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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 

Rising Lumber Prices Boost Inspection Fees

The cost of lumber is rising significantly, adding thousands of dollars to the cost of building a home. The average price for SPF (spruce, pine, fir) 2 x 4 in 2019 has increased from $372 U.S. per thousand board feet to $746, a jump of 100%. Municipal...

Provincial Committee Recommends Efficient Housing Approvals

The BC govt has released its report on the Budget 2021 Consultation in which VRBA did a presentation covering a number of issues including the need for efficient municipal processes for new housing applications. We suggested best practices for municipal rezonings and...

Portland Policy Boosts Housing

Portland recently adopted a creative policy allowing up to six homes on most residential lots. Previously, on a 50 x 100 sq ft lot, a single home up to 6,750 sq ft could be built.  Now basement suites, garden suites, cottage clusters, duplexes, four-plexes and...

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