Frequently Asked Questions

What is The Trades Institute's pricing?

The Trades Institute offers simple, honest pricing, with no hidden fees. The best value: a one-year subscription for $39. This gets you unlimited access to our entire course library. Complete as many or as few courses as you want. If you have completed your continuing education requirement but want to access more content, just log in and access it, no questions asked.

If you don’t want to subscribe, you can purchase courses one-by-one. Course prices vary but are generally $15-25 per course hour. Upgrade to an all-access subscription at any time and we’ll apply your course fees to your subscription.

What's your 100% satisfaction guarantee?

The Trades Institute offers a 100% money-back guarantee. If you sign up and then decide that you want to go in a different direction, contact us by email and we’ll issue you a full refund.

What happens after I complete my courses?

Once you complete a course, The Trades Institute will electronically notify the state agency responsible for your license. You don’t need to print any certificate, you don’t need to file anything with the state — we’ll handle that for you, so you can focus on your business.

What do you mean by "growing course library?"

Everyone has to adapt to serve their customers, and The Trades Institute is no exception. At any given time, we have new courses in various stages of production: concept, writing, filming, editing, state approval, etc. Our goal is to have the biggest and best library of continuing education content for the skilled trades, and we won’t rest until we’re there.

I have an idea for a course.

That’s great! We’d love to hear it. We’re always looking to provide course content that our users want. Please send us an email and let us know your idea, and if possible we’ll put it on our to-do list.

Are your courses state approved?

Yes! Every course we offer is approved by the applicable state agency and is suitable for meeting your continuing education requirements.

What about in-person classes?

In Ohio, OCILB licensees must complete 8 hours of continuing education every year. 4 hours can be on-demand online courses, like what The Trades Institute currently offers. The other 4 hours must either be in-person courses, or scheduled webinars.

The Trades Institute is currently exploring adding scheduled webinars to our course offerings. If we do this, it will be included in our all-access subscription. Subscribing now will lock in your current pricing for the first year, and you won’t have to pay anything extra when we roll out our scheduled webinar program.

I'm having a technical issue. What should I do?

Technical issues with our platform are rare — but with anything online, technical issues happen sometimes. For the fastest response, email us. If you’d prefer to call, our toll-free number is 833-5TRADES. Phone calls are generally returned within 24-48 hours, same-day if possible.

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