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.
Visit the Builder Education Requirements page for more information on the provincial education requirements for BC Builders.
Visit the Courses & Certifications page for more information on the courses offered through CHBA.
Members of the CHBA-VI receive regular updates of available Education & Training Opportunities we offer.