5-Hour Continuing Education Installer Course
The 5-Hour Continuing Education Installer Course is sponsored by the Kentucky Manufactured Housing Institute and is approved by the Kentucky Certification & Licensure Board (815 KAR 25:080), Manufactured Housing Inspection Division. The course and instructor have also been approved by Building Code Enforcement. You will receive 5 hours of credit for recertification as a manufactured home installer.
- If you have been initially certified as an installer, you must complete 5 hours of continuing education between Jan. 1 and Dec. 31 of each calendar year.
- Upon completion of the 5-hour seminar, you can obtain your recertification form. If you pre-registered for the KMHI training, you will be issued your course certificate when you sign-out at the end of the day, or if you registered on site, KMHI will send you a certificate by mail within 7 days after completion of the course.
- It is the student’s responsibility to complete the recertification application, attach a copy of the course certificate, send a copy of the application and certificate to the Building Code Enforcement Office, along with a renewal fee. This must be done to be recertified by the state.
- KMHI will also send a copy of the class roster to the Building Code Enforcement for its records.
- Your state recertification application forms must be submitted to the Building Code Enforcement prior to December 31. State recertification forms can be obtained by contacting the Building Code Enforcement Office at 502-573-1795 in Frankfort.
15-Hour Initial Online Certified Installer Course
This course is an online training program. You must have Internet access and a CD-ROM to take the course. When a student registers for the course, they are mailed a copy of the book, Manufactured Home Installation Guide, written by George Porter, and a Kentucky state specific CD.
The industry’s well-known trainer in the area of manufactured home installation, George Porter of Manufactured Housing Resources, has created this Manufactured Home Installation -Online Training program. With humor and simple (but comprehensive) explanations of the installation process, this course will take the installer from the first to the last step to installing a manufactured home.
The course contains lively audio, plentiful photo examples, and video demonstrating various aspects of the home installation process. Many of the topics covered are listed below:
- High Tech Factory Built Housing Deserves High Tech Installation
- Principles of Load-Bearing Capacity
- The Importance of Proper Site Preparation
- Planning Your Route to the Home Site
- How to Correct and Prevent Drainage Problems
- Soil Testing
- Determining the Proper Footings and Piers
- Stabilizing or Anchoring Systems
- Using the Wind Zone Map, Roof Load Map and U/0 Value Zone Map
- Information on the Data Plate
- Reading Installation Manual Charts
- The Importance of Proper Ventilation
- Proper Installation of Ductwork
- Proper Support of Marriage Line Openings
- Side-Wall Weight- Consideration of Homeowner Possessions
- Planning for Moving the Home Onto Its Foundation
- Closing and Securing Multi-Section Homes
- Leveling the Home
- Symptoms of Installation Problems
- Connecting the Home to Utilities and Appliances
- Proper Installation of Add-Ons
- Safety Considerations for the Installer
To register online and pay by credit card go to http://mhei.myicourse.com and register as a student on the site. Then login to the site and click on “Course Catalog” and select the “Kentucky Manufactured Home Installation” course. After you have paid for the course, click on “My Enrolled Courses” and you will see the course.
To pay by check, use the pay by check form*.
The 15-Hour Initial Certified Installer Course is sponsored by the Kentucky Manufactured Housing Institute and is approved by the Kentucky Certification & Licensure Board (815 KAR 25:080), Manufactured Housing Inspection Division. The course and instructor have also been approved by the Building Code Enforcement. You will receive 15 hours of credit for the purpose of certification as a manufactured home installer.
Subject matter for this course is devoted to the proper and legal (code) set-up and installation of manufactured homes in the Commonwealth of Kentucky. Emphasis is made on the manufacturer’s instructions and the Kentucky Code to instruct potential applicants to become a manufactured housing certified installer. You must satisfactorily complete the 15-hour course, course exam, and installer experience form prior to applying for your initial certified installer certificate. If applying for “certified manager”, no experience form is required.
- It is the student’s responsibility to complete the certification application, attach a copy of the course certificate, send a copy of the application and certificate to the Building Code Enforcement, along with a pro-rated fee based on applicant’s birth month (see chart). This must be done to be certified by the state.
- Your certification application form must be submitted to the Building Code Enforcement’s Office as soon as possible. You can obtain the state certification form by contacting the Building Code Enforcement Office at 502-573-1795 in Frankfort.
- After you have been certified for 12 months, you must complete 5 hours of continuing education each year, in order to renew your certification.
Important note: Remember — as of January 1, 1998, ALL licensed Kentucky manufactured home retail companies must have at least one certified installer or certified manager in its employment.