It is of great importance to keep your company at the top of its game through state and federally mandated contractor certifications. Being up to date on your certifications could be the difference between a job well done and losing money on a job with hefty fines.
Here are some expiration dates to think of this upcoming construction season that could affect your bottom line, if you are not adequately certified.
Expiration Date Life-Cycle:
• First Aid: 2 Years
• Lead-Based Paint Certification: 5 Years (if taken in person) & 3 Years (if taken online) – *Make sure your business is certified as well!
• Certified Erosion Sediment Control Lead & Re-Certification: 3 Years (6-month grace period to take re-certification class but cannot work as a CESCL until renewed)
• Confined Spaces Certification: 2 Years
• Excavation & Trenching Certification: 2 Years
• Fall Protection Certification: 2 Years
• Flagger Certification: 3 Years
With a new year started, now is the time to make sure you and your employees are caught up on your certifications. Look to the Spokane Home Builders Association (SHBA) when you are trying to find classes to help meet these mandates and further your education. Here are our currently scheduled classes in the first quarter, with additional classes being scheduled for the remainder of the year.
• Workplace Wednesday: Harassment & Protecting your Assets - January 15th
• EPA Lead Certification Training (Initial Refresher) - February 4th / April 16th
• First Aid/ CPR Training - February 4th
• L&I Safety day which includes Fall Protection - February 19th
• Help Minimize Risk & Protect your Bottom Line - March 3rd
If you have any interest in learning more about these Certification Classes, you can contact SHBA Education & Special Projects Coordinator Becky Shannon at BeckyS@shba.com or (509) 532-4990.
5813 E 4th Ave, Suite 201
Spokane Valley, WA
The Spokane Home Builders Association is a member-driven organization that works to elevate professionalism in the residential construction industry, provide innovative resources and information to our members and engage in informative, effective advocacy on construction issues to create affordable housing options for the community. We promote, protect and educate the housing industry and our community.