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Michigan Residential Builders

Michigan Residential Builders Online Course

A Residential Builders Course is available online through Alpena Community College. This 60-hour online course prepares builders to take the State of Michigan Licensed Builders Examination.

The online course includes the following topics:

  • Michigan Residential Code
  • Business Management
  • Estimating and Cost Accounting
  • Marketing and Sales
  • Project Management and Scheduling
  • Contracts, Liability, and Risk Management
  • Design and Build Science
  • Occupational Codes
  • and MIOSHA Safety Standards

Pre-Licensing Online Course for Residential Builders

Offered through Alpena Community College, this 60-hour online course prepares builders to take the State of Michigan Licensed Builders Examination.

Course Fee: $575.00 (Payable to Alpena Community College by check or credit card)
Textbook: Michigan Residential Code
Instructor: Bruce Frost, Central Michigan University and Alpena Community College

  • Certified Instructor for the National Association of Home Builders for 30 of 35 national courses
  • Certified State of Michigan Instructor-Life Time Approval teaching PA 54 programs for Code Officials, Building Inspectors, and Plan Reviewers
  • Over 20 years teaching for the State of Michigan Pre-Licensing Programs
  • 27 years as a full-time university faculty member
  • 25+ years teaching builders, building code officials, architects, and engineers
  • National Educator of the Year for all 4-year universities in Construction Management-NAHB

Technical Requirements:

  • PC or Mac with up-to-date web browser
  • Internet Connection: Broadband preferred
  • Some computer experience

Modules include: Michigan Residential Code; Business Management, Estimating and Cost Accounting; Marketing and Sales; Project Management and Scheduling Contracts, Liability and Risk Management; Design and Build Science; Occupational Codes; MIOSHA Safety Standards. Students have continual oversight from the instructor and technical support from ACC staff.

After establishing a start date, students will have 30 days to complete the course.

Following successful completion of the course, students will receive a signed certificate allowing them to take
the State of Michigan Licensed Builders Examination.

Applications can be downloaded below and forwarded to Lisa Blumenthal at blumentl@alpenacc.edu.
Register for the Online Course

Contact ACC's Workforce Development program for more information:
Dawn Stone
Lisa Blumenthal