Training Catalog

All About ADUs

Overview
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This half-day course is intended for brokers who are looking to increase their knowledge about Accessory Dwelling Unit (ADU) development and earn the ADU Specialist designation in order to respond to increasing client demand for properties with ADU potential.

Increasing rates of prospective home buyers are interested in building an ADU on their property, and brokers on the cutting edge of this emerging development trend will be able to help homeowners and developers understand site eligibility, development process and costs, and the return on investment of ADUs. 

Live Training Locations

The in-person All About ADUs course is offered on a regular basis in Portland & Bend, OR, and Vancouver, WA. This course is intended to help brokers understand the specific planning and building regulations for ADU development in select locations and earn the ADU Specialist designation. 

Online Training Option

If you are not interested in attending the live trainings in Portland, Bend or Vancouver, then you can take our 3-hour online training: Accessory Dwelling Unit (ADU) Primer CourseKeep in mind that this training does not offer city-specifc content or provide brokers with an opportunity to earn the ADU Specialist designation. To learn more about regulations in Portland, Bend or Vancouver, WA, please register for an in-person All About ADUs training and consider earning our ADU Specialist designation.

Become an ADU Specialist!

Display your tiny home expertise and credentials with our ADU Specialist designation. You must be an Earth Advantage Broker, take this All About ADUs course, and pass the ADU exam to earn the ADU Specialist credential. Here's how it works: 
     • Already an EA Broker? Attend the All About ADUs course & take the ADU Exam.  
     • Not yet an EA Broker? Attend the All About ADUs course, complete EA Broker (either online for 7 CEs or live for 14 CEs) & take the ADU Exam for free!

Questions? Contact Heather Kendall at hkendall@earthadvantage.org or (503) 968-7160 x20.

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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)
  • Gain access to resources to help your clients plan for their ADU (including a budget sample, contract types, development rebate programs, and more)
  • Get answers to your ADU-specific questions & network with other brokers about this specialized topic

Audience
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This course has primarily been designed for Real Estate Professionals, but will also provide valuable information for Architects, Builders/Contractors, & Home Inspectors. 

CEs & Cost
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Continuing Education
OR Real Estate Agency: 4 CEs
Earth Advantage Broker Renewal: 4 CEs
CCB: 4 Series B CEs
AIA: 4 LU/HSW CEs 

Course Fee
$85 | Earth Advantage Brokers, EA Builder sales staff, & Energy Trust Real Estate Allies
$95 | General Admission

Accreditation Exam Fee (optional)
$29 | General Admission (EA Broker designation as prerequisite)

Special Pricing
$119 | EA Broker course + ADU Exam 
Not yet an EA Broker? Take the online EA Broker course & get the ADU exam FREE! (regularly $138)

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