Courses

BC Builder Training, in collaboration with BC industry subject matter experts, is designing courses specifically for the BC residential construction market.   The courses are presented in an online learning format that allows participants to work at their own pace from the comfort of their own computer anytime of the day or night.  For detailed information on each course, please select the course name listed on the left hand side of this page.

For information on Licensing & Consumer Services' enhanced licensing system and education proficiency areas, please click here. 

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     Qualification (Core Competency) 

    The following courses have been approved by BC Housing as meeting all of the qualification training requirements and all of the learning outcomes for the subject areas.  

    •  Building Codes & Relevant Enactments

     

     

    Additional core competency courses are under development.  As soon as they're ready to be released to the market, they will be listed above:
    • Business & Management Fundamentals
    • Construction Management & Supervision
    • Construction Technology
    • Customer Service & Warranty
    • Financial Planning & Budget Management
    • Legal Issues
    If you'd like to be advised when additional qualification training courses have been released, please email bcBuilderTraining%23ca|info to have you name added to a wait list.

    Qualification (Core Competency) Training Exam requirement: 

    Licensing & Consumer Services requires 3rd party proctoring for online exams that qualify for qualification (core competency) training.  Third party exam proctoring locations are available throughout the province. Participants will need to make arrangements with a proctor testing location to have the online exam proctored. The cost of the proctor is not included in the cost of the course. Participants will need to pay the proctor directly for their services. Please click here to see the list of the current approved proctoring locations.  

    Passing Grade:  All BC Builder Training exams have a minimum passing grade of 70%.

     

    Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Courses

    The following courses have been approved by BC Housing for CPD education:

     Informal CPD training option (no exam)

    • CPD approved logoBuilding Codes & Relevant Enactments 
    • Construction Management & Supervision
    • Customer Service Professional
    • Customer Service & Home Warranty Insurance  
    • Home Warranty Insurance

    For those participants taking the training only for CPD Informal Training requirements, there will be no final exam. Once they have completed the online training, they can print the certificate of completion.

     

     

    Additional CPD courses under development.  As soon as they're ready to be released to the market,  they will be listed above.
    Formal CPD training option (includes an online exam)
    •  Business Ethics
    Informal CPD training option (no exam)
    • Business Ethics
    • Business & Management Fundamentals
    • Construction Technology
    • Financial Planning & Budget Management
    • Legal Issues
     If you'd like to be advised when additional qualification training courses have been released, please email bcBuilderTraining%23ca|info to have you name added to a wait list.

    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 CPD. An additional qualification (core competency) training certificate will be provided to those individuals who successfully complete the final exam with a minimum passing grade of 70%.  The exam results will be available and kept electronically in your student profile.

    Exam Challenge

    Individuals who feel they have proficiency in the subject matter may choose to pay $150 + tax per course and take BC Builder Training's 3rd party proctored qualification (core competency) exam.  Students will not be provided access to any of the course materials in order to prepare for the exam. 

    Third party exam proctoring locations are available throughout the province. Participants will need to make arrangements with a proctor testing location to have the online exam proctored. The cost of the proctor is not included in the cost of the exam challenge. Participants will need to pay the proctor directly for their services. Please click here to see the list of the current approved proctoring locations.  

    Exam challenge participants will only be given one opportunity to pass the exam with a minimum passing grade of 70% or greater .  No challenge exam rewrites are permitted.  Individuals who successfully pass an exam challenge will receive a certificate for having successfully completed the exam challenge and a $150 tuition credit towards their next BC Builder Training qualification (core competency) course registration.  The course credit is valid for 12 months.

    BC Housing will not award any CPD credits for an exam challenge.

    Once the full qualification (core competency) learning outcomes exam has developed, the challenge exam will be available under the registration tab.  If you'd like us to email you as soon an exam challenge becomes available, please let us know by emailing info@bcBuilderTraining.ca