BIAW Education Program

The BIAW Education Program is an award-winning, comprehensive program supporting the needs and requests of BIAW members. BIAW is committed to helping you advance the depth and breadth of your professional experience. Whether you're looking to enhance your technical and professional knowledge in new technology, business strategies, marketing techniques, management skills, or constantly-evolving consumer demand, the BIAW Education Program offers a wide range of options. BIAW continues to add new programs, timely seminars and industry workshops on important builder issues. Using an approach tailored to fit the broad scope of our members, BIAW offers a variety of courses in several categories.

BIAW Now Accepting Education Program Scholarship Applications

BIAW is pleased to announce it will offer $15,000 in scholarship awards to Washington state students pursuing an education in the homebuilding industry or related fields. A fillable 2015-2016 Scholarship Application is now available for your convenience at

The deadline to submit a scholarship application to BIAW is May 8, 2015.

If you have any questions, please contact Education Program Manager Amanda Fields at 360-352-7800, ext.114.

Professional Designations

BIAW, in conjunction with the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) and its local associations, is proud to offer our members and non-members accessible and affordable opportunities to improve their skills, advance their careers, and be recognized for their committment to professional growth. BIAW is committeed to providing the best residential homebuilding knowledge to foster success in the industry.

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Current Issues

BIAW offers seminars and workshops addressing current issues affecting the homebuilding industry, such as: Certified Erosion and Sediment Control Lead (CESCL); building code updates; contracts; warranties; lien laws; green building; and, homeowner maintenance, to name a few.

Self Study

BIAW understands the challenge to find the time to attend continuing education classes. This is why we offer a self study education option to achieve the Residential Construction Superintendent (RCS) professional designation. The RCS consists of eight training modules designed to prepare participants for the role of the onsite superintendent. These classes are designed to fit around your schedule and from the comfort of your home.

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BIAW Real Estate School

The BIAW Real Estate School, a subsidary of the BIAW Education Program, offers members and non-members alike, the opportunity to earn real estate clock hours. Courses and instructors are approved by the Washington State Department of Licensing, Real Estate Commission.

Industry-Specific Training

As a sponsoring member of the Construction Industry Training Council (CITC), BIAW has opened new channels of information, educational opportunities and training for BIAW members. This partnership has allowed BIAW the opportunity to provide residential, construction-oriented, and apprenticeship training programs targeting specific skills needed in the homebuilding industry.

Low Impact Development

Low Impact Development (LID) is a method for handling stormwater using alternatives to pipes and drains. LID techniques mimic natural site hydrology by using site design and best management practices (BMPs) that retain vegetation, limit impervious surfaces, and infiltrate runoff onsite.

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Course Registration

To register, choose a course and then view the upcoming class schedule. If you prefer to register by phone, or for more information on the BIAW Education Program, contact BIAW Education Program Manager Amanda Fields at 360-352-7800, ext. 114. Please note: Due to Department of Revenue regulations, you must be invited to participate in BIAW class offerings. BIAW classes are not open to the general public.

BIAW Course Descriptions BIAW Current Course Schedule Course Registration Policy BIAW Real Estate School Course Offerings Certified Erosion and Control Lead (CESCL) Course Details BIAW Members with Professional Designations BIAW Course Instructors Local Homebuilders Associations Education Course Offerings
  Jan Rohila
Administrative Services Director
360-352-7800, ext. 101

Amanda Fields
Education Program Manager
360-352-7800, ext. 114