What's New

Register Today for Building Smart #22 - Webinar

Following the success of our province-wide fall seminar series, the HPO is now offering Building Smart #22 - From the Ground Up: Current Construction Options for New Homes in B.C. via webinar on December 1. Learn More.

2015 Licensed Residential Builder Survey

Our 2015 province-wide survey of Licensed Residential Builders is now open and ready for your participation. Please take a few minutes to complete the online survey by clicking on the link that was emailed to you on Monday, November 2. Need help or would prefer to do the survey over the telephone? Call Sentis Research toll-free 1-855-463-4025 or email hpobuildersurvey@sentissurvey.com.

Education Registry Now Available for Builders

Check out our new Education Registry to view the comprehensive list of pre-approved courses to help Licensed Residential Builders fulfill the Continuing Professional Development (CPD) requirements of the Enhanced Licensing System.

Read Our New Regulatory Bulletins

Check out several new regulatory bulletins that provide Licensed Residential Builders with more in-depth information about the Enhanced Licensing System. Learn how to choose a nominee for the CPD requirement, what the consumer protection disclosure requirement is all about, and more. Read More.

Information for Education Providers

Read our information bulletin. It explains how education providers can, at no cost, be approved by the HPO and what types of training will be recognized for the new program. It also outlines the application process and next steps. 

Also, check out our Learning Outcomes for Core Competencies.  This new information bulletin provides a detailed summary of learning outcomes for each of the seven core competency areas for the new builder qualifications. Learn more.

Building Excellence Research & Education Grants Program

Thank you for submitting your applications for the Building Excellence Research & Education Grants Program. The application process has now ended for the fall 2015 intake period.  Learn More.

Maintenance Matters #15

Check out our latest Maintenance Matters bulletin – The Impact of Delayed Maintenance and Renewals on Buildings. This informative bulletin explains the importance of having a planned and coordinated approach to maintenance and renewals of building assests, and the consequences of failing to maintain or replace them.

Q&A Videos on Enhanced Licensing

Check out our new Q&A video series on B.C.’s enhanced licensing system for residential builders.

New Housing Foundations and Geotechnical Challenges Guide

Check out this new industry guide about best practices for soils, foundations and associated geotechnical challenges – from site selection to post construction landscaping. Learn more.

Guide to Managing Renewals Projects in Multi-Unit Residential Building

This new online guide will assist owners, strata councils and co-op housing managers understand the benefits of developing a comprehensive renewals program to maintain the physical integrity and appearance of their building. Learn More.


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