VRBA Members

Education & Training

VRBA is recognized as an education provider by the BC Housing’s Licensing and Consumer Services Branch. We deliver programs approved for Continuing Professional Development points for BC’s licensed builders. For a complete list of education opportunities, please see the current edition of our Newsletter

New CPD Requirements

BC Housing’s Continuing Professional Development requirement for licencing began October 1, 2015.

Builder companies may not achieve their credits by sending different employees to courses to accumulate the total credits required for the year.

The required annual credits total is 20. For more information, visit https://www.bchousing.org/licensing-consumer-services/builder-licensing/CPD

VRBA holds monthly lunch meetings from 12 noon to 1 pm at our office offering free CPD approved presentations with free pizza and pop for members. We support education and professionalism!

In addition, we have arranged with the Vancouver Island Construction Association to provide discount pricing for their courses. Visit   

Latest News 

Large Multi Projects Boost Housing Starts – Missing Middle Declines

CMHC reports large multis were up 9.8% year-to-date from 2,659 to 2,922 units in Greater Victoria. Total housing starts from January to October 2022  were 3,918 - up 2.4% from last year's 3,825. New single detached homes are down from 730 to 598 and "missing middle"...

Community Builders, Building Our Community

Message From Ellie Sercombe, 2022/23 VRBA President As 2022/23 President, it is a pleasure to be part of an outstanding VRBA team, building our community. I want to thank Norm Verbrugge, Past President for his leadership. I look forward to continuing to work with Norm...

BC Govt Response Out of Touch

In May 2022, we wrote to BC’s Ministry of Housing asking them to assist with establishing more sites for depositing clean fill (not construction waste) from new housing excavations. Rising excavation costs are adding thousands of dollars to the price of new homes....

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