Builder Education Requirements

Continuing Professional Development for Residential Builders in British Columbia

On March 4, 2015, the Province first announced an enhanced licensing system to raise the bar of professionalism in British Columbia’s residential construction industry.

All licensed general contractors are now required to take Continuing Professional Development  in areas related to the residential construction industry as a condition of renewing their license each year. CHBA is an approved training provider by the Homeowner Protection Office, a branch of BC Housing.

Each applicant is required to have earned 20 Continuing Professional Development credits (CPD Credits) in the one year period between their license renewal dates. For example, if you renewed your license on October 1, 2020, you must complete your CPD credits before October 1, 2021. Credits can now roll over to the next year.

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