Steps/Requirements

Applicants for the CHBA BC Master Residential Builder Certificate Program are required to meet the following requirements:

Applicants must successfully complete the following CHBA BC courses with a minimum passing grade of 80%:

  • BC Building Code 2-part course
  • Building Science for New Homes
  • Business Planning & Management
  • Communication & Negotiation
  • Construction Law
  • Financial Management
  • Marketing & Project Sales
  • Project Management & Site Supervision
  • Service & Warranty
  • Leadership in Safety, offered through the BC Construction Safety Alliance

Applicants must demonstrate proof of experience for the following:

  • Applicants must provide proof of having ten (10) years’ experience in the residential construction industry, including five (5) of which are at the management level.
  • Applicants must also provide three recent reference letters from clients, suppliers or subtrades.

Applicants must abide by the CHBA BC Master Residential Builder Code of Conduct:

  • Work for a company that is a member of the Canadian Home Builders’ Association.
  • Abide by the Canadian Home Builders’ Association’s Code of Ethics.
  • Maintain a valid Residential Builder Licence from BC Housing’s Licensing and Consumer Services.
  • Complete 6 Continuing Professional Development (CPD) points per year.
  • Maintain a safe worksite.
  • Communicate with clients in a professional and timely manner.

Courses

The below courses are all required to successfully complete the Master Residential Builder Certificate Program.

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BC Building Code Part 1

To receive the “Relevant Enactments” qualification requirement for New Residential Builders as set out by the Licensing and Consumer Services Branch of BC Housing, you must complete both BC Building Code Part 1 AND Part 2 (Please note that Part 1 must be taken before Part 2).

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BC Building Code Part 2

To receive the “Relevant Enactments” qualification requirement for New Residential Builders as set out by the Licensing and Consumer Services Branch of BC Housing, you must complete both BC Building Code Part 1 AND Part 2 (Please note that Part 1 must be taken before Part 2).

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Building Science for New Homes

Whether you are seeking initial residential builder licensing or want to become a licensed R-2000* builder, this course will help you meet your goals.

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In-Person
Online

Construction Law

This course will provide you with the answers to your questions about contracts, construction and project risk, liability, holdbacks and other aspects of the law as it relates to construction and building projects and protecting your business in British Columbia

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In-Person
Online

Financial Management

Learn the role of a “money manager” and how to weather economic cycles with proven systems and controls to build a more profitable business.

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Online

Marketing & Project Sales

This session covers the process to design an effective sales and marketing strategy to better promote your business, earn referrals and sell new projects.

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In-Person
Online

Service & Warranty

This course will help both company owners and their employees improve their awareness and understanding of the elements of service and warranty that will directly affect the everyday operation of their building company.

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Download Program Requirements

Certification is valid for a one-year period and must be renewed on an annual basis. Standards, criteria and completion requirements are subject to change.