What's New

Building Smart with Air and Vapour Barriers Workshop

Join industry leaders in a half-day workshop on February 18 focusing on the use of air and vapour barriers in single and multi-unit residential buildings. Visit the BCBEC website to view the workshop program and to register online today.

Grants Program - Spring 2016 Intake Period Now Open

The HPO is now accepting applications for the spring 2016 intake period of the Building Excellence Research & Education Grants program. Eligible projects may receive up to $40,000 in funding. Learn More.

Read Our New Regulatory Bulletins

Check out several new Regulatory Bulletins that provide builders with more in-depth information about the enhanced licensing system and new requirements for Continuing Professional Development (CPD). Learn how to choose a nominee for CPD, search for CPD opportunities, how to access CPD credit through employer training or from suppliers and service providers. Read More.

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.

Q&A Videos on Enhanced Licensing

Check out our new Q&A video series on B.C.’s enhanced licensing system for residential builders.

Guide to Managing Renewals Projects in Multi-Unit Residential Building

This new online guide will assist owners, strata councils and co-op housing managers understand the benefits of developing a comprehensive renewals program to maintain the physical integrity and appearance of their building. Learn More.

Province Introduces Enhanced Licensing System for BC Home Builders

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. Learn more about the new requirements to be phased in over the next 16 months. Read news release and Frequently Asked Questions & Answers.

New Compliance Case Study

The HPO’s new Compliance Case Study examines why Foreclosed Homes Must Comply with ActClick here to read Case Study No.4 

Building Smart Video Presentations

Presented in partnership with industry partners, these video recordings feature timely and relevant topics to British Columbia's home building industry. Learn more.

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