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
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