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Code Administration, Framing and Finish Applications of the 2020 MN Residential Code

Total Credits: 4 including 4 Minnesota Residential Building Contractor, 4 Minnesota Building Official

MN Energy Credit |  MN Building Official Credit |  MN Contractor Credit
Greg Karow
4 Hours
Audio and Video
Access for 180 day(s) after purchase.


In accordance with the 2020 Minnesota Residential Code, this course covers code administration for contractors; investigate specific and details of framing in accordance with the International Residential Code; window, siding and roofing installation including flashing details, and more.

Course Outline
  • Introduction
  • Part one discusses code administration for contractors. Topics to be included but not limited to:
    • Powers and Duties of the Building Official
    • Building Official Liability
    • Permits
    • Fees
    • Inspections
    • Board of Appeals
    • Stop Work Orders
  • Part two investigates specific and details of framing in accordance with the IRC. Topics to be included but not limited to:
    • Conventional and manufactured floor systems
    • Floor cantilevers
    • Roof trusses
    • Standard bracing details.
    • Engineered truss drawings
    • Point loads
    • Uplift application
    • Hangers and hardware
    • Narrow and tall wall applications
    • A basic beam sizing method for floors and roofs will be included using the provisions of the code as well as application for LVL beams
  • Part three covers:
    • Window installation including flashing details;
    • Siding installation including flashing details for
    • Vinyl siding
    • Steel siding
    • Wood siding
    • Cement board siding
    • Brick and adhered stone products
    • Stucco
  • Roofing installation including flashing details for
    • Asphalt
    • Cedar Shakes
    • Metal     
  • Misc. interior finish requirements
  • Q&A

Learner Objectives
  • Define code administration for contractors
  • Identify specifics and details of framing in accordance with the International Residential Code
  • Recognize window, siding and roofing installation including flashing details, and more
  • Recognize and understand the purpose and intent of 2018 International Residential Code and 2020 Minnesota Residential Code


"This was one of the best courses I have ever taken for continuing ed. Greg was easy to understand and had great examples. He also did an amazing job explaining the hows and whys of what we do, and why it is required." Michael LaRock, Michael's HomeTown Carpentry and More, LLC

"Greg Karow did a great job of keeping the course interesting and interjecting humor to keep this four-hour multi-topic course light." William Bittner, Bittner & Associates LLC

"It is nice to take a course with an instructor that has been involved in all of the parts to the trade including as a builder and a builder inspector." Chad Walters

"The course was easy to follow and I was able to complete on my schedule." Darren Kiser, Kiser Construction

"This was by far the best online class I've done. Better than courses offered by other online providers." Josef  Leimer, Leimer Construction LLC

"Great instructor." David Rozek, Custom Contracting, LLC

"Excellent course!" Dan Wagner, Dan Wagner Construction

"I enjoyed Greg's style of presentation and appreciated his viewpoint from the various positions he has worked in the industry." Terry Olson, Total Home Detailing, Inc.

"This course was very clear and concise." Robert Gaydos, Solar Midwest, Inc./Solatube

Quiz Info

In order to receive continuing education credit(s), you will need to take a 10-question quiz after each hour of the course. To pass each quiz, you will need to achieve a score of 70% or higher. If you are unsuccessful, you will have an opportunity to repeat the quiz. Once you have successfully completed the course, you can download your continuing education certificate(s) showing the credit(s) that you have earned.

Credit Info

This course has been approved for four hours of MN residential contractor, remodeler and building official continuing education by the Minnesota Department of Labor & Industry and includes the required Energy credit.

If you are eligible to receive continuing education credits, your information will be electronically reported to the appropriate agency within 3 business days of course completion.

Access Info Your online course is accessible 24/7. The course will be available to you for 180 days from the purchase date.
Questions and Comments Questions and comments related to the curriculum for this course may be submitted to the instructor at



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Code Educational Opportunities

Greg is the owner of Code Educational Opportunities and has an extensive background in developing and presenting all types of building code and related courses. Most recently, he was a building official for the City of Winona, MN. As a staff Instructor with the International Code Council and as a building code representative with the State of Minnesota Codes and Standards Division, He has traveled locally, throughout the United States, and abroad providing training to contractors, building officials and inspectors, design professionals, and other individuals with a vested interest in the codes. Greg served as an adjunct faculty in the Building Inspection Technology program at Inver Hills Community College in MN. In previous career paths, he has worked in the lumber industry, truss industry, and as a general contractor. Greg holds certifications as an ICC and State of MN Certified Building Official, ICC Plans Examiner, ICC Building Inspector, and ICC Building Code Specialist. Greg holds a certificate of completion in the Building Inspection Technology program as well as background and education in the architectural drafting field.