How to get, keep, and renew a residential builder licence. Learn about registering a new home, home warranty insurance and Continuing Professional Development (CPD).
Changes to Licence Renewals during COVID-19
Due to COVID-19, Licensing and Consumer Services have announced guidance for Licensed Residential Builders looking to renew during this time. Find out more and read other updates related to COVID-19 on the Licensing and Consumer Services News page
Builder licensing essentials
Are you a general contractor, developer or building envelope renovator and want to build a new home in B.C.? First, you must become a licensed residential builder.
General contractors must meet qualifications for a new residential builder licence. Find out about the training and experience required.
Find out if the PLAR process is right for your residential builder licence application.
General contractors, developers, and building envelope renovators must renew their residential builder licence every year to keep their licence in good standing.
CPD is a mandatory part of renewing your general contractor licence. Find out all of the details by downloading our guide.
How to keep your profile on the portal up-to-date, including changing your contact info, your CPD nominee, or your company name and structure.
The Registrar may suspend or cancel a residential builder licence. Learn how to avoid the most common pitfalls.