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Free FEMA Training - Earthquake Brace + Bolt Program

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Qualified licensed A&B classified contractors can help their business by taking part in the Earthquake Brace + Bolt (EBB) program. The program helps qualified licensees become eligible for residential seismic retrofitting projects through a free online Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) training course ( Qualifying general contractors will be listed as Participating Contractors in the EBB Directory.

Become a FEMA Licensed Contractor

The EBB program has recently received $23 million in FEMA grants for homeowners to complete seismic retrofits, creating thousands of jobs for eligible contractors. Homeowners who elect to take advantage of the EBB program must choose a contractor from the EBB Contractor Directory. If a contractor takes part in the EBB program and qualifies as a Participating Contractor, they can likely increase their business as contractors experienced in seismic retrofitting are highly sought after.

To join, contractors must:

The FEMA education course consists of six video and quiz sections covering earthquake basics, building requirements for seismic rehabilitation, and construction basics. Once the training process is concluded and the contractor is added to the EBB Contractor Directory, contractors can take advantage of free marketing materials to help boost business.

Help your homeowners learn how to protect their homes and take the opportunity to get free training and marketing assistance. For more information on the EBB program visit their website

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