BC Building Code - Single Family Dwellings

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This course meets the requirements for Builder Qualifications as set out by the Homeowner Protection Act. This course is approved for 98 Group A CPD points.

Are you aware of BC Building Code standards? Will your projects pass inspections?
Learn the importance of the BC Building Code (Part 9) and how it was developed, as well as how to use the Code book and mark it for easy reference.
  •  Learn how to interpret and understand the Building Code requirements for Part 9: Single Family Dwellings
  • Ensure your projects comply with BC Building Code standards
  • Stay on top of Building Code changes
  • Improve how your projects are constructed
  • Streamline permit inspections
  • Increase customer satisfaction and build your reputation
Online home study 60-80 hours with exercises and assignments. One day in-class session
NOTE: Early registration is necessary, as this course will involve the advance receipt and completion of workbook and online quizzes and assignments by way of email, as well as the one-day session to review all material and prepare for writing the examination.

Manual: "BC Building Code - Single Family Dwellings"
CHBA BC Member $599.00
Non-Member $799.00
Note: It is mandatory that students have personal access to a copy of the BC Building Code book (can be purchased at www.bccodes.ca). Students are required to bring their own copy of the current BC Building Code book to the one day in-class session.
Course Format:
Upon registration for the course, the course manual will be delivered by regular post, to be completed at their own pace along with the online portion. Any student can email questions to the instructor at any time prior to the course date. The one day in-class session will be used to review all of the material, answer any questions and prepare for the exam in the afternoon.
A pass mark of 80% is required on the in-class open book exam is written on the afternoon of the one-day in-class session. If a mark between 65% and 79% is achieved, a fee is charged to re-write an online exam. A candidate is given the opportunity to re-write the examination a maximum of two times before having to retake the entire course. Candidates who score less than 65% on the initial examination are required to retake the course.

The Canadian Home Builders' Association of BC wishes to acknowledge BC Housing for the support and sponsorship in the development of the BC Building Code - Single Family Dwelling course.


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