Courses and Programs

CHBA BC Courses & Certification Programs

CHBA offers a suite of 12 education courses for Builders and Renovators in BC.  Each course meets the requirements for Continued Professional Development (CPD) for Residential Builders in BC.

Do you want to take your professionalism to the next level and be recognized for your dedication to continuing education? Our certification program is designed to help you stay current on industry trends, technical advances, building codes and best practices. The chart below outlines the courses required to apply for each level of Certification offered.


Developed by the Canadian Home Builders’ Association of BC (CHBA-BC), our provincial association, the Certified Housing Professional (CHP), the Certified Residential Building Company (CRB), and the Master Residential Builder (MRB) designations are for builders. These are one of North America’s first industry-driven, self-certification programs.

The CRB title is awarded to the company, and the CHP title to the individual.


The Certified Renovation Professional (CRP) and the Certified Renovation Company (CRC) designations are for renovators.


These designations recognize continuing commitment to education and compliance with high standards in the areas of building and building practices. The designations are an industry-backed way for potential home buyers to distinguish one business from another. Training, experience, industry-involvement, commitment and an indication of financial security are all required components.

Delivery of Certification Courses

CHBA-VI and other local home builders’ association are responsible for delivering all certification course modules.  Visit our Calendar of Events page and get more information on upcoming local certification courses.  The chart below outlines which courses are required to obtain the various certifications. (Click on the course title for more information on each course.)

Members with the Registered Housing Professional (RHP):


Member Companies with the Certified Residential Builder (CRB):
Required CoursesCPD CreditsCertified Housing ProfessionalCertified Renovation ProfessionalMaster Residential Builder
Building Science for New Homes**24
Marketing & Project Sales28
Financial Management**28
Project Management & Site Supervision**38
Construction Law**38
BC Building Code – Single Family Dwellings**98
Building Science for Renovations28
Business Planning & Management**24
Service & Warranty28
Human Resources Planning & Management44
Leadership in Safety 15
Communication & Negotiation28

**This course meets the requirements for Enhanced Builder Licensing as set out by the Homeowner Protection Office.

Membership with CHBA is a requirement for certification.

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