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Education services

For continuing education opportunities, visit the directory of approved continuing education courses.

For help with questions about continuing education credits, contact Josie Steinhoff: (651) 478-8142.

To schedule a trainer, contact Greg Metz, construction codes education coordinator: (651) 284-5884.

Seminars and educational opportunities

bullet CCLD Fall Seminar: IBC Chapter 7: Smoke and Fire Protection; Commercial Mechanical Inspections and Commercial Plumbing Inspections

Morning sessions:

  • Session One (7:30-9:10 a.m.) IBC Chapter 7: Fire-resistant-rated construction and wall types; penetration protection, and opening protection.
  • Session Two (9:30-11:10 a.m.) IBC Section 714: Radiation dampers, smoke dampers, fire dampers, combination damper: When are they required and why? What to look for at inspection.

Afternoon sessions:

  • Session Three (noon-1:40 p.m.) Mechanical field Inspection: The session review the field inspections pertaining to a economizer installation with a square footage exceeding 500 sq. ft. Discussion will include components of the energy code, mechanical code and fuel gas code incorporated into the installation.
  • Session Four (2-3:40 p.m.) Plumbing field inspection: Basic commercial plumbing inspections, from the ground work up. Inspection advice from the field.

When: Sept. 20 - Oct. 18, 2017.


  • Sept. 20, 2017 — Fergus Falls, Bigwood Event Center (map)
  • Sept. 26, 2017 — St. Cloud, Sterling Catering (Best Western Kelly Inn) (map)
  • Sept. 27, 2017 — Carlton (Duluth area), Black Bear Casino (map)
  • Oct. 3, 2017 — Redwood Falls Community Center (map)
  • Oct. 12, 2017 — Owatonna, Holiday Inn (map)
  • Oct. 17, 2017 — Burnsville, Nicollet Inn (Best Western) (map)
  • Oct. 18, 2017 — Vadnais Heights, Jimmy’s (map)

Continuing education: This seminar is approved for eight hours of continuing education for certified building officials and building officials-limited. Content is specific to health, safety and welfare of the public.

Cost: $85 payable by credit card. Includes lunch. Payment must be received at least seven days before the course.

Registration: Register online here. Seminar fees are non-refundable except for overpayment or if the seminar is canceled (Minnesota Statute 326B.097).

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About education services

This section provides education for building officials, the design profession and the construction industry through several biannual training seminars.

The section also meets with and provides education and input to other construction-related industries such as the Homebuilders Association, Minnesota Institute of Architects, Minnesota Coalition of Structural Engineers, Consulting Engineers Council, Minnesota Society of Heating, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Engineers and other associations.

bullet State Building Code Educational Programs Policy (PDF)

bullet Courses available to sponsor organizations.

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