Many certifications in the construction and design world require continuing education (CE) credits to keep the person who holds them eligible to renew their license. Typically, each hour spent in a seminar or other type of training is considered 1 continuing education credit.
Finding applicable courses can prove to be a real pain in the butt, however. If you can find an in-person seminar or training session near you, it still has to work with your schedule or your budget. Some continuing education courses can cost you or your company hundreds of dollars.
Procore, one of the leaders in construction project management software, has recently released 16 new continuing education courses over a variety of different topics. More importantly, the courses are free, online, and you don’t even have to be a paid user on Procore to take advantage of them. In total, there are currently 168 CE eligible courses currently on their education platform.
The courses are broken out into 7 different categories: Health & Safety, Technology, Building Science, Industry Insights, QA/QC, CM Essentials, and Leading Practices. The courses are approved by several organizations within the industry, including AIA, CCM, American Institute of Constructors, Refuel, AIBD, and the Institute of Certified Construction Industry Financial Professionals.
Specifically, some of the most recent courses include:
- Lessons from Hurricane Harvey: Rebuilding After a Disaster
- Implementing Technologies as a Subcontractor
- The Complete Guide to Successful Project Planning
- The 10 Most Critical Factors in Construction Safety
Even if you don’t need CE credits, the courses could still prove useful to you and your team for training purposes.
Check out the full list of CE courses here: http://education.procore.com/series/continuing-education
The construction industry has never been one to freely share information without charging a fee. That’s changed slightly recently, with some major players willing to provide useful tools and information to help us become better. For instance, we recently shared that Procore has released hundreds of free continuing education courses on their education platform. Another useful site we’ve found recently has shared dozens of toolbox talks to help your team on the jobsite learn about safety.
It should be obvious that formal safety training is extremely important to running a successful safety program on any construction site. The most common route for construction employers to train their staff is through OSHA 10 and OSHA 30 courses, but, in the past, it was pretty confusing to determine who was actually authorized to teach the courses and where to find them.
Every construction company wants to avoid workplace accidents on their jobsites. The problem is, far too many companies don’t have a structured safety program to help them achieve lower injury rates. The Associated Builders and Contractors, Inc. (ABC) recently released their 2018 Safety Performance Report, which showed how companies were achieving a 670% lower injury rate versus the national average.
The following is a guest post written by Laurence Banville, Esq.
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