The license period for residential building contractors, remodelers and roofers is April 1 through March 31 each year. All licenses expire March 31 of each year, even if the license was issued for only a part of the license period. To maintain an active license, all licenses must be renewed by March 31 each year, whether the license was issued for all or a portion of the license period.
The company's qualifying person is required to show proof that seven hours of approved continuing education has been completed within each "license period" to renew the company license. As an example, the qualifying person must obtain seven hours of approved continuing education within each license period whether the license was obtained in April or December.
At least one hour of the required credits for the licensee's first license period must contain information about lead abatement rules and safe lead abatement procedures. At least one hour each license period must include information relating to the implementation of energy codes applicable to building and other building codes designed to conserve energy. Examination preparation courses do not qualify for continuing education credits. It should be noted the statute does not allow "carry forward" in relation to complying with the continuing education requirements. Therefore, the qualifying person is required to complete seven hours of approved continuing education within each license period to renew the company's license.
The company and qualifying person must furnish the Department of Labor and Industry, upon request, evidence of having taken any or all of the continuing education courses reported to the department at renewal.
Approved continuing education courses are available through technical colleges, trade associations, private schools and a number of other sources. Lists of approved continuing education courses are available through this Web site or by calling (651) 284-5069 or 1-800-342-5354.