All About ADUs

Gain Accessory Dwelling Unit (ADU) expertise and become an 'ADU Specialist'!

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Now available for the Seattle market and offered as a webinar series at a reduced cost!

Join us for two 2-hour webinars intended for professionals looking to increase their knowledge about Accessory Dwelling Unit (ADU) development in order to respond to increasing client demand for properties with ADU potential.

Increasing numbers of prospective home buyers and homeowners are interested in building an ADU on their property, and professionals can be on the cutting edge of this emerging development trend to help homeowners/developers understand site eligibility, development process and costs, and the return on investment of ADUs. This course is intended to help real estate and building professionals understand the basic planning and building regulations for ADU development in Seattle now that the land use code has been updated and to provide insight into ADU regulations in the broader Seattle metro area.

Promote your new ADU expertise and become an 'ADU Specialist'!

Earn the 'ADU Specialist' designation and display your ADU credentials to the market. Join the network of over 250 accredited professionals across 13 states who have leveraged the designation to add valuable credibility to their business and tapped into this growing market with the backing of an organization that has trained and accredited thousands of professionals across the country on sustainable building practices. 

You must pass an exam and be a green designated professional in order to earn the 'ADU Specialist' accreditation (learn more). 'ADU Specialist' is an optional designation and it is not required to attend the 'All About ADUs' course.

Learning Objectives
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  • Understand what makes a property ADU-ready/eligible in Seattle, WA
  • Learn what is involved in the process of getting approved to build an ADU
  • Analyze taxation, valuation and financing options for ADUs
  • Understand the ADU design, permitting, and building process (attached, detached, and garage conversion)
  • Gain access to resources to help your clients plan for their ADU (including a budget sample, contract types, development rebate programs, and more)
  • Gain insight on ADU regulations in the broader Seattle, WA region
  • Get answers to your ADU-specific questions

When & Where
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Wednesday & Friday, Jan. 13 & 15, 2021
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Live Webinar
Intended for audiences in Seattle, WA

CEs & Cost
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Continuing Education
WA DOL (Real Estate): 4 CEs
Earth Advantage Broker Renewal: 4 CEs
​Accredited Green Appraiser Renewal: 4 CEs

Course Fee 
$65 per person | Regular Admission
$55 per person | Earth Advantage Accredited Professionals (Earth Advantage Brokers, Accredited Green Appraisers, Sustainable Homes Professionals, Zero Energy Professionals, EA Builders) or Northwest EcoBuilding Guild Members
$55 per person | Groups of 2 or more
(Normally $100 for 4 hour in-person class)

Registration now includes a free e-book written by our ADU course developer, Kol Peterson: Backdoor Revolution - The Definitive Guide to ADU Development 

'ADU Specialist' Accreditation Exam (optional)
$25 | Regular Admission (Green Designation prerequisite - learn more)

Special Offer: ADU Exam + Earth Advantage Broker Course 
Sign up for the ‘ADU Specialist’ accreditation exam and save $25 off the registration fee for the ‘Earth Advantage Broker’ green designation online course (reduced rate $120; regularly $145). This provides a clear path towards satisfying the ‘ADU Specialist’ prequisite at a reduced cost.

Questions? Please contact the EA Education Team at or (503) 968-7160 x60.

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Appraisers, Architects, Builders/Contractors, Developers, Real Estate Professionals

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Sheri Newbold
Sheri Newbold: Architect & Owner of live-work-play
Sheri brings over 20 years’ experience into designing homes, ADUs, additions and renovations, and anything between, that her clients dream of. Sheri has been teaching Seattle-ites about creating detached ADUs for many years, is fluent in sustainable and energy-efficient design, and worked among a committed group of volunteers successfully advocating for the passage of the new ADU changes to the land use code in Seattle in 2019.


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