If you’re a general contractor, you must complete CPD to keep your licence in good standing.
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.” These changes help simplify and streamline the process for annual Continuing Professional Development. The following changes will come into effect on July 1, 2019:
- Active practice category for 20 points of CPD is removed
- 20 CPD points are required instead of 40
- Nominees may be able to carry up to 20 extra earned CPD training points over from one licence term to the next
- You no longer have to take a majority of CPD points in a particular category (known as “category A” in the current regulation)
To learn more about the changes to the CPD program and how they will affect you, please read our Frequently Asked Questions
During your one-year licence term, you must complete a minimum of 40 points of CPD related to the residential construction industry. Points can be earned entirely through training or from a combination of active practice, research and education development, and training.
You are required to keep a record of your completed CPD training for three years after the end of your licence period. We may audit your CPD participation, so keep your records complete and accessible upon request.
Continuing Professional Development: A Guide for Licensed Residential Builders in British Columbia
The CPD guide explains every stage of your annual CPD requirements, from choosing your nominee and acceptable types of training to keeping records and reporting your CPD. Please note we are in the process of updating the guide to reflect the CPD program changes that were announced on March 6, 2019. The updated guide will be available for download on July 1, 2019.
You can also download each chapter of the CPD Guide:
- Chapter 1: Choosing a Nominee for CPD
- Chapter 2: Choosing your Licence Classification
- Chapter 3: Acceptable Training for CPD
- Chapter 4: Finding Training Opportunities
- Chapter 5: How to Earn CPD Points
- Chapter 6: CPD from Active Practice
- Chapter 7: CPD from Research and Education Development
- Chapter 8: CPD from Suppliers and Service Providers
- Chapter 9: CPD from Employee Training
- Chapter 10: Keeping CPD Training Records
- Chapter 11: How to Report CPD
Reporting your CPD
CPD points must be complete and reported through the Licensed Residential Builders portal before applying to renew your licence each year. Watch our video for step by step instructions how to report your CPD points.