Continuing Professional Development

In March 2015, the provincial government announced an enhanced licensing system for BC’s residential builders.  All general contractors are required to take Continuing Professional Development as a condition of their renewal.

The VRCA is excited to announced that it now offers classroom and online courses that have been approved by BC Housing Licensing and Consumer Services (formerly Homeowners Protection Office) for points towards Continuing Professional Development upon successful completion.

Learn more about Continuing Professional Development at

Stay tuned! The VRCA is in the process of securing Licensing and Consumer Services approval of several online courses.

Upcoming Continuing Professional Development Courses:

Classroom Courses

August 2017

Supervisory and Management Skills (30 CPD Group A points) - August 24-25, 2017

September 2017

Construction Industry Ethics (6.5 CPD Group B points) - September 6, 2017

Introduction to Construction Blueprint Reading (7.5 CPD Group A points) -  September 13, 2017 

Construction Law (30 CPD Group B points) - September 14-15, 2017

Builders Lien Act (3 CPD Group B points) -  September 19, 2017 

Project Management (30 CPD Group A points) - September 21-22, 2017

In from the Site: Office Computer Programs Simplified (4 CPD Group A and 10 Group B points) - September 26-27, 2017

Microsoft Excel for Construction (Novice) (7 CPD Group B points) - September 28, 2017

Microsoft Excel for Construction (Advanced) (7 CPD Group B points) - September 29, 2017

October 2017

Change Order Management (7.5 CPD Group A points)October 3, 2017

Construction 101 (16 CPD Group A and 14 Group B points) -  October 12-13, 2017   

Construction Business Management (30 CPD Group B points) - October 16-17, 2017 

Tender, Contract, and Builders Lien Law (3 CPD Group B points) October 18, 2017

Online Courses

Construction Industry Ethics (8 CPD Group B points)

Construction Law (2 CPD Group A and 6 Group B points)

Communication, Negotiation, Conflict Resolution (6 CPD Group A and 2 Group B points)

Construction Project Management (6 CPD Group A and 2 Group B points)

Confined Spaces Safety Awareness (6 CPD Group A points)

Construction Safety Training System (CSTS-09) (12 CPD Group A points)

First Level Supervisor Training Program (FLST) (27 CPD Group A points)

Introduction to Building Information Modeling (BIM) (2 CPD Group A points)

Introduction to Construction Estimating (8 CPD Group A points)

National Construction Safety Awareness (12 CPD Group A points)

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