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Minnesota Broker Live Class Calendar

Live Class Calendar
Date(s) Class City &
State
Class
Type
Credit Hours Price   Details
Dec 14 – Dec 14 The Weird, Wild, and Wonderful World of Real Estate Class (7.5-Credit Hours) Bloomington, MN Day
Broker 7.5
$98.00  Add to Cart 

Join us for a journey through some of the weird, wild, and wonderful real estate trends in the industry today. We will examine your clients’ interests reflected in emerging trends, including design and product selection. You will see some non-traditional shelters and learn about a variety of the unusual products used as building materials, including recycled and reused products, and the potential and surprising hazards associated with them.

Next, you will take a walk on the wild side, exploring some new trends in living arrangements and how Mother Nature can affect real estate. This course teaches you how to recognize potential dangers, as well as what to do if a property has sustained damage from forces such as wind, water, and pest infestation. You will leave this class with an understanding of how weird and wild industry trends affect the real estate market and your clients’ preferences. Finally, you will learn about some wonderful new alternatives that will help you work with today’s clients like never before!

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

Topics Include:

  • Weird shelters in the market today
  • Unusual building products and potential hazards
  • Unique recycled and reused products
  • Wild factors affecting real estate
  • Wonderful energy efficiency advancements
  • Alternative energy sources
  • Air and water quality to improve occupant’s health
  • Creative solutions to satisfy your clients’ requests and needs
  • 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: Fri, December 14, 2018, 8:30 AM - 12:15 PM (local)
  • #2: Fri, December 14, 2018, 1:15 PM - 5:00 PM (local)

Taught By:
  • Aimee Hanson
Notes:
Please plan ahead and allow for extra drive time due to road construction or weather conditions. Late arrivals will not receive credit.
Dec 17 – Dec 17 Tour d' Real Estate: What Homeowners Want (7.5-Credit Hours) St. Paul, MN Day
Broker 7.5
$98.00  Add to Cart 

Congratulations! We have survived the recent economic crisis, and many indicators show that the housing market has rebounded and continues to grow. So what has changed in the last ten years in terms of the house and its components? What are homeowners expecting when building or remodeling a property?

This class will help both real estate agents and contractors achieve business success by understanding how the physical house has changed and what their clients are looking for when making housing decisions.

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

Topics include:

  • How has new construction changed?
  • How has the remodeling industry changed?
  • What are other living styles that people are embracing?
  • What housing components are considered “old” and what are considered “new”?
  • What are the latest technical offerings in housing?
  • How are occupant health and well-being being addressed?
  • What are other considerations and how can obstacles be avoided?
Location Details: Session Details:
  • Brightwood Career Institute - St Paul
  • 1295 Bandana Blvd N
  • Ste 245
  • East Entrance
  • St. Paul, MN 55108

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Mon, December 17, 2018, 8:30 AM - 12:15 PM (local)
  • #2: Mon, December 17, 2018, 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.
Dec 19 – Dec 19 7/1/18-6/30/19 SALESPERSON & BROKER REQUIRED MODULE Risk Management (3.75-Credit Hours) Bloomington, MN Day
Broker 3.75
$49.00  Add to Cart 

Today’s complex electronic real estate transactions are full of challenges and expose licensees to a number of high areas of risk. This course is designed to explore agency issues, disclosure requirements, advertising, negotiation issues, and will provide guidance on reducing data security risk liability exposure. (This module also satisfies the 1-Hour Broker Module Requirement.)

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

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Wed, December 19, 2018, 8:30 AM - 12:15 PM (local)

Taught By:
  • Steve Pedersen
Notes:
Please plan ahead and allow for extra drive time due to road construction or weather conditions. Late arrivals will not receive credit.
Dec 19 – Dec 19 Millennials: Challenging the Traditional Real Estate Model Class (3.75-Credit Hours) Bloomington, MN Day
Broker 3.75
$49.00  Add to Cart 

NEW! Millennials: Challenging the Traditional Real Estate Model (3.75 Credits)

This course examines the factors driving today’s real estate market, beyond the newspaper headlines. Facts, trends, and hard data illustrate how the foremost factors for Baby Boomers no longer apply. You will learn how Millennials, today’s largest real estate client group, prefer to buy, sell, rent, strategize, and communicate with you. After this course, you will have a better understanding of how to represent these clients.

This course will challenge your approach to working with today’s buyers and sellers, and educate you about their specific preferences, including how builders and the real estate industry are responding to Millennials. Essential client expectations and patterns are explored, so you can re-tool your skill set of knowledge and practices, as well as reposition your branding and image to reflect an understanding of the new model. This course prepares you to work effectively and productively with Millennials, resulting in helping them achieve their real estate goals. Join us for this compelling look into the future of real estate.

This course has been approved by the Minnesota Commissioner of Commerce for 3.75 hours of real estate continuing education.

Topics include:

  • Traditional versus Millennial real estate model
  • Defining the market
  • Wants, needs, and deal breakers
  • Motivation
  • The affected real estate market and model
  • Effective strategies for working with Millennials
Location Details: Session Details:
  • Kaplan Professional Schools - Bloomington
  • 2051 Killebrew Dr
  • Ste 110
  • Bloomington, MN 55425

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Wed, December 19, 2018, 1:15 PM - 5:00 PM (local)

Taught By:
  • Aimee Hanson
Notes:
Please plan ahead and allow for extra drive time due to road construction or weather conditions. Late arrivals will not receive credit.
Dec 20 – Dec 20 Residential Building Contractor/Remodeler Update: Surviving to Thriving Class (Includes Energy) (7-Credit Hours) St. Paul, MN Day
Broker 7
$98.00  Add to Cart 

This course offers current, relevant industry topics and data that will help you navigate the ever-changing landscape of the construction industry.

Location Details: Session Details:
  • Brightwood Career Institute - St Paul
  • 1295 Bandana Blvd N
  • Ste 245
  • East Entrance
  • St. Paul, MN 55108

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Thu, December 20, 2018, 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM (local)
  • #2: Thu, December 20, 2018, 1:00 PM - 4:00 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 02 – Jan 02 Minnesota Residential Contractor/Remodeler Update: Competitive Advantage—Knowledge is Power (Includes Energy) Class (7-Credit Hours) St. Paul, MN Day
Broker 7
$98.00  Add to Cart 

The focus of this course is current, relevant industry topics and data to help you navigate the ever-changing landscape of the construction industry. You’ll learn how competitive advantage is gained through successful use and application of knowledge—the knowledge that is the power behind your successful contracting business.

Join us for this thought-provoking learning experience. It’s not a lecture—it’s a discussion about important topics that impact your business and clients.

Topics include:

  • Energy: Solar Water Heaters and Small Wind Turbines
  • Insulated Concrete Forms (ICF)
  • Wetland and Waterfront Building
  • Protecting Your Business
  • Building Code Exceptions
  • Project Breakdown: One Chunk at a Time
  • Upgrading Homes to Sell or Rent
  • In the News

Approved for Building Officials and Contractors

This course has been approved by the Minnesota Commissioner of Commerce for 7.0 hours of real estate continuing education.

Location Details: Session Details:
  • Brightwood Career Institute - St Paul
  • 1295 Bandana Blvd N
  • Ste 245
  • East Entrance
  • St. Paul, MN 55108

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Wed, January 02, 2019, 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM (local)
  • #2: Wed, January 02, 2019, 1:00 PM - 4:00 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 03 – Jan 03 Certified Renovator Refresher Training Course (4-Credit Hours) St. Paul, MN Day
Broker 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 everyone 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

 

EPA accreditation to Virginia College, LLC DBA Brightwood Career Institute 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 contractor continuing education.
This course has been approved by the Minnesota Commissioner of Commerce for 4 hours of real estate continuing education.

Location Details: Session Details:
  • Brightwood Career Institute - St Paul
  • 1295 Bandana Blvd N
  • Ste 245
  • East Entrance
  • St. Paul, MN 55108

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Thu, January 03, 2019, 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM (local)

Taught By:
  • Instructor TBD
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 Building Contractor/Remodeler Update: Surviving to Thriving Class (Includes Energy) (7-Credit Hours) St. Paul, MN Day
Broker 7
$98.00  Add to Cart 

This course offers current, relevant industry topics and data that will help you navigate the ever-changing landscape of the construction industry.

Location Details: Session Details:
  • Brightwood Career Institute - St Paul
  • 1295 Bandana Blvd N
  • Ste 245
  • East Entrance
  • St. Paul, MN 55108

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Fri, January 04, 2019, 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM (local)
  • #2: Fri, January 04, 2019, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM (local)

Taught By:
  • David Johnson
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 07 – Jan 07 Residential Building Contractor/Remodeler Update: Surviving to Thriving Class (Includes Energy) (7-Credit Hours) St. Paul, MN Day
Broker 7
$98.00  Add to Cart 

This course offers current, relevant industry topics and data that will help you navigate the ever-changing landscape of the construction industry.

Location Details: Session Details:
  • Brightwood Career Institute - St Paul
  • 1295 Bandana Blvd N
  • Ste 245
  • East Entrance
  • St. Paul, MN 55108

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Mon, January 07, 2019, 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM (local)
  • #2: Mon, January 07, 2019, 1:00 PM - 4:00 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 08 – Jan 08 Lead-Based Paint Renovation, Repair, and Painting Program (Includes Lead, No Energy) Class (8-Credit Hours) Bloomington, MN Day
Broker 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.

The 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.

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

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

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

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Tue, January 08, 2019, 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM (local)
  • #2: Tue, January 08, 2019, 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM (local)

Taught By:
  • Bob Bankers
  • Dan Norby
Notes:
Please plan ahead and allow for extra drive time due to road construction or weather conditions. Late arrivals will not receive credit.
Jan 09 – Jan 09 Residential Building Contractor/Remodeler Update: Surviving to Thriving Class (Includes Energy) (7-Credit Hours) Rochester, MN Day
Broker 7
$98.00  Add to Cart 

This course offers current, relevant industry topics and data that will help you navigate the ever-changing landscape of the construction industry.

Location Details: Session Details:
  • Hampton Inn - Rochester North
  • 2870 59th St NW
  • Rochester, MN 55901

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Wed, January 09, 2019, 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM (local)
  • #2: Wed, January 09, 2019, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM (local)

Taught By:
  • Timothy Whaley
Jan 10 – Jan 10 Residential Building Contractor/Remodeler Update: Surviving to Thriving Class (Includes Energy) (7-Credit Hours) Winona, MN Day
Broker 7
$98.00  Add to Cart 

This course offers current, relevant industry topics and data that will help you navigate the ever-changing landscape of the construction industry.

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

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Thu, January 10, 2019, 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM (local)
  • #2: Thu, January 10, 2019, 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 11 – Jan 11 Residential Building Contractor/Remodeler Update: Surviving to Thriving Class (Includes Energy) (7-Credit Hours) Bloomington, MN Day
Broker 7
$98.00  Add to Cart 

This course offers current, relevant industry topics and data that will help you navigate the ever-changing landscape of the construction industry.

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

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Fri, January 11, 2019, 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM (local)
  • #2: Fri, January 11, 2019, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM (local)

Taught By:
  • Artie Alvarez
Notes:
Please plan ahead and allow for extra drive time due to road construction or weather conditions. Late arrivals will not receive credit.
Jan 11 – Jan 11 7/1/18-6/30/19 SALESPERSON & BROKER REQUIRED MODULE Risk Management (3.75-Credit Hours) St. Paul, MN Day
Broker 3.75
$49.00  Add to Cart 

Today’s complex electronic real estate transactions are full of challenges and expose licensees to a number of high areas of risk. This course is designed to explore agency issues, disclosure requirements, advertising, negotiation issues, and will provide guidance on reducing data security risk liability exposure. (This module also satisfies the 1-Hour Broker Module Requirement.)

Location Details: Session Details:
  • Brightwood Career Institute - St Paul
  • 1295 Bandana Blvd N
  • Ste 245
  • East Entrance
  • St. Paul, MN 55108

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Fri, January 11, 2019, 8:30 AM - 12:15 PM (local)

Taught By:
  • Gerald Anderson
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 14 – Jan 14 Residential Building Contractor/Remodeler Update: Surviving to Thriving Class (Includes Energy) (7-Credit Hours) Duluth, MN Day
Broker 7
$98.00  Add to Cart 

This course offers current, relevant industry topics and data that will help you navigate the ever-changing landscape of the construction industry.

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

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Mon, January 14, 2019, 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM (local)
  • #2: Mon, January 14, 2019, 1:00 PM - 4:00 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.
Jan 15 – Jan 15 Residential Building Contractor/Remodeler Update: Surviving to Thriving Class (Includes Energy) (7-Credit Hours) Bloomington, MN Day
Broker 7
$98.00  Add to Cart 

This course offers current, relevant industry topics and data that will help you navigate the ever-changing landscape of the construction industry.

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

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Tue, January 15, 2019, 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM (local)
  • #2: Tue, January 15, 2019, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM (local)

Taught By:
  • David Johnson
Notes:
Please plan ahead and allow for extra drive time due to road construction or weather conditions. Late arrivals will not receive credit.
Jan 16 – Jan 16 Residential Building Contractor/Remodeler Update: Surviving to Thriving Class (Includes Energy) (7-Credit Hours) Saint Cloud, MN Day
Broker 7
$98.00  Add to Cart 

This course offers current, relevant industry topics and data that will help you navigate the ever-changing landscape of the construction industry.

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

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Wed, January 16, 2019, 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM (local)
  • #2: Wed, January 16, 2019, 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 16 – Jan 16 Relocation Essentials: Grow and Serve More Clients Class (3.75-Credit Hours) St. Paul, MN Day
Broker 3.75
$49.00  Add to Cart 

Corporations around the world still relocate thousands of their employees each year, despite the global move toward a more virtual work environment. In this course, you will learn how to become the world’s leading company A-listed relocation expert.

This course will give you a comprehensive understanding of the fundamentals of relocation. You’ll learn about the players and the processes involved and how relocation listing transactions differ when a corporation purchases the property. You will also learn how to identify and negotiate common problems involving home sale timing, temporary housing, corporate benefit programs, tax implications and more!

If you want to open up a new business opportunity, skillfully representing relocation clients, increase your knowledge now. This course is an essential element to your business plan.

This course has been approved by the Minnesota Commissioner of Commerce for 3.75 hours of real estate continuing education.

This course has been approved by the Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry for 3/75 hours for contractor continuing education.

Topics Include:

  • Critical partners: roles and responsibilities
  • Process: Unique to relocation
  • Addressing obstacles and resolving problems unique to relocations
  • Cultivation of preferred networks to help generate more income
  • Income and tax related considerations
Location Details: Session Details:
  • Brightwood Career Institute - St Paul
  • 1295 Bandana Blvd N
  • Ste 245
  • East Entrance
  • St. Paul, MN 55108

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Wed, January 16, 2019, 8:30 AM - 12:15 PM (local)

Taught By:
  • Anne Lee
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 Building Contractor/Remodeler Update: Surviving to Thriving Class (Includes Energy) (7-Credit Hours) Fergus Falls, MN Day
Broker 7
$98.00  Add to Cart 

This course offers current, relevant industry topics and data that will help you navigate the ever-changing landscape of the construction industry.

Location Details: Session Details:
  • Bigwood Event Center
  • 925 Western Ave
  • Fergus Falls, MN 56537

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Thu, January 17, 2019, 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM (local)
  • #2: Thu, January 17, 2019, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM (local)

Taught By:
  • Dan Norby
Jan 18 – Jan 18 Residential Contractor/Remodeler Update: New Applications for Time-Tested Products (Includes Energy) Class (7-Credit Hours) St. Paul, MN Day
Broker 7
$98.00  Add to Cart 

First offered in 2017, back by popular demand.

Explore new applications for some products that you may think you know well…the very products your clients are seeking!

When you join us, you receive much more than a workbook. You have an opportunity to network with other contractors, ask questions, and learn from industry experts who will lead you through this engaging learning experience. Your experienced instructors will share current market reports and lead value-added discussions on topics that are not only relevant to your business, but also designed to keep you informed about new business trends, products, and codes.

Topics Include:

  • Sustainable Energy: Photovoltaic Systems
  • Insulation: Spray Foam Update
  • Chapter 3 Building Planning: Code Exceptions
  • Department of Labor & Industry: Enforcement Process
  • Decks: Ledger Board and Band Joist Connections
  • Structural Design and Span Table Review
  • Material Strengths, Types of Engineered Wood, and Fire Suppression Review
  • Structural Insulated Panels (SIPS)

Approved for Building Officials and Contractors.

This course has been approved by the Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry for 7.0 hours for contractor continuing education.

This course has been approved by the Minnesota Commissioner of Commerce for 7.0 hours of real estate continuing education.

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

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Fri, January 18, 2019, 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM (local)
  • #2: Fri, January 18, 2019, 1:00 PM - 4:00 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 19 – Jan 19 Residential Building Contractor/Remodeler Update: Surviving to Thriving Class (Includes Energy) (7-Credit Hours) St. Paul, MN Weekend
Broker 7
$98.00  Add to Cart 

This course offers current, relevant industry topics and data that will help you navigate the ever-changing landscape of the construction industry.

Location Details: Session Details:
  • Brightwood Career Institute - St Paul
  • 1295 Bandana Blvd N
  • Ste 245
  • East Entrance
  • St. Paul, MN 55108

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Sat, January 19, 2019, 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM (local)
  • #2: Sat, January 19, 2019, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM (local)

Taught By:
  • Jason Rudenick
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 22 – Jan 22 Residential Building Contractor/Remodeler Update: Surviving to Thriving Class (Includes Energy) (7-Credit Hours) Mankato, MN Day
Broker 7
$98.00  Add to Cart 

This course offers current, relevant industry topics and data that will help you navigate the ever-changing landscape of the construction industry.

Location Details: Session Details:
  • Country Inn and Suites - Mankato
  • 1900 Premier Dr
  • Mankato, MN 56001

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Tue, January 22, 2019, 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM (local)
  • #2: Tue, January 22, 2019, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM (local)

Taught By:
  • Dan Norby
Jan 22 – Jan 22 Lead-Based Paint Renovation, Repair, and Painting Program (Includes Lead, No Energy) Class (8-Credit Hours) St. Paul, MN Day
Broker 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.

The 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.

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

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

Location Details: Session Details:
  • Brightwood Career Institute - St Paul
  • 1295 Bandana Blvd N
  • Ste 245
  • East Entrance
  • St. Paul, MN 55108

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Tue, January 22, 2019, 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM (local)
  • #2: Tue, January 22, 2019, 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM (local)

Taught By:
  • Jason Rudenick
  • Ron Schilling
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 23 – Jan 23 Residential Building Contractor/Remodeler Update: Surviving to Thriving Class (Includes Energy) (7-Credit Hours) Worthington, MN Day
Broker 7
$98.00  Add to Cart 

This course offers current, relevant industry topics and data that will help you navigate the ever-changing landscape of the construction industry.

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

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Wed, January 23, 2019, 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM (local)
  • #2: Wed, January 23, 2019, 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 24 Minnesota to Wisconsin Real Estate License Course (7.5-Credit Hours) St. Paul, MN Day
Broker 7.5
$229.00  Add to Cart 

This class satisfies Wisconsin’s 13-hour education requirement to obtain a real estate salesperson license by endorsement. You qualify for this class if: A) you currently hold an active license in a state other than Wisconsin; or B) your license held in another state expired no more than two years ago. Minnesota students who complete this class also will receive 7.5 hours of Minnesota CE.


Now, in just two days you can complete your Wisconsin pre-licensing education requirements AND get 7.5 hours of Minnesota continuing education.
Are you one of the many Minnesota real estate licensees who have considered obtaining your Wisconsin real estate license, but haven’t wanted to deal with the hassle? Well, we have good news: The Wisconsin licensing process is a snap for Minnesota licensees!

Regulations in Wisconsin allow currently licensed Minnesota brokers and salespersons to obtain a Wisconsin license of the same level by attending approved education and passing the Wisconsin Real Estate Licensing Exam. To obtain a salesperson or broker license by endorsement (for applicants who have been licensed in another state within the past two years):

  • Salespersons AND brokers must complete a board-approved 13-hour pre-license education program for salespersons. (Brokers must complete an additional six hours of education.)
  • Pass the salesperson exam. (Brokers must complete the salesperson exam AND the broker exam.)
  • Submit an application.

Complete Your Wisconsin Salesperson Education Requirements in Just Two Days
That’s right—just two days. Prepared, scheduled, and presented to meet the needs of busy Minnesota real estate professionals who want to obtain a Wisconsin license, this two-day program will teach you exactly how to comply with Wisconsin laws... and it will prepare you for success on test day.

Experienced Wisconsin Instructors Cover the Laws
Your instructors are experienced Wisconsin trainers. They cover all of the topics required by the Wisconsin Department of Regulation and Licensing and included in the exam.

Your Completion Certificate
Upon successful completion of this course, you will receive a completion certificate showing 13 credit hours of Wisconsin Salesperson licensing education. Individuals seeking a broker license will need to complete an additional 6 hours of education.

BONUS! Also Approved for 7.5 Hours of Minnesota Continuing Education
If you currently hold a Minnesota salesperson or broker license, you’ll be happy to know that you can complete the hours to obtain a Wisconsin license and fulfill 7.5 hours of Minnesota continuing education requirement at the same time.

Topics Include:

  • Wisconsin Licensing Legislation and Rules
  • Agency
  • Ownership and Transfer of Property
  • Land Use Controls and Regulations
  • Valuing and Financing Property; Calculations
  • Disclosures
  • Contract Law and Approved Forms
  • Business Ethics
  • Fair Housing
  • Federal Antitrust Law
  • Trust Accounts, Responsibilities, and Leasing

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

Location Details: Session Details:
  • Brightwood Career Institute - St Paul
  • 1295 Bandana Blvd N
  • Ste 245
  • East Entrance
  • St. Paul, MN 55108

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Wed, January 23, 2019, 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM (local)
  • #2: Wed, January 23, 2019, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM (local)
  • #3: Thu, January 24, 2019, 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM (local)
  • #4: Thu, January 24, 2019, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM (local)

Taught By:
  • Dan Kanera
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 Good, Better, Best: When Quality, Price, and Value All Matter Class (7.5-Credit Hours) Bloomington, MN Day
Broker 7.5
$98.00  Add to Cart 

In this course, you will 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.

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

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Thu, January 24, 2019, 8:30 AM - 12:15 PM (local)
  • #2: Thu, January 24, 2019, 1:15 PM - 5:00 PM (local)

Taught By:
  • Rolfe Kurtyka
Notes:
Please plan ahead and allow for extra drive time due to road construction or weather conditions. Late arrivals will not receive credit.
Jan 25 – Jan 25 Residential Building Contractor/Remodeler Update: Surviving to Thriving Class (Includes Energy) (7-Credit Hours) St. Paul, MN Day
Broker 7
$98.00  Add to Cart 

This course offers current, relevant industry topics and data that will help you navigate the ever-changing landscape of the construction industry.

Location Details: Session Details:
  • Brightwood Career Institute - St Paul
  • 1295 Bandana Blvd N
  • Ste 245
  • East Entrance
  • St. Paul, MN 55108

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Fri, January 25, 2019, 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM (local)
  • #2: Fri, January 25, 2019, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM (local)

Taught By:
  • David Johnson
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 25 – Jan 25 Mediate-Arbitrate-Litigate: An Informed Decision Class (3.75-Credit Hours) Bloomington, MN Day
Broker 3.75
$49.00  Add to Cart 

Ever wonder the difference between mediation, arbitration, and litigation and when each is best suited for the situation?

In this class, you will learn the features, advantages, benefits, and limitations of each of these three dispute resolution types in order to help you educate your clients concerning their choices at critical and often tense decision making junctures.

Each of the three dispute resolution types are examined and explained in simple yet comprehensive terms to enable your understanding and increase your confidence in communicating the specifics clearly to your clients when they need it most. Learn the difference between binding and non-binding arbitration, the defining elements and consequences of both, as well as the potential for an arbitration appeal.  Many situations and questions, such as: “Should a single arbitrator be selected or a panel?” are considered for each of the dispute resolution options.

You will also examine what your specific role is in each type of resolution, including what is NOT your role and when consulting an attorney is vital. You’ll learn what happens when one dispute resolution method fails and what choices remain.  You may be surprised to learn where each of these resolutions takes place and how that can influence the accuracy and outcome of the decision. Real life situations illustrate each dispute resolution option to help you gain relevant and applicable knowledge to use in future situations, limit you chances of being sued, and prepare you for the real estate world of today.

Topics Include:

  • Mediation
  • Arbitration
  • Litigation
  • Sellers Property Disclosure Statement
  • Inspection
  • Case Study
  • Lawsuits
  • Title Insurance

This course has been approved by the Minnesota Commissioner of Commerce for 3.75 hours of real estate continuing education.

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

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Fri, January 25, 2019, 8:30 AM - 12:15 PM (local)

Taught By:
  • Aimee Hanson
Notes:
Please plan ahead and allow for extra drive time due to road construction or weather conditions. Late arrivals will not receive credit.
Jan 25 – Jan 25 Minnesota Landlord Tenant Act: Protecting Yourself and Your Client Class (3.75-Credit Hours) St. Paul, MN Day
Broker 3.75
$49.00  Add to Cart 

Save money and time and limit your exposure by learning the law.

If your tenants know more about the law than you do, you are already in trouble. In Minne¬sota, nearly every aspect of the landlord-tenant relationship is covered by a law or regulation, from screening potential tenants to handling evictions. In today’s litigious society, failing to know the law is unaccept-able. Fines are attached to nearly every part of the process, making one misstep expensive. Repeated mistakes could mean your property will lose money. With the right information, you can stay legal and profitable.

This course provides a fresh review of the Minnesota Landlord Tenant Act. You’ll start with the steps before leasing, looking at background checks, security deposits, and more. You will cover various types of leases and dis¬closures, like inspections and foreclosure, as well as laws that govern leasing. You will also learn the impact of the new domestic violence law on landlords. Attend this course and learn to avoid the little known penalties that eat away at your profits.

Topics:

  • Leasing and renting
  • Obligations and covenants
  • Inspection reports and code violations
  • Utilities and evictions
  • Tenant remedies actions
  • Residential tenant actions

This course has been approved by the Minnesota Commissioner of Commerce for 3.75 hours of real estate continuing education.

Location Details: Session Details:
  • Brightwood Career Institute - St Paul
  • 1295 Bandana Blvd N
  • Ste 245
  • East Entrance
  • St. Paul, MN 55108

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Fri, January 25, 2019, 1:15 PM - 5:00 PM (local)

Taught By:
  • Nathan Nelson
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 Market Pulse: What's Trending Now (7.5-Credit Hours) St. Paul, MN Day
Broker 7.5
$98.00  Add to Cart 

Learn what the experts are predicting and how you can prepare to respond effectively.

Place your finger on the pulse of today’s real estate market and learn why it has never been more important to you and your clients to comprehend the key market factors. You’ll learn how those factors impact today’s buyers and sellers, arming you with the knowledge to access not only today’s economic landscape but also the national and local real estate markets.

Our expert instructor will identify the demographics most significantly impacting real estate values, appeal, and sales. You’ll learn about the homebuyers changing appetite for alternative types of housing throughout a lifetime. Also, how to identify options, challenges, and potential solutions to address home sellers and buyer’s needs in these emerging situations. Plus, you’ll learn what technology advances your clients expect and how they want to do business with you.

You’ll also explore the local trends pertinent to your real estate backyard and learn how the experts are strategizing to anticipate client needs. This course will help you become a more knowledgeable and adaptive industry leader.

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 Department of Labor and Industry for 7.5 hours for contractor continuing education.

Topics Include:

  • Market factors impacting your client’s decisions
  • Options, challenges, and solutions for evolving client needs
  • Technology advances impacting how you do business
  • Trending real estate tools
  • Market leaders advice for success
Location Details: Session Details:
  • Brightwood Career Institute - St Paul
  • 1295 Bandana Blvd N
  • Ste 245
  • East Entrance
  • St. Paul, MN 55108

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Mon, January 28, 2019, 8:30 AM - 12:15 PM (local)
  • #2: Mon, January 28, 2019, 1:15 PM - 5:00 PM (local)

Taught By:
  • Gerald Anderson
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 29 – Jan 29 Residential Building Contractor/Remodeler Update: Surviving to Thriving Class (Includes Energy) (7-Credit Hours) Baxter, MN Day
Broker 7
$98.00  Add to Cart 

This course offers current, relevant industry topics and data that will help you navigate the ever-changing landscape of the construction industry.

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

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Tue, January 29, 2019, 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM (local)
  • #2: Tue, January 29, 2019, 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 29 – Jan 29 Game Changers: The New Forces in Real Estate Class (3.75-Credit Hours) St. Paul, MN Day
Broker 3.75
$49.00  Add to Cart 

The only thing constant in the real estate business is change. Buckle up.

This course answers today’s compelling questions about what is happening in the real estate industry, including how you need to respond to remain relevant. Rapidly changing market conditions require real estate agents to be current and adaptable. Adjusting your business practices, with precise accuracy and timing, employing the right tools and approach to provide the highest quality service and representation to your clients is essential.

Learn about how the new players and options in the real estate world are impacting clients. While property information used to be proprietary only to real estate licensees, it is now available to everyone, just one click away. Join us for the exciting and informative course to learn more about the many forces impacting you, your clients, and the real estate industry today.

This course has been approved by the Minnesota Commissioner of Commerce for 3.75 hours of real estate continuing education.

Topics Include:

  • What’s changing and who is causing it?
  • Where is the impact most significant?
  • Recognizing client expectations
  • What’s needed to effectively satisfy today’s clients
  • Trending real estate tools
  • Defining and providing service beyond expectations
Location Details: Session Details:
  • Brightwood Career Institute - St Paul
  • 1295 Bandana Blvd N
  • Ste 245
  • East Entrance
  • St. Paul, MN 55108

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Tue, January 29, 2019, 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.
Jan 29 – Jan 29 7/1/18-6/30/19 SALESPERSON & BROKER REQUIRED MODULE Risk Management (3.75-Credit Hours) St. Paul, MN Day
Broker 3.75
$49.00  Add to Cart 

Today’s complex electronic real estate transactions are full of challenges and expose licensees to a number of high areas of risk. This course is designed to explore agency issues, disclosure requirements, advertising, negotiation issues, and will provide guidance on reducing data security risk liability exposure. (This module also satisfies the 1-Hour Broker Module Requirement.)

Location Details: Session Details:
  • Brightwood Career Institute - St Paul
  • 1295 Bandana Blvd N
  • Ste 245
  • East Entrance
  • St. Paul, MN 55108

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Tue, January 29, 2019, 1:15 PM - 5:00 PM (local)

Taught By:
  • Steve Pedersen
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 30 – Jan 30 Residential Building Contractor/Remodeler Update: Surviving to Thriving Class (Includes Energy) (7-Credit Hours) Bemidji, MN Day
Broker 7
$98.00  Add to Cart 

This course offers current, relevant industry topics and data that will help you navigate the ever-changing landscape of the construction industry.

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

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Wed, January 30, 2019, 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM (local)
  • #2: Wed, January 30, 2019, 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 31 – Jan 31 Residential Building Contractor/Remodeler Update: Surviving to Thriving Class (Includes Energy) (7-Credit Hours) Bloomington, MN Day
Broker 7
$98.00  Add to Cart 

This course offers current, relevant industry topics and data that will help you navigate the ever-changing landscape of the construction industry.

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

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Thu, January 31, 2019, 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM (local)
  • #2: Thu, January 31, 2019, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM (local)

Taught By:
  • Artie Alvarez
Notes:
Please plan ahead and allow for extra drive time due to road construction or weather conditions. Late arrivals will not receive credit.
Feb 01 – Feb 01 Lead-Based Paint Renovation, Repair, and Painting Program (Includes Lead, No Energy) Class (8-Credit Hours) St. Paul, MN Day
Broker 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.

The 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.

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

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

Location Details: Session Details:
  • Brightwood Career Institute - St Paul
  • 1295 Bandana Blvd N
  • Ste 245
  • East Entrance
  • St. Paul, MN 55108

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Fri, February 01, 2019, 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM (local)
  • #2: Fri, February 01, 2019, 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM (local)

Taught By:
  • Bob Bankers
  • 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 04 – Feb 04 Residential Building Contractor/Remodeler Update: Surviving to Thriving Class (Includes Energy) (7-Credit Hours) Maple Grove, MN Day
Broker 7
$98.00  Add to Cart 

This course offers current, relevant industry topics and data that will help you navigate the ever-changing landscape of the construction industry.

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

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Mon, February 04, 2019, 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM (local)
  • #2: Mon, February 04, 2019, 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.
Feb 04 – Feb 04 Understanding Association Ownership (3.75-Credit Hours) St. Paul, MN Day
Broker 3.75
$49.00  Add to Cart 

Learn the ins and outs of Common Interest Communities, one of the fasting growing forms of ownership in Minnesota and across the country.

This half-day course describes various forms of CICs, including condominiums, townhomes, cooperatives, mixed use, and conversions. It identifies the characteristics of the leading buyers (both Millennials and Baby Boomers), as well as ways to assess the CICs financial security. Including a sample balance sheet and budget, and a discussion of how the real estate market’s unprecedented fluctuations effect associations, this course covers all the essentials, from financing to marketing to management. Enroll Today!

Topics Include:

  • Common Interest Communities and How They Operate
  • Marketing in a CIC to Get Your Client Top Dollar
  • Is the Association Financially Sound?
  • What’s important in a Resale Disclosure?

This course has been approved by the Minnesota Commissioner of Commerce for 3.75 hours of real estate continuing education.

Location Details: Session Details:
  • Brightwood Career Institute - St Paul
  • 1295 Bandana Blvd N
  • Ste 245
  • East Entrance
  • St. Paul, MN 55108

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Mon, February 04, 2019, 8:30 AM - 12:15 PM (local)

Taught By:
  • Tim Broms
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 04 – Feb 04 Millennials: Challenging the Traditional Real Estate Model Class (3.75-Credit Hours) St. Paul, MN Day
Broker 3.75
$49.00  Add to Cart 

NEW! Millennials: Challenging the Traditional Real Estate Model (3.75 Credits)

This course examines the factors driving today’s real estate market, beyond the newspaper headlines. Facts, trends, and hard data illustrate how the foremost factors for Baby Boomers no longer apply. You will learn how Millennials, today’s largest real estate client group, prefer to buy, sell, rent, strategize, and communicate with you. After this course, you will have a better understanding of how to represent these clients.

This course will challenge your approach to working with today’s buyers and sellers, and educate you about their specific preferences, including how builders and the real estate industry are responding to Millennials. Essential client expectations and patterns are explored, so you can re-tool your skill set of knowledge and practices, as well as reposition your branding and image to reflect an understanding of the new model. This course prepares you to work effectively and productively with Millennials, resulting in helping them achieve their real estate goals. Join us for this compelling look into the future of real estate.

This course has been approved by the Minnesota Commissioner of Commerce for 3.75 hours of real estate continuing education.

Topics include:

  • Traditional versus Millennial real estate model
  • Defining the market
  • Wants, needs, and deal breakers
  • Motivation
  • The affected real estate market and model
  • Effective strategies for working with Millennials
Location Details: Session Details:
  • Brightwood Career Institute - St Paul
  • 1295 Bandana Blvd N
  • Ste 245
  • East Entrance
  • St. Paul, MN 55108

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Mon, February 04, 2019, 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.
Feb 05 – Feb 05 Certified Renovator Refresher Training Course (4-Credit Hours) Bloomington, MN Day
Broker 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 everyone 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

 

EPA accreditation to Virginia College, LLC DBA Brightwood Career Institute 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 contractor continuing education.
This course has been approved by the Minnesota Commissioner of Commerce for 4 hours of real estate continuing education.

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

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Tue, February 05, 2019, 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM (local)

Taught By:
  • Instructor TBD
Notes:
Please plan ahead and allow for extra drive time due to road construction or weather conditions. Late arrivals will not receive credit.
Feb 05 – Feb 05 Accessibility, Certifications, and Energy Improvements Class (3-Credit Hours) Bloomington, MN Day
Broker 3
$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

This course has been approved by the Minnesota Commissioner of Commerce for 3 hours of real estate continuing education.

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

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Tue, February 05, 2019, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM (local)

Taught By:
  • Instructor TBD
Notes:
Please plan ahead and allow for extra drive time due to road construction or weather conditions. Late arrivals will not receive credit.
Feb 06 – Feb 06 Residential Building Contractor/Remodeler Update: Surviving to Thriving Class (Includes Energy) (7-Credit Hours) Bloomington, MN Day
Broker 7
$98.00  Add to Cart 

This course offers current, relevant industry topics and data that will help you navigate the ever-changing landscape of the construction industry.

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

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Wed, February 06, 2019, 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM (local)
  • #2: Wed, February 06, 2019, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM (local)

Taught By:
  • Artie Alvarez
Notes:
Please plan ahead and allow for extra drive time due to road construction or weather conditions. Late arrivals will not receive credit.
Feb 06 – Feb 06 2018-2019 National Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP) Update Course (7-Credit Hours) St. Paul, MN Day
Broker 7
$217.00  Add to Cart 

This is the 7-Hour National Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP) Update Course, as developed by The Appraisal Foundation. The course focuses on changes to USPAP for 2018-19 and on appraisal issues that affect daily appraisal practice. It is unique in that the Course is developed by The Appraisal Foundation and is revised on a periodic basis to stay current with the latest edition of USPAP.

Course Objectives

  • Present and explain the new revisions to USPAP adopted in 2017 and effective from January 1, 2018 through December 31, 2019.
  • Present the current changes to USPAP in a variety of scenarios for class discussion.
  • Present scenarios that challenge participants to apply USPAP to situations they encounter in their daily practice.

In addition to lectures, the course includes discussion illustrations that show how USPAP applies in situations that appraisers may encounter in everyday practice. These examples primarily address issues frequently experienced by appraisers as professionals in the appraisal of real property.

This course is designed to assist appraisers in all areas of appraisal practice seeking competency in USPAP, including those subject to state licensing or certification and continuing education requirements imposed by professional organizations, client groups, or employers.

USPAP has been endorsed and adopted by major appraisal organizations in the United States. As required by federal law, USPAP must be used by states in their real property appraiser licensing and certification programs.

This course provides at least 7 hours of instruction in USPAP. There is no accompanying exam for the classroom course; however, some states may require an examination for distance education.

This course has been approved by the Minnesota Commissioner of Commerce for 7 hours of appraisal continuing education.

Location Details: Session Details:
  • Brightwood Career Institute - St Paul
  • 1295 Bandana Blvd N
  • Ste 245
  • East Entrance
  • St. Paul, MN 55108

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Wed, February 06, 2019, 8:30 AM - 12:15 PM (local)
  • #2: Wed, February 06, 2019, 1:15 PM - 5:00 PM (local)

Taught By:
  • Ron Schilling
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 Building Contractor/Remodeler Update: Surviving to Thriving Class (Includes Energy) (7-Credit Hours) Duluth, MN Day
Broker 7
$98.00  Add to Cart 

This course offers current, relevant industry topics and data that will help you navigate the ever-changing landscape of the construction industry.

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

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Thu, February 07, 2019, 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM (local)
  • #2: Thu, February 07, 2019, 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.
Feb 08 – Feb 08 Residential Building Contractor/Remodeler Update: Surviving to Thriving Class (Includes Energy) (7-Credit Hours) St. Paul, MN Day
Broker 7
$98.00  Add to Cart 

This course offers current, relevant industry topics and data that will help you navigate the ever-changing landscape of the construction industry.

Location Details: Session Details:
  • Brightwood Career Institute - St Paul
  • 1295 Bandana Blvd N
  • Ste 245
  • East Entrance
  • St. Paul, MN 55108

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Fri, February 08, 2019, 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM (local)
  • #2: Fri, February 08, 2019, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM (local)

Taught By:
  • Jason Rudenick
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 Building Contractor/Remodeler Update: Surviving to Thriving Class (Includes Energy) (7-Credit Hours) Hinckley, MN Day
Broker 7
$98.00  Add to Cart 

This course offers current, relevant industry topics and data that will help you navigate the ever-changing landscape of the construction industry.

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

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Fri, February 08, 2019, 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM (local)
  • #2: Fri, February 08, 2019, 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.
Feb 11 – Feb 11 Minnesota Residential Contractor/Remodeler Update: Competitive Advantage—Knowledge is Power (Includes Energy) Class (7-Credit Hours) St. Paul, MN Day
Broker 7
$98.00  Add to Cart 

The focus of this course is current, relevant industry topics and data to help you navigate the ever-changing landscape of the construction industry. You’ll learn how competitive advantage is gained through successful use and application of knowledge—the knowledge that is the power behind your successful contracting business.

Join us for this thought-provoking learning experience. It’s not a lecture—it’s a discussion about important topics that impact your business and clients.

Topics include:

  • Energy: Solar Water Heaters and Small Wind Turbines
  • Insulated Concrete Forms (ICF)
  • Wetland and Waterfront Building
  • Protecting Your Business
  • Building Code Exceptions
  • Project Breakdown: One Chunk at a Time
  • Upgrading Homes to Sell or Rent
  • In the News

Approved for Building Officials and Contractors

This course has been approved by the Minnesota Commissioner of Commerce for 7.0 hours of real estate continuing education.

Location Details: Session Details:
  • Brightwood Career Institute - St Paul
  • 1295 Bandana Blvd N
  • Ste 245
  • East Entrance
  • St. Paul, MN 55108

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Mon, February 11, 2019, 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM (local)
  • #2: Mon, February 11, 2019, 1:00 PM - 4:00 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 11 – Feb 11 Game Changers: The New Forces in Real Estate Class (3.75-Credit Hours) Bloomington, MN Day
Broker 3.75
$49.00  Add to Cart 

The only thing constant in the real estate business is change. Buckle up.

This course answers today’s compelling questions about what is happening in the real estate industry, including how you need to respond to remain relevant. Rapidly changing market conditions require real estate agents to be current and adaptable. Adjusting your business practices, with precise accuracy and timing, employing the right tools and approach to provide the highest quality service and representation to your clients is essential.

Learn about how the new players and options in the real estate world are impacting clients. While property information used to be proprietary only to real estate licensees, it is now available to everyone, just one click away. Join us for the exciting and informative course to learn more about the many forces impacting you, your clients, and the real estate industry today.

This course has been approved by the Minnesota Commissioner of Commerce for 3.75 hours of real estate continuing education.

Topics Include:

  • What’s changing and who is causing it?
  • Where is the impact most significant?
  • Recognizing client expectations
  • What’s needed to effectively satisfy today’s clients
  • Trending real estate tools
  • Defining and providing service beyond expectations
Location Details: Session Details:
  • Kaplan Professional Schools - Bloomington
  • 2051 Killebrew Dr
  • Ste 110
  • Bloomington, MN 55425

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Mon, February 11, 2019, 8:30 AM - 12:15 PM (local)

Taught By:
  • Aimee Hanson
Notes:
Please plan ahead and allow for extra drive time due to road construction or weather conditions. Late arrivals will not receive credit.
Feb 11 – Feb 11 7/1/18-6/30/19 SALESPERSON & BROKER REQUIRED MODULE Risk Management (3.75-Credit Hours) Bloomington, MN Day
Broker 3.75
$49.00  Add to Cart 

Today’s complex electronic real estate transactions are full of challenges and expose licensees to a number of high areas of risk. This course is designed to explore agency issues, disclosure requirements, advertising, negotiation issues, and will provide guidance on reducing data security risk liability exposure. (This module also satisfies the 1-Hour Broker Module Requirement.)

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

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Mon, February 11, 2019, 1:15 PM - 5:00 PM (local)

Taught By:
  • Chris Winter
Notes:
Please plan ahead and allow for extra drive time due to road construction or weather conditions. Late arrivals will not receive credit.
Feb 12 – Feb 12 Residential Building Contractor/Remodeler Update: Surviving to Thriving Class (Includes Energy) (7-Credit Hours) Detroit Lakes, MN Day
Broker 7
$98.00  Add to Cart 

This course offers current, relevant industry topics and data that will help you navigate the ever-changing landscape of the construction industry.

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

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Tue, February 12, 2019, 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM (local)
  • #2: Tue, February 12, 2019, 1:00 PM - 4:00 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 12 – Feb 12 Lead-Based Paint Renovation, Repair, and Painting Program (Includes Lead, No Energy) Class (8-Credit Hours) St. Paul, MN Day
Broker 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.

The 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.

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

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

Location Details: Session Details:
  • Brightwood Career Institute - St Paul
  • 1295 Bandana Blvd N
  • Ste 245
  • East Entrance
  • St. Paul, MN 55108

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Tue, February 12, 2019, 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM (local)
  • #2: Tue, February 12, 2019, 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM (local)

Taught By:
  • Bob Bankers
  • 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 13 – Feb 14 Real Estate Accelerator — 2-Day Training Course (3.75-Credit Hours) St. Paul, MN Day
Broker 3.75
$399.00  Add to Cart 

The Fast Track to Real Estate Agent Success! 

Real Estate Accelerator is a two-day intensive boot camp that will bridge the gap between earning a license and developing a robust book of business.

This course is designed to arm you with business building skills and critical operating activities utilized by the nation's most successful real estate agents. You will leave this course prepared to implement the following tools immediately in your practice of real estate: 

  • Business Plan
    • Writing SMART goals
    • Develop an actionable lead generation strategy
    • Understand a successful P&L statement and money management plan
    • Formulate a budget that accounts for taxes and insurance
  • Marketing Plan
    • Develop a unique value proposition
    • Create an effective online persona
    • Learn to strategically use search engine marketing, Zillow/Trulia, and Realtor.com
    • Understand the value of a solid personal brand and logo
    • Determine and implement appropriate marketing strategies that align with your personality type, market, and budget
  • Develop an Economic Plan
    • Set your financial goals
    • Calculate total lead generation and closing activities required to support your financial goals
    • Determine your work and vacation schedule
  • 6-month CRM subscription to IXACT Contact and the skill to build your database and launch activities
  • Sales Skills Best Practices checklist
  • 6 weeks of access to KnowledgeDNA Goal Tracker
  • 4 weeks of continued coaching and accountability to ensure your success

This course has been approved by the Minnesota Commissioner of Commerce for 3.75 hours of real estate continuing education.

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Location Details: Session Details:
  • Brightwood Career Institute - St Paul
  • 1295 Bandana Blvd N
  • Ste 245
  • East Entrance
  • St. Paul, MN 55108

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Wed, February 13, 2019, 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM (local)
  • #2: Wed, February 13, 2019, 1:00 PM - 5:30 PM (local)
  • #3: Thu, February 14, 2019, 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM (local)
  • #4: Thu, February 14, 2019, 1:00 PM - 5:30 PM (local)

Taught By:
  • Julie Olson
  • Thomas Hetland
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 13 – Feb 13 Mold and Radon: Cause & Effect Class (7-Credit Hours) St. Paul, MN Day
Broker 7
$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!

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.

Brightwood'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.

This course has been approved by the Minnesota Commissioner of Commerce for 7 hours of real estate continuing education.

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:
  • Brightwood Career Institute - St Paul
  • 1295 Bandana Blvd N
  • Ste 245
  • East Entrance
  • St. Paul, MN 55108

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Wed, February 13, 2019, 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM (local)
  • #2: Wed, February 13, 2019, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM (local)

Taught By:
  • Doug Hastings
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 13 – Feb 13 Residential Building Contractor/Remodeler Update: Surviving to Thriving Class (Includes Energy) (7-Credit Hours) Thief River Falls, MN Day
Broker 7
$98.00  Add to Cart 

This course offers current, relevant industry topics and data that will help you navigate the ever-changing landscape of the construction industry.

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

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Wed, February 13, 2019, 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM (local)
  • #2: Wed, February 13, 2019, 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 Building Contractor/Remodeler Update: Surviving to Thriving Class (Includes Energy) (7-Credit Hours) St. Paul, MN Day
Broker 7
$98.00  Add to Cart 

This course offers current, relevant industry topics and data that will help you navigate the ever-changing landscape of the construction industry.

Location Details: Session Details:
  • Brightwood Career Institute - St Paul
  • 1295 Bandana Blvd N
  • Ste 245
  • East Entrance
  • St. Paul, MN 55108

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Thu, February 14, 2019, 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM (local)
  • #2: Thu, February 14, 2019, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM (local)

Taught By:
  • David Johnson
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 Relocation Essentials: Grow and Serve More Clients Class (3.75-Credit Hours) St. Paul, MN Day
Broker 3.75
$49.00  Add to Cart 

Corporations around the world still relocate thousands of their employees each year, despite the global move toward a more virtual work environment. In this course, you will learn how to become the world’s leading company A-listed relocation expert.

This course will give you a comprehensive understanding of the fundamentals of relocation. You’ll learn about the players and the processes involved and how relocation listing transactions differ when a corporation purchases the property. You will also learn how to identify and negotiate common problems involving home sale timing, temporary housing, corporate benefit programs, tax implications and more!

If you want to open up a new business opportunity, skillfully representing relocation clients, increase your knowledge now. This course is an essential element to your business plan.

This course has been approved by the Minnesota Commissioner of Commerce for 3.75 hours of real estate continuing education.

This course has been approved by the Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry for 3/75 hours for contractor continuing education.

Topics Include:

  • Critical partners: roles and responsibilities
  • Process: Unique to relocation
  • Addressing obstacles and resolving problems unique to relocations
  • Cultivation of preferred networks to help generate more income
  • Income and tax related considerations
Location Details: Session Details:
  • Brightwood Career Institute - St Paul
  • 1295 Bandana Blvd N
  • Ste 245
  • East Entrance
  • St. Paul, MN 55108

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Fri, February 15, 2019, 8:30 AM - 12:15 PM (local)

Taught By:
  • Anne Lee
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 Judge and Jury: What Would you Do? Class (3.75-Credit Hours) St. Paul, MN Day
Broker 3.75
$59.00  Add to Cart 

Appraisers have recently taken a lot of heat for the downfall of the real estate market. Much of the blame is unfounded, but some complaints are valid and could have been avoided if only the appraiser had followed some very simple steps.

This course will outline the most common complaints filed against appraisers and detail the very simple steps appraisers should follow to avoid finding themselves in hot water with state or other regulatory bodies. Students will learn how to avoid errors in the appraisal process and what supportive material must be retained in workfiles to be compliant for state or other investigations.

Review topics from investigations are included to highlight common issues in the investigation process. These review topics are analyzed to determine what the appraiser could have done to avoid discrepencies and what the proper procedures are. This is followed by a class discussion on what appraiser peers would do in similar situations. A brief review of the new national complaint hotline will also be discussed.

Note: The author of this course is an AQB Certified USPAP Instructor and a Certified Residential Appraiser in Colorado. She is also an approved work product reviewer for the State of Colorado. As a work product reviewer, confidentiality is required under USPAP as a peer reviewer and state confidentiality. Examples and case studies provided in the text have been modified to ensure confidentiality but maintained to provide students with a look into the process. Several appraisers who were under investigation were surveyed about the process. They agreed to respond, knowing their responses would remain anonymous. These appraisers are willing to share their experiences to help other appraisers avoid similar fates.

Topics include:

  • Complaints about appraisers and who files them
  • How the investigation process works
  • Complaint statistics
  • The most serious USPAP violations
  • Common areas found to be noncompliant
  • Case studies

This course has been approved by the Minnesota Commissioner of Commerce for 3.75 hours of real estate continuing education.

Location Details: Session Details:
  • Brightwood Career Institute - St Paul
  • 1295 Bandana Blvd N
  • Ste 245
  • East Entrance
  • St. Paul, MN 55108

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Fri, February 15, 2019, 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 16 – Feb 16 Residential Building Contractor/Remodeler Update: Surviving to Thriving Class (Includes Energy) (7-Credit Hours) Bloomington, MN Weekend
Broker 7
$98.00  Add to Cart 

This course offers current, relevant industry topics and data that will help you navigate the ever-changing landscape of the construction industry.

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

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Sat, February 16, 2019, 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM (local)
  • #2: Sat, February 16, 2019, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM (local)

Taught By:
  • Jason Rudenick
Notes:
Please plan ahead and allow for extra drive time due to road construction or weather conditions. Late arrivals will not receive credit.
Feb 18 – Feb 18 Residential Building Contractor/Remodeler Update: Surviving to Thriving Class (Includes Energy) (7-Credit Hours) Owatonna, MN Day
Broker 7
$98.00  Add to Cart 

This course offers current, relevant industry topics and data that will help you navigate the ever-changing landscape of the construction industry.

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

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Mon, February 18, 2019, 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM (local)
  • #2: Mon, February 18, 2019, 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 18 – Feb 18 Residential Building Contractor/Remodeler Update: Surviving to Thriving Class (Includes Energy) (7-Credit Hours) St. Paul, MN Day
Broker 7
$98.00  Add to Cart 

This course offers current, relevant industry topics and data that will help you navigate the ever-changing landscape of the construction industry.

Location Details: Session Details:
  • Brightwood Career Institute - St Paul
  • 1295 Bandana Blvd N
  • Ste 245
  • East Entrance
  • St. Paul, MN 55108

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Mon, February 18, 2019, 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM (local)
  • #2: Mon, February 18, 2019, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM (local)

Taught By:
  • David Johnson
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 19 – Feb 19 Residential Building Contractor/Remodeler Update: Surviving to Thriving Class (Includes Energy) (7-Credit Hours) Rochester, MN Day
Broker 7
$98.00  Add to Cart 

This course offers current, relevant industry topics and data that will help you navigate the ever-changing landscape of the construction industry.

Location Details: Session Details:
  • Hampton Inn - Rochester North
  • 2870 59th St NW
  • Rochester, MN 55901

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Tue, February 19, 2019, 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM (local)
  • #2: Tue, February 19, 2019, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM (local)

Taught By:
  • Timothy Whaley
Feb 20 – Feb 20 Market Pulse: What's Trending Now (7.5-Credit Hours) Bloomington, MN Day
Broker 7.5
$98.00  Add to Cart 

Learn what the experts are predicting and how you can prepare to respond effectively.

Place your finger on the pulse of today’s real estate market and learn why it has never been more important to you and your clients to comprehend the key market factors. You’ll learn how those factors impact today’s buyers and sellers, arming you with the knowledge to access not only today’s economic landscape but also the national and local real estate markets.

Our expert instructor will identify the demographics most significantly impacting real estate values, appeal, and sales. You’ll learn about the homebuyers changing appetite for alternative types of housing throughout a lifetime. Also, how to identify options, challenges, and potential solutions to address home sellers and buyer’s needs in these emerging situations. Plus, you’ll learn what technology advances your clients expect and how they want to do business with you.

You’ll also explore the local trends pertinent to your real estate backyard and learn how the experts are strategizing to anticipate client needs. This course will help you become a more knowledgeable and adaptive industry leader.

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 Department of Labor and Industry for 7.5 hours for contractor continuing education.

Topics Include:

  • Market factors impacting your client’s decisions
  • Options, challenges, and solutions for evolving client needs
  • Technology advances impacting how you do business
  • Trending real estate tools
  • Market leaders advice for success
Location Details: Session Details:
  • Kaplan Professional Schools - Bloomington
  • 2051 Killebrew Dr
  • Ste 110
  • Bloomington, MN 55425

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Wed, February 20, 2019, 8:30 AM - 12:15 PM (local)
  • #2: Wed, February 20, 2019, 1:15 PM - 5:00 PM (local)

Taught By:
  • Gerald Anderson
Notes:
Please plan ahead and allow for extra drive time due to road construction or 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
Broker 7
$98.00  Add to Cart 

First offered in 2017, back by popular demand.

Explore new applications for some products that you may think you know well…the very products your clients are seeking!

When you join us, you receive much more than a workbook. You have an opportunity to network with other contractors, ask questions, and learn from industry experts who will lead you through this engaging learning experience. Your experienced instructors will share current market reports and lead value-added discussions on topics that are not only relevant to your business, but also designed to keep you informed about new business trends, products, and codes.

Topics Include:

  • Sustainable Energy: Photovoltaic Systems
  • Insulation: Spray Foam Update
  • Chapter 3 Building Planning: Code Exceptions
  • Department of Labor & Industry: Enforcement Process
  • Decks: Ledger Board and Band Joist Connections
  • Structural Design and Span Table Review
  • Material Strengths, Types of Engineered Wood, and Fire Suppression Review
  • Structural Insulated Panels (SIPS)

Approved for Building Officials and Contractors.

This course has been approved by the Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry for 7.0 hours for contractor continuing education.

This course has been approved by the Minnesota Commissioner of Commerce for 7.0 hours of real estate continuing education.

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

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Thu, February 21, 2019, 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM (local)
  • #2: Thu, February 21, 2019, 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 or weather conditions. Late arrivals will not receive credit.
Feb 21 – Feb 21 Liars, Cheaters, and Thieves: Averting Client Catastrophe Class (3.75-Credit Hours) St. Paul, MN Day
Broker 3.75
$49.00  Add to Cart 

You will learn about the issues that create problems in real estate transactions, and you’ll be able to identify what constitutes negligence and when it is fraud. Sharpen your understanding of what happens when a client makes a Breach of Contract claim, and learn how to avoid misleading statements that can have disastrous ramifications for you, your client, and your business.

Location Details: Session Details:
  • Brightwood Career Institute - St Paul
  • 1295 Bandana Blvd N
  • Ste 245
  • East Entrance
  • St. Paul, MN 55108

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Thu, February 21, 2019, 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 21 – Feb 21 Mediate-Arbitrate-Litigate: An Informed Decision Class (3.75-Credit Hours) St. Paul, MN Day
Broker 3.75
$49.00  Add to Cart 

Ever wonder the difference between mediation, arbitration, and litigation and when each is best suited for the situation?

In this class, you will learn the features, advantages, benefits, and limitations of each of these three dispute resolution types in order to help you educate your clients concerning their choices at critical and often tense decision making junctures.

Each of the three dispute resolution types are examined and explained in simple yet comprehensive terms to enable your understanding and increase your confidence in communicating the specifics clearly to your clients when they need it most. Learn the difference between binding and non-binding arbitration, the defining elements and consequences of both, as well as the potential for an arbitration appeal.  Many situations and questions, such as: “Should a single arbitrator be selected or a panel?” are considered for each of the dispute resolution options.

You will also examine what your specific role is in each type of resolution, including what is NOT your role and when consulting an attorney is vital. You’ll learn what happens when one dispute resolution method fails and what choices remain.  You may be surprised to learn where each of these resolutions takes place and how that can influence the accuracy and outcome of the decision. Real life situations illustrate each dispute resolution option to help you gain relevant and applicable knowledge to use in future situations, limit you chances of being sued, and prepare you for the real estate world of today.

Topics Include:

  • Mediation
  • Arbitration
  • Litigation
  • Sellers Property Disclosure Statement
  • Inspection
  • Case Study
  • Lawsuits
  • Title Insurance

This course has been approved by the Minnesota Commissioner of Commerce for 3.75 hours of real estate continuing education.

Location Details: Session Details:
  • Brightwood Career Institute - St Paul
  • 1295 Bandana Blvd N
  • Ste 245
  • East Entrance
  • St. Paul, MN 55108

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Thu, February 21, 2019, 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.
Feb 22 – Feb 22 Residential Building Contractor/Remodeler Update: Surviving to Thriving Class (Includes Energy) (7-Credit Hours) Bloomington, MN Day
Broker 7
$98.00  Add to Cart 

This course offers current, relevant industry topics and data that will help you navigate the ever-changing landscape of the construction industry.

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

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Fri, February 22, 2019, 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM (local)
  • #2: Fri, February 22, 2019, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM (local)

Taught By:
  • Jason Rudenick
Notes:
Please plan ahead and allow for extra drive time due to road construction or weather conditions. Late arrivals will not receive credit.
Feb 23 – Feb 23 7/1/18-6/30/19 SALESPERSON & BROKER REQUIRED MODULE Risk Management (3.75-Credit Hours) St. Paul, MN Weekend
Broker 3.75
$49.00  Add to Cart 

Today’s complex electronic real estate transactions are full of challenges and expose licensees to a number of high areas of risk. This course is designed to explore agency issues, disclosure requirements, advertising, negotiation issues, and will provide guidance on reducing data security risk liability exposure. (This module also satisfies the 1-Hour Broker Module Requirement.)

Location Details: Session Details:
  • Brightwood Career Institute - St Paul
  • 1295 Bandana Blvd N
  • Ste 245
  • East Entrance
  • St. Paul, MN 55108

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Sat, February 23, 2019, 8:30 AM - 12:15 PM (local)

Taught By:
  • Gerald Anderson
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 23 – Feb 23 Financing Update: The Must Know Programs & Details to Close More Deals Class (3.75-Credit Hours) St. Paul, MN Weekend
Broker 3.75
$49.00  Add to Cart 

Stay current on the latest changes in real estate financing!

Understanding today’s mortgage and financing options is critical for real estate professionals. This course guides you through the complex choices in mortgage financing. Learn how to thrive in this business by understanding the current industry trends, laws, and requirements.

This course will bring you up to date and give you the information your clients are requesting. Learn about new loan programs and mortgage regulations.

This course has been approved by the Minnesota Commissioner of Commerce for 3.75 hours of real estate continuing education.

Topics include:

  • FNMA HomeReady program
  • Asset assist programs
  • Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB)
  • Determining PITI
  • Credit scoring
  • Steps for a successful closing
Location Details: Session Details:
  • Brightwood Career Institute - St Paul
  • 1295 Bandana Blvd N
  • Ste 245
  • East Entrance
  • St. Paul, MN 55108

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Sat, February 23, 2019, 1:15 PM - 5:00 PM (local)

Taught By:
  • Gerald Anderson
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 Building Contractor/Remodeler Update: Surviving to Thriving Class (Includes Energy) (7-Credit Hours) St. Paul, MN Day
Broker 7
$98.00  Add to Cart 

This course offers current, relevant industry topics and data that will help you navigate the ever-changing landscape of the construction industry.

Location Details: Session Details:
  • Brightwood Career Institute - St Paul
  • 1295 Bandana Blvd N
  • Ste 245
  • East Entrance
  • St. Paul, MN 55108

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Mon, February 25, 2019, 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM (local)
  • #2: Mon, February 25, 2019, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM (local)

Taught By:
  • Artie Alvarez
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 26 – Feb 26 Residential Building Contractor/Remodeler Update: Surviving to Thriving Class (Includes Energy) (7-Credit Hours) Saint Cloud, MN Day
Broker 7
$98.00  Add to Cart 

This course offers current, relevant industry topics and data that will help you navigate the ever-changing landscape of the construction industry.

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

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Tue, February 26, 2019, 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM (local)
  • #2: Tue, February 26, 2019, 1:00 PM - 4:00 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 27 – Feb 27 Residential Building Contractor/Remodeler Update: Surviving to Thriving Class (Includes Energy) (7-Credit Hours) Walker, MN Day
Broker 7
$98.00  Add to Cart 

This course offers current, relevant industry topics and data that will help you navigate the ever-changing landscape of the construction industry.

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

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Wed, February 27, 2019, 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM (local)
  • #2: Wed, February 27, 2019, 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 The Twenty Most Cost-Effective Home Improvements Class (3.75-Credit Hours) St. Paul, MN Day
Broker 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.

This course has been approved by the Minnesota Commissioner of Commerce for 3.75 hours of real estate 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:
  • Brightwood Career Institute - St Paul
  • 1295 Bandana Blvd N
  • Ste 245
  • East Entrance
  • St. Paul, MN 55108

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Wed, February 27, 2019, 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 28 – Feb 28 Residential Building Contractor/Remodeler Update: Surviving to Thriving Class (Includes Energy) (7-Credit Hours) Bloomington, MN Day
Broker 7
$98.00  Add to Cart 

This course offers current, relevant industry topics and data that will help you navigate the ever-changing landscape of the construction industry.

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

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Thu, February 28, 2019, 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM (local)
  • #2: Thu, February 28, 2019, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM (local)

Taught By:
  • David Johnson
Notes:
Please plan ahead and allow for extra drive time due to road construction or weather conditions. Late arrivals will not receive credit.
Feb 28 – Feb 28 Lead-Based Paint Renovation, Repair, and Painting Program (Includes Lead, No Energy) Class (8-Credit Hours) St. Paul, MN Day
Broker 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.

The 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.

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

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

Location Details: Session Details:
  • Brightwood Career Institute - St Paul
  • 1295 Bandana Blvd N
  • Ste 245
  • East Entrance
  • St. Paul, MN 55108

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Thu, February 28, 2019, 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM (local)
  • #2: Thu, February 28, 2019, 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM (local)

Taught By:
  • Dan Norby
  • Instructor TBD
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 01 – Mar 01 Minnesota Residential Contractor/Remodeler Update: Competitive Advantage—Knowledge is Power (Includes Energy) Class (7-Credit Hours) Bloomington, MN Day
Broker 7
$98.00  Add to Cart 

The focus of this course is current, relevant industry topics and data to help you navigate the ever-changing landscape of the construction industry. You’ll learn how competitive advantage is gained through successful use and application of knowledge—the knowledge that is the power behind your successful contracting business.

Join us for this thought-provoking learning experience. It’s not a lecture—it’s a discussion about important topics that impact your business and clients.

Topics include:

  • Energy: Solar Water Heaters and Small Wind Turbines
  • Insulated Concrete Forms (ICF)
  • Wetland and Waterfront Building
  • Protecting Your Business
  • Building Code Exceptions
  • Project Breakdown: One Chunk at a Time
  • Upgrading Homes to Sell or Rent
  • In the News

Approved for Building Officials and Contractors

This course has been approved by the Minnesota Commissioner of Commerce for 7.0 hours of real estate continuing education.

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

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Fri, March 01, 2019, 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM (local)
  • #2: Fri, March 01, 2019, 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 or weather conditions. Late arrivals will not receive credit.
Mar 04 – Mar 04 Minnesota Landlord Tenant Act: Protecting Yourself and Your Client Class (3.75-Credit Hours) St. Paul, MN Day
Broker 3.75
$49.00  Add to Cart 

Save money and time and limit your exposure by learning the law.

If your tenants know more about the law than you do, you are already in trouble. In Minne¬sota, nearly every aspect of the landlord-tenant relationship is covered by a law or regulation, from screening potential tenants to handling evictions. In today’s litigious society, failing to know the law is unaccept-able. Fines are attached to nearly every part of the process, making one misstep expensive. Repeated mistakes could mean your property will lose money. With the right information, you can stay legal and profitable.

This course provides a fresh review of the Minnesota Landlord Tenant Act. You’ll start with the steps before leasing, looking at background checks, security deposits, and more. You will cover various types of leases and dis¬closures, like inspections and foreclosure, as well as laws that govern leasing. You will also learn the impact of the new domestic violence law on landlords. Attend this course and learn to avoid the little known penalties that eat away at your profits.

Topics:

  • Leasing and renting
  • Obligations and covenants
  • Inspection reports and code violations
  • Utilities and evictions
  • Tenant remedies actions
  • Residential tenant actions

This course has been approved by the Minnesota Commissioner of Commerce for 3.75 hours of real estate continuing education.

Location Details: Session Details:
  • Brightwood Career Institute - St Paul
  • 1295 Bandana Blvd N
  • Ste 245
  • East Entrance
  • St. Paul, MN 55108

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Mon, March 04, 2019, 8:30 AM - 12:15 PM (local)

Taught By:
  • Nathan Nelson
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 04 – Mar 04 Understanding Association Ownership (3.75-Credit Hours) St. Paul, MN Day
Broker 3.75
$49.00  Add to Cart 

Learn the ins and outs of Common Interest Communities, one of the fasting growing forms of ownership in Minnesota and across the country.

This half-day course describes various forms of CICs, including condominiums, townhomes, cooperatives, mixed use, and conversions. It identifies the characteristics of the leading buyers (both Millennials and Baby Boomers), as well as ways to assess the CICs financial security. Including a sample balance sheet and budget, and a discussion of how the real estate market’s unprecedented fluctuations effect associations, this course covers all the essentials, from financing to marketing to management. Enroll Today!

Topics Include:

  • Common Interest Communities and How They Operate
  • Marketing in a CIC to Get Your Client Top Dollar
  • Is the Association Financially Sound?
  • What’s important in a Resale Disclosure?

This course has been approved by the Minnesota Commissioner of Commerce for 3.75 hours of real estate continuing education.

Location Details: Session Details:
  • Brightwood Career Institute - St Paul
  • 1295 Bandana Blvd N
  • Ste 245
  • East Entrance
  • St. Paul, MN 55108

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Mon, March 04, 2019, 1:15 PM - 5:00 PM (local)

Taught By:
  • Tim Broms
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 05 – Mar 05 Residential Building Contractor/Remodeler Update: Surviving to Thriving Class (Includes Energy) (7-Credit Hours) Maple Grove, MN Day
Broker 7
$98.00  Add to Cart 

This course offers current, relevant industry topics and data that will help you navigate the ever-changing landscape of the construction industry.

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

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Tue, March 05, 2019, 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM (local)
  • #2: Tue, March 05, 2019, 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.
Mar 08 – Mar 08 Lead-Based Paint Renovation, Repair, and Painting Program (Includes Lead, No Energy) Class (8-Credit Hours) St. Paul, MN Day
Broker 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.

The 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.

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

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

Location Details: Session Details:
  • Brightwood Career Institute - St Paul
  • 1295 Bandana Blvd N
  • Ste 245
  • East Entrance
  • St. Paul, MN 55108

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Fri, March 08, 2019, 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM (local)
  • #2: Fri, March 08, 2019, 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM (local)

Taught By:
  • Dan Norby
  • Jason Rudenick
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 09 – Mar 09 Residential Building Contractor/Remodeler Update: Surviving to Thriving Class (Includes Energy) (7-Credit Hours) St. Paul, MN Weekend
Broker 7
$98.00  Add to Cart 

This course offers current, relevant industry topics and data that will help you navigate the ever-changing landscape of the construction industry.

Location Details: Session Details:
  • Brightwood Career Institute - St Paul
  • 1295 Bandana Blvd N
  • Ste 245
  • East Entrance
  • St. Paul, MN 55108

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Sat, March 09, 2019, 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM (local)
  • #2: Sat, March 09, 2019, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM (local)

Taught By:
  • Jason Rudenick
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 11 – Mar 11 2018-2019 National Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP) Update Course (7-Credit Hours) St. Paul, MN Day
Broker 7
$217.00  Add to Cart 

This is the 7-Hour National Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP) Update Course, as developed by The Appraisal Foundation. The course focuses on changes to USPAP for 2018-19 and on appraisal issues that affect daily appraisal practice. It is unique in that the Course is developed by The Appraisal Foundation and is revised on a periodic basis to stay current with the latest edition of USPAP.

Course Objectives

  • Present and explain the new revisions to USPAP adopted in 2017 and effective from January 1, 2018 through December 31, 2019.
  • Present the current changes to USPAP in a variety of scenarios for class discussion.
  • Present scenarios that challenge participants to apply USPAP to situations they encounter in their daily practice.

In addition to lectures, the course includes discussion illustrations that show how USPAP applies in situations that appraisers may encounter in everyday practice. These examples primarily address issues frequently experienced by appraisers as professionals in the appraisal of real property.

This course is designed to assist appraisers in all areas of appraisal practice seeking competency in USPAP, including those subject to state licensing or certification and continuing education requirements imposed by professional organizations, client groups, or employers.

USPAP has been endorsed and adopted by major appraisal organizations in the United States. As required by federal law, USPAP must be used by states in their real property appraiser licensing and certification programs.

This course provides at least 7 hours of instruction in USPAP. There is no accompanying exam for the classroom course; however, some states may require an examination for distance education.

This course has been approved by the Minnesota Commissioner of Commerce for 7 hours of appraisal continuing education.

Location Details: Session Details:
  • Brightwood Career Institute - St Paul
  • 1295 Bandana Blvd N
  • Ste 245
  • East Entrance
  • St. Paul, MN 55108

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Mon, March 11, 2019, 8:30 AM - 12:15 PM (local)
  • #2: Mon, March 11, 2019, 1:15 PM - 5:00 PM (local)

Taught By:
  • Ron Schilling
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 12 – Mar 12 Minnesota Supervisor/Trainee Appraiser Course (6-Credit Hours) St. Paul, MN Day
Broker 6
$89.00  Add to Cart 

Appropriately preparing trainee appraisers is imperative for ensuring the integrity and quality of the industry is upheld.

The recent rebound of the real estate market has been a welcome sight for the appraisal profession. It is the crucial responsibility of supervisory appraisers to train, develop, and mentor these new professionals. This mentor relationship will produce competent, ethical appraisers to enhance public trust. The 2015 AQB Real Property Appraiser Qualification Criteria requires that both supervisory and trainee appraisers be educated regarding the expectations for these roles.

This course meets the national, AQB-required content and outline for supervisory and trainee appraisers. Minnesota has adopted criteria that exceed the minimum AQB requirements, and this course addresses the specific criteria that have been adopted by Minnesota with regard to supervisory appraisers and trainee appraisers. Discussions revolve around the requirements, expectations, and responsibilities of both types of appraisers in order for trainees to gain experience credit. A short history of the profession is followed by the structure of the entities that oversee appraisers, including The Appraisal Foundation, The Appraisal Subcommittee, and state regulatory bodies.

Students will understand the requirements for licensing levels and the use of trainees for Fannie Mae, FHA, and lender assignments. Also addressed are the USPAP requirements that apply to assignments involving more than one appraiser.

Topics Include:

  • The AQB and its role in the profession
  • 2015 AQB Real Property Appraiser Qualification Criteria
  • Minnesota-specific trainee license requirements
  • Minnesota-specific supervisory appraiser requirements
  • Minnesota-specific requirements that exceed AQB minimums
  • Trainee and supervisory appraiser expectations
  • Significant assistance—what it is and how to report it

This course has been approved by the Minnesota Commissioner of Commerce for 6 hours of real estate continuing education.

Location Details: Session Details:
  • Brightwood Career Institute - St Paul
  • 1295 Bandana Blvd N
  • Ste 245
  • East Entrance
  • St. Paul, MN 55108

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Tue, March 12, 2019, 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM (local)
  • #2: Tue, March 12, 2019, 1:00 PM - 3:30 PM (local)

Taught By:
  • Ron Schilling
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 12 – Mar 12 Applications and Case Studies for Supervisor and Trainee Appraisers Class (2-Credit Hours) St. Paul, MN Day
Broker 2
$39.00  Add to Cart 

Discover the things all supervisor and trainee appraisers should consider.

Aside from the AQB requirements and any state rules, there are other considerations in becoming a supervisor or trainee appraiser. For example, the appraiser must decide if the trainee will be an employee in the supervisor’s office, or if the trainee will be an independent contractor. Other practical office and personnel management best practices will be discussed in this course as well. In addition, case studies will be reviewed to aid the supervisor and trainee in understanding these best practices.

Topics include:

  • Trainee and supervisory appraiser skill sets
  • Limiting liability during training
  • Compensating trainees and supervisors
  • Applying the recommendations to case studies

This course has been approved by the Minnesota Commissioner of Commerce for 2 hours of real estate continuing education.

Location Details: Session Details:
  • Brightwood Career Institute - St Paul
  • 1295 Bandana Blvd N
  • Ste 245
  • East Entrance
  • St. Paul, MN 55108

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Tue, March 12, 2019, 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM (local)

Taught By:
  • Ron Schilling
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 13 – Mar 13 Financing Update: The Must Know Programs & Details to Close More Deals Class (3.75-Credit Hours) St. Paul, MN Day
Broker 3.75
$49.00  Add to Cart 

Stay current on the latest changes in real estate financing!

Understanding today’s mortgage and financing options is critical for real estate professionals. This course guides you through the complex choices in mortgage financing. Learn how to thrive in this business by understanding the current industry trends, laws, and requirements.

This course will bring you up to date and give you the information your clients are requesting. Learn about new loan programs and mortgage regulations.

This course has been approved by the Minnesota Commissioner of Commerce for 3.75 hours of real estate continuing education.

Topics include:

  • FNMA HomeReady program
  • Asset assist programs
  • Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB)
  • Determining PITI
  • Credit scoring
  • Steps for a successful closing
Location Details: Session Details:
  • Brightwood Career Institute - St Paul
  • 1295 Bandana Blvd N
  • Ste 245
  • East Entrance
  • St. Paul, MN 55108

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Wed, March 13, 2019, 8:30 AM - 12:15 PM (local)

Taught By:
  • Gerald Anderson
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 13 – Mar 13 Game Changers: The New Forces in Real Estate Class (3.75-Credit Hours) St. Paul, MN Day
Broker 3.75
$49.00  Add to Cart 

The only thing constant in the real estate business is change. Buckle up.

This course answers today’s compelling questions about what is happening in the real estate industry, including how you need to respond to remain relevant. Rapidly changing market conditions require real estate agents to be current and adaptable. Adjusting your business practices, with precise accuracy and timing, employing the right tools and approach to provide the highest quality service and representation to your clients is essential.

Learn about how the new players and options in the real estate world are impacting clients. While property information used to be proprietary only to real estate licensees, it is now available to everyone, just one click away. Join us for the exciting and informative course to learn more about the many forces impacting you, your clients, and the real estate industry today.

This course has been approved by the Minnesota Commissioner of Commerce for 3.75 hours of real estate continuing education.

Topics Include:

  • What’s changing and who is causing it?
  • Where is the impact most significant?
  • Recognizing client expectations
  • What’s needed to effectively satisfy today’s clients
  • Trending real estate tools
  • Defining and providing service beyond expectations
Location Details: Session Details:
  • Brightwood Career Institute - St Paul
  • 1295 Bandana Blvd N
  • Ste 245
  • East Entrance
  • St. Paul, MN 55108

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Wed, March 13, 2019, 1:15 PM - 5:00 PM (local)

Taught By:
  • Gerald Anderson
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 14 – Mar 14 Residential Building Contractor/Remodeler Update: Surviving to Thriving Class (Includes Energy) (7-Credit Hours) Bloomington, MN Day
Broker 7
$98.00  Add to Cart 

This course offers current, relevant industry topics and data that will help you navigate the ever-changing landscape of the construction industry.

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

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Thu, March 14, 2019, 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM (local)
  • #2: Thu, March 14, 2019, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM (local)

Taught By:
  • Artie Alvarez
Notes:
Please plan ahead and allow for extra drive time due to road construction or weather conditions. Late arrivals will not receive credit.
Mar 14 – Mar 14 7/1/18-6/30/19 SALESPERSON & BROKER REQUIRED MODULE Risk Management (3.75-Credit Hours) St. Paul, MN Day
Broker 3.75
$49.00  Add to Cart 

Today’s complex electronic real estate transactions are full of challenges and expose licensees to a number of high areas of risk. This course is designed to explore agency issues, disclosure requirements, advertising, negotiation issues, and will provide guidance on reducing data security risk liability exposure. (This module also satisfies the 1-Hour Broker Module Requirement.)

Location Details: Session Details:
  • Brightwood Career Institute - St Paul
  • 1295 Bandana Blvd N
  • Ste 245
  • East Entrance
  • St. Paul, MN 55108

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Thu, March 14, 2019, 8:30 AM - 12:15 PM (local)

Taught By:
  • Anne Lee
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 14 – Mar 14 Relocation Essentials: Grow and Serve More Clients Class (3.75-Credit Hours) St. Paul, MN Day
Broker 3.75
$49.00  Add to Cart 

Corporations around the world still relocate thousands of their employees each year, despite the global move toward a more virtual work environment. In this course, you will learn how to become the world’s leading company A-listed relocation expert.

This course will give you a comprehensive understanding of the fundamentals of relocation. You’ll learn about the players and the processes involved and how relocation listing transactions differ when a corporation purchases the property. You will also learn how to identify and negotiate common problems involving home sale timing, temporary housing, corporate benefit programs, tax implications and more!

If you want to open up a new business opportunity, skillfully representing relocation clients, increase your knowledge now. This course is an essential element to your business plan.

This course has been approved by the Minnesota Commissioner of Commerce for 3.75 hours of real estate continuing education.

This course has been approved by the Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry for 3/75 hours for contractor continuing education.

Topics Include:

  • Critical partners: roles and responsibilities
  • Process: Unique to relocation
  • Addressing obstacles and resolving problems unique to relocations
  • Cultivation of preferred networks to help generate more income
  • Income and tax related considerations
Location Details: Session Details:
  • Brightwood Career Institute - St Paul
  • 1295 Bandana Blvd N
  • Ste 245
  • East Entrance
  • St. Paul, MN 55108

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Thu, March 14, 2019, 1:15 PM - 5:00 PM (local)

Taught By:
  • Anne Lee
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 18 – Mar 18 Certified Renovator Refresher Training Course (4-Credit Hours) St. Paul, MN Day
Broker 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 everyone 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

 

EPA accreditation to Virginia College, LLC DBA Brightwood Career Institute 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 contractor continuing education.
This course has been approved by the Minnesota Commissioner of Commerce for 4 hours of real estate continuing education.

Location Details: Session Details:
  • Brightwood Career Institute - St Paul
  • 1295 Bandana Blvd N
  • Ste 245
  • East Entrance
  • St. Paul, MN 55108

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Mon, March 18, 2019, 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM (local)

Taught By:
  • Instructor TBD
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 18 – Mar 18 Accessibility, Certifications, and Energy Improvements Class (3-Credit Hours) St. Paul, MN Day
Broker 3
$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

This course has been approved by the Minnesota Commissioner of Commerce for 3 hours of real estate continuing education.

Location Details: Session Details:
  • Brightwood Career Institute - St Paul
  • 1295 Bandana Blvd N
  • Ste 245
  • East Entrance
  • St. Paul, MN 55108

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Mon, March 18, 2019, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM (local)

Taught By:
  • Instructor TBD
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 19 – Mar 19 Residential Building Contractor/Remodeler Update: Surviving to Thriving Class (Includes Energy) (7-Credit Hours) St. Paul, MN Day
Broker 7
$98.00  Add to Cart 

This course offers current, relevant industry topics and data that will help you navigate the ever-changing landscape of the construction industry.

Location Details: Session Details:
  • Brightwood Career Institute - St Paul
  • 1295 Bandana Blvd N
  • Ste 245
  • East Entrance
  • St. Paul, MN 55108

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Tue, March 19, 2019, 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM (local)
  • #2: Tue, March 19, 2019, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM (local)

Taught By:
  • Artie Alvarez
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.