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MA Construction Supervisor license renewal – A complete guide.

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In Massachusetts, Licensed Construction Supervisor (LCS) are in demand. Generally, CSL will help in the supervision of construction work, handle field staff, and submits their report to the manager. 

According to Massachusetts law, a construction manager cannot work without a license or with an expired license. Here you provide a detailed guide for the renewal of your MA Construction Supervisor License.

 

Construction Supervisor License Types and validity:

 After finishing the prescribed courses and clearing the Prometric exam, a supervisor will receive their license. There are three types of licenses available for construction supervisors, 

  1. Unrestricted License

 The holder of this license can undertake construction, reconstruction, alteration, repair, removal, or demolition of the following types of buildings:

  • Buildings for any type of use containing less than 35,000 cubic feet
  • 1- and 2-family dwellings with any additional accessory
  • Buildings or structures for agricultural use
  • Walls less than 10 feet from the base of the footing to the top of the wall
  1. Restricted License

 The license holder can perform construction, reconstruction, alteration, repair, removal, or demolition of one-or-two family dwellings with any additional accessory. 

  1. Specialty License

 Individuals having a Specialty License or a Specialty CSL Masonry License are allowed to work on the construction, reconstruction, alteration, repair, removal, or demolition of masonry structures that require a permit. Work can be done on building types and structures:

  • Buildings used for any purpose containing less than 35,000 cubic feet
  • 1- and 2-family dwellings with any additional accessory
  • Buildings or structures for agricultural use
  • Walls less than 10 feet from the base of the footing to the top of the wall

 The validity for all three licenses is 2 years; also, you have 1 year grace period with an additional fee. Within the given period, every construction Supervisor should do the steps for renewal. Because without renewal, you can’t work further. 

 You can renew your license in three ways: 

  • Online

 Visit the official website of the government of Massachusetts for construction supervisor licenses. You have to create an account or if you already have an account, log in to complete the online renewal. 

  • Through mail

Send a renewal request through the link mentioned on the website or send a mail to the official mail id. You will get a renewal notice in your inbox after the request is sent. 

The next step is to complete and mail the renewal application, with the continuing education certificates and a check or money order payable to the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, to the address mentioned on the website. 

  • In-person

 For the renewal of the license in person, you have to visit the office along with the required documents. The office address is mentioned on the website.

 

 The things to remember before renewal: 

  • You should renew your license at least one or two months before expiration since it takes almost 5 weeks to process.
  • There is a grace period of 1 year even after your license got expired. You can renew your license at the same fee in this grace period.
  • After one year of expiration, you are supposed to pay an extra $100 along with your actual fee.
  • If you missed renewal for 2 years, you should write an exam and submit a new application for a license is required.

 

How to Renew your License: 

There are three main steps involved in this renewal; they are 

  1. Completing continuing education depends on the license type.
  2. Submitting your construction Supervisor license renewal application along with proof of completing continuing education.
  3. Submitting a completed application along with a renewal fee of $100 or $200 depends on your expiration date.

Once you are done with all the steps, you have to wait for approval.

 

Continuing Education:

Mass construction supervisor license continuing education is a major part of the renewal. Topics like code administration, building, safety, site work, and mechanical system are covered in this education. 

For renewal, every licensed construction supervisor should complete their education hours as follows, 

  1. For Unrestricted License holder – 12 hours of continuing education every 2 years
  2. Restricted license – 10 hours of continuing education every 2 years
  3. Specialty License – 6 hours of continuing education every 2 years

 The Continuing education courses are approved by the Massachusetts Board of Building Regulations and Standards. The hours spent on each topic differs based on licenses as follows,

 

Unrestricted License holder – (TOTAL – 12 HOURS) 

  • Code review – 4 hours
  • Energy code – 2 hours
  • Workplace safety – 2 hours
  • Lead safety – 2 hours
  • Business safety – 1 hour
  • Elective – 1 hour

Restricted License (TOTAL – 1O HOURS)

  • Code review – 4 hours
  • Energy code – 1 hour
  • Workplace safety – 2 hours
  • Lead safety – 2 hours
  • Business safety – 1 hour

Specialty License (TOTAL – 6 HOURS)

  • Code review – 2 hours
  • Energy code – 1 hour
  • Workplace safety – 1 hour
  • Lead safety – 1 hour
  • Business safety – 1 hour

 

Conclusion:

For your License renewal, choosing a good Massachusetts construction supervisor license continuing education is very important. Always make sure you applied for renewal at the correct time to avoid problems with your work.

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