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Changes enhance continuing professional development program for BC home builders


March 6, 2019

VANCOUVER – The B.C. Government has announced important changes to the Homeowner Protection Act regulations as part of “Better Regulations for British Columbians 2019.”

The changes simplify the Continuing Professional Development (CPD) program for licensed residential builders in British Columbia who are required to take CPD as part of their licence renewal.

The enhanced CPD program, developed in consultation with industry associations and with feedback from builders, will come into effect on July 1.  The changes give licensees more flexibility when choosing training opportunities and make it easier to report their required CPD points. Streamlining the program also offer incentives for builders by allowing CPD nominees to carry extra earned learning points over from one licence term to the next.

Continuing professional development raises the bar of professionalism in the residential construction sector and gives homebuyers confidence that their home has been built by a qualified builder to the highest industry standard.

BC Housing licenses over 7,400 home builders across the province and administers the CPD program, oversees owner builder authorizations, and carries out research and education that benefits the residential construction industry.

Learn More:

To learn more about the changes to the CPD program and requirements for licensed residential builders in B.C. read the Frequently Asked Questions and Answers (FAQs) on the Continuing Professional Development (CPD) page.

Media Contacts:

Rajvir Rao
BC Housing
604 456-8917