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Our Construction Supervisor License courses offer a hybrid of classroom and online hours so you won’t need to waste two days in a classroom. This course has received excessive praise from past customers for being highly informative and engaging. There is nothing worse than a boring instructor for this material!

In compliance with new regulations put forth by the MA BBRS as of January 1, 2018, our system was built with intelligence and will walk you through the registration process to tailor a program appropriate for your needs. 

You may begin making your course selection, or view our Course Details & Benefits below. 

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Course Details & Benefits:

Special Introductory Promotion: $50 off any classroom option listed below.
 
$250: 12-Hour Bundle* (6-Hour Classroom + 6-Hour Online)
$225: 10-Hour Bundle* (4 or 6-Hour Classroom + 4 or 6-Hour Online)
$179: 6-Hour Classroom (Unrestricted & Restricted License ONLY)
$159: 4-Hour Classroom (Unrestricted & Restricted License ONLY)
$79: 6-Hour Online (Specialty License ONLY)
$15: 1-Hour Online (A La Carte Options)
*Bundle price discounts will adjust automatically in checkout screen.
Our system was designed with intelligence, so we will ask you some questions about your license during registration and provide you with your available course options. 

 

Private Groups (On-Site): To request a quote to hold the classroom session at your own facility, please click here. Pricing is a flat fee, and is recommended for larger sized groups. 

Approved by the MA Department of Public Safety and BBRS. Click here to view our MA certificate of approval. 

In compliance with new regulations put forth by the BBRS as of January 1, 2018, we now offer the following for each license type:

A. Unrestricted: 12-Hour Course

  • 6 hours of classroom and
  • 6 hours of online

B. Restricted: 10-Hour Course

  • 4 or 6 hours of classroom and
  • 4 or 6 hours of online

C. Specialty: 6-Hour Course

  • 6 hours of online

D. A la carte options (for individuals who already completed some hours)

  • 4 or 6 hours of classroom
  • library of 1 hour online courses

Customers will have the option to choose from several different course offerings, based on what you want/need.  Our state-of-the-art system will do the thinking for you, so just answer a few simple registration questions, and our system will provide you with options based on what you need. Click Course Topics below to view detailed topic descriptions.

CS-013902: Code Review (Soils & Foundations, Part 1) - Part 1 of this Online Courses will cover all significant changes from the 2009 IBC Code Update to the new 2015 IBC Code Update including all 780 CMR Ninth Edition MA Base Code Amendments.

CS-013903: Code Review (Soils & Foundations, Part 2) - Part 2 of this online Online Courses will cover all significant changes from the 2009 IBC Code Update to the new 2015 IBC Code Update including all 780 CMR Ninth Edition MA Base Code Amendments.

CS-9803: Code Review (Means of Egress, Part 1) - This section of the 2015 ICC and 780 CMR Ninth Edition Code Amendments will cover important updates to Chapter 3 Use of Occupancy and Chapter 4 Special Detailed Requirements Based On Use of Occupancy.

CS-9804: Workplace Safety (OSHA Standards for the Construction Industry) - This section will highlight and cover Safety Standards for the Construction Industry including OSHA regulations on PPE’s, safety lines, and fire safety.

CS-9805: Business Practices/Workers' Comp (Workers' Compensation Insurance Requirements & Basic Contract Content and Development) - This section will cover important aspects of the construction process and ensuring that the insurance requirements mandated in the contract and by state and federal laws are satisfied. This section will also cover basic contract content and development in construction.

CS-9806: Energy (Energy Standards and Best Practices) - This section will cover the regulations of energy efficiency in accordance with the International Energy Conservation Code for the design and construction of buildings in the IRC 2015 Update and the Amendments of Chapter 11 of 780 CMR 51.00: Massachusetts Residential Code.

CS-9807: Lead Safety (Lead Safe Practices) - In this section we will cover regulations of Deleading and Lead-Safe Renovation in conjunction with amendments to 801 CMR 4.02 454 for the MA CSL continuing education requirements.

CS-9808: Code Review (Means of Egress, Part 2) - This section of the 2015 ICC code review will cover important updates to the 2015 ICC Building Code Update and the new regulations set forth in Chapter 9.00 Fire Protection Systems of 780 CMR Ninth Edition Base Code Amendments.

CS-9809: Elective (Managing Contracts and Employees) - The first section of this course will focus on construction business practices of managing contracts and invoices covering performance of service, acceptance of contract and compensation of services. The second section will highlight proven methods of managing and motivating employees to maximize both employ production and workplace satisfaction.

CS-9810: Elective (Project Risk & Estimating Practices) - The first section will cover identifying and mitigating project risk in the construction industry as it pertains events, conditions, positive or negative effects to goals and overall success of the construction project.  The second section will cover the essential parts of the management process of basic construction estimating. This section will navigate the steps and rules to follow to execute a sound construction estimates for successful construction projects.

CS-9811: Elective (Reading & Understanding Plans) - In this section we will cover how to read and understand construction and trade specific plans. Construction projects require a fluency in the language and symbols used on construction drawings. Most projects have working drawings. They are the graphic portion of the contract documents. The drawings illustrate the work to be done using symbols and graphic representations to convey intent. In this section we will examine how to understand plans, drawings and blueprints.

CS-9812: Elective (Project Management) - This section will cover the do’s and don’ts of constriction project management. To understand the role the project manager plays in the construction process it is helpful to first understand the definition of a project as it applies to the construction industry. The construction project is a very specific set of tasks, carried out in a sequential order and performed within a defined time period that result in achieving a one-time goal.

CS-9813: Elective (Basic Scheduling Concepts) - This section will cover the scheduling and a decision making process that is logically complex but mathematically quite simple. This is a step-by-step guide through scheduling a project with necessary time to perform each of the steps, tasks or activities.

CS-13905: Elective (Construction Delays) -  In performing contracts, contractors often encounter unexpected delays, and the risk of encountering these delays may be dealt with by contractual clauses that allocate risk to the owner or the contractor. This will discuss how contracting parties deal with construction delays, giving actual and hypothetical examples, including references to actual court decisions describing the principles discussed.

CS-13906: Elective (Defective Specification Claims and Impossibility) - The owner of a project has an obligation to draft design specifications so that the contractor can build the project as specified. The warranty of owner-furnished specifications is discussed together with the owner’s burden to assure that the design specifications describe a workable project. The results of defective specifications are described, making the distinction between defective specifications that are actually impossible to perform and those that are practically impossible (economically unfeasible) to perform. This elective contains references to actual court decisions describing the principles discussed.

CS-13907: Elective (Differing Site Conditions) - Differing site conditions are unexpected conditions that are not indicated in the contract documents or conditions that are generally not contemplated in the type of work to be performed. The risk of encountering these unexpected conditions may be dealt with by contractual clauses that allocate risk to the owner or the contractor. This will discuss how contracting parties deal with differing site conditions, giving actual and hypothetical examples, including references to actual court decisions describing the principles discussed.

CS-13908: Elective (Rules of Contract Interpretation) - Parties often draft contracts that give rise to different interpretations. There are specific rules to resolve the parties’ differing interpretations, based upon the context of the language used, the subject matter of the contract, the parties’ knowledge of existing conditions, the knowledge of the party who drafted the contract, and other considerations. This will discuss these rules, giving actual and hypothetical examples demonstrating their application, including references to actual court decisions describing the principles discussed.

At-Leisure offers 4 or 6 hours of classroom time, and the remaining hours online. Classroom offerings will be a one-day course including breakfast and lunch, and will cover the following topics:

  • CS-9804: Workplace Safety
  • CS-9805: Business Practices/Workers’ Compensation
  • CS-9806: Energy
  • CS-9807: Lead Safety
  • CS-9811: Elective - Reading & Understanding Plans (except 4 hour class)
  • CS-9812: Elective - Project Management (except 4 hour class)

Our classroom instructor is an industry expert who is notable for conducting an interactive class and being highly engaging (learn about our course instructor below). In short, you are going to enjoy this classroom time and learn a lot. Click Course Topics above to view detailed topic descriptions.

All classroom sessions begin promptly at 9:00 a.m. (check-in, coffee, and breakfast begins at 8:30) and are currently being held at the Taunton Holiday Inn, 700 Myles Standish Blvd., Taunton, MA 02780.

For a list of available classroom dates, enter your license information and continuing education needs at the dropdown menus above.

At-Leisure offers 6 hours of classroom time, and the remaining course options are offered online. Courses are self-paced, and allow you to login at anytime, from any device, and may be completed intermittently.  Here’s the good news: you have options.  Choose your online course options from a vast library based on what interests you!

Our online courses were written by industry professionals (learn about our course instructors below). Click Course Topics & Descriptions above to view detailed topic descriptions AND learn about Elective options.

This course was written by two industry experts.
 

Wayne J. Del Pico

Wayne J. Del Pico has received excessive praise by past customers for being highly engaging and informative. He is a nationally recognized lecturer on construction related topics and has authored several books, training/education programs and white papers. His construction experience and knowledge of the industry qualified him to be the 2010 president of the Builders Association of Greater Boston. He is also a Neutral for the American Arbitration Association where he hears construction-related disputes. For more information on Wayne J. Del Pico, please visit his website, www.wjdelpico.com.


Allan H. Goodman

Allan H. Goodman is a judge, a mediator, an arbitrator, an educator, and an author of fiction and nonfiction.

Goodman is the author of two best-selling nonfiction books in the area of conflict resolution - Basic Skills for the New Mediator (2d edition) and Basic Skills for the New Arbitrator (2d edition). These books are used for self-training and as textbooks in conflict resolution programs, colleges, universities, and law schools.

Goodman was an attorney in private practice for seventeen years, and is also a private mediator and arbitrator. Since 1993 he has served as a federal administrative judge, resolving disputes between contractors and agencies of the federal government.

From 1982 to 1986 Goodman was a lecturer in Government Contracts Law at the TC Williams School of Law in Richmond, Virginia. From 1982 through 1986 he was an Adjunct Professor of Government Contract Law at the University of Virginia (Northern Virginia Extension. From 1987 to 2000 Goodman was an Adjunct Professor of Law at the Georgetown University Law Center, where he taught Construction Contract Law. He lectures frequently on alternative dispute resolution techniques, and currently serves as a guest lecturer in courses in Government Contracts and legal procedure at the George Washington University School of Law.

He is a graduate of the Georgetown University School of Foreign Service and the University of Toledo College of Law and a member of the bars of Virginia, Maryland, and the District of Columbia.

Wayne J. Del Pico is president of W.J. Del Pico, Inc., where he provides construction management and litigation support services for construction-related matters. He provides services to law firms representing clients in construction matters ranging from delay claims to product failure.

Mr. Del Pico has more than 38 years of experience in construction project management, scheduling, and estimating, and has been involved in projects throughout most of the United States. His professional experience includes private commercial construction, public construction, retail construction, and residential land development and construction.

Mr. Del Pico holds a degree in civil engineering from Northeastern University in Boston, where he taught construction-related curricula in cost estimating, project management, and project scheduling from 1992 until 2006. He is also a member of the adjunct faculty at Wentworth Institute of Technology in Boston, where he currently teaches programs in construction cost analysis, estimating, project control, and construction scheduling.

Mr. Del Pico has developed and presented a variety of state building code update and license renewal classes. Mr. Del Pico is a nationally recognized lecturer on construction related topics and is the author of Plan Reading and Material Takeoff (1994) and Estimating Building Costs, 1st & 2nd editions (2004 and 2011), Project Control; Integrating Cost and Schedule in Construction (2013), Electrical Estimating Methods, 4th Edition (2015), and is a coauthor of The Practice of Cost Segregation Analysis (2005), as well as numerous training and education programs and white papers.

His construction experience and knowledge of the industry qualified him to be the 2010 president of the Builders Association of Greater Boston. He is also a Neutral for the American Arbitration Association where he hears construction related disputes. For more information on Wayne J. Del Pico, please visit his website, www.wjdelpico.com.

Upon completion of the course, your certificate is immediately available for download. Your certificate will be presented to you in format electronically accepted by the state, or you may print it.

Course timers are no longer required by the state, so courses may be completed at a quicker rate.

Our website was built on one foundation: ease of use! We didn't integrate a random course player from a 3rd-party. Instead, our software is custom built to offer you the best user experience possible. To catch a glimpse of our course player, and learn about its benefits, click here.

We didn't take the cheap route; we paid for a professional reader in a studio to provide you with optional audio narration. No computer voice. No echo. Just a soft, pleasant voice to read to you, if you choose. Narration available on most modules. We are working to get them all done as quickly as possible!

Don't have time to finish your course(s) in one sitting? Don't worry about it. Our "bookmark" feature will automatically save your progress down to the exact location - so all you have to do is click "resume" when you're ready to continue on.

Access your account and complete your course(s) from any Internet-enabled device, any time, any place.

Some of our competitors only grant you 30 days access to your course. When you enroll in our continuing education courses, you gain more than enough time to complete your course (4 months, to be exact). However, should you need more time, we'll make it happen! Our world-class customer support team is standing by to ensure your experience is as positive as it can be.

Renewing your license can sneak up on you, leaving you to rush to complete your continuing education at the last minute. We have a solution for you; our license management tools! Free with your account, simply add your license expiration date, and choose when you want to be notified. Our system will automatically notify you that your license is coming due for renewal. Choose between email and/or text notification.

You don't need to be a computer expert to use our platform. Our entire site was built with the comprehension that "ease of use" is rule number one. Still, you may decide you want some help, and we are a quick phone call away. We receive a LOT of positive feedback for our customer support, so rest assured, you're in good hands.

Online Course

Courses are not timestamped. Try us out, and if you are not satisfied with the experience, you will receive a full refund as long as you have not completed the course!

 

Classroom Course

If you need to cancel outside of 72 hours prior to the class, you are eligible for a full refund. However, if something comes up inside of 72 hours prior to the class and you cannot make your originally scheduled classroom date, we will transfer you to a future class of your choice. We cannot offer full refunds inside of 72 hours, as the logistics behind planning make it impossible.

Resources:

Construction Supervisor License holders are required to complete the appropriate minimum number of continuing education hours each two-year renewal cycle as described in 780 CMR 110.R5.4.2. The following hour(s) of continuing education topics are required for twelve and ten hour trainings as identified above:

  • 1. Code Review: four hours - Code review courses shall include specific concentration to requirements of the license category. For instance, One- and Two-Family license courses shall focus, but not be limited to, residential code requirements.
  • 2. Workplace Safety: one hour
  • 3. Business Practices / Workers’ Compensation: one hour
  • 4. Energy (except Demolition Specialty License): one hour
  • 5. Lead Safe Practices (only first renewal cycle): one hour
  • The remainder credit hours to be completed by approved electives.

Specialty Construction Supervisor Licensees holders are required to complete the appropriate number of continuing education each two-year renewal cycle as described in 780 CMR 110.R5.4.2. The following hour(s) of continuing education topics are required for six hour trainings as identified above:

  • 1. Code Review: two hours - Code review courses shall include a specific concentration to requirements of the license category. For instance, Residential Roof Covering license courses shall focus, but not be limited to, roof covering, underlayment and similar code requirements.
  • 2. Workplace Safety: one hour
  • 3. Business Practices / Workers’ Compensation: one hour
  • 4. Energy (except Demolition Specialty License): one hour
  • 5. Lead Safe Practices (only first renewal cycle)

Qualified licensees may acquire up to a maximum of six hours of continuing education via on-line training. Remaining hours shall be acquired through in-person, classroom training.

Your continuing education credits and renewal may be completed at any time within your 2-year renewal period. About 45 days prior to your license expiration date, the state will send you a renewal form which will include renewal instructions; however, if you would like to renew early, you may contact the BBRS at 617.826.5207.

  • If you have misplaced your renewal form, or you are within the 30 day window and have not received it from the state, you may request a new one here.
  • If your license has expired, you have a 2-year grace period. In the first year from expiration, you may renew without penalty.  In the second year from expiration, you may renew with penalty, which is a $100 fee.