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S330 | Landscape Contractor CE

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Contractors School’s S330 CE Course

S330 (Landscape and Recreation) and S410 (Boiler, Pipeline, Waste Water, and Water Conditioner) licensees that actively work with and install backflow prevention devices are required to have 2 hours (of their 6 hours of CE) related to backflow preventer installation every renewal cycle.

These topics will be covered in your CE:

Green Building and Energy Conservation 
Instructor: Jared Wolthuis

This course covers why energy conservation and sustainability are necessary in construction and digging. Learn about Green Building regulations and incentives in Utah and become familiar with Green Organizations and standards, such as LEED, Green Globes, ICC, and LBC. This program covers the state-required energy conservation education.

Backflow Prevention 
Instructor: Matthew Eichinger

This course will cover the State Laws dealing with the responsibility of Certified Backflow technicians, the State amendments affecting the installation of backflow devices and assemblies, and installation and testing best practices.


These are some other topics you might learn about:

Financial Practices for Success
Instructor: Andrew Pollock, CPA

This course covers how to read, understand, and use financial statements for your benefit. Financial records are often overwhelming. Andrew presents a clear breakdown of income statements, balance sheets, and forecasting. It is crucial for your business to have a clear understanding of your expenses, income, and profits. With over 10 years of experience in the accounting industry, Andrew has valuable expertise and advice for the best financial practices to ensure your success.

Protect Your Profit 
Instructor: Babcock Scott and Babcock, Construction Focused Attorneys

Taught by experts in Construction Law, this class covers Covid-19 and its effects on your business. In the midst of a pandemic, the U.S. Government created a new ruleset for operating safely and established multiple programs to support business. Gain profitable knowledge about PPP loans, general delay contracts, and risk assessment. Learn how to manage and thrive in a pandemic.

Generational Working Culture
Instructor: Allen Woods

This course covers the work ethic and traits of three generations of workers in the United States. Baby Boomers, Generation X, and Millenials all have different approaches to working culture: what influences them, their values, how they work, policies and what they want from their working experience. Understanding these trends is very important for the success of your business and your employees. You will gain valuable skills for communicating and providing feedback to your team that encourage trust and commitment. Allen is passionate about creating a positive company environment and one that will help bridge any generational age gaps.

Subcontractors and Employees 
Instructor: Rehn Elliott

In an industry such as construction, the difference between subcontractors and employees is an important one. This course covers correctly classifying subs, how and when to hire subs, successful HR practices, employment law, and company culture. Learn how to boost employee retention, find the best person for the job, and what to do in the case of unemployment.

Automate Your Projects 
Instructor: Jared Wolthuis

Technology is constantly improving and continually makes business more efficient. Learn how to organize, manage, and communicate effectively with the technology available to you. This class will push you to re-evaluate your current business practices and incorporate new methods of automation.

Takt Time Planning 
Instructor: Rob Warcup

Takt time planning is a work structuring method that aims to achieve the lean principle of continuous flow. This course covers short interval scheduling, common project problems, and lean innovation. Also included is direction on how to manage and track project progress successfully.

Who Must Hold a Landscape and Recreation Contractor License in Utah?

Anyone engaging in projects involving:  

  • Grading and preparing land
  • Transplanting trees, shrubs, and gardening
  • Architectural, horticultural, or decorative treatments
  • Decorative pools, tanks, fountains, and hothouses
  • Greenhouses, fences, walks, and garden lighting (under 50 volts)
  • Sprinkler systems
  • Retaining walls and patio areas
  • Licenses do not include retaining walls for any purpose other than landscaping

Contracting without a license in Utah is a Class A misdemeanor. 

S330 – Landscape and Recreation Contractor: Section R156-55a-301 – Utah License Classifications – Scope of Practice

A contractor’s scope of practice under this Subsection (2)(r) includes the following:

(i) The grading and preparing of land for architectural, horticultural, or decorative treatment.

(ii) The arrangement, and planting of gardens, lawns, shrubs, vines, bushes, trees, or other decorative vegetation.

(iii) construction, fabrication, and installation of:

     (A) swimming pools, prefabricated pools, spas, decorative pools, tanks, fountains, sprinkler systems, and water distribution systems for artificial watering or irrigation, for systems that are not connected to the culinary water system, or that are connected to the culinary water system but separated from the culinary water system by a backflow prevention device, the contractor may connect the system to the backflow prevention device;

     (B) metal fireboxes, fireplaces, and wood or coal-burning stoves, including the installation of venting and exhaust systems if the individual performing the installation is RMGA-certified;

     (C) retaining walls except retaining walls that are intended to hold vehicles, structures, equipment or other non-natural fill materials within the area located within a 45-degree angle from the base of the retaining wall to the level of where the additional weight-bearing vehicles, structures, equipment or other non-natural fill materials are located;

     (D) pergolas, patios, patio areas, and decking, including the deck structure and substructure;

     (E) hothouses, greenhouses, walks, and garden lighting of class two or class three power-limited circuits as defined in the National Electrical Code;

     (F) flag poles, fences, guardrails, handrails, and barriers;

     (G) sports and athletic courts, ranges, and fields including football fields, tennis courts, racquetball courts, handball courts, basketball courts, bowling alleys, shooting ranges, running tracks, playgrounds, playground equipment, rock climbing walls, or any similar court, field, surface, or related components; this includes poles, standards, surface painting or coatings, floors, floor subsurface, wall surface, perimeter walls, perimeter fencing, scoreboards, or other equipment; and

     (H) incidental concrete, excavation, or asphalt work related to the scope of practice under Subsection (2)(r). (iv) A contractor’s scope of practice under Subsection (2)(r) does not include any electrical or plumbing trade work. A contractor under Subsection (2)(r) may hire or subcontract with a contractor licensed under Subsections (2)(g) or (2)(h) or (2)(j) or (2)(k) for their projects.(v) A contractor’s scope of practice under Subsection (2)(r) does not include any natural gas-related work. A contractor under Subsection (2)(r) may hire or subcontract with an RMGA-certified licensed contractor for any natural gas-related work for their projects. (vi) A contractor’s scope of practice under Subsection (2)(r) includes the installation of a backflow preventer device if during each renewal period after initial licensure, the licensee completes at least two of their six continuing education hours pursuant to Section R156-55a- 303b in continuing education related to backflow installation.

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