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Licensing & Consumer Services

Builder Licensing

Discover how to get, maintain and renew a residential builder licence. Learn more about new home registrations, home warranty insurance & providers and Continuing Professional Development (CPD).

New Homes

Make better decisions when buying a new home. Use our registries and portals to check for potential issues, and learn about home warranty insurance coverage and claims.

Owner Builder

Learn the definition of owner builder, the steps required to become one — including how to take the exam — and how to buy or sell an owner-built home.

Legal

Browse our comprehensive guide to the Homeowner Protection Act and Regulations. Search our registry of enforcement actions or find out how to report a violation or appeal.

Education & Training

Keep up-to-date with builder licensing education, qualifications, and core competency requirements.

Publications

Our consumer guides are an excellent resource for homeowners and builders. You can also consult our regulatory bulletins to better understand The Homeowners' Protection Act.

Latest Updates

Mon Oct 01 14:00:13 UTC 2018

Our 2019 Building Excellence Research & Education Grants program is open!

BC Housing is accepting Building Excellence Grants submissions for the annual 2019 program.

Tue Sep 18 14:56:43 UTC 2018

We’re listening: our 2018 Builder Survey is now open

Please take a few minutes to complete our Licensed Residential Builder Survey.

Wed Sep 05 16:34:47 UTC 2018

Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Guide

Check out our new publication—a complete guide on Continuing Professional Development for Licensed Residential Builders. The guide explains every stage of annual CPD requirements, from choosing your nominee and acceptable types of training, to keeping records and reporting your progress in the online portal.