Sunday, August 18, 2013

Free Prevailing Wage Training for Contractors

The Washington State Department of Labor and Industries offers free training for contractors and subcontractors on a variety of subjects, including prevailing wages.

Dates and Locations:
  • September 6, 2013 (Lynnwood)
  • October 25, 2013 (Spokane)
  • November 8, 2013 (Vancouver)
  • December 6, 2013 (Seattle)
  • February 7, 2014 (Tumwater)
Topics covered:  Contractors may select one class from each of the five time blocks on the all day schedule. 
  • Prevailing Wages 
  • Contracts on Publicly Funded Projects
  • Bidding, Estimating and the Bottom Line
  • Preparing Your Contracts
  • State Taxes - Sales, Use & B&O
  • Plumbing Code Training
  • Everything You Wanted to Know About Your L&I Account
  • Jobsite Safety Set Up and Your Weeklies
  • Top 10 Things that Sink a Small Business
  • Surviving as a Subcontractor
  • Fall Protection
  • Hazard Communication Standard (HCS)
  • Protecting Your Business and Your Customer
  • New Contractor Overview
  • Electrical Licensing 101
  • Insurance Coverage and Bonds - What You Should Know
  • Saving Money on Workers Compensation Premiums (Retro)
  • Managing a Difficult Customer
  • Hiring an Independent Contractor / Prime Contractor Liability
  • Building Code Updates
  • Accident Prevention Programs in Construction
  • Effective Marketing for Contractors
  • Contracts for General Contractors
  • Plumbing Contractors - Certification Requirements
  • Managing Claims to Control Your Industrial Insurance Costs
Information and registration for September 6 classes:  Click here for registration form, course descriptions, and names of instructors for the class in Lynnwood.

Information and registration for other classes:  Click here.

Questions:  Direct questions about the classes to Rebecca Llewellyn at (360) 902-6366 or (360) 902-5217 or by email at
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