To register for any of the HBAGGR education offerings, you can register four ways!

1) Call us at (616) 281-2021, and we can secure your spot over the phone
2) Fax this form to (616) 281-6002
3) Email us your registration
4) Register online


OSHA 30-Hour

The OSHA Outreach Training Program provides training
for workers and employers on the recognition, avoidance, abatement, and prevention of safety and health hazards in workplaces. The program also provides information regarding workers’ rights, employer responsibilities, and how to file a complaint.

Dates: Mondays, January 16- February 20
Time: 12-5 p.m.
Location: Habitat for Humanity of Kent County




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grow your Business-Seminar Series

These courses are offered free to all HBA members. Topics will include Business Planning, Contracts, Market Analysis, Risk Management, Branding, Project Management, Social Media, Lien Act, Construction Financing, Financial Planning, Land Development, and Time Management. Each course is presented by local industry experts with first-hand knowledge of the topics.  2 CE credits.

Dates: January 18, February 15, March 15, April 19, May 17, June 21, July 19, August 16, September 20, October 18
Time: 3-5 p.m. (Happy Hour to follow)
Location: Founders Brewery

Know your business: Peer-to-peer construction panel

Informal roundtable discussion with your peers and veterans in the industry. Come learn and discuss best practices and “how-to” pre-construction process, handling clients, money flow, and much more!  2 CE credits.

Dates: January 24, February 28, March 28, April 25, June 27, July 25, August 22, September 26, October 24, November 14
Time: 7:30-9:30 a.m.
Location: Zeeland Lumber (Wyoming location)



Earn Your certified aging-in-place (caps) designation

Three (3) courses are required to earn this designation:

  • Marketing & Communications Strategies for Aging & Accessibility (CAPS I)
  • Design/Build Solutions for Aging & Accessibility (CAPS II)
  • Business Management for Building Professionals

Dates: September 19-21, 2017
Fee per course:  HBA Member: $199; Guest: $319

All three courses will be held at the Home Builders Association of Greater Grand Rapids.




Arn McIntyre will provide three (3) hours of continuing education covering the following:

  • Residential Building Code 2015 updates,
  • International Residential Code 2012,
  • Energy Code updates
  • New Reporting Requirements
  • MIOSHA updates
  • PLUS: updates in administrative rules and Construction liens, lien waivers, furnish and filing requirements.

Residential Builder License Renewal are due by May 1, 2017. Each course is 3 CE credits.

Dates: February 1, February 15, March 8, March 22, April 12, April 26
Time: 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Location: Zeeland Lumber (Wyoming location)
HBA Member: $59; Guest: $89




Answering the critical 5 W’s + H: Who, What, Why, Where, When, and How/How Much?

Emergency Automatic Standby Generator Systems are one of the most fundamental components to practical life safety circumstances. For those who have critical needs, special equipment like oxygen generators and related– electricity is essential to quality of life and safety!  1 CE credit.

Dates: February 1, March 8, April 12
Time: 12-1 p.m.
Location: Zeeland Lumber (Wyoming location)




This mandated course will prepare you for the Michigan Builders’ License test. This small classroom setting will provide you with the information necessary to reach your goal of getting a builders license. This course also includes an 8-hour Lead Renovation course.

Dates: April 17-19, 24-25; November 1-3, 6-7
Time: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. (for all courses)
Fee: $899




If you’ve taken the 8-hour Lead Safe Renovator course, then you’re eligible for the 4-hour refresher training (the EPA requires the refresher to be taken every five years to maintain compliance with the RRP rule in Michigan).  8 CE credits.

Dates: April 25, November 7
Time: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Fee*: HBA Member: $150; Guest: $180 . (*Free with 60-hour Pre-License Course)
Location: Home Builders Association of Greater Grand Rapids