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Frequently Asked Questions
Q1: How many times will I need to attend to meet my continuing education requirements?
- A1: You can complete the entire six hour requirement with a single course. Courses are available on morning/afternoon.
Q2: Can I take the class online?
- A2: No, our course is not offered online. The state of Utah requires that all contractor continuing education be "in person" for at least three of the CE hours.
Q3: I only need three hours of CE for my license renewal, do I have to attend for the full six hours?
- A3: It depends, the hours are split into "core" and "professional" depending on which hours you've already completed, you may be able to opt out of a portion of the course, however, you must still pay for the entire course.
Q4: What do I do after I finish the course?
- A4: Following completion of a course, the Utah HBA will upload your attendance information directly to DOPL through their online system. By Rule, this should occur within seven days of the class. Despite the fact that we are submitting the CE credits for a licensee, it is the licensee's responsibility to ensure that the hours have been submitted to DOPL.
Q5: Who can take the CE?
- A5: For the Contractor's license renewal, owners, qualifiers, corporate officers or anyone in a supervisory position may take the CE hours. For Electricians/Plumbers only the licensee can take the required courses.
Q6: Can more than one person take the CE hours to renew the contractor's license?
- A6: Yes. If any combination of those qualified to take the CE requirement attend a CE class, all attendees may give the provider the same license number and receive CE credit for each person attending. Qualified individuals may also attend separate CE courses and give the same contractor's number for credit.
Q7: How many CE hours are required?
- A7: Contractors are required to have six total hours, three of which must be in core and the other three may be in either professional or core. Electricians are required to have 16 total hours, 12 of which must be core hours and the other four may be either core or professional. Plumbers are required to have 12 total hours, eight of which must be core and the other four may be either core or professional.
Q8: What is the difference between core and professional credits?
- A8: Contractors Core topics include: Code classes; construction law; OSHA courses; government regulations pertaining to construction; employee verification and payment practices (I-9, Workers Comp, Unemployment Insurance, etc.) Plumbers Core topics include: ANY type of Code classes Electricians must have NEC Code classes for Core credit. Professional topics include subjects dealing with the practice of the construction trades, such as: land development; planning and zoning; energy conservation, professional development; marketing; servicing clients and similar topics. In addition, plumbers and electricians may have construction law; OSHA courses; government regulations pertaining to construction; employee verification and payment practices (I-9, Workers Comp, Unemployment Insurance, etc.) for Professional credit.
Q9: What if I have more than one license?
- A9: CE credits may count toward both an individual (Electrician/Plumber) and contractor's license if a course has been approved for both types of licenses. When registering for a course, the licensee needs to provide BOTH license numbers during registration. There is a $10.00 fee associated for each additional license you submit for dual credit. Following the course, we will then report CE hours toward BOTH of the licenses. CE credits may count toward more than one contracting license if an individual is associated with more than one contracting license. Be sure to give both contracting license numbers at the time of registering for the course.