For more information or to register for any of these courses please visit:
CHBA-BC’s Continuing Education Portal

For a list of upcoming courses being offered in BC please visit:
CHBA-BC's Upcoming Courses


Education & Training

New Enhanced Licensing System for BC Residential Builders

Announced on March 4th, 2015

The BC Government has announced an enhanced licensing system for residential builders. It establishes new qualifications and continuing education requirements as a condition of renewing a builder licence and other changes.

The seven core training courses offered by CHBA BC have been recognized as meeting these new mandatory education requirements and the Association is an approved training provider under the new regulation.

"As a home builder, I strongly support this progressive action by the BC government," stated Simon Howse, President of CHBA BC.  "It promotes professionalism in our industry, and provides assurance to consumers that their new homes will be well-built", he added.  "Our industry also appreciates that the new requirements will be phased in, to allow our members time to ensure they meet the new standard."

Read the Press Release from CHBA BC here

Click here for more information on the New Regulations

 Click here for a Quick Fact Sheet and Sample Record Sheet



Get Recognized for Your Dedication to Education,  Stand out to the Consumer,  Do Better for Your Clients,  Obtain Your Required CPD Credits,  Gain Exposure by Using the Creditation Logos


The following courses are being offered in Nanaimo at the CHBA Vancouver Island Boardroom, located at 170 Wallace Street:




 March 28 & 29           Building Science for New Homes Click here

24 (group A)

 $699 - $100* $899
 May 30 Marketing & Project Sales Click here 28 (10 group A, 18 group B)  $599 - $100* $799
 August 26 Project Management & Site Supervision Click here 38 (30 group A, 8 group B) $599 - $100* $799
November 25 BC Building Code - Single Family Dwellings Click here 98 (group A) $599 - $100* $799


Click here to register online!


*CHBA-VI members receive a $100 rebate on all CHBA courses!


To view the complete list of courses offered by CHBA-BC visit the course calendar: https://education.chbabc.org/upcomingcourse.php 


Contact Rina Popat for more information:
[email protected]

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 Check out our Events Calendar for upcoming Education & Training on Vancouver Island.

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The Canadian Home Builders’ Association of British Columbia recognizes that the decision to seek education must be seen as a business decision. The most effective way in which this can be achieved is through a certification program, at the end of which builders have something tangible they can use to promote their business.  CHBA-BC has invested considerable time, energy and dollars in developing one of North America’s first industry-driven self-certification programs.

Certification allows builders to demonstrate compliance with high standards established by a credible third-party. Certification provides the Association with a vehicle for disciplining unethical or incompetent builders, as the certification can be stripped from the builder should there be sufficient evidence of wrongdoing.

The certification program can also be used to ensure an ongoing commitment to continuing education by requiring all certified builders to enroll yearly in suitable courses related to building and business practice.


The certification program consists of two separate designations: 

  • The Registered Housing Professional (RHP), is granted to an individual; and 
  • The Certificated Residential Builder (CRB), is granted to a business. 

With the granting of both designations, the issue of ethics, experience, education, business practice and consumer protection can be effectively addressed.

CHBA BC Certification Programs

For more information or to register for any of these courses please visit CHBA-BC’s Continuing Education Portal https://education.chbabc.org/home.php

For a list of upcoming courses being offered in BC please visit: https://education.chbabc.org/upcomingcourse.php





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