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Free Information Sessions - Update on Enhanced Licensing System

Sign up for a free information session presented by the HPO to learn more about continuing professional development, qualification requirements for new residential builders, new requirements for owner builders and more. View the full schedule. Register to attend a free information session in your local community in person or via webinar where offered.

Building Smart with Air and Vapour Barriers - Encore Webinar

Following the success of our Building Smart with Air and Vapour Barriers workshop in February, the HPO is offering an encore webinar presentation of this popular seminar on June 1. Register today

Read Our Latest Regulatory Bulletin

Learn more about the level of involvement a construction professional may have in building a home under an Owner Builder Authorization by reading our latest Regulatory Bulletin. You can find a range of bulletin topics developed to help builders understand the enhanced licensing system, CPD requirements and more on our Regulatory Bulletins web page.

New Consumer Guide to High Performance Homes

This new online guide assists consumers in making informed decisions when looking to buy, design or build a high performance house. Check it out.

Updated Builder Insight Bulletins

We’ve updated two of our technical bulletins to reflect changes in building practices and emerging technical issues in residential construction: Fenestration Energy Performance and Energy Performance Requirements for the Building Enclosure. Click on Publications to view other valuable resources.

Builder Qualification Requirements Come Into Effect March 4

As of March 4, 2016 new applicants identified as general contractors who plan to construct single-family homes and small residential buildings under Part 9 of the BC Building Code are required to meet new qualification standards before a licence will be issued by the Registrar. Learn More.

New CPD Infographic

Builders, check out this new infographic to find out when you can start taking Continuing Professional Development for credit. 

Learn More About Heat Recovery Ventilation

The HPO offers a range of publications that consolidate best practices for the design, installation and maintenance of heat recovery ventilation systems.

Log Your CPD Online

You can now log your Continuing Professional Development (CPD) credits online using the Licensed Residential Builders Portal. Check out our guide sheet How to Report CPD to learn more. 

Education Registry Now Available for Builders

Check out our new Education Registry to view the comprehensive list of pre-approved courses to help Licensed Residential Builders fulfill the Continuing Professional Development (CPD) requirements of the Enhanced Licensing System.

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