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All About ADUs

October 19, 2018 @ 8:30 am - 12:30 pm


Gain Accessory Dwelling Unit (ADU) expertise in your market and become an ‘ADU Specialist’.


This half-day course is intended for real estate, building and design professionals looking to increase their knowledge about Accessory Dwelling Unit (ADU) development in Bend in order to respond to increasing client demand for properties with ADU potential.

Professionals on the cutting edge of this emerging development trend will be able to help homeowners and developers understand site selection, development process, costs of development, and the return on investment of ADUs. This course is intended to help you understand the basic planning and building regulations for ADU development in Bend in order to better assist your clients.

Bend ADU Market
The number of ADUs being developed in Bend is on the rise thanks to a 2016 measure by the Bend City Council that makes it easier, more predictable, and less expensive for homeowners to build an ADU. More ADUs were developed in 2016 than in any previous year and this Bend Bulletin article shows permit applications are increasing exponentially. Meanwhile, in the summer of 2016, the Oregon Department of Revenue codified some important rules around the proper property taxation treatment of ADUs.

Learning Objectives

  • Understand what makes a property ADU-ready/eligible
  • 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)
  • Get answers to your ADU-specific questions & network with other professionals about this specialized topic

CEs & Cost

Continuing Education
OR Real Estate Agency: 4 CEs
Earth Advantage Broker Renewal: 4 CEs
CCB: 4 CEs
Course Fee
$85 | EA Brokers, EA Builders & COAR Members
$95 | General AdmissionAccreditation Exam Fee (optional)
$29 | General Admission (EA Broker designation as prerequisite)
Special Pricing
$119 | EA Broker course + ADU Exam
Not yet an EA Broker? Take the online EA Broker course & get the ADU exam FREE! (regularly $138)


Builders, Developers, Real Estate Professionals, Remodelers, Subcontractors


Kol Peterson
Kol Peterson: Owner of Accessory Dwelling Strategies LLC
Kol is the author of “Backdoor Revolution – The Definitive Guide to ADU Development” and owner of Accessory Dwelling Strategies LLC, a company dedicated to ADU related education, advocacy and consulting. He edits and manages accessorydwellings.org, a website that addresses ADU policy issues and features an array of ADU projects. Kol also runs Portland’s city-wide ADU tour, and he and his wife also own “Caravan – The Tiny House Hotel” in Portland, Oregon.
Questions? Contact Heather Kendall at [email protected] or (503) 968-7160 x20.


October 19, 2018
8:30 am - 12:30 pm
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The Environmental Center
16 NW Kansas Ave.
Bend, OR 97703 United States
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(541) 385-6908