Licensing & Consumer Services

Builders & Developers

Discover how to get, maintain and renew a residential builder licence, including Continuing Professional Development. Learn more about new home registrations as well as home warranty insurance and providers.

Homeowners & Homebuyers

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 Builders

Learn how to become an owner builder — 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 Providers

Learn who can provide training and the difference between training for qualifications and Continuing Professional Development.


Consult our consumer guides — an excellent resource for homeowners and builders — or our regulatory bulletins to better understand the Homeowner Protection Act.

Licensing News

Stay up to speed with our latest publications, reports, videos, programs, and regulatory updates.

Latest Updates

March 6, 2019

Important changes to Continuing Professional Development for Licensed Residential Builders Announced

On March 6 the B.C. Government announced important changes to the Homeowner Protection Act regulations as part of “Better Regulations for British Columbians 2019.”

March 1, 2019

Homebuyer Forum – Vancouver

On March 6, 2019, BC Housing CEO Shayne Ramsay will moderate a discussion panel between industry-leading experts at this years’ Homebuyer Forum, put on by the Homebuilders Association Vancouver (HAVAN).