2024 Contractor Licensing Conference

Audience at a conference.

The bi-annual Contractor Licensing Conference is the largest continuing education event for contractors and the construction community in the Midwest.

With an anticipated attendance of 500-600 attendees per day, this event will bring together contractors, building officials, inspectors, architects, project managers, and more.

It's an opportunity for attendees to stay current on code regulations, best practices, and emerging trends, while also networking with other professionals in the field.


  • GFCI, AFCI, Grounding/Bonding, Pools/Spas/Hydro Tubs, Solar, and Load Calculations.
  • Grounding and bonding
  • Communications: data, fiber optics, security, access control. Or maybe a class on
  • Trenching and directional boring activities/safety.
  • Motor controls and calculations
  • Residential electrical wiring (drawings, symbols/diagrams, systems, loads, functional components, devices, anatomy of a typical residential dwelling)
  • Mixed use/mixed occupancy electrical
  • Significant Changes to the NEC
  • Solar, alternative energy production, electric vehicles
  • Excavation
  • 2018 IECC: Section 404.2 (water heaters)
  • Combustion analysis instruction for heat exchangers test
  • Requirements for appliance installations
  • Duct design
  • Duct sizing, load calculations (residential and light commercial), energy management
  • HVAC supply chains
  • HVAC trouble shooting
  • New freons
  • Underground utilities
General Building
  • Decks / Wood Framing
  • Covered porches
  • ICF Foundation technology
  • Building sciences for retrofitting and remodeling
  • Building sciences for the current year
  • Concrete technology
  • Spray foam insulation technology
  • IEBC Significant Changes & Compliance
  • Emergency egress code review; both residential and commercial codes
  • Problems encountered during the building processes
  • Quality of jobs; beyond just meeting the minimum code
Permitting & Inspection
  • Building requirements
  • Submitting plans for permitting
  • Inspectors’ Panel
  • General code review
  • Business classes
  • Commercial classes
  • Panel discussions
  • Working with partners (code officials, architects, contractors, etc.)
  • Project Management


Date: March 11, 2024 - March 13, 2024
Time: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Training and Classes
Contractor Licensing