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Join the Oakland Builders Academy, your future is waiting. We measure our success by your success. Our ongoing training coaches you to greater success and the lifestyle you deserve. Get control of your time, projects and profits. The Oakland Builders Academy is ready help you.

Ready for the Residential Builders Class or one of the many other continuing education classes?
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Continuing Competency Course for Michigan Builders

This builders license course  has been formulated by the State of Michigan for persons receiving a Residential Builders License prior to 2009. OBES has classes to meet both the 3 hour and 7 hour requirements.

Learn from the pros

We have partnered with professionals to help bridge the gap on wondering how to actually make six figures + happen. Our business seminar teaches strategies that will be instrumental to propel you past obstacles which otherwise may cause you to fail.

Training on Your Schedule

We have time when you have time. We are now scheduling classes. Check the schedule of Continuing Competency Courses.

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Learn Skills That Benefit You For A Lifetime

Build Your Own Home

Learn the home building process from start to finish. Licensed and experienced instructor will take you through each stage of planning and construction. The course also covers new home financing, builder’s terms and contracts and the basics of buying property, building codes, inspections and permits. Also learn about homeowner’s protection under the law, and how to obtain bids for labor and materials and much more.

Basement Remodel

Put valuable space in your home to work for you by remodeling your basement. Licensed and experienced builder will explain all facets of basement remodeling including planning, meeting building codes, estimating materials as well as the basics of home construction and finishing techniques. Also learn more about the structural aspects of adding a home theater.

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The Michigan Residential Builders License Course

This course meets the Michigan State requirements to take the Michigan Residential Builders License exam. You will obtain a full array of knowledge to start and maintain a residential building or remodeling company.

More Than a Rubber Stamp!

We teach you business practices, residential building codes, design practices and much more. Learn strategies that will be instrumental to propel you past obstacles which otherwise may cause you to fail. Gain the skills necessary to own and operate a successful residential contracting business. Our course has been approved by the State of Michigan and will prepare you to take the state exam as administered by PSI Exams.

Seminars are offered in Livonia and Royal Oak.  Tuition includes all educational materials to complete the 60 hour course.  THERE ARE NO ADDITIONAL BOOK FEES!

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Wayne answers why you need a license in this video.

 You can see the students achievement in the video.

“I knew how to swing a hammer and use a saw, this was the first time I had ever attempted anything of this magnitude. I have to say that your class gave me the confidence to attempt it and the knowledge I needed to plan it out and execute it. 90% of the work was done by me, alone.”

Ed from Macomb County

The new 2009 Michigan Residential Codes are now in effect.

How many hours of continuing competency do I need to report at the time of renewal in 2011?

  • The number of continuing competency hours required for the 2011 depends on the issuance date of your license:

o   1 hour covering building codes and laws related to the licensed occupation

o   1 hour covering safety

o   1 hour covering changes in the construction and business management laws.

  • Individuals who were initially licensed between January 1, 2009 and May 31, 2009 are required to have at least 6 hours of continuing competency toward a total of 21 hours that must be completed within the first 3 years of license.
  • Individuals who were initially licensed after May 31, 2009 are required to have at least 3 hours of continuing competency toward a total of 21 hours that must be completed within the first 3 years of license

You can find your license issuance date by using the bureau of Commercial Services license verification tool at

For information on courses, please check our calendar for current schedules.


"Your course was very helpful to passing the state exam." - Gary

"The builder's pre-license class was a joy to attend and prepared me very well for the test. Thanks!" - Michael - Eastpointe

"Your Builder's Pre-License class helped a lot. I am now a licensed builder." - Charles - Rochester Hills

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Industry Update

Recent reports show that more homeowners are remodeling their homes. Builders are focusing on this profitable trend.

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