Enhanced builder licensing helps protect homebuyers

An enhanced licensing system for residential builders in B.C. will lead to higher professional standards in the residential construction sector and help protect new homebuyers.

Under the Homeowner Protection Act regulations, the B.C. government is establishing new qualifications and continuing education requirements for home builders constructing single-family homes and small residential buildings.

To obtain a new licence, applicants must demonstrate proficiency in seven areas related to residential construction including the British Columbia Building Code, construction management and customer relations. The qualifications can be met through a combination of education and experience or equivalencies.

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