A license holder MUST provide proof of completion of the following number of hours per the two-year license cycle:
Unrestricted License 12 hours
Restricted License 10 hours
Specialty License 6 hours
State Mandated Continuing
Beginning on July 1, 2011, any licensed Construction Supervisor whose license was up for renewal on that date or any date thereafter, within the 2 year license period, has to complete either a 10 hour program for a Restricted License or a 12 hour program for anUnrestricted License; otherwise, their license will NOT be renewed. Specialty Licenses only require completing a 6 hour program prior to license renewal.
The State requires that these programs mustinclude one (1) hour of each of the following 5 topics, which will allow a Coordinatory to present any other topic for the remaining hours.
Business Practices / Workers Compensation
Lead Safety Practices (only first renewal cycle)
* All State Mandated Continuing Education Programs MUST be approved by theBBRS *
Failure to take the state mandated hours of continuing education within the prescribed time means that your license will NOT be renewed ! There is a one year grace period to complete required hours, BUT you will
NOT be able to use your license during that time. You will also have to take aTEST before you are able to renew license.
* Example of the 2 year cycle *
Licensees who renew a license or are issued a first-time license on or after July 1, 2011 shall be expected to fully comply with education requirements following a full two-year cycle or elongated first-time license cycle (a first-time license cycle may extend beyond two years depending on the licensees birth date).
Licensees who renew or are issued a first-time license prior to July 1, 2011 will be on a different schedule. Please see examples below for clarity.
Example No. 1: John Smith renews his license on July 1, 2011. He next renews on July 1, 2013. Is he required to comply with continuing education requirements? Yes, because a full two-years has passed since his last renewal.
Example No. 2: John Smith renews his license on June 30, 2011. He next renews on June 30, 2013. Is he required to comply with continuing education requirements? No, a full two-year cycle has not been completed since the July 1, 2011 implementation date. He then renews on June 30, 2015, is he required to comply with continuing education requirements? Yes.
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