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Sponsors of continuing education courses

 New license, certification and registration fees effective July 1, 2017 (PDF).

Minnesota Statute 326B.099 requires each course of study have a sponsor approved by the commissioner that is responsible for supervising the program and ensuring compliance with all relevant law.

Sponsors must submit an application and sworn statement stating they agree to abide by the requirements under Minnesota Statutes Chapter 326B and 327B and any other applicable statute or rule pertaining to continuing education in the regulated industry. A registration fee of $100 is required.

Sponsors must designate on their application the regulated industries it intends to offer courses. The regulated industries are: building official licensure; electrical licensure; manufactured home installer licensure; and residential contractor licensure. The sponsor may indicate one industry, or up to all four on the same application form. If adding an industry, sponsors must submit a fully completed application form with the updated designations (no fee is required).

bullet Sponsor training presentation (PDF)

Continuing education forms

bullet Submit course attendance online here

A sponsor's failure to comply with statutory requirements may result in loss of sponsor approval for up to two years in accordance with Minnesota Statute 326B.082.

Responsibilities of Sponsors

Prohibited Practices by Sponsors

Ensuring compliance with all laws and rules relating to continuing educational offerings.

Ensuring students are provided with current and accurate information.

Supervising and evaluating courses and instructors.

Ensuring instructors are qualified to teach the course offering.

Furnishing the commissioner, upon request, with copies of course and instructor evaluations, and qualifications of instructors.

Investigating complaints related to course offerings or instructors.

Maintaining accurate records relating to course offerings, instructors, tests taken by students if required and student attendance for a period of three years from the date on which the course was completed.

Attending workshops or instructional programs as reasonably required by the commissioner.

Providing course completion certificates within ten days of, but NOT BEFORE, completion of the entire course. Course completion certificates must be completed in their entirety.

Notifying the commissioner in writing within ten days of any change in the information in an application for approval on file with the commissioner.

Recommend, promote, or disparage the specific services, products, processes, procedures or practices of a particular business or entity in the regulated industry.

Encourage or recruit individuals to engage the services of, or become associated with, a particular business.

Use materials for the sole purpose of promoting a particular business.

Require students to participate in other programs or services offered by the instructor or sponsor.

Attempt, either directly or indirectly, to discover questions or answers on an examination for a license.

Disseminate to any other person specific questions, problems, or information known or believed to be included in licensing examinations.

Misrepresent any information submitted to the commissioner.

Fail to cover, or ensure coverage of, all points, issues and concepts contained in the course outline approved by the commissioner during the approved instruction.

Issue inaccurate course completion certificates.

NOTE: Sponsors must notify the commissioner within ten days of a felony or gross misdemeanor conviction or of disciplinary action taken against an occupational or professional license held by the sponsor or an instructor teaching an approved course. The conviction or disciplinary action shall be grounds for the commissioner to withdraw approval of the sponsor and disallow the use of the sponsor or instructor.

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