Atlanta Building News - June 2008 - (Page 24)

E D U C AT I O N Need to prepare for your licensing exam? Check out the classes below! By Marylee Putnam, Director of Operations and Education Now that home builders must be licensed, the HBA offers a variety of exam prep classes to assist you. These sessions range from workshops that help participants complete licensing applications, to a four-week course that meets two mornings a week, to one session that addresses the highlights in two full days. The HBA also holds classes on specific topics for those who are proficient in parts of the exam but need to brush up in other areas. Following are descriptions of the HBA’s various licensing classes. BUILDER LICENSING APPLICATION WORKSHOPS This two-hour workshop assists participants in understanding the application process and completing the license application. Workshops are held monthly, and topics include: • licensing update and review of frequently asked questions • on-site consulting to review your application before submission • on-site notary public and photographer for application notarization and passport-type photo required for application ($10/photo) • general construction knowledge • business and law • risk management • environmental and safety GENERAL REFERENCES COURSE This topic-specific, three-day workshop covers only general construction knowledge for the Residential Basic exam. Topics include: • sitework, footings and foundation • concrete and concrete reinforcement • masonry • carpentry • roofing • associated trades COMMERCIAL SUPPLEMENT COURSE This three-day course is a supplement to the various Residential Basic courses. It prepares participants for the Residential-Light Commercial contractor exam. The topics covered in the sessions listed above are not addressed in this course. Topics for this course include: • international building code and accessibility code • specifics (gypsum, metal deck, metal girder) CODES COURSE This topic-specific, two-day workshop covers only the codes section of the Residential Basic exam. Topics include: • residential building code • energy conservation code • OSHA safety RESIDENTIAL LICENSING EXAM PREP TWO-DAY COURSE This intense two-day course prepares participants for both the Residential Basic and Residential-Light Commercial contractor exams. All participants must register for classes in advance and must have the necessary books for each course. Licensing exams are open book. Note: All applicants must be approved by the State Licensing Board for Residential and General Contractors before testing. Applications are available on the Secretary of State’s Web site at Visit for more information on exam prep classes and to register to attend. BUSINESS AND LAW This one-day session covers only the business and law topics addressed in the Residential Basic exam. Topics include: • licensing requirements • estimating and bidding • business organization and financial management • tax and labor laws • project management and lien law • contracts BUILDER LICENSING EXAM PREP FOUR-WEEK COURSE This course meets from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays for four weeks. It reviews the major topics of the Residential Basic exam: • building and energy codes HE ATING Builders’ #1 HV Choice AC NI RELIANCE CO ND IT IO Cumming, Ga. Conyers, Ga. Kennesaw, Ga. Tampa, Fl. Jacksonville, Fl. Orlando, Fl. Ocala, Fl. SINCE 1968 • SERVING METRO ATLANTA AND NORTH GEORGIA Residential • Commercial • Basement Additions New Installs • Upgrades • 24/7 Emergency Service Warranties • Home Comfort Specialists N G AI R (770) 886-1998 24 349477_Reliance.indd 2008 JUNE 1 | ATLANTA BUILDING NEWS 11/17/07 10:32:05 AM 293304_Unique.indd 1 8/10/06 1:00:09 PM

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Atlanta Building News - June 2008

Atlanta Building News - June 2008
From the President
Classes and Events Calendar
Builder Licensing Update
Trends in Lighting
Legal Corner
The Housing Institute
Earthcraft House
Homeaid Atlanta
Member News
Member Services
Atlanta 50+ Housing Council
Sales and Marketing Council
New Members
Index to Advertisers

Atlanta Building News - June 2008