Legal Issues

"This course is a thorough primer for builders eager to "get in the know".  While builders should always work with professionals (lawyers, accountants etc), this course provides the basics of what builders need to know".  

This course meets Licensing & Consumer Services' qualification training requirements and all of the learning outcomes for this subject area.

This is an online course that involves 13.5 hours of online learning, not including study time. 

Explore the legal and regulatory environment of residential construction, and gain understandings essential to keeping a home building business on stable footing.


Knowledge & Skill Building

CPD logoLegal Requirements of Contracts

  • Contract Basics
  • Types of Contracts
  • Difference Between Agreement of Purchase & Sale and Contracted Homes
  • Land Registry System & Related Topics
  • Builder Liability
  • Builders Lien Act
  • Dispute Resolution 
  • Effect of Provincial Legislation & Local Bylaws on Residential Construction
    • Zoning & Easements
    • Development Permits
    • Building Permits
    • Inspection Requirements
    • Occupancy Permits
    How Regulatory Requirement and Prohibitions Affect Residential Construction With Respect to:
    • Health
    • Environment
    • Riparian Areas
    • Energy Performance

 Training category (Group B):  This course is available for either qualification training or informal continuing professional development (CPD).  

  • Qualification (core competency) training: 27 points - Includes completion of a 3rd party proctored exam
  • Informal CPD:  13.5 points - Participants only complete the course and do not take the exam
  • Formal CPD:  This course is not available for formal CPD credits

Course availability:  Online learning allows you to work at you own pace from the comfort of your own computer any time of the day or night. 

Timeframes:  You will be allotted 6 months from the date of course registration to complete the online education.  Extensions can be purchased if additional time is required. 

Prerequisite:  There are no prerequisites for this course.  You can register for this course anytime at your convenience.

Tuition:  $449 + tax for a limited time

The tuition includes the online education and an electronic copy of the course manual.  

Proof of course completion:  Upon completion of the online course, participants will be able to log into our learning management system to view and print a certificate of completion for informal CPD. An additional qualification (core competency) training certificate will be provided to those individuals who successfully complete the final exam. The exam results will be available and kept electronically in your student profile.

Qualification Exam:  The 3rd party proctored exam for this course (applicable for individuals completing qualification training)  is closed book in a multiple choice, multiple answer and true/false format.  There is no exam for participants taking the course for informal CPD training.

Proctor testing centers:  Licensing & Consumer Services requires 3rd party proctoring for online exams that qualify as qualification training.  When you are close to completing the online course, you will need to make arrangements with a proctor testing location to proctor your online exam for you.  Please click here to see the list of the current approved BC proctoring locations. BC Builder Training will provide you with further proctoring information upon course completion.

Passing grade:  The passing grade is 70%. 

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