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Contractors Reference Manual Review: R​​​eview of the Oregon Construction Contractor ​Reference Manual.  Moneywise Contractor Education ​​5 $60 ​​​Online ​​503-722-2894
How to Use Online Building Codes: Clarifies information found in the Oregon Building Code Division “Cite It, Write It” check list. Students use online codes to answer questions about common inspection requirements.  Moneywise Contractor Education ​​5 $60 Online 503-722-2894
Construction Safety: Videos show the importance of construction safety, covering requirements for different phases of residential construction. Moneywise Contractor Education​ ​​5 $60 Online 503-722-2894
Package 2: Surety Bond Basics & OSHA Top Ten Violations, Construction Law Overview and Social Media Tips. Oregon Home Builders 
Association
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5 ​​$65: Free
for HBA members
Online 503-378-9066
Digital Marketing & Project Management: Learn the newest advertising tricks with digital marketing and project excellence with project management.   At Your Pace Online ​​5 $68 Online 877-724-6150

Series A Course: Construction business practices, customer service, business law, building codes.

At Home Prep 5 $69 Online
800-952-0910
Package 1: Building codes; jobsite safety; general liability insurance.

At Home Prep 5 $69 Self-Study 800-952-0910
Package 2: Building codes, jobsite safety, residential span tables. 3SC Company 5 $69 Online 800-774-7534
Package 3: Oregon residential specialty code changes, jobsite safety, changing business entities. 3SC Company 5 $69 Online 800-774-7534
Package 4: Employee or independent contractor issues, jobsite safety, general liability insurance. 3SC Company 5 $69 Online 800-774-7534
Package 5: Employee or independent contractor issues, jobsite safety, residential span code tables. 3SC Company 5 $69 Online 800-774-7534
Package 6: Employee or independent contractor issues, jobsite safety, changing business entities. 3SC Company 5 $69 Online 800-774-7534
Package 7: Oregon residential specialty code changes, employee or independent contractor issues, general liability insurance. 3SC Company 5 $69 Online 800-774-7534
Package 8: Oregon specialty code changes, employee or independent contractor issues, residential span code tables. 3SC Company 5 $69 Online 800-774-7534
Package 9Oregon specialty code changes, employee or independent contractor issues,  changing business entities. 
3SC Company 5 $69 Online 800-774-7534
Package 10: Mold problems; drywall in construction applications. 3SC Company ​​5 $69 Online 800-774-7534
Package 11Oregon residential specialty code changes; mold problems. 3SC Company ​​5 $69 Online 800-774-7534

Residential Specialty Codes Span Tables Revisited. See how basic foundation systems and wood framing span tables are used in 1 & 2 family dwellings. 

3SC Company 5 $69 Online

DVD option
800-774-7534
The Importance of a Company Policy: Covers topics such as employee benefits, conduct and privacy in the work place, discipline to discharge, hiring, etc. 3SC Company
5 $69 Online 800-774-7534
​Asbestos Awareness with Respiratory Protection (in Spanish) American Contractors Organization, Inc​. 5
​​​​$75 ​Online ​971-645-4292
(​Spanish) Hazard and Health: Covers how to prevent back injuries in the workplaceand hazard communication, including changes to the HAZCOM Standard.  American Contractors Organization, Inc​. ​​5​ ​​​$75 Online 971-645-4292​
Respiratory and PPE Training: Training for employees who must use respirators.  American Contractors Organization, Inc​. 5 $75 Online ​​971-645-4292​
(English or Spanish) Safety and Compliance: This course covers these topics: Heat and illness prevention, back safety, health and safety management, PPE, and asbestos awareness. American Contractors Organization, Inc​.
5 ​​$75 Online 971-645-4292​​
Safety and Health: This course covers these topics: Back safety, heat and illness prevention for supervisors, PPE program, and sexual discrimination and harassment prevention. American Contractors Organization, Inc​. ​​5 $75 ​​Online 971-645-4292​​
​Construction Job Hazards: Hand & power tool safety, lead and asbestos safety. PDH Academy ​5 ​$75 ​Self-study ​800-576-4341
Construction Site Safety Practices: Examines safe work practices for nail guns, stairways and ladders; fall protection systems and proper use of personal protective equipment. PDH Academy 5 $75 Online 800-576-4341

OR 2010 ADA Standards; Exterior and Interior Elements: Covers the third through ninth chapters of the ADA Standards for Accessible Design. The  standards set minimum requirements for newly designed, constructed or altered state and local government facilities, public accommodations and commercial facilities.

Builders License Class 5 $77 Online 800-727-7104
OR Business Practices for Contactors: Covers topics important to running a successful construction business, including contract, lien and labor laws. Builders License Class 5 $79 Online 800-727-7104

OR Construction Safety Standards: Review of safety codes for residential construction. Learn the basic components of a safety program and how to recognize and prevent hazards.  

Builders License Class 5 $79 Online 800-727-7104
OR Contracts, Liabilities and Risk Management: Covers the principles of contract law and key elements of a home building and remodeling contract. Builders License Class 5 $79 Online 800-727-7104
​Drones in construction Builders License Class ​5 ​​$79 ​Online ​800-727-7104​
OR Marketing for Building Contractors: Learn how to create a customized, cost-effective marketing program that works year after year. Builders License Class 5 $79 Online 800-727-7104
OR Project management for Contractors: Understand the primary responsibilities of a project manager: managing project costs and time, while completing the project to the expected degree of quality. Builders License Class 5 $79 Online 800-727-7104
Package 1: Energy & Radon Code Overview: Surety Bond Basics & OSHA Top Ten Violations. Oregon Home Builders
A
ssociation
5 $89: Free
for HBA
members
Online 503-378-9066
6 Steps to Create Your Business Plan: Step-by-step process to create your own customized plan. Evaluate your strengths and opportunities; set targets; develop strategies that you can implement today! Oregon Home Builders
Association
5 $89Free
for HBA members​

Online 503-378-9066
Oregon Residential Construction Code: In-depth review of  sections of the Oregon Residential Specialty Code, including requirements for energy efficiency; radon mitigation; and exterior wall envelope. ​​Oregon Home Builders
Association
5 $89: Free
for HBA members

Online 503-378-9066
The Art & Science of Construction Project Management: Systematic approach for managing a construction project from start to finish. Topics include estimating, transition from sales to production, planning and scheduling, quality control checklists, change orders, and debriefing.  Oregon Contractor Education 5 $119 Online
503-781-7885
Business Survival: Job costing and managing expenses Rogue Community College
​5 $120
​Live ​541-956-7494
Safety in the Workplace Rogue Community College  ​5 ​$120 ​Live​ ​​541-956-7494
Training Your Workers and Using Indpendent Contractors Rogue Community College  ​5 ​$120 Live
​541-956-7494
Asuntos Importantes de Negocios: Incluye cuestiones de empleados. Licencias de Negocios​ ​​5 ​$125 ​Online ​503-427-0071
Sustainable Homes Professional: Module 2, Building Science Fundamentals. ​Earth Advantag​e ​​5 ​$234 ​​Live ​503-968-7160
Sustainable Homes Professional: Module 3, High Performance Building Envelopes.​ ​Earth Advantag​e​ ​​5 ​$275​ ​​Live ​503-968-7160
Small Business Management: Run a stronger and more profitable business. Learn basics like marketing and social media, record keeping, reading financial statements, hiring and firing, and strategic planning and goal setting. Chemeketa Community College 5 $350 Live 503-399-5088
Fall Protection Program & Training: Follows OSHA standard M. For remodelers, home builders, and any contractor who works at heights of 6 feet above lower level. American Contractors Organization, Inc​.​ 5 $379 Live
971-645-4292
Profit Mastery: Learn why it's better to start working in the business, versus on the business to make better decisions and experience better results. Oregon Coast Community College SBDC 5 $395 Live 541-994-4166
Contractor Ethics: Covers the principles of ethics and how they intersect with daily professional dealings. At Your Pace Online ​​​​3 $45 Online ​​877-724-6150
​​Google Analytics: See how this tool can track  ROI in your online presence. If you have a website, this is the tool to track its performance. Clackamas Community College​​ ​​​3 ​​$49 Live 503-594-0738
​​​Mold Problems in the Building Environment: Understand how mold and dry rot enter building framing and siding and the consequences. Learn to use the 2014 Oregon Residential Specialty Code. 3SC Company ​​​​3 ​​​$49 ​​Online 800-774-7534
Oregon Residential Building Code: Overview of current Oregon Residential Code. Provides tools to ensure building construction and remodeling is carried out according to the current enforceable code. Business License Class 3 $51 Online 800-727-7104
Construction Contracting for Larger Projects – The Construction Contracting Process. Acquaints you with important information about changes in the contract, construction claims, differing site conditions, and types of construction delays. ​  PacePDH.com 3 $51 Online 800-576-4341
Lead and Other Metals in Construction: Course emphasizes hazard identification, avoidance and control. Trains workers on precautions against lead and other metals in their work environment. ​ PacePDH.com 3 $51 Online 800-576-4341
OR 2010 ADA Standards: Exterior Building blocks: OR 2010 ADA Standards; Exterior and Interior Elements: This course covers the third, fourth and fifth chapters of the ADA Standards for Accessible Design. Builders License Class 3 $51 Online 800-727-7104
Successful Building Design: From the foundation to the roof, from the appearance to the operation, from construction to maintenance, learn tried and proven methods for analyzing design decisions.

​​Builders License Class ​3 ​$51

​Online

​​​800-727-7104​
Successful Site Design: Learn to navigate the challenges of site development with an eye toward building design. Outline at least one design strategy based on site standards.   
Builders License Class 3 $51 Online
​​800-727-7104​
Construction Claims: Labor Productivity Loss (RV-5304): Class examines the causes of lost productivity and explains the four basic methods used to calculate damages. Uses court cases to discuss how labor productivity loss claims are determined. Redvector.com 3 $57 Online 866-546-1212
Contract Guide for Design Professionals – Basic Principles (RV-10399): Written primarily for the design professional - architects, engineers, and other persons who provide professional opinions and services for construction projects. The discussion of contract clauses provides general information for use on traditional design-bid-build projects.   Redvector.com 3 $57 Online 866-546-1212
Oregon Construction Law Basics: Covers Oregon law dealing with construction liens,  dispute resolution, surety bonds and warranties. Note: This is a Series A course, not a CCB Laws, Regulations and Business practices (LRB) course. 
Oregon Contractor Education 3 $71 Online 503-781-7885

Running a Financially Effective Construction Company: Topics include proper management of profit margin, overhead expenses, gross margins, break even point, operating capital reserve account, cash flow needs, change work orders, contracts, profit-and-loss statements, , and year-end review and planning.  ​
Oregon Contractor Education 3 $71 Online 503-781-7885
Three Keys to Managing a Successful Construction Business: Covers consistency of service, customer satisfaction, communication techniques, organizing the job site and time management. 
Oregon Contractor Education 3 $71 Online 503-781-7885
Project Management: Covers project management, moving from basic to more advanced concepts.  At Your Pace Online 2.5 $50 Online 877-724-6150
Digital Marketing: Basics of digital marketing and implementing a digital marketing campaign. At Your Pace Online 2.5 $50 Online 877-724-6150
Understanding Construction Contracts: Covers basic contract principles, specific elements and implied warranties inherent in common construction contracts. Oregon Home Builders 
Association
2 $30: Free
for HBA member
s
Live
503-378-9066
Retirement Housing: How to reach out to retirees and identify construction needs. At Your Pace Online
​​2 ​​$33 Online 877-724-6150
Construction Contracting for Larger Projects – Changes, Claims, Differing Site Conditions PacePDH.com 2 $34 Online 800-576-4341
Fall Protection: Class emphasizes hazard identification, avoidance and control - not standards, in an effort to train workers on fall prevention. PacePDH.com 2 $34 Online 800-576-4341
Lockout/Tagout: Class emphasizes hazard identification, avoidance and control (not standards), to train workers on safety involving safe handling, use and disposal of manual and machine lifting materials. PacePDH.com 2 $34 Online 800-576-4341
Oregon Residential Specialty Code: Overview of the Oregon Residential Specialty Code, including requirements for inspections, certificates of occupancy, design limitations and building planning. Focuses on code sections R109 (Inspections) and R110 (Certificates of Occupancy) in Chapter One plus most  of Chapter Three. PacePDH.com 2 $34 Online 800-576-4341
Personal Protective and Life Saving Equipment: Emphasizes hazard identification, avoidance and control (not standards) in an effort to train workers on proper use of personal protective equipment in the workplace PacePDH.com 2 $34 Online 800-576-4341
Cranes and Crane Safety: Emphasizes hazard identification, avoidance and control (not standards) to train workers on safety issues surrounding the use of cranes and the hazards associated with crane use PacePDH.com 2 $34 Online 800-576-4341
REMODology Part 2: Up-Front Remodeling: Part of the Conflict-Free Home Remodeling Process series written by Stephen Gidus. Remodeler certification is offered through REMODology, LLC.  This course helps the remodeler understand why the homeowner contacts them. PacePDH.com 2 $34 Online 800-576-4341
REMODology Part 3: Feasibility Study: Part of the Conflict-Free Home Remodeling Process series written by Stephen Gidus. Remodeler certification offered through REMODology, LLC.This course focuses on Step 1 of the Pre-Construction Phase, the Feasibility Study. The remodeler will learn how to set up initial call, prepare for meeting, prepare the feasibility study presentation, plus financing and study alternatives. PacePDH.com 2 $34 Online 800-576-4341
Customer Service: Learn after move-in customer service. Proactive approaches to customer service are detailed to achieve the goal of satisfied customers and promoting future business. Oregon Home Builders 
Association
2 $35
: Free
for HBA member
s
Live
541-389-1058
Who Are You: Defining and Promoting Your Business: What sets your business apart from the rest? What can you do now to inspire your customers and cause them to engage with your brand? Social media strategies you can implement immediately. Oregon Home Builders 
Association
2 $35
: Free
for HBA member
s
Live

541-389-1058


 

Construction Law: Covers three construction-specific topics including green projects; covenants, conditions and restrictions; and insurance for the construction industry. Attorneys present this class. Oregon Home Builders 
Association
2 $38: Free for HBA members Online 503-378-9066
Making Sense of the Energy Code: Reviews the Oregon Residential Specialty Code Chapter 11 requirements for energy efficiency, providing illustrations of compliant building methods Oregon Home Builders Association
2 $38: Free for HBA members Online 503-378-9066
Mastering Sales and Marketing for Small Business: Identify the most effective ways to market your company, products and services and even yourself. Attract and retain the clients you want. Create a road map for your marketing and sales success. Oregon Home Builders 
Association
2 $38: Free for HBA members Online 503-378-9066
Moisture ManagementComplying with Wall Envelope Requirements: Covers changes to R 703.1 of the 2008 Oregon Residential Specialty Code. Background on building science, moisture management, and product durability. Course examines ways to overcome obstacles when constructing an enhanced drainage plane. Oregon Home Builders
Association
2 $38: Free for HBA members Online 503-378-9066
Ethical Decision Making for Design and Construction Professionals Webcast (RV-10297AW): This webcast gives you the history of the events that led to current attitudes regarding ethical decision making. You will get examples of the consequences for making unwise decisions Redvector.com 2 $38 Online 866-546-1212
OR Residential Code (Ch. 1-10): It’s important to recognize the fact that without a standard to meet, many buildings would simply be too dangerous and unsafe to occupy, or, too costly to maintain. The building codes, and the building officials that enforce them, are there to safeguard the health, safety, property, and public welfare of the residents of Oregon.  Builders License Class 2 $39 Online 800-727-7104
Employee or Independent Contractor Issues: Covers topics that may help you decide whether a person is an employee or an independent contractor. For example, will you have to pay workers’ comp if they get injured on your job site? 3SC Company 2 $39 Online

DVD option
800-774-7534
Gypsum Wall Coverings in Residential Applications: See how gypsum wallboard is used in 1- and 2-family dwellings (Oregon Residential Specialty Code). 3SC Company ​​2 ​​$39 Online 800-774-7534

Jobsite Safety on Construction Sites: Identify safety hazards, understand safety requirements and apply the information. This course covers use of hand tools, fall protection, personal protective equipment, etc.  

3SC Company 2 $39 Online

DVD option
800-774-7534
Oregon Residential Specialty Code – New Code Changes for CCB Contractors. 3SC Company 2 $39 Online

DVD option
800-774-7534
Making Sense of the Energy Code: Live course reviews the Oregon Residential Specialty Code Chapter 11 requirements for energy efficiency with illustrations of compliant building methods Oregon Home Builders Association 2 $40 (Free for HBA members) Live 503-378-9066
Radon and the Code: Learn what radon is and why it is important. Discover how radon enters buildings and how the codes help keep it out. Options for radon mitigation.  ​ Oregon Home Builders 
Association
2 $40 (Free for HBA members) Live
503-378-9066
Construction Accounting and Job Costing: Essential principals of accounting and financial management of a construction company. Topics covered include the criteria for paying a subcontractor vs. an employee, IRS tax forms, required insurance certificates, job costing, estimates, accounting methods, balance sheets and profit & loss statements. Oregon Contractor Education 2 $47 Online 503-781-7885
Marketing & Sales: Do’s and Don’ts for Contractors: Addresses the various types of marketing and advertising for construction companies. Starting with how to define your ideal client and job, the course details effective advertising and websites. Discusses referrals, lead-generating companies,  price-cutting, job-history books, and how to become the “contractor of choice.” Oregon Contractor Education 2 $47 Online 503-781-7885
Winning Government Contracts:  Do you want to add the largest buyer of goods and services in the world to your customer database? This course teaches how to write an effective proposal outline. Oregon Contractor Education 2 $50 Self-study
503-781-7885
Oregon Building Code Issues: This course describes the basis for building codes in Oregon, highlights common code errors and oversights, and describes the inspection process and how to address disputes with building inspectors. Oregon Contractor Education 2 $56 Online 503-781-7885
Sales Training Skills for the Non-Sales Professional: You've run a successful business providing quality work at a great value, yet customers often only see the price tag or compare apples to oranges when looking for the best deal. Understand the disconnect between traditional selling and how it is perceived by the prospect. ​ Oregon Home Builders 
Association
2 $100 (Free for HBA members) Live
503-378-9066
Energy Code Alternatives Made Simple: An in-depth look at the three methods the code allows for compliance with the residential energy code. A  house plan will be used to explore the advantages of the thermal performance method and the pros and cons of using the alternative systems analysis method will be discussed. Oregon Home Builders 
Association
1 $15 (Free for HBA members) Live 503-378-9066
Hand & Power Tool Safety: Course emphasizes hazard identification, avoidance and control (not standards) to train workers on safety issues involving hand and power tools. PacePDH.com 1 $17 Online 800-576-4341
Materials Handling, Storage, Use, and Disposal: Course emphasizes hazard identification, avoidance and control (not standards) to train workers on safety issues involving safe handling, use and disposal of manual and machine lifting materials.  PacePDH.com 1 $17 Online 800-576-4341
The Contractor and Architect Feud – Why they cannot always get along.  Examines the architect’s role, and the rival contractual boilerplates between contractors and architects. It concludes with five key elements to bridge the troubled relationship: communication, respect, professionalism, honesty, and the three-way goal of time, cost and quality. PacePDH.com 1 $17 Online 800-576-4341
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 1: Get Paid for Your Time: Part of a series of courses on the Conflict-Free Home Remodeling Process written by Stephen Gidus . Remodeler certification is offered through REMODology, LLC. This course describes techniques that allow the contractor to get paid - not just for the construction phase but also the pre-construction phase, including the first site visit to the prospective client's home. PacePDH.com 1 $17 Online 800-576-4341
REM
4: Design Review: Part of a series of courses  on the Conflict-Free Home Remodeling Process written by Stephen Gidus. Certification is offered through REMODology, LLC. “REMODology Part IV – Design Review” focuses on Step 2 of the Pre Construction Phase, the Design Review. Covers the hiring of designers for the project, the plans, budget and financing and homeowner affirmation. 
PacePDH.com 1 $17 Online 800-576-4341
Energy code compliance: Covers the energy code and highlights areas that most often require corrections. Oregon Home Builders 
Association
​1 ​$19 (Free for HBA members) ​Online ​​503-378-9066​
Oregon Construction Liens:  Intended to give all contractors (general, subs) a thorough understanding of lien process.  ​​Oregon Home Builders 
Association
​​1 $19 (Free for HBA members) Online 503-378-9066
HVAC Codes and Efficiency: Covers residential code requirements and good building practices that lead to quality energy efficient construction. Learn residential code provisions for installing equipment and mandatory control setting and mechanical code requirements for proper system component selection and installation.  Oregon Home Builders
Association
1 $19 (Free for HBA members) Online 503-378-9066
OSHA Jurisdiction and Top Ten Safety Violations: Don’t be left unaware! This course reviews OSHA’s inspection jurisdiction and covers common violations. Even if you have no employees, some OSHA rules may still apply. The course will also cover the most common OSHA rule violations, the number of violations and the total penalties incurred. We’ll  recommend ways to avoid violations and penalties, and keep you and your workers safe.  Oregon Home Builders 
Association
1 $19 (Free for HBA members) Online 503-378-9066
Understanding Your Surety Bond: Course shows you how to save money on your next bond purchase! Explains the purpose of the surety bond and reviews  what the bond covers and the relationship between the bonded parties. Learn the difference between a surety bond and an insurance policy.  Oregon Home Builders 
Association
1 $19 Online 503-378-9066
Using Social Media To Grow Your Business: Learn about social media strategies you can use to create a presence for your company. Understand the impact that social media is having on consumer spending, uncover misconceptions about social media, and learn eight strategies you can implement now.  Oregon Home Builders 
Association
1 $19 (Free for HBA members) Online 503-378-9066
OSHA Safety: Stairways and Ladders (RV-10104): Discusses stepladders, portable ladders, fixed ladders, and all OSHA safety equipment requirements to keep you and your employees out of harm’s way. Ladders are often  not sufficient at a job site and stairs must be used. OSHA requirements must be followed.  Redvector.com 1 $19 Online 866-546-1212
​Worksite Safety 05: OSHA Personal Protective Equipment - RV-10453 Redvector.com ​1 ​$19 ​Online ​866-546-1212
​Worksite Safety 08: OSHA Power Tools and Excavations - RV-10456 Redvector.com ​1 ​$19 ​Online ​866-546-1212
Residential Specialty Codes Span Tables: Designed for the active contractor to see how wood framing span tables are used in 1 & 2 family dwellings.  3SC Company 1 $20 Online

DVD option
800-774-7534
What You Should Know About General Liability Insurance: Covers such topics as the three parts of the policy, what is included and excluded, and what to look out for in your policy.  3SC Company 1 $20 Online

DVD option
800-774-7534
Changing Business Entities: Covers topics to know before deciding what business entity to change to, and best steps to make the change. 3SC Company 1 $20 Live

DVD option
800-774-7534
Energy Code – Avoiding Errors: Find key building principles to remember to make code compliance simple. Learn to choose the right options to fit your building methods. Recognize errors that occur during the design and the installation phases.  Oregon Home Builders 
Association
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1 $25 Online 503-378-9066
 
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