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Upcoming Contractor CE Classes

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Date(s) Class City &
State
Class
Type
Credit Hours Price   Details
Aug 30 – Aug 30 Mold and Radon: Cause & Effect (Includes Energy) Class (7-Credit Hours) Bloomington, MN Day
Energy 1
General 6
$98.00  Add to Cart 

Mold is everywhere; why does it affect one house and not the next? The exact same question can be asked of radon!

Kaplan has produced separate one-day courses for many years covering mold and radon. Now we have brought the two courses together to create a fast-paced layman's view of these two subjects in a single day.

Attending this full-day course will give you a sound insight into why mold and radon occur in some houses and not in others. You will also learn what steps to take to overcome what appears to be a major problem at minimal cost.

Whatever your view on mold or radon, you will come away from this class with a more balanced view of the issues and understand how to achieve physical control of these two concerns.

Kaplan's instructors are fully qualified to teach these subjects with skill and humor. Mold and Radon: Cause & Effect is an interesting way to cover these two subjects in a manner that will excite, educate, and entertain you.

Topics Include:

  • MN Energy Hour
  • What are mold and radon
  • How to control mold and radon
  • How code addresses the problem
  • Cost-effective solutions
Location Details: Session Details:
  • Kaplan Professional Schools - Bloomington
  • 2051 Killebrew Dr
  • Ste 110
  • Bloomington, MN 55425

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

Taught By:
  • DAN NORBY
Notes:
Please plan ahead and allow for extra drive time due to road construction and weather conditions. Late arrivals will not receive credit.
Sep 07 – Sep 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. Kaplan 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 Kaplan AEC Education for the purpose of certification under section 402 of TSCA for the renovator - refresher discipline. 

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

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Wed, September 07, 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.
Sep 07 – Sep 07 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.

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, September 07, 2016, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM (local)

Taught By:
  • PAUL SCHULTE
Notes:
Please allow for extra drive time due to road construction and weather conditions. Late arrivals will not receive credit.
Sep 15 – Sep 15 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.

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: Thu, September 15, 2016, 8:00 AM - 11:45 AM (local)
  • #2: Thu, September 15, 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.
Sep 21 – Sep 21 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.

Kaplan’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.

Kaplan’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 Kaplan AEC Education for the purpose of certification under Section 402(c) of TSCA for the renovator - initial course discipline.

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

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Wed, September 21, 2016, 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM (local)
  • #2: Wed, September 21, 2016, 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM (local)

Taught By:
  • PAUL SCHULTE
  • Robert Bankers
Notes:
Please allow for extra drive time due to weather or road construction. Late arrivals will not receive credit.
Sep 27 – Sep 27 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. Kaplan 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 Kaplan AEC Education for the purpose of certification under section 402 of TSCA for the renovator - refresher discipline. 

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

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Tue, September 27, 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.
Sep 27 – Sep 27 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.

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, September 27, 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.
Oct 04 – Oct 04 Some Like it Hot! And Cold! Understanding Today's HVAC (Includes Energy) Class (7.5-Credit Hours) Bloomington, MN Day
Energy 1
General 6.5
$125.00  Add to Cart 

Advances in technology and materials have pushed HVAC to the forefront of sustainable building practices!

This course quickly covers the theory and practice of heating, ventilation and air conditioning and moves right into some of today’s hottest "green" products and materials.  If you are building new, remodeling, or just curious, we have something in this course for you.

Explore the ancient roots of geothermal heating and learn how it has blossomed into today’s hottest sustainable solution.  You will learn which solar thermal heating systems are roaring back as viable economic options.  Discover how the latest photovoltaic products are nothing short of mind blowing compared to just a few short years ago.  In addition you will learn how the old heating and cooling sources are anything but traditional today.  From ground source heat pumps to solar shingles we will cover everything you need to know about today’s hottest and coolest HVAC solutions.

Topics Include:

  • Theory of HVAC
  • Goethermal
  • Solar thermal
  • Photovoltaics
  • Today’s water and steam boilers.
  • Ultra efficient forced air furnaces
  • Radiant electric heating systems
  • Radiant water heated systems
  • Point of use Water Heaters
  • Hybrid systems
  • Maintenance practices
  • Fault finding

Includes Energy!

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

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Tue, October 04, 2016, 8:00 AM - 11:45 AM (local)
  • #2: Tue, October 04, 2016, 1:00 PM - 4:45 PM (local)

Taught By:
  • John Christianson
Notes:
Please plan ahead and allow for extra drive time due to road construction and weather conditions. Late arrivals will not receive credit.
Oct 04 – Oct 04 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. Kaplan 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 Kaplan AEC Education for the purpose of certification under section 402 of TSCA for the renovator - refresher discipline. 

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

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Tue, October 04, 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.
Oct 04 – Oct 04 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.

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: Tue, October 04, 2016, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM (local)

Taught By:
  • PAUL SCHULTE
Notes:
Please allow for extra drive time due to road construction and weather conditions. Late arrivals will not receive credit.
Oct 19 – Oct 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. Kaplan 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 Kaplan AEC Education for the purpose of certification under section 402 of TSCA for the renovator - refresher discipline. 

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

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Wed, October 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.
Oct 19 – Oct 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.

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, October 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.
Oct 20 – Oct 20 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.

Kaplan’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.

Kaplan’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 Kaplan AEC Education for the purpose of certification under Section 402(c) of TSCA for the renovator - initial course discipline.

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

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Thu, October 20, 2016, 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM (local)
  • #2: Thu, October 20, 2016, 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM (local)

Taught By:
  • PAUL SCHULTE
  • 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.
Oct 31 – Oct 31 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. Kaplan 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 Kaplan AEC Education for the purpose of certification under section 402 of TSCA for the renovator - refresher discipline. 

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

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Mon, October 31, 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.
Oct 31 – Oct 31 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.

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, October 31, 2016, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM (local)

Taught By:
  • PAUL SCHULTE
Notes:
Please allow for extra drive time due to road construction and weather conditions. Late arrivals will not receive credit.
Nov 16 – Nov 16 Mold and Radon: Cause & Effect (Includes Energy) Class (7-Credit Hours) Bloomington, MN Day
Energy 1
General 6
$98.00  Add to Cart 

Mold is everywhere; why does it affect one house and not the next? The exact same question can be asked of radon!

Kaplan has produced separate one-day courses for many years covering mold and radon. Now we have brought the two courses together to create a fast-paced layman's view of these two subjects in a single day.

Attending this full-day course will give you a sound insight into why mold and radon occur in some houses and not in others. You will also learn what steps to take to overcome what appears to be a major problem at minimal cost.

Whatever your view on mold or radon, you will come away from this class with a more balanced view of the issues and understand how to achieve physical control of these two concerns.

Kaplan's instructors are fully qualified to teach these subjects with skill and humor. Mold and Radon: Cause & Effect is an interesting way to cover these two subjects in a manner that will excite, educate, and entertain you.

Topics Include:

  • MN Energy Hour
  • What are mold and radon
  • How to control mold and radon
  • How code addresses the problem
  • Cost-effective solutions
Location Details: Session Details:
  • Kaplan Professional Schools - Bloomington
  • 2051 Killebrew Dr
  • Ste 110
  • Bloomington, MN 55425

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Wed, November 16, 2016, 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM (local)
  • #2: Wed, November 16, 2016, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM (local)

Taught By:
  • DAN NORBY
Notes:
Please plan ahead and allow for extra drive time due to road construction and weather conditions. Late arrivals will not receive credit.
Nov 17 – Nov 17 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. Kaplan 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 Kaplan AEC Education for the purpose of certification under section 402 of TSCA for the renovator - refresher discipline. 

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

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Thu, November 17, 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.
Nov 17 – Nov 17 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.

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: Thu, November 17, 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.
Nov 21 – Nov 21 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.

Kaplan’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.

Kaplan’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 Kaplan AEC Education for the purpose of certification under Section 402(c) of TSCA for the renovator - initial course discipline.

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

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Mon, November 21, 2016, 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM (local)
  • #2: Mon, November 21, 2016, 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM (local)

Taught By:
  • PAUL SCHULTE
  • Robert Bankers
Notes:
Please allow for extra drive time due to weather or road construction. 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. Kaplan 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 Kaplan AEC Education for the purpose of certification under section 402 of TSCA for the renovator - refresher discipline. 

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:
  • 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.
Dec 07 – Dec 07 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.

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:
  • Robert Bankers
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  Add to Cart 

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

Homeowners are spending more time and money on fixing up their places than ever before. In fact, U.S. Census Bureau statistics indicate that maintenance and repairs make up about 30 percent of the expenditures. The other 70 percent is spent for alterations, major replacements, additions, and outside additions and alterations.

Here is your guide to 20 home improvements that maximize resale value. You’ll learn where the money goes in a typical remodeling job, and how much is spent on kitchen and bathroom remodeling, plumbing, HVAC, roofing and more.

You’ll get many ideas to help you communicate with clients and customers about value-added improvements.

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  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!

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.

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 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  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.

Kaplan’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.

Kaplan’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 Kaplan AEC Education for the purpose of certification under Section 402(c) of TSCA for the renovator - initial course discipline.

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 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. Kaplan 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 Kaplan AEC Education for the purpose of certification under section 402 of TSCA for the renovator - refresher discipline. 

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:
  • 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.
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.

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.

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.
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.

Homeowners are spending more time and money on fixing up their places than ever before. In fact, U.S. Census Bureau statistics indicate that maintenance and repairs make up about 30 percent of the expenditures. The other 70 percent is spent for alterations, major replacements, additions, and outside additions and alterations.

Here is your guide to 20 home improvements that maximize resale value. You’ll learn where the money goes in a typical remodeling job, and how much is spent on kitchen and bathroom remodeling, plumbing, HVAC, roofing and more.

You’ll get many ideas to help you communicate with clients and customers about value-added improvements.

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 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.

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.

This course does NOT include energy.

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 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.

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.
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.

Homeowners are spending more time and money on fixing up their places than ever before. In fact, U.S. Census Bureau statistics indicate that maintenance and repairs make up about 30 percent of the expenditures. The other 70 percent is spent for alterations, major replacements, additions, and outside additions and alterations.

Here is your guide to 20 home improvements that maximize resale value. You’ll learn where the money goes in a typical remodeling job, and how much is spent on kitchen and bathroom remodeling, plumbing, HVAC, roofing and more.

You’ll get many ideas to help you communicate with clients and customers about value-added improvements.

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 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.

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.

This course does NOT include energy.

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 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!

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 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.

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 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.

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.
Mar 03 – Mar 03 The Tiny House: Is it a Phase or Craze? Class (3.75-Credit Hours) Bloomington, 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.

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.

This course does NOT include energy.

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

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Fri, March 03, 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.
Mar 13 – Mar 13 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.

Homeowners are spending more time and money on fixing up their places than ever before. In fact, U.S. Census Bureau statistics indicate that maintenance and repairs make up about 30 percent of the expenditures. The other 70 percent is spent for alterations, major replacements, additions, and outside additions and alterations.

Here is your guide to 20 home improvements that maximize resale value. You’ll learn where the money goes in a typical remodeling job, and how much is spent on kitchen and bathroom remodeling, plumbing, HVAC, roofing and more.

You’ll get many ideas to help you communicate with clients and customers about value-added improvements.

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: Mon, March 13, 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.
Mar 21 – Mar 21 The Tiny House: Is it a Phase or Craze? Class (3.75-Credit Hours) Bloomington, 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.

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.

This course does NOT include energy.

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

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Tue, March 21, 2017, 8:30 AM - 12:15 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.