Find out everything you need to know about getting, keeping and renewing a residential builder licence. Learn more about registering a new home and gaining acceptance for home warranty insurance.
Name change: the Homeowner Protection Office is now Licensing & Consumer Services. New name, same services.
Builder licensing essentials
Are you a general contractor, developer or building envelope renovator seeking to construct a new home in B.C.? You must first become a licensed residential builder. Our step-by-step guide will show you how.
General contractor, developer or building envelope renovator—or a combination of the three: this decision is vital information on your residential builder licence.
Learn the ways to keep your profile on the Licensed Residential Builders Portal up to date, such as changing your contact info, Continuing Professional Development nominee or company name and structure.
Staying continuously licensed is key to maintaining your qualified status. Find out CPD how is integral to this, plus how qualified status applies to different company types.
CPD is a mandatory part of renewing your licence. Find out the who, what, when, where and how of the types of training you can take.
If you’re a general contractor, developer or building envelope renovator who’s aiming to build or sell new homes in the 12 months after your licence expires, you must renew your licence.
The Registrar may suspend or cancel a residential builder licence. Learn how to avoid the most common pitfalls so that you can keep your licence up to date.
Still looking for answers? Our FAQ will help you fit the last pieces of your building licensing puzzle.