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The Owner Builder Exam

  1. Overview
  2. Eligibility
  3. Exam Criteria
  4. Where to Take the Exam and Exam Schedule
  5. Taking the Exam
  6. Final Assessment


You must pass the Owner Builder Exam on home-building basics as part of your application for an Owner Builder Authorization in B.C. This will help you expand your knowledge, improve the quality of owner-built homes and enhance protection for subsequent homeowners.

The Exam tests your knowledge and understanding of home-building basics in two competency areas: construction basics and the statutory obligations and requirements that owner builders must meet under the Homeowner Protection Act.