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All About ADUs - Seattle (Online via Zoom, 06/03 - 06/04/2024)

All About ADUs - Seattle (Online via Zoom, 06/03 - 06/04/2024)

Monday, June 3, 2024 9:00 AM - Tuesday, June 4, 2024 11:00 AM (PDT)


Cost: *Members $80.00 & Non-Members $90.00, 4 Clock Hours.

 Monday, June 3 AND Tuesday, June 4, 2024
09:00 AM – 11:00 AM PST (each day)*
(*Attendance required for both days of class to receive clock hour credit.)

Gain Seattle-Specific Accessory Dwelling Unit (ADU) expertise and become an ‘ADU Specialist’!

Join us for a two-part (2 hours on 2 days) virtual course intended for professionals looking to increase their knowledge about ADU development in the city of Seattle. This class is specific to the Seattle market.

Participants will gain critical information to help them to respond to increasing client demand for properties with ADU potential, as well as the opportunity to earn the ‘ADU Specialist’ professional accreditation.

Increasing numbers of prospective home buyers and homeowners are interested in building an ADU on their property. Professionals on the cutting edge of this emerging development trend can better serve their homeowner/developer clients by understanding site eligibility, development process and costs, and the return on investment of ADUs in their local area.

This course is intended to help industry professionals understand the basic planning and building regulations for ADU development in Seattle per land use and energy code updates and to provide insight into ADU regulations in the broader Seattle metro area.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand what makes a property ADU-ready/eligible in Seattle, WA
  • 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)
  • Gain insight on ADU regulations in the broader Seattle, WA region
  • Get answers to your ADU-specific questions


  • Real Estate Professionals
  • Appraisers
  • Architects
  • Builders/Contractors
  • Developers

Continuing Education:
WA DOL (Real Estate): 4 CEs
Earth Advantage Broker Renewal: 4 CEs

Promote your new ADU expertise and become an ‘ADU Specialist’! 

Attend this training and become eligible to earn the nationally-recognized ‘ADU Specialist’ accreditation in order to display your ADU expertise to the market. Join the network of over 300 accredited professionals across 13 states who have leveraged the designation to add valuable credibility to their business and tapped into this growing market with the backing of an organization that has trained and accredited thousands of professionals across the country on sustainable building practices.

Participants must attend one of our qualified trainings (this ‘All About ADUs’ class is one of them) and pass an accreditation exam. After passing the exam, Earth Advantage provides a registry listing, logo package, and marketing support for ADU Specialists to then promote their newly acquired designation via business cards, email signatures and website in order to differentiate themselves from other professionals.

 ‘All About ADUs’ participants who would like to pursue the ‘ADU Specialist’ designation will need to register for the exam separately (learn more and register here). *Note: ‘ADU Specialist’ is an optional designation and it is not required to attend the ‘All About ADUs’ course.

Course Fee(s):
$80 per person* | 
SKCR Members, Earth Advantage Accredited Professionals (Earth Advantage Brokers, Accredited Green Appraisers, Sustainable Homes Professionals, Zero Energy Professionals, EA Builders) or Northwest EcoBuilding Guild Members | (*Normally $110 for in-class course)

$90 per person | Non-Members
*Only Active REALTOR® members of SKCR are eligible to receive Member price online. Members of Earth Advantage, please call the Association office at 425-974-1011 to register. 

Registration now includes a free e-book written by our ADU course developer, Kol Peterson: Backdoor Revolution – The Definitive Guide to ADU Development


‘ADU Specialist’ Designation Exam (optional)
$90 | Regular Admission (click here to learn more and register separately)

Instructor: Sheri Newbold, Architect & Owner of live-work-play
Sheri brings over 20 years’ experience into designing homes, ADUs, additions and renovations, and anything between, that her clients dream of. Sheri has been teaching Seattle-ites about creating detached ADUs for many years, is fluent in sustainable and energy-efficient design, and worked among a committed group of volunteers successfully advocating for the passage of the new ADU changes to the land use code in Seattle in 2019.


IMPORTANT! Attendance requirements: Live online course will be presented via ZOOM Meeting. The link to join the meeting will be sent in the confirmation email. Students will need a device with two-way video and audio capabilities and a (free) Zoom account. To verify attendance, students must keep their camera on for the duration of the course and respond to live polls. Clock hour credit will only be given to students with their camera on, who are present and visible on their camera during the course, and who participate in course polls/chat. Please call 425-974-1011 with questions.

Cancellation Policy:
*Pre-registration required. Only Pre-Paid registrants will guarantee reservation.
(Cancellations must be made 24 hours in advance of scheduled class for refund)


Members – $80.00
Non-Members – $90.00

Online via Zoom
Zoom link will be sent to registrants the day before class.
Event Contact
Seattle King County REALTORS®
(425) 974-1011
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Monday, June 3, 2024 9:00 AM - Tuesday, June 4, 2024 11:00 AM (PDT)

4 clock hours - split between two (2) sessions

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