For precautionary reasons related to COVID-19, MBAKS offices are closed through April 10 and all events have been cancelled or postponed. Staff is working remotely and can be reached at For the status on future events, keep checking our calendar of events for updates.

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From first aid to fall prevention and more, we help you stay in compliance and make employee safety a priority. Convenient evening classes mean you and your employees don’t have to miss work. If you don’t want to fight the evening commute, we’ll even come to you!

Give yourself the professional edge you need to get—and stay—ahead. We offer a range of courses to help you manage your business, including financial and risk management, contracts, and sales and marketing strategies. Get QuickBooks and social media savvy or become a better leader with instruction from those who have seen it all.

Brush up on best practices, new or revised codes you need to know, and how to successfully navigate impactful regulations that affect your bottom line. Our hands-on courses, taught by area and national experts, are designed to enhance skills for successful on- or off-site productions, from pre-planning to implementation to evaluation.

How do we build housing to meet the needs of our aging population? What can we do to better plan for affordability and sustainability? Our design and architecture courses cover the topics that will define our region’s future—and that of our ever-evolving population. Want to be a part of the solution? It starts here.

It’s time to level up. Earn your next professional designation through MBAKS or NAHB. Programs are available for builders, remodelers, associates, and real estate and sales and marketing professionals. Certifications include Certified Aging in Place (CAPS), Certified Green Professional (CGP), Certified Graduate Remodeler (CGR), and Certified New Home Sales Professional (CSP).

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What’s better than learning from the comfort of your couch? Our online courses provide comprehensive and accessible training for you and your employees, designed to get industry professionals where they want to be on their own time.

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Nuestros cursos de seguridad más populares están disponibles en español, porque una barrera del idioma no debe impedir que usted y sus empleados salgan adelante y se mantengan a salvo.

Our most popular safety courses are available in Spanish, because a language barrier shouldn’t stop you and your employees from getting ahead and staying safe.

Upcoming Classes and Seminars

Mar 30

COVID-19 Webinars

Webinar: Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) for Employers with 1-499 Employees
Monday, March 30, 11 a.m.–12:15 p.m.
Do you need to keep some essential employees working or reduce your workforce slowly? This webinar will help employer members with valuable information on Emergency Sick Leave, Emergency Family Medical Leave, and potential tax credits. It will cover the basics of the FFCRA, information you need to retain employees, and potential payroll tax credits available to you.

Webinar: Navigating the Details of Unemployment
Monday, March 30, 12:15–1:30 p.m.
COVID-19 has impacted every aspect of our lives, including Washington’s homebuilding industry. Just last week, U.S. unemployment claims shot up to 3.28 million—a number that will continue to rise.This live webinar outlines your responsibilities as an employer for unemployment benefits, how to help your employees file, and state and federal resources available to you.

Apr 7

GRIP Education Webinars

Join us online for one or both of these exciting topics: Getting your GRIP on Claims, Comp & Safety • Unified Fall Protection Updates
Apr 7


Make employee safety a priority with this potentially life-saving training.
Apr 8

Project Management - POSTPONED

Concepts and strategies to help you build projects on time, on budget, and to the customer's satisfaction.
Apr 14
Apr 21

Significant Changes to the 2018 Codes

Learn the significant changes from the last edition to the current edition of the International Residential Code.


Need help registering for a course? Don’t see a class you want or need? Contact our education team, 425.460.8231, for any and all education questions.

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