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

Continuing Competency for Licensed Builders 
Friday/ April 27, 2018, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

If you received your Michigan Builders License before 1/1/09, you only need a 3-Hour Code/Law/Safety course to renew your license by May 31st.

If you were licensed on or after 1/1/09, you must complete 21 hours by your third year anniversary and another 21 hours by your sixth year anniversary, with a minimum of 3 hours per year.  After 6 years of licensing, you only need to take the 3 hour Code/Law/Safety once during each 3 year licensing cycle. Renewal deadline is May 31st.

During the seminar, the following mandatory topics will be presented in three 1-hour modules:

  • Safety, Codes, and Legal Issues

Springfield Rooftop Fall Protection
Friday/ May 11, 2018, 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

Falls are common workplace accidents and, unfortunately, extremely dangerous.  According to the OSHA’s “Stop Falls” campaign, “Workers who are … six feet or more above lower levels are at risk for serious injury or death if they should fall.”  This class will cover how to keep employees who access the roof or high interior spaces safe, to help keep you in compliance with safety regulations and to lower your liability.  Springfield is an up & coming company specializing in cutting edge fall safety equipment and training.

CPR & First Aid Certification

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.

Join us for a course that will provide you with the skills, knowledge and peace of mind that you can handle worksite accidents and emergencies. Upon successful completion of the class, you will receive the American Heart Association First Aid Certificate.

Lunch will be provided.

May 18, 2018
9 am - 3 pm

Sept. 28, 2018
9 am - 3 pm

Nov. 9, 2018
9 am - 3 pm


The HBAGTA is proud to work with these amazing educational partners to bring you a wider scope of classes.  From online classes to a more formal education, turn to the HBAGTA and our partners for your educational needs.

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"The HBA CAPS Certification course offers a wealth of information to any builder or other professional, interested in expanding their knowledge of incorporating spaces for seniors or anyone requiring additional accommodations, with the goal towards staying in their existing home.  This valuable class can help improve your business for a growing market. "  Mike McCumby, Saxton-McCumby Builders, Inc.