License Preparation

A brief description is available by clicking on each program.  Go to the Schedule of Programs to see what is currently being offered.

  • 15-Hour Mandatory Continuing Education
  • ASME Code Review Course
  • Continuing Education for MA CSL License
  • Continuing Education for Plumbers and Gas Fitters
  • MA CSL Prep for Exam          see here for class reviews
  • Hoist License Prep Programs
  • Pipe Fitter Prep Course for Journeyman's Exam
  • Sheet Metal Prep Course for Journeyman's Exam




  • 15-hour Mandatory Continuing Education

    Based on the 2017 Massachusetts Electrical Code / National Electrical Code 


    Any Electrician who will need to renew a license on or before July 31, 2019 should take this course.  The Instructor is approved in Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Maine.  Please bring to the program a copy of the 2017 National Electrical Code.  You will be provided with a copy of the Massachusetts Amendments and other handouts.


    ASME Code Review Course 

    GCI is pleased to offer this correspondence course. It is intended for those pursuing their Massachusetts Pipefitters license. The course is open to both members and non-members alike. This course is meant to be used in conjunction with the latest edition of the ASME/ANSI B31.1 Power Piping Code. A copy of the code must be purchased through ASME directly. The course is divided into 14 modules of 25 hours each.

    Prerequisite: 6+ years experience for a total of 350 hours.


    Continuing Education for MA CSL License 

    This course is designed to meet the continuing education requirement for unrestricted licensed construction supervisors as defined by the Board of Building Regulations and Standards (BBRS) on May 11th, 2010.  

    Courses covered in this program: 

    REQUIRED:  
    • Code review – Changes to the code differences between 7 & 8
    • Safety, Construction OSHA Focus 4 
    • Lead Safety Practices 
    • Business Practices – Insurance
    • Energy 

    ELECTIVES:  
    Legal Issues for Businesses 
    Job Site Best Practices

    PLEASE NOTE: In order to take this course an individual must be a holder of a Massachusetts unrestricted Construction Supervisor License and in good standing with the state of Massachusetts and the Board of Building Regulations and Standards (BBRS) PLEASE BRING YOUR CSL LICENSE FOR VERIFICATION BY INSTRUCTOR.

    Continuing Education for Plumbers and Gas Fitters 

    This three or six hour program will review Code for Plumbers & Gas Fitters required by the Plumbing Board for license renewal – Continuing Education

    Gas Fitter Journeymen & Masters must attend the first 3 hours  

    Plumber Journeymen & Masters must attend the full 6 hours

    PLEASE NOTE: YOU MUST BRING A CURRENT CODE BOOK AND YOUR PLUMBING LICENSE FOR VERIFICATION BY INSTRUCTOR. 


    A completion certificate will be issued after completion of program and payment of tuition.


    MA CSL Prep for Exam 

    Please note: There are important deadline dates for this class. Please call the Gould Construction Institute in order to get these dates. 


    The GCI MA CSL Prep for Exam class will cover the MA Commercial Building Code (780CMR), MA Building Code for One and Two Family Dwellings (780 CMR), 2009 International Building Code,(IBC) 2009 International Existing Building Code (IECN), Code of Federal Regulations Title 29, Part 1926 and the 2009 International Energy Conservation Code.  Please bring all code books to the class.

    (see information below to purchase code books)

    This four day, 16-hour course is designed not only to assist individuals in preparing for the Massachusetts Construction Supervisors License Exam, but also for those seeking a review of the many changes in the Massachusetts Building Code.   The license allows the holder to obtain building permits and supervise construction on one and two family residences as well as commercial construction. (Please note that some major Massachusetts cities require their own licensing for commercial work.)

    Important pre class information:
    • The State requires a minimum of three years experience in construction prior to submitting an application for the license.
    • Anyone signing up for this class must register with the State on their own to take the exam. State license exam application forms may be obtained from Prometric: http://www.prometric.com/massachusetts
    • Further information can be obtained from the Department of Public Safety – 1-617-727-3200
    • Some home study is required.

    Participants will need the following six books for class:     
    •       2009 International Building Code®, (IBC) Soft cover ID: 3000S09 - $111.00 (non-member)
    •       2009 International Existing Building Code® (IENC) Soft cover ISBN: 9781580017374, ID: 3550S09 - $60.00 (non-member) 
    •       2009 International Residential Code Soft cover ISBN: 9781580017275, ID: 3100S09 - $97.50 (non-member) 
    •       International Energy Conservation Code – 2009 version soft cover, ISBN: 9781580017428, ID: 3800S09 $34.50 (non-member) 
    The above books can be obtained through the website - http://www.iccsafe.org/Pages/default.aspx 

    •       MA Commercial Building Code (780 CMR) AMENDMENTS ONLY - Basic /Commercial - Eighth Edition $20.00
    •       MA Commercial Building Code (780 CMR) AMENDMENTS ONLY Residential - Eighth Edition $7.00
    •       Architectural Access Board Rules and Regulations (521 CMR) - 2006 version $13.15

    The above books can be obtained through the website - http://www.sec.state.ma.us/spr/sprcat/agencies/780.htm 



    **PLEASE NOTE: THE ABOVE BOOK LIST WAS UPDATED ON FEBRUARY 3, 2012 



    Suggested book for class but not required:
    Code of Federal Regulations, Title 29, Part 1926 (OSHA) revised July, 2009 $43.95
     The above book can be obtained through the website - http://hr.cch.com/safety/  



    PLEASE NOTE:  When ordering on line – DO NOT PURCHASE DOWNLOAD AS THE STATE WILL NOT ALLOW FOR LOOSE PAGES DURING THE EXAM.  

    The codes need to be in a bound format to be allowed in the exam.


    Hoist License Prep Programs

    Hoist License Exam Instructions
    Each student must submit the following information to the Department of Public Safety (DPS) one month in advance of desired test date:
    • Completed application** 
    • A check made out to the Dept. of Public Safety in the amount of $75.00
    • A photocopy of your valid drivers license
    • A passport sized photoA copy of a D.O.T. card (from your doctor’s office) 

    All of the above items are part of the application. The Dept. of Public Safety will NOT accept incomplete applications. Send signed originals in ink only. NO EXCEPTIONS.
    Applicants will be assigned the date and location for their test by the Dept of Public Safety.

    **Applications may be obtained from the DPS at (617) 727-3200 or by clicking here: Hoist Application 



    Hoist Prep & Exam 1B 

    This 12-hour program will prepare participants for the 1B Hoisting License exam. This program covers Hand Signals, Reading Load Capacity Charts and Crane Inspections. Emphasis on questions typically asked at this level of testing. Minimum of 20 students is required to conduct the program. 


    Hoist Prep & Exam 1C / 2A  
    This 8-hour program will prepare participants for a 2A & 1C license. 1C covers a Lull.  2A covers Crawler and Rubber-tired Excavators, Backhoes and Front-end Loaders. Minimum of 20 students is required to conduct the program.  PLEASE NOTE: 1C is taught in the first class and 2A is taught in the second class.

    Note: License class does not cover equipment that uses wire rope hoist (1A & 1B).

    Knowledge of hand signals is essential. Both classes will consist of practice test questions and prep for taking exam.   

    Helpful links:  Hoist Regulations & FAQ


    Pipefitter Prep Course for Journeyman's Exam

    IMPORTANT PRE-CLASS INFORMATION: 

    Anyone signing up for this class must contact the Department of Public Safety (DPS) for their license exam application by calling (617) 727-3200 or by clicking here: Pipefitter License Application          

    Applicants will be assigned test dates and locations by the DPS. Exams take place the last week of the month. Paperwork must be received by the DPS a month in advance of desired test date.

    This two day, 8-hour program will review regulations and ASME codes as it relates to the journeyman requirements. The instructor is well-versed in the pipefitter trade and code. This course is an important tool for anyone preparing for the journeyman’s or master’s license exam. 

    Pipefitter License Information


    Sheet Metal Prep Course for Journeyman's Exam 

    IMPORTANT PRE-CLASS INFORMATION: 

    Anyone signing up for this class must contact the Board of Examiners of Sheet Metal Workers by calling 1-617-727-9952 or by clicking here 

    This one day, 4.5-hour program will review regulations and code as it relates to the journeyman requirements.

    Sheetmetal application and forms.

     



Courses covered in this program: 

REQUIRED:  

  • Code review – Changes to the code differences between 7 & 8 
  • Safety, Construction OSHA Focus 4 
  • Lead Safety Practices 
  • Business Practices – Insurance 
  • Energy 

ELECTIVES:  

  • Legal Issues for Businesses 
  • Job Site Best Practices

PLEASE NOTE: In order to take this course an individual must be a holder of a Massachusetts unrestricted Construction Supervisor License and in good standing with the state of Massachusetts and the Board of Building Regulations and Standards (BBRS) PLEASE BRING YOUR CSL LICENSE FOR VERIFICATION BY INSTRUCTOR.

This course is designed to meet the continuing education requirement for unrestricted licensed construction supervisors as defined by the Board of Building Regulations and Standards (BBRS) on May 11th, 2010.  


Courses covered in this program: 

REQUIRED:  

  • Code review – Changes to the code differences between 7 & 8 
  • Safety, Construction OSHA Focus 4 
  • Lead Safety Practices 
  • Business Practices – Insurance 
  • Energy 

ELECTIVES:  

  • Legal Issues for Businesses 
  • Job Site Best Practices

PLEASE NOTE: In order to take this course an individual must be a holder of a Massachusetts unrestricted Construction Supervisor License and in good standing with the state of Massachusetts and the Board of Building Regulations and Standards (BBRS) PLEASE BRING YOUR CSL LICENSE FOR VERIFICATION BY INSTRUCTOR.

This course is designed to meet the continuing education requirement for unrestricted licensed construction supervisors as defined by the Board of Building Regulations and Standards (BBRS) on May 11th, 2010.  


Courses covered in this program: 

REQUIRED:  

  • Code review – Changes to the code differences between 7 & 8 
  • Safety, Construction OSHA Focus 4 
  • Lead Safety Practices 
  • Business Practices – Insurance 
  • Energy 

ELECTIVES:  

  • Legal Issues for Businesses 
  • Job Site Best Practices

PLEASE NOTE: In order to take this course an individual must be a holder of a Massachusetts unrestricted Construction Supervisor License and in good standing with the state of Massachusetts and the Board of Building Regulations and Standards (BBRS) PLEASE BRING YOUR CSL LICENSE FOR VERIFICATION BY INSTRUCTOR.