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Your Continuing Professional Development timetable

All residential builders in B.C. who wish to renew their licence as a general contractor must take Continuing Professional Development (CPD).

When should you start?

Your licence expiry date Your period to take CPD for credit
Oct. 31, 2016 Nov. 1, 2016 – Oct. 31, 2017
Nov. 30, 2016 Dec. 1, 2016 – Nov. 30, 2017
Dec. 31, 2016 Jan. 1, 2017 – Dec. 31, 2017
Jan. 31, 2017 Feb. 1, 2017 – Jan. 31, 2018
Feb. 28, 2017 Mar. 1, 2017 – Feb. 28, 2018
March 31, 2017 April 1, 2017 – March 31, 2018
April 30, 2017 May 1, 2017 – April 30, 2018
May 31, 2017 June 1, 2017 – May 31, 2018
June 30, 2017 July 1, 2017 – June 30, 2018
July 31, 2017 Aug. 1, 2017 – July 31, 2018
Aug. 31, 2017 Sep. 1, 2017 – Aug. 31, 2018
Sep. 30, 2017 Oct. 1, 2017 – Sep. 30, 2018
Oct. 31, 2017 Nov. 1, 2017 – Oct. 31, 2018
Nov. 30, 2017 Dec. 1, 2017 – Nov. 30, 2018
Dec. 31, 2017 Jan. 1, 2018 – Dec. 31, 2018

Your licence application must have evidence that you have completed a recognized course in one of the core competencies:

  • Relevant enactments (i.e. the purpose of the BC Building Code and BC Fire Code, including the Vancouver Building Bylaw, and how they apply to residential construction)
  • Construction management and supervision, including project planning, cost estimating, scheduling, materials procurement, scope of work changes, contingency planning, site reporting, site safety and staff/contractor management
  • Construction technology, including building durability, control of heat and moisture flow, building envelope features, mechanical systems and structural components, and the effect of climate and soil conditions
  • Customer service and home warranty insurance, including maintaining positive customer relations, implementing a customer service plan and responding to defects identified under a home warranty insurance policy
  • Financial planning and budget management, including basic accounting, construction financing and contingency planning
  • Legal issues, including contract and consumer protection law, the land title registry, obligations respecting insurance and home warranty insurance, builder liability, the Homeowner Protection Act and Builders Lien Act, dispute resolution, and the effect of provincial enactments and municipal bylaws
  • Business planning and management, including strategic business planning, management and administration
  • Business ethics, which could include topics such as corporate governance, reputation, bribery, discrimination, corporate social responsibility and fiduciary responsibilities