The Education Department offers the members the educational courses and seminars year-round and has an ever-expanding curriculum. The BIA is fortunate in that it offers courses for its members at an affordable price and a majority of the classes are held at the Building Industry Association. To view the 2020 Class descriptions and rules, click here.
Not only can members obtain credits but non-members can as well. All of the courses that are approved for the Louisville Metro Inspections, Permits & Licensing Department Credit are open for non-members as well. Please check the schedule for classes approved by MCR. Contact Stephenie Hood for more information.
Metro Construction Review (MCR) formerly Inspections, Permits & Licensing Credit Hours (IPL)
Please note the BIA Education Department Classes that have been approved by the Metro Construction Review Office. Builders pulling permits in Jefferson County are required to obtain 6 hours of approved courses each year.
Rules & Regulations
You MUST attend a class in its entirety in order to receive credit.
NO ONE will be allowed to sign-in for a class if more than 10 minutes late. This rule will be strictly enforced!
All classes on schedule apply to Building Industry Association of Greater Louisville (BIA) credits. Not all classes apply to the Metro Construction Review (MCR) required credits.
Please note that classes are ONLY OFFERED ONE TIME PER YEAR.
Class dates may change due to instructor availability.
Please note the time listed next to the class – times will vary.
All Classes are located at the BIA Office Building at 1000 N. Hurstbourne Parkway unless otherwise noted. THE BIA LOWER LEVEL IS NOT HANDICAP ACCESSIBLE.
Registrants will be notified if any classes warrant off-site meeting rooms and location change.
COST PER HOUR:
BIA Members are charged $20 per hour unless otherwise noted (see class schedule).
HBA/BIA Members outside the Louisville area are charged $30 per hour unless otherwise noted (see class schedule).
Non-Members are charged $40 per hour unless otherwise noted (see class schedule). Non-members are ONLY allowed to attend those classes that apply to the Metro Construction Review required hours. CLASSES MUST BE PREPAID BY NON-MEMBERS.
Anyone registered for classes will be billed for the entire class unless cancelled at least 24 hours in advance. Cancellations should be sent to the BIA Office in writing via fax (429-6036), e-mail email@example.com or mail (1000 N. Hurstbourne Pkwy., Louisville, KY 40223).
Individuals MUST register for classes via registration form OR online at: www.bialouisville.com. The form must be faxed or mailed to the BIA Office, Attention Natalie Allison. We will accept registrations via e-mail at – firstname.lastname@example.org. No reservations will be taken by telephone. 24 hour written cancellation is required for a full refund.
There will be additional classes offered throughout the year. Please watch your mail or call the BIA Office for more information. Occasionally mini-seminars will be offered prior to BIA General Membership Meetings.
Some classes do require text books or other class materials. This is the student’s expense. Please refer to class schedule. NO PHONES ALLOWED IN CLASS. Extended cell phone use out of the class could result in loss of credit.