Continuing Education

For additional information please contact awestmoreland@mhisc.com or (803) 771-9046 ext. 5

Individuals who are licensed by the SC Manufactured Housing Board will need to get four hours of continuing education to renew their license this year.

Because of the COVID-19 virus, the deadline for license renewal has been moved from June 30 to September 30. 

As a service to the industry, MHISC provides CE classes for all license-holders.

Classes are presented at MHISC chapter and statewide meetings as well as online.

Scheduled classes are listed. More classes and dates will be added on this page as they are scheduled. MHISC will offer plenty of classes so everyone can get their needed CE hours.


Background and Frequently Asked Questions

The SC Manufactured Housing Board and the state legislature approved CE requirements for the MH Industry in 2018,

Virtually every licensed profession in South Carolina now needs to take a specific number of hours in order to renew their license. When it became inevitable that CE would be required for manufactured home licensees, the association worked with officials to accomplish two goals:

  1. A reasonable, minimal number of hours required.
  2. Allowing the association to offer the classes at low or no cost. For some professions, courses are only available from for-profit schools. The for-profit courses can be costly and the selection is often limited.
  • In future years, six hours of CE will be required during every two year licensing period.  

    Since the licensing period is already underway, the amount required for renewal for the 2019-2020 licensing period has been reduced as follows:

    • Most license-holders will only need to take four hours before renewing their license during the upcoming May through September 2020 licensing renewal period.  (The license renewal is expected to start around the end of April.)

    For new licensees, the requirements are less:

    • New licensees who (1) have not been licensed during the whole two-year 2019-2020 licensing period and (2) got their license before July 2019 will need to take three hours of CE
    • New licensees who first received their license July 1, 2019 or later will not be required to take CE in order to renew their license next year

    A person who holds two licenses from the SC Manufactured Housing Board only has to get the same amount of CE as a person who holds one license.

RETAILERS

  • MHISC has already offered 28 classes at convenient locations around the state and online. The association will offer many continuing education classes in 2020. In April and May, the association will be offering new courses online. Once people are free to travel and meet in groups, the association will offer additional live and in-persons.

    The classes are typically given at MHISC Chapter meetings. The chapters meet quarterly in Charleston, Columbia, Florence, Grand Strand, and Greenville. Our Low Country Chapter rotates between meetings in Beaufort and Walterboro.

    The chapters will meet in June and September unless there are unforeseen issues. There will plenty of opportunities to take CE classes near every member.

  • The classes offered by MHISC are free for members. One of the benefits of membership in MHISC is free continuing education. This included free CE for all employees at a member retail center, community, or installer/repairer company.

    Join MHISC.

    Non-members tuition is $35 per class.

CONTRACTORS / INSTALLERS / REPAIRERS

Licensees in these categories can take any class offered by MHISC for credit toward their four hour continuing education credits.

We have also partnered with MHI national to provide a four-hour online course in high-tech installation. See the box to the right marked “High-Tech Installation” for more information.

Online

Available Now

15 Fabulous Facts

  • Online Continuing Education

    Available Online 24/7

     

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    Free for Members

    $35 for Non-Members


    15 Fabulous Facts About Manufactured Housing (1hr)

    This course overviews informative facts from all aspects of the manufactured home industry. This general information can help participants become more well rounded and informed about topics they may not generally deal with. This course is offered online.

    Participants must have a computer and a reliable internet connection.

Coming

May

State and Local Governments

  • Online Continuing Education

    Available Online 24/7

    Free for Members

    $35 for Non-Members

    More info coming soon!


    Working with State and Local Governments (1hr)

    This course outlines the role of South Carolina legislature, state agencies, country inspectors, and city governments have in the industry. This includes tips for permitting and handling official complaints. Participants must have a computer and a reliable internet connection.

Coming

June

Online Course Three

  • Online Continuing Education

    Available Online 24/7

    Free for Members

    $35 for Non-Members

    More info coming soon!


    Online Course Three (1hr)

    MHISC will be offering four full hours of continuing education courses online, available 24/7. Licensees will have the opportunity to receive all of their hours online.

Coming

June

Online Course Four

  • Online Continuing Education

    Available Online 24/7

    Free for Members

    $35 for Non-Members

    More info coming soon!


    Online Course Four (1hr)

    MHISC will be offering four full hours of continuing education courses online, available 24/7. Licensees will have the opportunity to receive all of their hours online.

Statewide

June

Chapter Meetings

  • More Information Coming Soon!


    MHISC Summer Chapter Meetings

    Free for Members

    $35 for Non-Members

    Several chapters across the state will be offering one hour of CE credit at their summer chapter meetings.

Statewide

September

Chapter Meetings

  • More Information Coming Soon!


    MHISC Fall Chapter Meetings

    Free for Members

    $35 for Non-Members

    Several chapters across the state will be offering one hour of CE credit at their summer chapter meetings.

November

4 – 5

Charleston

Online

Available Now

High-Tech Installation

  • Installers, contractors and repairers can take any of the classes above for CE credit.

    They also have the option of taking continuing education course requirements on-line. MHISC is partnering with its national affiliate, MHI in Washington, to offer a four hour on-line course. The cost is $149.

    To sign up for the course just email mhei@mfghome.org with the following information:

    • First & Last Name
    • Company
    • Company Address
    • Title
    • Telephone Number
    • Email
    • Tell them you want to take the SC Installation course.

    Further instruction will be emailed to you.

    MHI recommends that you use Chrome or Firefox browsers to take the online training.

    If you have questions about registration, contact Janet M. Williams, Director of Education, Manufactured Housing Institute at jwilliams@mfghome.org


    To Receive Credit for the Course

    Because this is not an MHISC course, participants will need to submit their certificate to SCLLR.

    Keep a copy of the certificate for your records and email one to Crystal Varn at the email address crystal.varn@llr.sc.gov


    Course Highlights:

    • 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/O 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

Upcoming CE Courses

Coming

May 11

Online CE

June

Statewide

November

4 – 5

Charleston


Anytime

Online


General CE Info

Individuals who are licensed by the SC Manufactured Housing Board will need to get four hours of continuing education to renew their license this year.

Because of the COVID-19 virus, the deadline for license renewal has been moved from June 30 to September 30.

As a service to the industry, MHISC provides CE classes for all license-holders.

Classes are presented at MHISC chapter and statewide meetings as well as online.

Scheduled classes are listed. More classes and dates will be added on this page as they are scheduled. MHISC will offer plenty of classes so everyone can get their needed CE hours.


Background and Frequently Asked Questions

The SC Manufactured Housing Board and the state legislature approved CE requirements for the MH Industry in 2018,

Virtually every licensed profession in South Carolina now needs to take a specific number of hours in order to renew their license. When it became inevitable that CE would be required for manufactured home licensees, the association worked with officials to accomplish two goals:

  1. A reasonable, minimal number of hours required.
  2. Allowing the association to offer the classes at low or no cost. For some professions, courses are only available from for-profit schools. The for-profit courses can be costly and the selection is often limited.
  • In future years, six hours of CE will be required during every two year licensing period.  

    Since the licensing period is already underway, the amount required for renewal for the 2019-2020 licensing period has been reduced as follows:

    • Most license-holders will only need to take four hours before renewing their license during the upcoming May through September 2020 licensing renewal period.  (The license renewal is expected to start around the end of April.)

    For new licensees, the requirements are less:

    • New licensees who (1) have not been licensed during the whole two-year 2019-2020 licensing period and (2) got their license before July 2019 will need to take three hours of CE
    • New licensees who first received their license July 1, 2019 or later will not be required to take CE in order to renew their license next year

    A person who holds two licenses from the SC Manufactured Housing Board only has to get the same amount of CE as a person who holds one license.

RETAILERS

  • MHISC has already offered 28 classes at convenient locations around the state and online. The association will offer many continuing education classes in 2020. In April and May, the association will be offering new courses online. Once people are free to travel and meet in groups, the association will offer additional live and in-persons.

    The classes are typically given at MHISC Chapter meetings. The chapters meet quarterly in Charleston, Columbia, Florence, Grand Strand, and Greenville. Our Low Country Chapter rotates between meetings in Beaufort and Walterboro.

    The chapters will meet in June and September unless there are unforeseen issues. There will plenty of opportunities to take CE classes near every member.

  • These classes are free for MHISC members. One of the benefits of membership in MHISC is free continuing education. This includes free CE for all employees.

    Join MHISC.

    Non-members tuition is $35 per class.

CONTRACTORS / INSTALLERS / REPAIRERS

Licensees in these categories can take any class offered by MHISC for credit toward their four hour continuing education credits.

We have also partnered with MHI national to provide a four-hour online course in high-tech installation. See the box above marked “High-Tech Installation” for more information.