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Education services

This section provides education for building officials, the design profession and the construction industry through several biannual training seminars given two times a year around the state.

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

Mike Godfrey, supervisor, (651) 284-5862

Seminars and educational opportunities

Course title: IRC Fire Sprinkler Plan Review, Installation and Inspection

When and where: April 2, 2015, to June 4, 2015, at nine locations throughout Minnesota. Visit the registration page to view dates, locations and to register.


This course is offered to provide the local building or fire official training in plan review and inspections of one- and two-family home fire suppression systems as required by the 2015 Minnesota State Residential Code. In addition, a basic understanding of requirements for submittal of documents, installations and design parameters for designers, contractors and installers is provided.

The morning portion of the seminar includes fundamental fire and fire sprinkler concepts: what fire is and how it works, components of fire, and how and why water extinguishes fire. In addition to understanding the attributes of fire, discussion about the code, the standards and their application is also offered.

The afternoon focuses on the nuts and bolts of the plan review and inspection of these systems. Topics include:

  • licensing
  • what to expect for submittal documents
  • the actual drawings
  • symbols and terms on the drawings
  • listings
  • material cut sheets
  • what to look for on these documents

In addition, field inspection of these systems is addressed including required documents at final inspection.

Continuing education

This educational offering is recognized by DLI as satisfying 8 hours of continuing education credit for:

  • building officials
  • residential building contractors
  • manufactured home installers
  • plumbing contractors
  • water conditioning contractors


The cost of the seminar is $85 per person and payment must be by credit card. Space is limited at each location.

bullet Visit the registration page to view dates and locations and to register.


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bullet Register for seminars here.

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