The Board of Building Regulations and Standards (BBRS) has approved continuing education requirements for licensed construction supervisors and will accept applications for Course Coordinators and Course approvals.
The legislature authorized the BBRS to approve continuing education requirements for construction supervisor licensees. The legislation establishes a Continuing Education Council whose members are charged with developing continuing education requirements. Council members looked towards other states for guidance in developing requirements for the commonwealth. After reviewing procedures already in place in several other states, council members agreed to use Minnesota continuing education requirements as the model for Massachusetts.
A licensed construction supervisor must acquire a certain number of continuing education hours each 2 year renewal period based upon license category as identified below.
Unrestricted Construction Supervisors License 12 Hours
Restricted Construction Supervisors License 10 Hours
Specialty Construction Supervisors License 6 Hours
Windows / Siding
Solid Fuel Burning Appliances
Courses and course coordinators must be approved by the BBRS in order to offer continuing education classes.
A licensee will have a host of methods available to choose from to achieve compliance. A local technical college, for example, may apply for and receive approval to act as a course coordinator, and then provide varied courses presented by instructors approved by the program regulations as part of their ongoing continuing education program. Home builder associations may also apply for and receive approval as a coordinator and then hire approved instructors to present material as part of their regular monthly meetings as a service to their membership.
Please review the proposed regulations in their entirety at the following link 780 CMR R5 . Continuing education criterion appears towards the end of the regulation under section 780 CMR R5.4.