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Workforce Training & Continuing Education

Contractor License Renewal

Salt Lake Community College offers continuing education courses for contractor license renewal.


Division of Occupational & Professional Licensing (DOPL) requirements for Contractor Licensing in the state of Utah:

  • DOPL requires Contractors to complete 6 hours of Continuing Education (CE) to renew their license
  • 3 of the 6 CE hours must be Core, 3 hours can be Core or Professional
  • 3 of the 6 CE hours (minimum) must be completed in-person or live webinar
  • HVAC contractors are required to have 3 of their 6 hours of CE as "directly related to the installation, repair, or replacement of a heating, ventilation, or air conditioning system" for the 2019 renewal. 

To review DOPL’s requirements and FAQs visit their website.

Find the complete listing of DOPL approved Continuing Education courses.

 

 
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In-person Courses

Course
Title
Prerequisite
Course WDCT 0001
Title 2015 International Residential Code
Prerequisite
Description

For those in the construction industry, this course teaches the 2015 International Residential Code. This live course is available in-person or via Zoom webinar and meets all of 6 hours of DOPL’s re-licensing requirements for contractors. If course is taken via Zoom, DOPL requires that student be visible on webcam throughout the length of the class.

Course meets DOPL requirements for:

Contractor Core Hours: 6, Electrician Professional Hours: 6, Plumber Core Hours: 6.

Course Dates & Times

  • Saturday, August 14, 9am – 4pm
  • Saturday, September 4, 9am – 4pm
  • Saturday, October 2, 9am – 4pm
  • Saturday, October 16, 9am – 4pm
  • Saturday, November 6, 9am – 4pm
  • Saturday, November 20, 9am – 4pm

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Course WDCT 0220
Title Introduction to Home Energy
Prerequisite
Description

This course provides a three-hour overview of the most important factors affecting the energy performance in the home. Basic home energy concepts and making more informed energy choices when designing, purchasing, and living in a home are introduced. This course is available in-person or as a webinar via Zoom. If course is taken via Zoom, DOPL requires that student be visible on webcam throughout the length of the class.

Course meets DOPL requirements for:

Contractor Core Hours: 3, Contractor Professional Hours: 3.

  • This course meets DOPL’s requirements for 1 hour of energy conservation continuing education.

Course Dates & Times

  • Saturday, September 25, 9am - Noon*
  • Tuesday, October 7, 5-8pm
  • Saturday, October 23, 1-4pm*
  • Saturday, November 13, 1-4pm*
  • Thursday, November 18, 5-8pm
  • Tuesday, November 30, 5-8pm

*May be combined with other 3-hour Saturday classes on the same date to fulfill all 6 DOPL required hours in one sitting.

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Course WDCT 0004
Title Advanced Rooftop Controls
Prerequisite
Description

Rooftop units condition approximately 60% of U.S. commercial building floor space. Course covers applications of advanced rooftop units, their operation, components, controls, ventilation requirements and energy consumption and offers an overview of economizers, supply fan VFD, demand control ventilation, a review of installation and controls, best practices, along with business case and utility incentives.

Course meets DOPL requirements for:

Contractor Core Hours: 3, Electrician Professional Hours: 3, Plumber Core Hours: 3.

  • This course meets DOPL's requirements for 1 hour of energy conservation continuing education.

Course Dates & Times

  • Saturday, August 28, 1-4pm*
  • Saturday, October 23, 9am – Noon*
  • Thursday, November 4, 5-8pm
  • Saturday, November 13, 9am – Noon*
  • Saturday, December 4, 1-4pm*

*May be combined with other 3-hour Saturday classes on the same date to fulfill all 6 DOPL required hours in one sitting.

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Course WDCT 0041
Title Fall Prevention Safety
Prerequisite
Description

Falls from heights remain the most frequent cause of death in the construction industry and account for roughly 35% of all construction-related fatalities, and the lack of fall protection is a top-three most cited OSHA violation. This course addresses OSHA requirements as it relates to safely working from heights, the most common mistakes that lead to injuries and fatalities, best fall prevention practices, and setting up and safely using ladders and scaffolding.

Course meets DOPL requirements for 3 professional hours for contractors

Course Dates & Times

  • Saturday, August 28, 9am – Noon*
  • Saturday, Sept 25, 1-4pm*
  • Thursday, October 14, 6-9pm
  • Tuesday, November 9, 5-8pm
  • Saturday, December 4, 1-4pm*

*May be combined with other 3-hour Saturday classes on the same date to fulfill all 6 DOPL required hours in one sitting.

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Webinar Courses

Course
Title
Prerequisite
Course WDCT 0001
Title 2015 International Residential Code
Prerequisite
Description

For those in the construction industry, this course teaches the 2015 International Residential Code. This live course is available in-person or via Zoom webinar and meets all of 6 hours of DOPL’s re-licensing requirements for contractors. This course is available in-person or as a webinar via Zoom. If course is taken via Zoom, DOPL requires that student be visible on webcam throughout the length of the class.

Course meets DOPL requirements for:

Contractor Core Hours: 6, Electrician Professional Hours: 6, Plumber Core Hours: 6.

Course Dates & Times

  • Saturday, August 14, 9am – 4pm
  • Saturday, September 4, 9am – 4pm
  • Saturday, October 2, 9am – 4pm
  • Saturday, October 16, 9am – 4pm
  • Saturday, November 6, 9am – 4pm
  • Saturday, November 20, 9am – 4pm

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Course WDCT 0220
Title Introduction to Home Energy
Prerequisite
Description

This course provides a three-hour overview of the most important factors affecting the energy performance in the home. Basic home energy concepts and making more informed energy choices when designing, purchasing, and living in a home are introduced.

This course is available in-person or as a webinar via Zoom. If course is taken via Zoom, DOPL requires that student be visible on webcam throughout the length of the class.

Course meets DOPL requirements for:

Contractor Core Hours: 3, Contractor Professional Hours: 3.

  • This course meets DOPL’s requirements for 1 hour of energy conservation continuing education.

Course Dates & Times

  • Saturday, September 25, 9am - Noon*
  • Tuesday, October 7, 5-8pm
  • Saturday, October 23, 1-4pm*
  • Saturday, November 13,1-4pm*
  • Thursday, November 18, 5-8pm
  • Tuesday, November 30, 5-8pm

*May be combined with other 3-hour Saturday classes on the same date to fulfill all 6 DOPL required hours in one sitting.

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Course WDCT 0017
Title Dark Skies for Contractors
Prerequisite
Description

Ensuring that outdoor lighting is dark sky friendly promotes human health and safety, protects wildlife, saves energy, and preserves the shared resource and heritage of our night sky. In this course you will learn how to reduce light pollution through the specification and installation of dark sky friendly fixtures. You will also learn how to identify and comply with dark sky codes and ordinances. DOPL requires that student be visible on webcam throughout the length of the class.

Course meets DOPL requirements for:

3 professional hours for contractors.

Course Dates & Times

  • Thursday, July 29, 5-8pm
  • Tuesday, August 17, 5-8pm
  • Tuesday, October 26 6-9pm
  • Tuesday, November 16, 5-8pm

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Online Courses

Course
Title
Prerequisite
Course WDCT 0003
Title Project Management for Contractors
Prerequisite
Description

Critical Path Method (CPM) teaches profitability, stress reduction & project mgmt. CPM identifies the impact of activities on project timeline, proceeding activities & which to conduct concurrently.

This course qualifies for:

Contractor Core Hours: 3, Electrician Professional Hours: 3, Plumber Professional Hours: 3.

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Course WDCT 0041
Title HERS and the ERI Path to Energy Code Compliance
Prerequisite
Description

The Home Energy Rating System (HERS) provides 3rd party verification of energy code compliance for builders through the Energy Rating Index (ERI) performance path. This course introduces the essential points to HERS and ERI, as well as the market benefits of building HERS-rated homes.

 

This course qualifies for:

Contractor Core Hours: 3.

*This course meets DOPL’s requirements for 1 hour of energy conservation continuing education.

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Course WDCT 0042
Title HVAC: Beyond Manual J
Prerequisite
Description

Correctly sizing HVAC systems ensures thermal comfort, affordability, and satisfaction of clients. This workshop covers the fundamental principles used in load calculations and duct sizing to ensure an accurate system size is selected. 

This course qualifies for:

Contractor Core Hours: 3, Electrician Professional Hours: 3, Plumber Professional Hours: 3.

*This course meets the HVAC requirement for HVAC contractors.

*This course meets DOPL’s requirements for 1 hour of energy conservation continuing education.

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Course WDCT 0076
Title Introduction to Solar Installation
Prerequisite
Description

This course introduces students to the solar industry and the basic principles of the photovoltaic (PV) system design as well as solar module placement, permitting, inspection, and the economics.

This course qualifies for:

Contractor Core Hours: 3.

*This course meets DOPL’s requirements for 1 hour of energy conservation continuing education.

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FAQs

Please call 801-957-5200.

Cancellations must be made 3 days before class starts.  Once class has started there will be no refunds.  If you wish to re-register, you will be required to pay the tuition again.   

A certificate will be mailed within 2-4 weeks after successful completion of the course exam.

Yes, some online contractor courses are available for registration during non-renewal years. Contractors could also consider enrolling in electrician continuing education courses to fulfill core contractor requirements during non-renewal years. 

Completion of the Continuing Education Courses at SLCC does not guarantee the ability to obtain a Utah state contractor’s license to practice as a contractor.  Licensure is the exclusive right and responsibility of each state.  In order to practice as a Contractor, students must satisfy individual state requirements, independent of SLCC requirements.  It is highly recommended that students consult in advance with the Utah Division of Occupational and Professional Licensing (DOPL), or similar agencies in other states, to find out more about eligibility for licensure.  DOPL can be reached at 801-530-6628 or at their website

For students who plan to work as a Contractor in another state, here is one suggested website for researching state licensure requirements: License Finder sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor.

If you have difficulty finding the licensure requirements for your state, please contact your Program Manager or SLCC’s state authorization coordinator for help.