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CHBA BC Applauds Mandatory Education for Builder Licensing

BURNABY, B.C. (March 5, 2015) - Today the Minister of Natural Gas Development and Minister Responsible for Housing and Deputy Premier, Rich Coleman announced that mandatory education requirements will now be a prerequisite for builders applying for, and renewing licensing through the Homeowner Protection Office (HPO), a branch of BC Housing, to construct homes under Part 9 of the B.C. Building Code.

The seven core training courses offered by CHBA BC have been recognized as meeting these new mandatory education requirements and the Association is an approved training provider under the new regulation.

"As a home builder, I strongly support this progressive action by the BC government," stated Simon Howse, President of CHBA BC.  "It promotes professionalism in our industry, and provides assurance to consumers that their new homes will be well-built", he added.  "Our industry also appreciates that the new requirements will be phased in, to allow our members time to ensure they meet the new standard."

To read the full news release, click here.