All About ADUs

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

Overview
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Join us for two 2-hour webinars intended for real estate and building industry professionals looking to increase their knowledge about ADU development in the City of Portland.

Participants will gain critical information to help them to respond to increasing client demand for properties with ADU potential, as well as the opportunity to earn the 'ADU Specialist' professional accreditation

Increasing numbers of prospective home buyers and homeowners are interested in building an ADU on their property. Professionals on the cutting edge of this emerging development trend can better serve their homeowner/developer clients by understanding site eligibility, development process and costs, and the return on investment of ADUs in their local area.

This course is intended to help industry professionals understand the basic planning and building regulations for ADU development in Portland and provide some insight on ADU regulations in the broader Portland Metro area.

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

Attend this training and become eligible to earn the nationally-recognized 'ADU Specialist' accreditation in order to display your ADU expertise to the market. Join the network of over 300 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. 

Participants must attend one of our qualified trainings (this 'All About ADUs' class is one of them) and pass an accreditation exam. After passing the exam, Earth Advantage provides a registry listing, logo package, and marketing support for ADU Specialists to then promote their newly acquired designation via business cards, email signatures and website in order to differentiate themselves from other professionals.

'All About ADUs' participants who would like to pursue the 'ADU Specialist' designation can learn more about the exam here and opt in when registering below for this class. Note: '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
  • 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)
  • 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 Portland Metro area
  • Get answers to your ADU-specific questions 

When & Where
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Wednesday & Friday, November 3 & 5, 2021
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Live Webinar
Intended for audiences in Portland, OR

CEs & Cost
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Continuing Education
OR Real Estate Agency: 4 CEs
CCB: 4 CEs
AIA LU/HSW: 4 CEs
WA Dept. of Licensing (Real Estate): 4 CEs  
OR Appraiser Certification and Licensure Board: 4 CEs 
Earth Advantage Broker Renewal: 4 CEs
​Accredited Green Appraiser Renewal: 4 CEs

Course Fee 
$80 per person | Regular Admission
$70 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
$60 per person | Groups of 2 or more

$60 per person | ADU Specialists
(Normally $110 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' Designation Exam (optional)

$90 | Regular Admission (click here to learn more & register below)

Questions? Please contact us at education@earthadvantage.org or (503) 968-7160 x60.

Audience
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Appraisers, Architects, Builders/Contractors, Consultants, Developers, Lenders, Real Estate Professionals, Remodelers

Instructor(s)
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Kol Peterson
Kol Peterson: Owner of Accessory Dwelling Strategies LLC
Kol is the owner of Accessory Dwelling Strategies LLC, a company dedicated to ADU related education, advocacy and consulting. Kol edits and manages and AccessoryDwellings.org and BuildinganADU.com, websites that address ADU policy issues, best practices, and feature an array of ADU projects. He also teaches ADU classes through Earth Advantage wherein brokers can earn an ADU Specialist Designation. Kol also runs Portland’s city-wide ADU tour, and does ADU related teaching, speaking and consulting for a variety of audiences.

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