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ABOUT CONTRACTOR UNIVERSITY

Contractor University is a part of Housing First Minnesota. Housing First Minnesota is known for signature consumer events including the Parade of Homes, Remodelers Showcase and Artisan Home Tour. Housing First Minnesota's overall mission is to advance the American dream of homeownership.

Contractor University’s mission is to provide timely and relevant information to contractors and suppliers so that they may meet their continuing education requirements, and develop and apply the knowledge, skills and values to provide the highest quality of service to their clients. Contractor University has been providing continuing education training since 2004. 

Contractor University courses are approved for Minnesota Contractor credits by the MN Dept. of Labor & Industry. Select Courses also approved for MN Building Officials (MN DLI) and Wisconsin Contractors (WI Dept. of Safety & Professional Services). See individual courses for details. 

Contractor University is accredited by the International Accreditors for Continuing Education and Training (IACET). All courses comply with the ANSI/IACET Standard, which is recognized around the world as a respected standard of excellence in instructional practices. This high standard measures Approved Providers’ IACET CEU courses across nine internationally-recognized categories:

  • Learning Outcomes
  • Assessment of Learning Outcomes
  • Organization, Responsibility, and Control
  • Planning and Instructional Personnel
  • Learning Environment and Support Systems
  • Evaluation of Learning Events
  • Needs Analysis
  • Content and Instructional Requirements
  • Awarding the IACET CEU and Maintaining Learner Records

IACET only allows the best-of-the-best to join their Approved Providers status. Its rigorous application process includes:

  • Internal evaluations by an organization team
  • Passing an initial review by the IACET Commission
  • A visit/inspection by IACET
  • Final approval by IACET officials

For a list of FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS, click HERE.

CONTRACTOR UNIVERSITY STAFF

Tom Gavaras, Director of Education and Special Events • Tom@HousingFirstMN.org • 651-697-7592

Mary Beth Blom, Education and Special Events Coordinator • MaryBeth@HousingFirstMN.org • 651-697-7584