Contractor University is your best source for useful and outstanding training!


(Scroll down for classroom courses including "Designing and Building the Residential Exterior Wall Envelope" course by Peter Kulczyk and "EPA Lead Renovator Initial Certification Course")

If you are taking classes for continuing education credits, or just coming to learn, you’ll gain knowledge that will enhance your skills. Courses are approved for the following continuing education credits (see course descriptions for details):

  • MN Residential Building Contractor, Remodeler & Roofer
  • WI Building Dwelling Contractor Qualifier
  • MN Real Estate
  • MN Building Official

You'll find courses on building/energy codes and the latest building science featuring national and local experts. Plus, a selection of legal and specialized courses that you won’t find anywhere else. In addition, you’ll have the opportunity to connect with others in your industry.  

  • Local and national instructors/experts 
  • EPA Lead Renovator Initial Courses
  • Lunch Included at full-day classes along with snacks and pop throughout the day. 
  • Classes are available to everyone. 
  • Free parking

Scroll down for live courses including Designing and Building the Residential Exterior Wall Envelope with Peter Kulczyk and EPA Lead Renovator Initial classes. Our complete schedule of classroom courses will be posted by November 15.

If you prefer to get your training online, click on the Online Courses button above. Our first seven-hour online course is: New Home Construction:  From Permit Application to Final Inspection taught by Peter Kulczyk.

Discover why fulfilling your continuing education requirements at Contractor University is such a great value. But more important, you’ll be sure to gain useful and practical knowledge that you can apply to your job or business.

We look forward to having you a part of  Contractor University–the Twin Cities' leading training source.

You do not need to be a BATC member to register ... everyone is welcome to attend. 



Designing and Building the Residential Exterior Wall Envelope  

Instructor: Peter Kulczyk, Green Code Knowledge

This course will focus on the building codes, energy codes and best practices for the design and construction of exterior envelopes of that will specifically address administrative provisions, alternative materials, ES reports, foam plastic insulation, fiberglass, cellulose, thermal envelopes, R-values, vapor retarders, continuous air barriers, thermal barriers, ignition barriers, fire testing, and other criteria. It will include State of Minnesota amendments to the national codes that Minnesota adopted.

Tuesday, December 12, 2017 - Course held at Contractor University/Builders Association of the Twin Cities
2960 Centre Pointe Drive, Roseville, MN 55113 (near I-35W and County Roads C & D)

Tuesday, January 23, 2018 - Course held at Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites at Arbor Lakes, 11801 Fountains Way N., Maple Grove, MN 55369 (near I-694/I-494)

Tuesday, February 27, 2018 - Course held at Contractor University/Builders Association of the Twin Cities
2960 Centre Pointe Drive, Roseville, MN 55113 (near I-35W and County Roads C & D)

8:00 AM - 3:30 PM  |  7 Credits  |  $79 BATC Members • $98 Non-BATC Members  |  Includes Lunch


Seven hours of MN Contractor credits (including energy) and MN Building Official credits through the MN Dept. of Labor & Industry • Seven hours of MN Real Estate credits through the MN Dept. of Commerce. (all pending approval)

Peter Kulczyk has three decades of extensive experience in the construction and building codes industry as an author, educator and expert in residential building codes, energy codes and green building practices. His past experience includes working on staff with the International Code Council, as an Instructor with the State of Minnesota Building Code Division, as a municipal Building Inspector and in various positions with 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. He is also certified by the State of Minnesota as a Certified Building Official and Certified Instructor.

EPA Lead Renovator Initial Certification Course 

Earn lead certification and also receive contractor continuing education credits! 

Instructor: Brandon Holmes, ZOTA Professional Training

Contractors, Remodelers, Painters, Plumbers, Roofers, Electricians and HVAC Technicians …  enrolling in a lead certification course is a crucial step in protecting your clients, your firm, your workers, and yourself. Becoming certified fulfills the Environmental Protection Agency’s Lead Renovation, Repair and Painting (RRP) rule, which states that if you are paid to perform renovation, repair, or painting work in houses built before 1978, you must be trained to do so. The EPA can fine up to $37,500 per offense, per day to anyone who is not compliant.

Upcoming Classes (only need to attend one):

  • Monday, December 11, 2017

  • Thursday, January 25, 2018

  • Tuesday, March 20, 2018

8:00 AM - 4:30 PM  |  $199 per person  |  Includes Lunch

Course held at Contractor University/Builders Association of the Twin Cities, 2960 Centre Pointe Drive, Roseville, MN 55113 (near I-35W and County Roads C & D)


Eight hours of MN Contractor credits (including energy) and MN Building Official credits through the MN Dept. of Labor & Industry • 7.5 hours of WI Contractor credits credits through the WI Dept. of Safety and Professional Services.

Brandon Holmes is an EPA-approved Principal Instructor for the Lead Renovator Program with ZOTA Professional Training. He is also a Minnesota licensed General Contractor and has been working in the construction field for the last twelve years. Brandon’s favorite projects are to take old homes and find custom solutions to modernize them without losing charm. He also has extensive experience in the medical field and has seen the effects of lead poisoning and job site injuries first hand. He has been instructing for the past fifteen years and has a passion for helping others learn. Brandon brings his knowledge of the craft and real world experience to transform the classroom to real life training and provide students with the most meaningful learning experience possible.

The 2018 winter series of Contractor University classes will be announced soon. An online course is available now.  

Builders Association of the Twin Cities
2960 Centre Pointe Drive
Roseville, MN 55113


Contractor University

Live courses are held at the Contractor University seminar facility, 2960 Centre Pointe Drive, Roseville

No refunds/exchanges unless cancellation is made by Noon the day BEFORE the class.


Tom Gavaras | Marketing & Education Manager  |  651.697.7592  |

Problems Registering? Contact Dani Rueb | 651.697.7584 |

Thank You Sponsors

Great speakers. Some of the best in the industry.
— Dean Soderbeck, Soderbeck Design & Construction Inc.
The coordination and detail to provide these classes are very much appreciated.
— Steven Peters, Masterpiece Homes
Great instructors and very knowledgeable.
— Dan Erickson, Hanson Builders

$98 for all day classes.