Massachusetts BBRS has a new CEU (Continuing Education Unit) Credit Requirement for contractors with Construction Supervisor Licenses. Many contractors tell us they are either unaware of the new requirement or not sure how it works. Last week in our OSHA Awareness Seminar at Mid Cape Lumber a contractor said he just learned about the new Mass 8th Edition Building Code. To help Massachusetts contractors learn about this new CEU requirement please see the excerpt from the BBRS.
Construction Supervisor License
Continuing Education Requirements
The Board of Building Regulations and Standards (BBRS) is pleased to announce that it has approved continuing education requirements for licensed construction supervisors. Over the last several months, BBRS staff has been reviewing applications submitted by those seeking approval to coordinate education programs.
July 1, 2011 is the line of demarcation for licensees to comply with education requirements as established below. Licensees who renew a license or are issued a first-time license
on or after July 1. 2011 shall be expected to fully comply with education requirements following a two year cycle or elongated first-time license cycle (a first time license cycle may extend beyond two years depending on the licensees birth date). Licensees who renew or are issued a first-time license prior to July 1,2011 will be on a different schedules. Examples are provided below to help clarify when licensees are affected.
Example No. 1:
John Smith renews his license on July 1, 2011. He next renews on July 1, 2013. Is he required to comply with continuing education requirements? Yes, because a full two-years has passed since his last renewal.
Example No. 2:
John Smith renews his license on June 30, 2011. He next renews on June 30, 2013. Is he required to comply with continuing education requirements? No, a full two-year cycle has not been completed since the July 1, 2011 implementation date. He then renews on June 30, 2015, is he required to comply with continuing education requirements? Yes.
CEU Training requirements by CSL category;
Unrestricted; 12 hours
Restricted; 10 hours
Trade; 6 hours
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