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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.

Legal

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).

Publications

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

April 23, 2018

NEW VIDEO: Regulatory Obligations for Owner Builders in British Columbia

If you’re looking to build your own home and lead the project yourself, you must obtain an Owner Builder Authorization.

April 4, 2018

Find out when and where to take the Owner Builder Exam

We’ve updated our Owner Builder Exam schedule with the latest list of pre-scheduled exam sessions and dates.

March 28, 2018

JUST PUBLISHED: Our updated Home Warranty Insurance in British Columbia booklet

We've just published our updated Home Warranty Insurance in British Columbia booklet.