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Licensing & Consumer Services

Builder Licensing

Discover how to get, maintain and renew a residential builder licence. Learn more about new home registrations, home warranty insurance and providers.

New Homes

Make better decisions when buying a new home. Use our registries and portals to check for potential issues, and learn about home warranty insurance coverage and claims.

Owner Builder

Learn the definition of owner builder, the steps required to become one — including how to take the exam — and how to buy or sell an owner-built home.


Browse our comprehensive guide to the Homeowner Protection Act and Regulations. Search our registry of enforcement actions or find out how to report a violation or appeal.

Education & Training

Keep up-to-date with builder licensing education, qualifications, and core competency requirements. Learn about Continuing Professional Development (CPD).


Our consumer guides are an excellent resource for homeowners and builders. You can also consult our regulatory bulletins to better understand The Homeowners' Protection Act.

Latest Updates

January 22, 2018

2018 Building Excellence Research & Education Grants application intake is closed

Our 2018 Building Excellence Research & Education Grants application intake is now closed.

October 2, 2017

Our 2018 Building Excellence Research & Education Grants program is open

BC Housing is accepting Building Excellence Research & Education Grants submissions for the 2018 program.

September 18, 2017

Builders, we want to hear from you

Our 2017 province-wide survey of Licensed Residential Builders is online and ready for you!

September 6, 2017

New video: How to log CPD points using the Licensed Residential Builders portal

This instructional video includes a step-by-step guide to help you log your CPD.