credit without your certificate. Late arrivals will not receive credit.
Jan 30 – Jan 30 Accessibility, Certifications, and Energy Improvements (Includes Energy) Class (3-Credit Hours) Rochester, MN Day
Energy 1
General 2
$39.00  Add to Cart 

In this course, you will learn more about Minnesota making the contractor registration program permanent, as well as the details of this program. You’ll also explore universal design and how contractors can achieve new certifications, which are part of this rapidly growing market. In addition, you will review eight energy-related sales opportunities and receive an hour of energy focusing on an energy-conscious remodel.

This course has been approved by the Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry for 3 hours for continuing contractor education.

Topics include:

  • Minnesota contractor registration program
  • Universal design
  • Eight energy-related sales opportunities
  • Energy hour on an energy-conscious remodel
Location Details: Session Details:
  • Kahler Apache Hotel
  • 1517 16th St SW
  • Rochester, MN 55902

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Mon, January 30, 2017, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM (local)

Taught By:
  • DAN NORBY
Notes:
Please allow for extra drive time due to road construction and weather conditions. Late arrivals will not receive credit.
Jan 30 – Jan 30 Accessibility, Certifications, and Energy Improvements (Includes Energy) Class (3-Credit Hours) Bloomington, MN Day
Energy 1
General 2
$39.00  Add to Cart 

In this course, you will learn more about Minnesota making the contractor registration program permanent, as well as the details of this program. You’ll also explore universal design and how contractors can achieve new certifications, which are part of this rapidly growing market. In addition, you will review eight energy-related sales opportunities and receive an hour of energy focusing on an energy-conscious remodel.

This course has been approved by the Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry for 3 hours for continuing contractor education.

Topics include:

  • Minnesota contractor registration program
  • Universal design
  • Eight energy-related sales opportunities
  • Energy hour on an energy-conscious remodel
Location Details: Session Details:
  • Kaplan Professional Schools - Bloomington
  • 2051 Killebrew Dr
  • Ste 110
  • Bloomington, MN 55425

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Mon, January 30, 2017, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM (local)

Taught By:
  • Robert Bankers
Notes:
Please allow for extra drive time due to road construction and weather conditions. Late arrivals will not receive credit.
Jan 31 – Jan 31 Residential Contractor/Remodeler Update: New Applications for Time-Tested Products (Includes Energy) Class (7-Credit Hours) Bloomington, MN Day
Energy 1
General 6
$98.00  Add to Cart 

In this year’s essential update course, explore new applications for some products that your clients are seeking but that you might not have thought about. By attending this session, you will receive much more than a workbook; you will have an opportunity to network with other contractors, ask questions, and learn from instructors who are industry experts and who will lead you through this engaging learning experience.

Location Details: Session Details:
  • Kaplan Professional Schools - Bloomington
  • 2051 Killebrew Dr
  • Ste 110
  • Bloomington, MN 55425

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Tue, January 31, 2017, 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM (local)
  • #2: Tue, January 31, 2017, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM (local)

Taught By:
Notes:
Please allow for extra drive time due to weather conditions or road construction. Late arrivals will not receive credit.
Feb 01 – Feb 01 Certified Renovator Refresher Training Course (4-Credit Hours) Baxter, MN Day
General 4
$159.00  Add to Cart 

Don’t miss your EPA lead-safe certification renewal and lose your EPA Certified Renovator status. Secure your seat and enroll today!

Attention all Minnesota contractors and remodelers who became an EPA Certified Renovator in year 2010 or earlier. That certification will expire after 5 years. You must complete this new 4-Hour EPA Certified Renovator Refresher Training Course in order to maintain your Certified Renovator status. Brightwood offers this EPA-approved 4-hour refresher course that will add an additional 5 years to your Certified Renovator status. This new course satisfies all the refresher requirements and includes a hands-on training session on testing for lead and cleaning verification. At the end of this course, you will receive an EPA certification showing your successful completion of the course, including photo ID. Remember that the EPA is finding and fining uncertified contractors for not being certified or for not following the RRP rules and procedures. The fines are up to $37,500 per occurrence per day. Don’t take a chance—take this fast-paced hands-on course and renew your EPA lead-safe certification.

Topics include:

  • RRP rules and procedures
  • Lead and cleaning verification

NOTICE: Students seeking EPA recertification are required to provide their initial individual (not firm) certified renovator certificate prior to this class.

As a requirement of the EPA, the training provider must collect a copy of each student’s prior course completion certificate (i.e., the initial 8 Hour Lead course certificate with the photo identification) prior to the student taking the 4 Hour Refresher Course.  In order to receive EPA credit for the 4 Hour Refresher course, you must provide a copy of your initial individual (not firm) certificate prior to the class start. 

There are three ways to provide your initial certificate:

  1. Scan and email it to cs_gradingqa@kaplan.com.
  2. Fax it to 608.779.0442.
  3. Bring it to class and provide to instructor prior to class start.

If you have any questions regarding this matter, please contact our Customer Service Department during regular business hours at 888.523.1020.

EPA accreditation to Virginia College, LLC DBA Brightwood College for the purpose of certification under section 402 of TSCA for the renovator - refresher discipline.

This course has been approved by the Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry for 4 hours for continuing contractor education.

Location Details: Session Details:
  • Arrowwood Lodge at Brainerd Lakes
  • 6967 Lake Forest Rd
  • Baxter, MN 56401

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Wed, February 01, 2017, 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM (local)

Taught By:
Notes:
You must provide a copy of your initial individual 8hr certification certificate (w/photo) before class to obtain EPA credit. Due to EPA rules, we cannot let you into class for EPA credit without your certificate. Late arrivals will not receive credit.
Feb 01 – Feb 01 Accessibility, Certifications, and Energy Improvements (Includes Energy) Class (3-Credit Hours) Baxter, MN Day
Energy 1
General 2
$39.00  Add to Cart 

In this course, you will learn more about Minnesota making the contractor registration program permanent, as well as the details of this program. You’ll also explore universal design and how contractors can achieve new certifications, which are part of this rapidly growing market. In addition, you will review eight energy-related sales opportunities and receive an hour of energy focusing on an energy-conscious remodel.

This course has been approved by the Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry for 3 hours for continuing contractor education.

Topics include:

  • Minnesota contractor registration program
  • Universal design
  • Eight energy-related sales opportunities
  • Energy hour on an energy-conscious remodel
Location Details: Session Details:
  • Arrowwood Lodge at Brainerd Lakes
  • 6967 Lake Forest Rd
  • Baxter, MN 56401

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Wed, February 01, 2017, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM (local)

Taught By:
Notes:
Please allow for extra drive time due to road construction and weather conditions. Late arrivals will not receive credit.
Feb 02 – Feb 02 Residential Contractor/Remodeler Update: New Applications for Time-Tested Products (Includes Energy) Class (7-Credit Hours) Bemidji, MN Day
Energy 1
General 6
$98.00  Add to Cart 

In this year’s essential update course, explore new applications for some products that your clients are seeking but that you might not have thought about. By attending this session, you will receive much more than a workbook; you will have an opportunity to network with other contractors, ask questions, and learn from instructors who are industry experts and who will lead you through this engaging learning experience.

Location Details: Session Details:
  • Holiday Inn Express - Bemidji
  • 2422 Ridgeway Ave NW
  • Bemidji, MN 56601

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Thu, February 02, 2017, 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM (local)
  • #2: Thu, February 02, 2017, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM (local)

Taught By:
  • Timothy Whaley
Notes:
Please allow for extra drive time due to weather conditions or road construction. Late arrivals will not receive credit.
Feb 02 – Feb 02 The Twenty Most Cost-Effective Home Improvements Class (3.75-Credit Hours) Bloomington, MN Day
General 3.75
$49.00  Add to Cart 

Here are 20 cost-effective home improvements that add value and enjoyment for every homeowner.

Home owners are constantly asking “what home improvements should I do to add value to my house.”  In this information packed course, you will learn what home improvements give the best and most immediate return on investment, and which ones will add value over time. We’ll examine energy efficient appliances and through calculations, determine if upgrading to higher efficiency makes sense. You will also learn the difference between a properly maintained property and an updated property through understanding basic home inspection standards.

Contractor and home inspector Dan Norby uses his experience and knowledge to educate his students about the environmental issues that agents, contractors, and appraisers need to understand and how they can educate their customers in making more cost effective improvements to their property.

This course has been approved by the Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry for 3.75 hours for contractor continuing education.

Topics include:

  • Trends in remodeling spending
  • Setting spending priorities
  • Maintenance and repairs
  • Kitchen and bathroom remodeling
  • Avoiding hidden mechanical costs
  • Roofing and siding
  • Window upgrades that save energy
  • Environmental concerns
  • Cost vs. value analysis
Location Details: Session Details:
  • Kaplan Professional Schools - Bloomington
  • 2051 Killebrew Dr
  • Ste 110
  • Bloomington, MN 55425

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Thu, February 02, 2017, 8:30 AM - 12:15 PM (local)

Taught By:
  • DAN NORBY
Notes:
Please allow for extra drive time due to road construction and weather conditions. Late arrivals will not receive credit.
Feb 04 – Feb 04 Residential Contractor/Remodeler Update: New Applications for Time-Tested Products (Includes Energy) Class (7-Credit Hours) Bloomington, MN Weekend
Energy 1
General 6
$98.00  Add to Cart 

In this year’s essential update course, explore new applications for some products that your clients are seeking but that you might not have thought about. By attending this session, you will receive much more than a workbook; you will have an opportunity to network with other contractors, ask questions, and learn from instructors who are industry experts and who will lead you through this engaging learning experience.

Location Details: Session Details:
  • Kaplan Professional Schools - Bloomington
  • 2051 Killebrew Dr
  • Ste 110
  • Bloomington, MN 55425

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Sat, February 04, 2017, 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM (local)
  • #2: Sat, February 04, 2017, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM (local)

Taught By:
Notes:
Please allow for extra drive time due to weather conditions or road construction. Late arrivals will not receive credit.
Feb 06 – Feb 06 Residential Contractor/Remodeler Update: New Applications for Time-Tested Products (Includes Energy) Class (7-Credit Hours) St. Paul, MN Day
Energy 1
General 6
$98.00  Add to Cart 

In this year’s essential update course, explore new applications for some products that your clients are seeking but that you might not have thought about. By attending this session, you will receive much more than a workbook; you will have an opportunity to network with other contractors, ask questions, and learn from instructors who are industry experts and who will lead you through this engaging learning experience.

Location Details: Session Details:
  • Kaplan Professional Schools - St. Paul
  • 1295 Bandana Blvd N
  • Ste 245
  • St. Paul, MN 55108

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Mon, February 06, 2017, 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM (local)
  • #2: Mon, February 06, 2017, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM (local)

Taught By:
Notes:
Please park in the free parking ramp across from the East entrance. Please allow for extra drive time due to road construction and weather conditions. Late arrivals will not receive credit.
Feb 07 – Feb 07 Residential Contractor/Remodeler Update: New Applications for Time-Tested Products (Includes Energy) Class (7-Credit Hours) North Mankato, MN Day
Energy 1
General 6
$98.00  Add to Cart 

In this year’s essential update course, explore new applications for some products that your clients are seeking but that you might not have thought about. By attending this session, you will receive much more than a workbook; you will have an opportunity to network with other contractors, ask questions, and learn from instructors who are industry experts and who will lead you through this engaging learning experience.

Location Details: Session Details:
  • Best Western - Mankato
  • 1111 Range St
  • North Mankato, MN 56003

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Tue, February 07, 2017, 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM (local)
  • #2: Tue, February 07, 2017, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM (local)

Taught By:
  • Timothy Whaley
Notes:
Please allow for extra drive time due to weather conditions or road construction. Late arrivals will not receive credit.
Feb 07 – Feb 07 Certified Renovator Refresher Training Course (4-Credit Hours) St. Paul, MN Day
General 4
$159.00  Add to Cart 

Don’t miss your EPA lead-safe certification renewal and lose your EPA Certified Renovator status. Secure your seat and enroll today!

Attention all Minnesota contractors and remodelers who became an EPA Certified Renovator in year 2010 or earlier. That certification will expire after 5 years. You must complete this new 4-Hour EPA Certified Renovator Refresher Training Course in order to maintain your Certified Renovator status. Brightwood offers this EPA-approved 4-hour refresher course that will add an additional 5 years to your Certified Renovator status. This new course satisfies all the refresher requirements and includes a hands-on training session on testing for lead and cleaning verification. At the end of this course, you will receive an EPA certification showing your successful completion of the course, including photo ID. Remember that the EPA is finding and fining uncertified contractors for not being certified or for not following the RRP rules and procedures. The fines are up to $37,500 per occurrence per day. Don’t take a chance—take this fast-paced hands-on course and renew your EPA lead-safe certification.

Topics include:

  • RRP rules and procedures
  • Lead and cleaning verification

NOTICE: Students seeking EPA recertification are required to provide their initial individual (not firm) certified renovator certificate prior to this class.

As a requirement of the EPA, the training provider must collect a copy of each student’s prior course completion certificate (i.e., the initial 8 Hour Lead course certificate with the photo identification) prior to the student taking the 4 Hour Refresher Course.  In order to receive EPA credit for the 4 Hour Refresher course, you must provide a copy of your initial individual (not firm) certificate prior to the class start. 

There are three ways to provide your initial certificate:

  1. Scan and email it to cs_gradingqa@kaplan.com.
  2. Fax it to 608.779.0442.
  3. Bring it to class and provide to instructor prior to class start.

If you have any questions regarding this matter, please contact our Customer Service Department during regular business hours at 888.523.1020.

EPA accreditation to Virginia College, LLC DBA Brightwood College for the purpose of certification under section 402 of TSCA for the renovator - refresher discipline.

This course has been approved by the Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry for 4 hours for continuing contractor education.

Location Details: Session Details:
  • Kaplan Professional Schools - St. Paul
  • 1295 Bandana Blvd N
  • Ste 245
  • St. Paul, MN 55108

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Tue, February 07, 2017, 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM (local)

Taught By:
  • Robert Bankers
Notes:
You must provide a copy of your initial individual 8hr certification certificate (w/photo) before class to obtain EPA credit. Due to EPA rules, we cannot let you into class for EPA credit without your certificate. Late arrivals will not receive credit.
Feb 07 – Feb 07 Accessibility, Certifications, and Energy Improvements (Includes Energy) Class (3-Credit Hours) St. Paul, MN Day
Energy 1
General 2
$39.00  Add to Cart 

In this course, you will learn more about Minnesota making the contractor registration program permanent, as well as the details of this program. You’ll also explore universal design and how contractors can achieve new certifications, which are part of this rapidly growing market. In addition, you will review eight energy-related sales opportunities and receive an hour of energy focusing on an energy-conscious remodel.

This course has been approved by the Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry for 3 hours for continuing contractor education.

Topics include:

  • Minnesota contractor registration program
  • Universal design
  • Eight energy-related sales opportunities
  • Energy hour on an energy-conscious remodel
Location Details: Session Details:
  • Kaplan Professional Schools - St. Paul
  • 1295 Bandana Blvd N
  • Ste 245
  • St. Paul, MN 55108

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Tue, February 07, 2017, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM (local)

Taught By:
  • Robert Bankers
Notes:
Please park in the free parking ramp across from the East entrance. Please allow for extra drive time due to road construction and weather conditions. Late arrivals will not receive credit.
Feb 08 – Feb 08 Residential Contractor/Remodeler Update: New Applications for Time-Tested Products (Includes Energy) Class (7-Credit Hours) Bloomington, MN Day
Energy 1
General 6
$98.00  Add to Cart 

In this year’s essential update course, explore new applications for some products that your clients are seeking but that you might not have thought about. By attending this session, you will receive much more than a workbook; you will have an opportunity to network with other contractors, ask questions, and learn from instructors who are industry experts and who will lead you through this engaging learning experience.

Location Details: Session Details:
  • Kaplan Professional Schools - Bloomington
  • 2051 Killebrew Dr
  • Ste 110
  • Bloomington, MN 55425

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Wed, February 08, 2017, 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM (local)
  • #2: Wed, February 08, 2017, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM (local)

Taught By:
Notes:
Please allow for extra drive time due to weather conditions or road construction. Late arrivals will not receive credit.
Feb 08 – Feb 08 Residential Contractor/Remodeler Update: New Applications for Time-Tested Products (Includes Energy) Class (7-Credit Hours) Hutchinson, MN Day
Energy 1
General 6
$98.00  Add to Cart 

In this year’s essential update course, explore new applications for some products that your clients are seeking but that you might not have thought about. By attending this session, you will receive much more than a workbook; you will have an opportunity to network with other contractors, ask questions, and learn from instructors who are industry experts and who will lead you through this engaging learning experience.

Location Details: Session Details:
  • Hutchinson Event Center
  • 1005 Highway 15 S
  • Hutchinson, MN 55350

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Wed, February 08, 2017, 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM (local)
  • #2: Wed, February 08, 2017, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM (local)

Taught By:
  • Timothy Whaley
Notes:
Please allow for extra drive time due to weather conditions or road construction. Late arrivals will not receive credit.
Feb 08 – Feb 08 The Tiny House: Is it a Phase or Craze? Class (3.75-Credit Hours) St. Paul, MN Day
General 3.75
$49.00  Add to Cart 

What’s all the hype about?

Witness this emerging market segment as you learn about the new world of tiny house living. In The Tiny House: Is it a Phase or Craze?, you’ll learn the origin of the tiny house, different types of tiny houses, the structural elements, costs and considerations, valuation of property, and when a tiny house is considered real property. We’ll also identify financing options specific to the tiny house and introduce you to tiny house communities developing across the country. The tiny house is a reflection of expressed values by a growing number of buyers today: simple living in natural surroundings and smaller more-efficient living spaces.

This course will reveal a client group whose needs may be unclear, until now. This course will prepare you to be knowledgeable of the construction and informed about market needs as well as provide you with options to discuss with your clients who are seeking this type of real estate.

This course has been approved by the Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry for 3.75 hours for continuing contractor education.

Topics include:

  • Emerging Values Increase Demand for Tiny Houses
  • Real Estate Solutions Addressing New Needs of Clients
  • Momentum of Demand
  • Concerns and Obstacles
  • What A Tiny House Is and Is Not
  • Basic Structural Elements
  • Valuation and Financing the Tiny House
  • Explosive Markets of Tiny House Communities across the U.S.
Location Details: Session Details:
  • Kaplan Professional Schools - St. Paul
  • 1295 Bandana Blvd N
  • Ste 245
  • St. Paul, MN 55108

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Wed, February 08, 2017, 8:30 AM - 12:15 PM (local)

Taught By:
  • Aimee Hanson
Notes:
Please park in the free parking ramp across from the East entrance. Please allow for extra drive time due to road construction and weather conditions. Late arrivals will not receive credit.
Feb 09 – Feb 09 Lead-Based Paint Renovation, Repair, and Painting Program (Includes Lead, No Energy) Class (8-Credit Hours) St. Paul, MN Day
General 8
$199.00  Add to Cart 

According to the EPA 2008 Lead Rule, anyone who disturbs greater than 20 square feet of lead based paint on an exterior wall; or disturbs an area greater than 6 square feet of interior paint per room needs to be trained in lead safe work practices.

Brightwood’s Lead-Based Paint Renovation, Repair and Painting Program gives you all the information, training and forms you need to comply with this new federal requirement. This hands-on course will walk you through job set up, lead safe construction techniques, and the proper methods for jobsite clean-up and verification.

Brightwood’s Lead Based Paint Renovation, Repair and Painting Program fulfills the mandatory eight hour EPA training requirement, and has been approved for accreditation by the Federal Environmental Protection Agency as well as the Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry for contractor continuing education.

Attention Minnesota Contractors
The Environmental Protection Agency requires a minimum of eight hour course run time for all RR&P Programs, and Minnesota Statute limits contractor education to a maximum of eight hours per day. Does not include energy.

Attention Wisconsin Contractors
This course does not qualify for the WI Lead-Safe Renovator Certification.

Upon successful course completion you will be able to ensure overall compliance with the EPA RR&P Program, including:

  • Using an EPA acceptable test kit to determine the presence of lead based paint
  • Provide on the job training for workers regarding lead safe practices
  • Establish work area containment fields
  • Direct work being performed on site
  • Perform project cleaning verification
  • Prepare required documentation

EPA accreditation to Virginia College, LLC DBA Brightwood College for the purpose of certification under section 402(c) of TSCA for the renovator - initial course discipline.

This course has been approved by the Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry for 8 hours for continuing contractor education.

Location Details: Session Details:
  • Kaplan Professional Schools - St. Paul
  • 1295 Bandana Blvd N
  • Ste 245
  • St. Paul, MN 55108

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Thu, February 09, 2017, 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM (local)
  • #2: Thu, February 09, 2017, 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM (local)

Taught By:
  • DAN NORBY
  • Robert Bankers
Notes:
Please park in the free parking ramp across from the East entrance. Please allow for extra drive time due to road construction and weather conditions. Late arrivals will not receive credit.
Feb 10 – Feb 10 Unsellable to Sold: Can Every House be a Dream Home? (Includes Energy) Class (7.5-Credit Hours) Bloomington, MN Day
Energy 1
General 6.5
$98.00  Add to Cart 

Learn what it takes to get an unpopular home sold!

This course will help you guide your clients through the process of seeing not only what a property is, but what it has the potential to become. You will start by helping your clients define exactly what they are seeking. You’ll learn how to ask questions about both present needs and potential future requirements. You’ll also learn about the shifting demographics of our maturing population and how to effectively communicate with multiple generations.

Learn about the opportunities to modify a home to make it saleable by tweaks, modifications, or major remodels. You will learn about the costs associated with improvements and the Return on Investment (ROI) for a variety of house projects. You will help your clients be able to visualize a property beyond what they can envision themselves. Case studies will help you gain a new understanding of how properties changed to become clients’ dream homes!

This course has been approved by the Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry for 7.5 hours for continuing contractor education.

Topics Include:

  • Assess Client’s Specific Requirements
  • Buyers/Listers Demographics
  • Buyers/Listers Home Ownership
  • Assessing and Developing a Strategy
  • Appraising and Valuing Improvements
  • Energy Matters
  • New Scenarios in Today’s Market
  • Financing Improvements
  • Risk Management
  • Listing Unsellable Inventory
  • MN Energy Hour
Location Details: Session Details:
  • Kaplan Professional Schools - Bloomington
  • 2051 Killebrew Dr
  • Ste 110
  • Bloomington, MN 55425

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Fri, February 10, 2017, 8:30 AM - 12:15 PM (local)
  • #2: Fri, February 10, 2017, 1:15 PM - 5:00 PM (local)

Taught By:
  • Timothy Whaley
Notes:
Please allow for extra drive time due to road construction and weather conditions. Late arrivals will not receive credit.
Feb 11 – Feb 11 Residential Contractor/Remodeler Update: New Applications for Time-Tested Products (Includes Energy) Class (7-Credit Hours) Saint Cloud, MN Weekend
Energy 1
General 6
$98.00  Add to Cart 

In this year’s essential update course, explore new applications for some products that your clients are seeking but that you might not have thought about. By attending this session, you will receive much more than a workbook; you will have an opportunity to network with other contractors, ask questions, and learn from instructors who are industry experts and who will lead you through this engaging learning experience.

Location Details: Session Details:
  • Best Western Plus Kelly Inn
  • 100 4th Ave S
  • Saint Cloud, MN 56301

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Sat, February 11, 2017, 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM (local)
  • #2: Sat, February 11, 2017, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM (local)

Taught By:
  • DAN NORBY
Notes:
Please allow for extra drive time due to weather conditions or road construction. Late arrivals will not receive credit.
Feb 13 – Feb 13 Residential Contractor/Remodeler Update: New Applications for Time-Tested Products (Includes Energy) Class (7-Credit Hours) Detroit Lakes, MN Day
Energy 1
General 6
$98.00  Add to Cart 

In this year’s essential update course, explore new applications for some products that your clients are seeking but that you might not have thought about. By attending this session, you will receive much more than a workbook; you will have an opportunity to network with other contractors, ask questions, and learn from instructors who are industry experts and who will lead you through this engaging learning experience.

Location Details: Session Details:
  • Holiday Inn - Detroit Lakes
  • 1155 Highway 10 E
  • Detroit Lakes, MN 56501

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Mon, February 13, 2017, 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM (local)
  • #2: Mon, February 13, 2017, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM (local)

Taught By:
  • Timothy Whaley
Notes:
Please allow for extra drive time due to weather conditions or road construction. Late arrivals will not receive credit.
Feb 14 – Feb 14 Residential Contractor/Remodeler Update: New Applications for Time-Tested Products (Includes Energy) Class (7-Credit Hours) Walker, MN Day
Energy 1
General 6
$98.00  Add to Cart 

In this year’s essential update course, explore new applications for some products that your clients are seeking but that you might not have thought about. By attending this session, you will receive much more than a workbook; you will have an opportunity to network with other contractors, ask questions, and learn from instructors who are industry experts and who will lead you through this engaging learning experience.

Location Details: Session Details:
  • Chase on the Lake
  • 502 Cleveland Blvd
  • Walker, MN 56484

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Tue, February 14, 2017, 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM (local)
  • #2: Tue, February 14, 2017, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM (local)

Taught By:
  • Timothy Whaley
Notes:
Please allow for extra drive time due to weather conditions or road construction. Late arrivals will not receive credit.
Feb 14 – Feb 14 Good, Better, Best: When Quality, Price, and Value All Matter Class (7.5-Credit Hours) St. Paul, MN Day
General 7.5
$98.00  Add to Cart 

Finally, a course that tells you everything you need to know about legitimate value that matters in today's rigorous appraisal world.

Calling all real estate agents, contractors, builders and appraisers...our expert instructor takes you from the glitzy showroom to covert back alleys of valuing products and features of homes with the focal lens of an appraiser, contractor/builder AND real estate professional in mind.

You'll learn the universal language used by appraisers that contractors and real estate agents can translate to knowledge that pays when advising clients on everything from product selections to appropriate offers on property or identifying an appropriate listing price for selling a property. You’ll acquire an insider's view of how value is defined and assigned by the appraiser. Also, you'll understand the consumer criteria of price, longevity, performance, aesthetics, and resale for a variety of property elements. Learn what does and does not have monetary value in an appraiser’s eyes with a snapshot of the essential tools and assessment methods used to establish the ultimate value of a property. Also, learn where value lies from a cost approach so you can help your clients identify poor quality in spite of acceptable appearance. Find out what the six surprising low-cost, high-value materials are, what type of siding lasts the longest, and which foundation type will save you the most money in the long run.

Learn about the real differences in construction quality, what has monetary value and what has aesthetic value alone. The instructor translates otherwise confusing terms and definitions into useful information you can communicate with your clients. Whether your interest is in existing property, new construction or proposed renovations, you’ll pick up essential information to increase your professional competence, evident in your next client conversation.

This course has been approved for real estate, appraisal, and contractor continuing education for 7.5 hours of continuing education credit.  This course does not include the energy hour for contractors.

This course has been approved by the Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry for 7.5 hours for contractor continuing education.

This course has been approved by the Minnesota Commissioner of Commerce for 7.5 hours of real estate continuing education.

This course has been approved by the Minnesota Commissioner of Commerce for 7.5 hours of appraisal continuing education.

Topics Include:

  • Appraisal 101 - what they do and why it matters to you
  • What the new quality numbers mean to your clients
  • Differentiating characteristics
  • Products and materials that create value
  • Architectural styles and features
  • Communicating quality distinctions to clients to improve knowledge and selection
Location Details: Session Details:
  • Kaplan Professional Schools - St. Paul
  • 1295 Bandana Blvd N
  • Ste 245
  • St. Paul, MN 55108

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Tue, February 14, 2017, 8:30 AM - 12:15 PM (local)
  • #2: Tue, February 14, 2017, 1:15 PM - 5:00 PM (local)

Taught By:
  • DAN NORBY
Notes:
Please park in the free parking ramp across from the East entrance. Please allow for extra drive time due to road construction and weather conditions. Late arrivals will not receive credit.
Feb 15 – Feb 15 Residential Contractor/Remodeler Update: New Applications for Time-Tested Products (Includes Energy) Class (7-Credit Hours) St. Paul, MN Day
Energy 1
General 6
$98.00  Add to Cart 

In this year’s essential update course, explore new applications for some products that your clients are seeking but that you might not have thought about. By attending this session, you will receive much more than a workbook; you will have an opportunity to network with other contractors, ask questions, and learn from instructors who are industry experts and who will lead you through this engaging learning experience.

Location Details: Session Details:
  • Kaplan Professional Schools - St. Paul
  • 1295 Bandana Blvd N
  • Ste 245
  • St. Paul, MN 55108

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Wed, February 15, 2017, 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM (local)
  • #2: Wed, February 15, 2017, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM (local)

Taught By:
Notes:
Please park in the free parking ramp across from the East entrance. Please allow for extra drive time due to road construction and weather conditions. Late arrivals will not receive credit.
Feb 16 – Feb 16 Residential Contractor/Remodeler Update: New Applications for Time-Tested Products (Includes Energy) Class (7-Credit Hours) Marshall, MN Day
Energy 1
General 6
$98.00  Add to Cart 

In this year’s essential update course, explore new applications for some products that your clients are seeking but that you might not have thought about. By attending this session, you will receive much more than a workbook; you will have an opportunity to network with other contractors, ask questions, and learn from instructors who are industry experts and who will lead you through this engaging learning experience.

Location Details: Session Details:
  • Ramada - Marshall
  • 1500 E College Dr
  • Marshall, MN 56258

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Thu, February 16, 2017, 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM (local)
  • #2: Thu, February 16, 2017, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM (local)

Taught By:
  • DAN NORBY
Notes:
Please allow for extra drive time due to weather conditions or road construction. Late arrivals will not receive credit.
Feb 16 – Feb 16 The Weird, Wild, and Wonderful World of Real Estate Class (7.5-Credit Hours) Bloomington, MN Day
General 7.5
$98.00  Add to Cart 

Learn how to cater your services to the needs of today’s buyers and sellers seeking some of the more weird and wild trends in the industry today!

Join us for a journey through some of the weird, wild, and wonderful trends in the industry today. We’ll examine your clients’ interests by looking at these emerging trends which include design and product selection. You will see some non-traditional shelters and learn about a variety of the unusual products being used in building, including recycled and reused products, and the hazards associated with them. Next, you will take a walk on the wild side exploring some wild living arrangements; and learn how mother nature can play a large role in affecting real estate. You will understand the signs to watch out for and what to do if a property sustained damage from forces such as wind, water, and pest damage. You will leave this class with an understanding of how weird and wild industry trends affect the real estate market. Finally, you’ll see some wonderful new alternatives that will help you work with today’s clients like never before.

This course has been approved by the Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry for 7.5 hours for contractor continuing education.

Topics Include:

  • Weird shelter options in the market today
  • Unusual building products and potential hazards
  • How weird shelters and building products affect the real estate transaction
  • How wild weather and animals can damage structures
  • Energy efficiency advancements
  • Alternative energy sources
  • Air and water quality to improve occupant’s health
  • How real estate professionals can help clients with special considerations
Location Details: Session Details:
  • Kaplan Professional Schools - Bloomington
  • 2051 Killebrew Dr
  • Ste 110
  • Bloomington, MN 55425

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Thu, February 16, 2017, 8:30 AM - 12:15 PM (local)
  • #2: Thu, February 16, 2017, 1:15 PM - 5:00 PM (local)

Taught By:
  • Aimee Hanson
Notes:
Please allow for extra drive time due to road construction and weather conditions. Late arrivals will not receive credit.
Feb 17 – Feb 17 Residential Contractor/Remodeler Update: New Applications for Time-Tested Products (Includes Energy) Class (7-Credit Hours) St. Paul, MN Day
Energy 1
General 6
$98.00  Add to Cart 

In this year’s essential update course, explore new applications for some products that your clients are seeking but that you might not have thought about. By attending this session, you will receive much more than a workbook; you will have an opportunity to network with other contractors, ask questions, and learn from instructors who are industry experts and who will lead you through this engaging learning experience.

Location Details: Session Details:
  • Kaplan Professional Schools - St. Paul
  • 1295 Bandana Blvd N
  • Ste 245
  • St. Paul, MN 55108

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Fri, February 17, 2017, 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM (local)
  • #2: Fri, February 17, 2017, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM (local)

Taught By:
Notes:
Please park in the free parking ramp across from the East entrance. Please allow for extra drive time due to road construction and weather conditions. Late arrivals will not receive credit.
Feb 17 – Feb 17 Residential Contractor/Remodeler Update: New Applications for Time-Tested Products (Includes Energy) Class (7-Credit Hours) Worthington, MN Day
Energy 1
General 6
$98.00  Add to Cart 

In this year’s essential update course, explore new applications for some products that your clients are seeking but that you might not have thought about. By attending this session, you will receive much more than a workbook; you will have an opportunity to network with other contractors, ask questions, and learn from instructors who are industry experts and who will lead you through this engaging learning experience.

Location Details: Session Details:
  • Worthington Event Center
  • 1477 Prairie Dr
  • Worthington, MN 56187

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Fri, February 17, 2017, 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM (local)
  • #2: Fri, February 17, 2017, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM (local)

Taught By:
  • DAN NORBY
Notes:
Please allow for extra drive time due to weather conditions or road construction. Late arrivals will not receive credit.
Feb 18 – Feb 18 Certified Renovator Refresher Training Course (4-Credit Hours) St. Paul, MN Weekend
General 4
$159.00  Add to Cart 

Don’t miss your EPA lead-safe certification renewal and lose your EPA Certified Renovator status. Secure your seat and enroll today!

Attention all Minnesota contractors and remodelers who became an EPA Certified Renovator in year 2010 or earlier. That certification will expire after 5 years. You must complete this new 4-Hour EPA Certified Renovator Refresher Training Course in order to maintain your Certified Renovator status. Brightwood offers this EPA-approved 4-hour refresher course that will add an additional 5 years to your Certified Renovator status. This new course satisfies all the refresher requirements and includes a hands-on training session on testing for lead and cleaning verification. At the end of this course, you will receive an EPA certification showing your successful completion of the course, including photo ID. Remember that the EPA is finding and fining uncertified contractors for not being certified or for not following the RRP rules and procedures. The fines are up to $37,500 per occurrence per day. Don’t take a chance—take this fast-paced hands-on course and renew your EPA lead-safe certification.

Topics include:

  • RRP rules and procedures
  • Lead and cleaning verification

NOTICE: Students seeking EPA recertification are required to provide their initial individual (not firm) certified renovator certificate prior to this class.

As a requirement of the EPA, the training provider must collect a copy of each student’s prior course completion certificate (i.e., the initial 8 Hour Lead course certificate with the photo identification) prior to the student taking the 4 Hour Refresher Course.  In order to receive EPA credit for the 4 Hour Refresher course, you must provide a copy of your initial individual (not firm) certificate prior to the class start. 

There are three ways to provide your initial certificate:

  1. Scan and email it to cs_gradingqa@kaplan.com.
  2. Fax it to 608.779.0442.
  3. Bring it to class and provide to instructor prior to class start.

If you have any questions regarding this matter, please contact our Customer Service Department during regular business hours at 888.523.1020.

EPA accreditation to Virginia College, LLC DBA Brightwood College for the purpose of certification under section 402 of TSCA for the renovator - refresher discipline.

This course has been approved by the Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry for 4 hours for continuing contractor education.

Location Details: Session Details:
  • Kaplan Professional Schools - St. Paul
  • 1295 Bandana Blvd N
  • Ste 245
  • St. Paul, MN 55108

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Sat, February 18, 2017, 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM (local)

Taught By:
  • Robert Bankers
Notes:
You must provide a copy of your initial individual 8hr certification certificate (w/photo) before class to obtain EPA credit. Due to EPA rules, we cannot let you into class for EPA credit without your certificate. Late arrivals will not receive credit.
Feb 18 – Feb 18 Accessibility, Certifications, and Energy Improvements (Includes Energy) Class (3-Credit Hours) St. Paul, MN Weekend
Energy 1
General 2
$39.00  Add to Cart 

In this course, you will learn more about Minnesota making the contractor registration program permanent, as well as the details of this program. You’ll also explore universal design and how contractors can achieve new certifications, which are part of this rapidly growing market. In addition, you will review eight energy-related sales opportunities and receive an hour of energy focusing on an energy-conscious remodel.

This course has been approved by the Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry for 3 hours for continuing contractor education.

Topics include:

  • Minnesota contractor registration program
  • Universal design
  • Eight energy-related sales opportunities
  • Energy hour on an energy-conscious remodel
Location Details: Session Details:
  • Kaplan Professional Schools - St. Paul
  • 1295 Bandana Blvd N
  • Ste 245
  • St. Paul, MN 55108

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Sat, February 18, 2017, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM (local)

Taught By:
  • Robert Bankers
Notes:
Please park in the free parking ramp across from the East entrance. Please allow for extra drive time due to road construction and weather conditions. Late arrivals will not receive credit.
Feb 20 – Feb 20 All Under One Roof Class (Includes Energy) (7.5-Credit Hours) Bloomington, MN Day
Energy 1
General 6.5
$98.00  Add to Cart 

What is driving clients’ needs in today’s market?

How do agents and contractors meet those changing needs? This class will expand your vision of the new norms that are becoming widely visible and impacting the motivation of buyers and sellers as well as the configuration of property in the real estate market.

You’ll learn how the changing demographics and economics of recent years have influenced desirability for some types of homes over others. You’ll also see what new types of properties are emerging to meet these multi-generational buyer challenges. This course will help you understand the changes and communicate with these buyers and sellers with specialized needs that few agents know how to adequately respond to. You’ll also gain understanding of fair housing areas that warrant attention. This class embraces the complexity of the client’s situation and helps you create new solutions for today’s most complicated buyers and sellers.

This course has been approved by the Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry for 7.5 hours for contractor continuing education.

Topics include:

  • Demographics and the aging population
  • Multigenerational homes
  • Elderly housing and medical considerations
  • Features of the 2020 Smart Home
  • Adapting current homes to meet new needs
  • Energy hour
  • Fair housing
Location Details: Session Details:
  • Kaplan Professional Schools - Bloomington
  • 2051 Killebrew Dr
  • Ste 110
  • Bloomington, MN 55425

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Mon, February 20, 2017, 8:30 AM - 12:15 PM (local)
  • #2: Mon, February 20, 2017, 1:15 PM - 5:00 PM (local)

Taught By:
  • Timothy Whaley
Notes:
Please allow for extra drive time due to road construction and weather conditions. Late arrivals will not receive credit.
Feb 21 – Feb 21 Residential Contractor/Remodeler Update: New Applications for Time-Tested Products (Includes Energy) Class (7-Credit Hours) Bloomington, MN Day
Energy 1
General 6
$98.00  Add to Cart 

In this year’s essential update course, explore new applications for some products that your clients are seeking but that you might not have thought about. By attending this session, you will receive much more than a workbook; you will have an opportunity to network with other contractors, ask questions, and learn from instructors who are industry experts and who will lead you through this engaging learning experience.

Location Details: Session Details:
  • Kaplan Professional Schools - Bloomington
  • 2051 Killebrew Dr
  • Ste 110
  • Bloomington, MN 55425

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Tue, February 21, 2017, 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM (local)
  • #2: Tue, February 21, 2017, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM (local)

Taught By:
Notes:
Please allow for extra drive time due to weather conditions or road construction. Late arrivals will not receive credit.
Feb 21 – Feb 21 Certified Renovator Refresher Training Course (4-Credit Hours) Duluth, MN Day
General 4
$159.00  Add to Cart 

Don’t miss your EPA lead-safe certification renewal and lose your EPA Certified Renovator status. Secure your seat and enroll today!

Attention all Minnesota contractors and remodelers who became an EPA Certified Renovator in year 2010 or earlier. That certification will expire after 5 years. You must complete this new 4-Hour EPA Certified Renovator Refresher Training Course in order to maintain your Certified Renovator status. Brightwood offers this EPA-approved 4-hour refresher course that will add an additional 5 years to your Certified Renovator status. This new course satisfies all the refresher requirements and includes a hands-on training session on testing for lead and cleaning verification. At the end of this course, you will receive an EPA certification showing your successful completion of the course, including photo ID. Remember that the EPA is finding and fining uncertified contractors for not being certified or for not following the RRP rules and procedures. The fines are up to $37,500 per occurrence per day. Don’t take a chance—take this fast-paced hands-on course and renew your EPA lead-safe certification.

Topics include:

  • RRP rules and procedures
  • Lead and cleaning verification

NOTICE: Students seeking EPA recertification are required to provide their initial individual (not firm) certified renovator certificate prior to this class.

As a requirement of the EPA, the training provider must collect a copy of each student’s prior course completion certificate (i.e., the initial 8 Hour Lead course certificate with the photo identification) prior to the student taking the 4 Hour Refresher Course.  In order to receive EPA credit for the 4 Hour Refresher course, you must provide a copy of your initial individual (not firm) certificate prior to the class start. 

There are three ways to provide your initial certificate:

  1. Scan and email it to cs_gradingqa@kaplan.com.
  2. Fax it to 608.779.0442.
  3. Bring it to class and provide to instructor prior to class start.

If you have any questions regarding this matter, please contact our Customer Service Department during regular business hours at 888.523.1020.

EPA accreditation to Virginia College, LLC DBA Brightwood College for the purpose of certification under section 402 of TSCA for the renovator - refresher discipline.

This course has been approved by the Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry for 4 hours for continuing contractor education.

Location Details: Session Details:
  • The Inn on Lake Superior
  • 350 Canal Park Dr
  • Duluth, MN 55802

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Tue, February 21, 2017, 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM (local)

Taught By:
Notes:
You must provide a copy of your initial individual 8hr certification certificate (w/photo) before class to obtain EPA credit. Due to EPA rules, we cannot let you into class for EPA credit without your certificate. Late arrivals will not receive credit.
Feb 21 – Feb 21 Accessibility, Certifications, and Energy Improvements (Includes Energy) Class (3-Credit Hours) Duluth, MN Day
Energy 1
General 2
$39.00  Add to Cart 

In this course, you will learn more about Minnesota making the contractor registration program permanent, as well as the details of this program. You’ll also explore universal design and how contractors can achieve new certifications, which are part of this rapidly growing market. In addition, you will review eight energy-related sales opportunities and receive an hour of energy focusing on an energy-conscious remodel.

This course has been approved by the Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry for 3 hours for continuing contractor education.

Topics include:

  • Minnesota contractor registration program
  • Universal design
  • Eight energy-related sales opportunities
  • Energy hour on an energy-conscious remodel
Location Details: Session Details:
  • The Inn on Lake Superior
  • 350 Canal Park Dr
  • Duluth, MN 55802

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Tue, February 21, 2017, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM (local)

Taught By:
Notes:
Please allow for extra drive time due to road construction and weather conditions. Late arrivals will not receive credit.
Feb 22 – Feb 22 Certified Renovator Refresher Training Course (4-Credit Hours) Bloomington, MN Day
General 4
$159.00  Add to Cart 

Don’t miss your EPA lead-safe certification renewal and lose your EPA Certified Renovator status. Secure your seat and enroll today!

Attention all Minnesota contractors and remodelers who became an EPA Certified Renovator in year 2010 or earlier. That certification will expire after 5 years. You must complete this new 4-Hour EPA Certified Renovator Refresher Training Course in order to maintain your Certified Renovator status. Brightwood offers this EPA-approved 4-hour refresher course that will add an additional 5 years to your Certified Renovator status. This new course satisfies all the refresher requirements and includes a hands-on training session on testing for lead and cleaning verification. At the end of this course, you will receive an EPA certification showing your successful completion of the course, including photo ID. Remember that the EPA is finding and fining uncertified contractors for not being certified or for not following the RRP rules and procedures. The fines are up to $37,500 per occurrence per day. Don’t take a chance—take this fast-paced hands-on course and renew your EPA lead-safe certification.

Topics include:

  • RRP rules and procedures
  • Lead and cleaning verification

NOTICE: Students seeking EPA recertification are required to provide their initial individual (not firm) certified renovator certificate prior to this class.

As a requirement of the EPA, the training provider must collect a copy of each student’s prior course completion certificate (i.e., the initial 8 Hour Lead course certificate with the photo identification) prior to the student taking the 4 Hour Refresher Course.  In order to receive EPA credit for the 4 Hour Refresher course, you must provide a copy of your initial individual (not firm) certificate prior to the class start. 

There are three ways to provide your initial certificate:

  1. Scan and email it to cs_gradingqa@kaplan.com.
  2. Fax it to 608.779.0442.
  3. Bring it to class and provide to instructor prior to class start.

If you have any questions regarding this matter, please contact our Customer Service Department during regular business hours at 888.523.1020.

EPA accreditation to Virginia College, LLC DBA Brightwood College for the purpose of certification under section 402 of TSCA for the renovator - refresher discipline.

This course has been approved by the Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry for 4 hours for continuing contractor education.

Location Details: Session Details:
  • Kaplan Professional Schools - Bloomington
  • 2051 Killebrew Dr
  • Ste 110
  • Bloomington, MN 55425

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Wed, February 22, 2017, 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM (local)

Taught By:
  • Robert Bankers
Notes:
You must provide a copy of your initial individual 8hr certification certificate (w/photo) before class to obtain EPA credit. Due to EPA rules, we cannot let you into class for EPA credit without your certificate. Late arrivals will not receive credit.
Feb 22 – Feb 22 Residential Contractor/Remodeler Update: New Applications for Time-Tested Products (Includes Energy) Class (7-Credit Hours) Grand Rapids, MN Day
Energy 1
General 6
$98.00  Add to Cart 

In this year’s essential update course, explore new applications for some products that your clients are seeking but that you might not have thought about. By attending this session, you will receive much more than a workbook; you will have an opportunity to network with other contractors, ask questions, and learn from instructors who are industry experts and who will lead you through this engaging learning experience.

Location Details: Session Details:
  • Timberlake Lodge
  • 144 SE 17th St
  • Grand Rapids, MN 55744

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Wed, February 22, 2017, 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM (local)
  • #2: Wed, February 22, 2017, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM (local)

Taught By:
  • Timothy Whaley
Notes:
Please allow for extra drive time due to weather conditions or road construction. Late arrivals will not receive credit.
Feb 22 – Feb 22 Accessibility, Certifications, and Energy Improvements (Includes Energy) Class (3-Credit Hours) Bloomington, MN Day
Energy 1
General 2
$39.00  Add to Cart 

In this course, you will learn more about Minnesota making the contractor registration program permanent, as well as the details of this program. You’ll also explore universal design and how contractors can achieve new certifications, which are part of this rapidly growing market. In addition, you will review eight energy-related sales opportunities and receive an hour of energy focusing on an energy-conscious remodel.

This course has been approved by the Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry for 3 hours for continuing contractor education.

Topics include:

  • Minnesota contractor registration program
  • Universal design
  • Eight energy-related sales opportunities
  • Energy hour on an energy-conscious remodel
Location Details: Session Details:
  • Kaplan Professional Schools - Bloomington
  • 2051 Killebrew Dr
  • Ste 110
  • Bloomington, MN 55425

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Wed, February 22, 2017, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM (local)

Taught By:
  • Robert Bankers
Notes:
Please allow for extra drive time due to road construction and weather conditions. Late arrivals will not receive credit.
Feb 24 – Feb 24 Lead-Based Paint Renovation, Repair, and Painting Program (Includes Lead, No Energy) Class (8-Credit Hours) St. Paul, MN Day
General 8
$199.00  Add to Cart 

According to the EPA 2008 Lead Rule, anyone who disturbs greater than 20 square feet of lead based paint on an exterior wall; or disturbs an area greater than 6 square feet of interior paint per room needs to be trained in lead safe work practices.

Brightwood’s Lead-Based Paint Renovation, Repair and Painting Program gives you all the information, training and forms you need to comply with this new federal requirement. This hands-on course will walk you through job set up, lead safe construction techniques, and the proper methods for jobsite clean-up and verification.

Brightwood’s Lead Based Paint Renovation, Repair and Painting Program fulfills the mandatory eight hour EPA training requirement, and has been approved for accreditation by the Federal Environmental Protection Agency as well as the Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry for contractor continuing education.

Attention Minnesota Contractors
The Environmental Protection Agency requires a minimum of eight hour course run time for all RR&P Programs, and Minnesota Statute limits contractor education to a maximum of eight hours per day. Does not include energy.

Attention Wisconsin Contractors
This course does not qualify for the WI Lead-Safe Renovator Certification.

Upon successful course completion you will be able to ensure overall compliance with the EPA RR&P Program, including:

  • Using an EPA acceptable test kit to determine the presence of lead based paint
  • Provide on the job training for workers regarding lead safe practices
  • Establish work area containment fields
  • Direct work being performed on site
  • Perform project cleaning verification
  • Prepare required documentation

EPA accreditation to Virginia College, LLC DBA Brightwood College for the purpose of certification under section 402(c) of TSCA for the renovator - initial course discipline.

This course has been approved by the Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry for 8 hours for continuing contractor education.

Location Details: Session Details:
  • Kaplan Professional Schools - St. Paul
  • 1295 Bandana Blvd N
  • Ste 245
  • St. Paul, MN 55108

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Fri, February 24, 2017, 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM (local)
  • #2: Fri, February 24, 2017, 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM (local)

Taught By:
  • Robert Bankers
  • Timothy Whaley
Notes:
Please park in the free parking ramp across from the East entrance. Please allow for extra drive time due to road construction and weather conditions. Late arrivals will not receive credit.
Feb 25 – Feb 25 Residential Contractor/Remodeler Update: New Applications for Time-Tested Products (Includes Energy) Class (7-Credit Hours) St. Paul, MN Weekend
Energy 1
General 6
$98.00  Add to Cart 

In this year’s essential update course, explore new applications for some products that your clients are seeking but that you might not have thought about. By attending this session, you will receive much more than a workbook; you will have an opportunity to network with other contractors, ask questions, and learn from instructors who are industry experts and who will lead you through this engaging learning experience.

Location Details: Session Details:
  • Kaplan Professional Schools - St. Paul
  • 1295 Bandana Blvd N
  • Ste 245
  • St. Paul, MN 55108

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Sat, February 25, 2017, 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM (local)
  • #2: Sat, February 25, 2017, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM (local)

Taught By:
Notes:
Please park in the free parking ramp across from the East entrance. Please allow for extra drive time due to road construction and weather conditions. Late arrivals will not receive credit.
Feb 25 – Feb 25 Residential Contractor/Remodeler Update: New Applications for Time-Tested Products (Includes Energy) Class (7-Credit Hours) Rochester, MN Weekend
Energy 1
General 6
$98.00  Add to Cart 

In this year’s essential update course, explore new applications for some products that your clients are seeking but that you might not have thought about. By attending this session, you will receive much more than a workbook; you will have an opportunity to network with other contractors, ask questions, and learn from instructors who are industry experts and who will lead you through this engaging learning experience.

Location Details: Session Details:
  • Kahler Apache Hotel
  • 1517 16th St SW
  • Rochester, MN 55902

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Sat, February 25, 2017, 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM (local)
  • #2: Sat, February 25, 2017, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM (local)

Taught By:
  • Timothy Whaley
Notes:
Please allow for extra drive time due to weather conditions or road construction. Late arrivals will not receive credit.
Feb 27 – Feb 27 Residential Contractor/Remodeler Update: New Applications for Time-Tested Products (Includes Energy) Class (7-Credit Hours) Maple Grove, MN Day
Energy 1
General 6
$98.00  Add to Cart 

In this year’s essential update course, explore new applications for some products that your clients are seeking but that you might not have thought about. By attending this session, you will receive much more than a workbook; you will have an opportunity to network with other contractors, ask questions, and learn from instructors who are industry experts and who will lead you through this engaging learning experience.

Location Details: Session Details:
  • Maple Grove Community Center
  • 12951 Weaver Lake Rd
  • Maple Grove, MN 55369

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Mon, February 27, 2017, 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM (local)
  • #2: Mon, February 27, 2017, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM (local)

Taught By:
  • Timothy Whaley
Notes:
Please allow for extra drive time due to weather conditions or road construction. Late arrivals will not receive credit.
Feb 28 – Feb 28 Certified Renovator Refresher Training Course (4-Credit Hours) St. Paul, MN Day
General 4
$159.00  Add to Cart 

Don’t miss your EPA lead-safe certification renewal and lose your EPA Certified Renovator status. Secure your seat and enroll today!

Attention all Minnesota contractors and remodelers who became an EPA Certified Renovator in year 2010 or earlier. That certification will expire after 5 years. You must complete this new 4-Hour EPA Certified Renovator Refresher Training Course in order to maintain your Certified Renovator status. Brightwood offers this EPA-approved 4-hour refresher course that will add an additional 5 years to your Certified Renovator status. This new course satisfies all the refresher requirements and includes a hands-on training session on testing for lead and cleaning verification. At the end of this course, you will receive an EPA certification showing your successful completion of the course, including photo ID. Remember that the EPA is finding and fining uncertified contractors for not being certified or for not following the RRP rules and procedures. The fines are up to $37,500 per occurrence per day. Don’t take a chance—take this fast-paced hands-on course and renew your EPA lead-safe certification.

Topics include:

  • RRP rules and procedures
  • Lead and cleaning verification

NOTICE: Students seeking EPA recertification are required to provide their initial individual (not firm) certified renovator certificate prior to this class.

As a requirement of the EPA, the training provider must collect a copy of each student’s prior course completion certificate (i.e., the initial 8 Hour Lead course certificate with the photo identification) prior to the student taking the 4 Hour Refresher Course.  In order to receive EPA credit for the 4 Hour Refresher course, you must provide a copy of your initial individual (not firm) certificate prior to the class start. 

There are three ways to provide your initial certificate:

  1. Scan and email it to cs_gradingqa@kaplan.com.
  2. Fax it to 608.779.0442.
  3. Bring it to class and provide to instructor prior to class start.

If you have any questions regarding this matter, please contact our Customer Service Department during regular business hours at 888.523.1020.

EPA accreditation to Virginia College, LLC DBA Brightwood College for the purpose of certification under section 402 of TSCA for the renovator - refresher discipline.

This course has been approved by the Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry for 4 hours for continuing contractor education.

Location Details: Session Details:
  • Kaplan Professional Schools - St. Paul
  • 1295 Bandana Blvd N
  • Ste 245
  • St. Paul, MN 55108

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Tue, February 28, 2017, 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM (local)

Taught By:
  • Robert Bankers
Notes:
You must provide a copy of your initial individual 8hr certification certificate (w/photo) before class to obtain EPA credit. Due to EPA rules, we cannot let you into class for EPA credit without your certificate. Late arrivals will not receive credit.