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Massachusetts Construction Supervisor License Continuing Education Picture 1  Massachusetts Construction Supervisor Requirements

Listed below is a summary of Massachusetts State Continuing Education and License Renewal requirements:

Hours Required: Unrestricted Construction Supervisors License, 12 Hours
Restricted Construction Supervisors License, 10 Hours
Specialty Construction Supervisors License, 6 Hours
     (Masonry, Roofing, Windows-Siding, Demolition, Burning Fuel, Insulation)
Renewal Deadline: All Massachusetts Construction Supervisor License holders are required to complete the appropriate number of continuing education each two-year renewal cycle.  A Massachusetts Construction Supervisor renewal license shall expire two years from the date of issuance which shall be noted on said license and may be renewed. A Massachusetts renewal license shall not be issued unless application therefore is made within sixty days of the date of expiration of the most recently issued license.
Online CEUs: There is no limit on the number of Continuing Education Credits that can be earned through online continuing education classes.
Carryover Allowed: A licensee may not carry over extra hours to the following renewal cycle.
Continuing Education  Course Approval: Continuing Education Courses must be at least an hour long, approved by the BBRS in advance and will be approved on the basis of the applicant's compliance with the provisions of this section relating to continuing education in the regulated industries. The BBRS shall make the final determination as to the approval and assignment of credit hours for courses.
Continuing Education Course Content: The following hour(s) of continuing education topics are required for Massachusetts license renewal:
     Code Review one (1) hour
     Workplace Safety one (1) hour
     Business Practices / Workers' Compensation one (1) hour
     Energy (except Demolition Specialty License) one (1) hour
     Lead Safe Practices (only first renewal cycle) one (1) hour
Any additional hours needed to fulfill license requirements may be met with approved electives.
Course examinations will not be required for continuing education courses unless they are required by the instructor.
Massachusetts Constuction Supervisor Reporting: Massachusetts licensees are responsible for maintaining copies of Continuing Education course completion certificates. A qualifying Construction Supervisor licensee must provide proof of completion of required hours of continuing education per two year license cycle in the appropriate category in which the licensee is licensed. ( Restricted, Unrestricted or Specialty)
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Contact Information: Kim Spencer - Building Official Certification Program and Education Coordinator   Kimberly.Spencer@state.ma.us
Valid Continuing Education Course Work:

Massachusetts Continuing Education consists of approved courses that impart appropriate and related knowledge in the regulated industries. Courses may include relevant materials that are included in licensing exams subject to the limitations imposed in 780 CMR 110.R5.4.6, item 1. The Construction Supervisor Licensee is responsible for making sure Continuing Education courses are approved and of related knowledge.
Course examinations will not be required for continuing education courses unless they are required by the instructor.
Unless determined by the coordinator textbooks are not required to be used for continuing education courses. The coordinator must provide students with a syllabus containing, at a minimum, the continuing education course title, the times and dates of the CE course offering, the names and addresses or telephone numbers and email address of the CE course coordinator and instructor, and a detailed outline of the subject materials to be covered. Any written or printed material given to students must be of readable quality and contain accurate and current information.

Upon completion of an approved continuing education course, licensees shall earn one hour of continuing education credit for each hour approved by the BBRS. Each continuing education course must be attended in its entirety in order to receive credit for the number of approved hours. Courses for Construction Supervisors may be approved for full or partial credit, and for more than one regulated industry.
Continuing education credit in an approved course shall be awarded to presenting instructors on the basis of one credit for each hour of preparation for the initial presentation, which may not exceed three hours total credit for each approved course. Continuing education credit may not be earned if the Construction Supervisor licensee has previously obtained credit for the same course as a licensee or as an instructor within the current licensing period.

The following courses will not be approved for Continuing Education credit:
1. courses designed solely to prepare students for a license examination in a discipline other than Construction Supervisor’s License;
2. courses in mechanical office skills, including typing, speed reading, or other machines or equipment. Computer or business skills courses are allowed, if appropriate and related to the regulated industry of the licensee;
3. courses in motivation, psychology, or any other course not related to the building industry
4. courses that are primarily intended to impart knowledge of specific products of specific companies, if the use of the product or products relates to the sales promotion or marketing of one or more of the products discussed.

110.R5.4.7 CE Course Approval:  Massachusetts Continuing Education courses must be approved by the BBRS in advance and will be approve on the basis of the applicant's compliance with the provisions of this section relating to continuing education in the regulated industries. The BBRS shall make the final determination as to the approval and assignment of credit hours for continuing education courses. CE courses must be at least one hour in length.

Approval will not be granted for time spent on meals or other unrelated activities. Breaks may not be accumulated in order to dismiss the class early. Classes shall not be offered to any one student for longer than six hours in one day, excluding meal breaks.

Application for continuing education course approval must be submitted 120 days before the course offering.
Approval is granted for a subsequent offering of identical continuing education courses without requiring a new application if the course is offered within the approved 24 month period. The BBRS shall deny future offerings of courses if they are found not to be in compliance with the laws relating to course approval. CE courses shall be updated subject to periodic review by the BBRS to ensure currency with technological changes in the Massachusetts building code.


Construction Superviosr Recordkeeping: The BBRS reserves the right to audit subject offerings with or without notice to the coordinator. R5.4.18 Falsification of reports: Anyone found to have falsified an education report to the BBRS shall be subject to limitation, condition, suspension of the license, course coordinator approval or instructor approval can be revoked and/or fined up to $1,000.00. The BBRS reserves the right to audit a Massachusetts Construction Supervisor licensee's continuing education records.

 


The following information was transmitted through email by the BBRS and is included here to help with any questions regarding the new Massachusetts continuing education requirements.


Board of Building Regulations and Standards

Construction Supervisor License

Continuing Education Requirements

March 2013

 

Any person with an EXPIRATION date of July 1, 2013 or later will need to affirm that the continuing education requirement has been satisfied.

  Please refer to the regulations for detailed requirements and the DPS website for approved course coordinators and COURSES of instruction. (after clicking on the above link then click on 'CSL Continuing Education Courses') 



How do I know how many CEU's I need?

     I have an Unrestricted License (CS-xxxxxx) - 12 CEU's 

     I have a Restricted License (CSFA-xxxxxx) - 10 CEU's

     I have a Specialty License (CSSL-xxxxxx) - 6 CEU's regardless of how many specialties 

          (Masonry; Roofing; Window/Siding; Demolition; Solid Fuel; Insulation)           


When do I have to complete the CEU's by? 

You will receive your renewal form approximately 60 days before your expiration date. It is recommended you complete the required CEU's by this time.

You will need to attach a copy of any certificates received showing you completed the required CEU's to your renewal form.  


Where can I find a list of courses that have been approved by the BBRS?
 

On the DPS website. Or click on COURSES then click on 'CSL Continuing Education Courses'.   

ALL COURSES LISTED ON THE DPS WEBSITE HAVE BEEN APPROVED


Are ON-LINE courses available?
   

            Yes. On-line courses as well as classroom are available.

 Check the DPS website by clicking on COURSES then click on 'CSL Continuing Education Courses'.

ALL COURSES LISTED ON THE DPS WEBSITE HAVE BEEN APPROVED

  
I already attended a course; How do I know if it has been approved?
 

You should have received a certificate of completion with course number listed on certificate.(All courses begin with a CS-xxxx)

  Check the DPS website by clicking on COURSES then click on 'CSL Continuing Education Courses'.

ALL COURSES LISTED ON THE DPS WEBSITE HAVE BEEN APPROVED

  
I have the certificate of completion; Now What?
   

Keep the certificate and return a copy with your CSL renewal form. 

 
I already sent my certificate in; do I have to submit another certificate with my renewal form?
  

YES, a copy of your certificate will need to be sent in with your renewal form.   

 
I cannot find my certificate; what do I do now?
  

Contact the Coordinator or instructor and request another certificate.   

 
My license does not expire until March 3, 2015 I already completed the required 12 CEU's. Do I have to take the course again?
 

No, this will be accepted when you renew in 2015 because this is the first time you are required to provide the required CEU's.  


How often do I have to complete the required CEU's?
 

Every two years when you renew your license.  


When should I take the required courses?
 

Within your two year renewal period. Complete by the time you receive your CSL renewal notice (60 days before your expiration date).   


Any additional requirements besides the required CEU's?
 

Each license category requires at least 1 hour each of the following subjects to be covered during training:   

     Code Review

     Workplace Safety

     Business Practices / Workplace Safety

     Energy except Demolition Specialty License) 

     Lead Safe Practices (only first renewal cycle)  

The maximum number of hours required for any given licensee is 12 hours, regardless of how many categories appear on the license card. A person who is licensed in a specialty category, whether one, two or all six, needs only to achieve the requisite 6 hours of continuing education credit.  

 


Construction Supervisor License

Continuing Education Requirements


Don’t be caught by surprise!

The time when licensed construction supervisors will need to demonstrate compliance with continuing education requirements is fast approaching.  Any person with a license expiration date of July 1, 2013 or after will need to comply with continuing education requirements.  A licensed construction supervisor must acquire a certain number of continuing education hours each 2 year renewal period based upon license category.

  • Unrestricted Construction Supervisors (identified as Construction Supervisor License on the license Card) must attain at least 12 hours of continuing education credit;
  • Restricted Construction Supervisors (identified as 1 and 2 Family License on the license card) must acquire at least 10 hours; and
  • Specialty Construction Supervisors must acquire at least 6 hours of credit.

Specialty categories include the following license types:

  • Masonry;
  • Roofing;
  • Windows / Siding;
  • Demolition;
  • Solid Fuel Burning; and
  • Insulation.

The maximum number of hours required for any given licensee is 12 hours, regardless of how many categories appear on the license card. A person who is licensed in a specialty category, whether one, two or all six, needs only to achieve the requisite 6 hours of continuing education credit. However, please remember that each license category requires certain content to be covered during trainings, such as workplace safety and lead safe practices.  

Please refer to the regulations for detailed requirements and the DPS website for approved course coordinators and courses of instruction.

  

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