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
VRBA is holding a free Webinar for VRBA members on Thurs, May 14, from 12 noon to 1 pm on Zoom https://zoom.us/ Choosing Energy Efficient Windows for Built Green, Step Code The presentation will cover how U values and solar heat gain achieve specific energy efficiency...
The COVID-19 crisis presents big challenges for most businesses including construction. These include project cancellations, permit and inspection delays, trades shortages, and delays in materials to name a few. It all adds costs to housing, while sales have declined...
The VRBA has written to Saanich's Mayor and Council outlining our concerns regarding the mayor's proposal to cancel the amalgamation study and reallocate the $250,000 intended for this initiative. The reason given is budget shortfalls due to the pandemic. Our points...