The Home Builders Association of the Grand Traverse Area's mission includes the support of educational initiatives within our community. With education as one of the foundations of our association, we offer a variety of opportunities and venues for professional development and education that include the following and more.

Upcoming Classes

First Aid & CPR Certification Training
November 30, 2017, 9 am-3 pm
Members $69 / Non-Members $99

Job Safety is Job #1.  Are you prepared to handle most jobsite injuries?  Do you know what to do in case of an emergency?  Recent changes in the law require that contractors ensure that at least one person with a valid certificate in first aid training shall be present at each worksite to render first aid.  In addition, where a single employee worksite exists, the employer is required to have a written plan that is communicated to all employees.  Further, medically approved first aid kits are required on site.  Class fee is $69 for Members, $99 for Non-Members.  Lunch is provided.  Questions?  Contact Debbie at 231-946-2305.


Thursday, November 30th, 9 am - 3 pm
Lunch Will Be Provided

2018 CPR & First Aid Certification Classes to be Announced Soon!

Lead Safety 8-Hour Initial Certification Course
December 8, 2017, 8 am - 5 pm
Members $185 / Non-Members $225

Any renovation work (including painting) done for compensation, which disturbs painted surfaces in residential dwellings or child-occupied facilities built before 1978 must be performed by an EPA certified company, using persons trained in lead-safe work practices (including testing, signage, work set up and clean up). Each job site is required to have a Certified Renovator on-site to perform specific responsibilities. Learn the responsibilities and requirements of each contractor on-site.  Questions?  Contact Debbie at 231-946-2305.