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Building Planning Provisions of the Minnesota Residential Code

Total Credits: 1 including 1 Minnesota Residential Building Contractor, 1 Minnesota Building Official

MN Building Official Credit |  MN Contractor Credit
Peter Kulczyk
1 Hour
Audio and Video
Access for 180 day(s) after purchase.


This course is a refresher course on the Administrative Provisions, also referred to as Chapter 1, of the 2020 Minnesota Residential Code.

The purpose of the administrative provisions of the code is to regulate the design, construction, addition, alteration, repair, use and location of detached one- and two-family dwellings, townhouses and their accessory structures.

Course Outline
  • General structural design
  • Fire-resistant construction
  • Light, ventilation, and sanitation
  • Minimum room area and ceiling height
  • Safety glazing (tempered glass)
  • Means of Egress
  • Smoke and carbon monoxide alarm systems
  • Summary

Learner Objectives
  • Better understand the residential construction process and code requirements
  • Have a clear understanding of what information is needed by the code professionals
  • Understand the relationship between proper submittal documents and field inspections
  • Be able to understand to understand the Minnesota Rule Chapters and relationship to the International Residential Code and related codes.


"This course was well done." Jon Buyck, Buyck Construction Services LLC


Quiz Info

After the course, you will need to take a 10 question quiz. To pass the quiz, you will need to get a score of 70% or higher.

Credit Info

This course has been approved for one hour of MN residential contractor, remodeler, and building official continuing education by the Minnesota Department of Labor & Industry. 

If you are eligible to receive continuing education credits, your information will be electronically reported to the appropriate agency within 3 business days of course completion.

Access Info

Your online course is accessible 24/7. The course will be available to you for 180 days from purchase date.

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Green Code Knowledge, LLC

Peter, owner of Green Code Knowledge, has three decades of experience in the construction and building code industry as a building inspector, author, educator and expert in residential building codes, energy codes and green building practices. His experience includes working on staff with the International Code Council (ICC), as an instructor with the State of Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry (DLI), as a Building Inspector and/or a building plans examiner with multiple municipalities, and in various positions with five residential and commercial construction companies in Minnesota.

Peter is certified by the International Code Council as a Building Inspector, Plans Examiner, and Green Building-Residential; By the State of Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry as a Certified Building Official and Certified Instructor; By the United States Green Building Council (USGBC) as LEED AP Homes.