VICA is an Approved Education Provider for Licensed Residential Builder training. Through BC Housing, department of Licensing and Consumer Services, VICA is approved to deliver training that meets the competency requirements for Residential Builders established in the Homeowner Protection Act. With over 20 in-class and online courses currently approved for Continuing Professional Development (CPD) points for Licensed Residential Builders, VICA welcomes homebuilders to participate in our Training & Education programming. If you need to earn CPD points we can help!
COMMITMENT TO OUR CONSTRUCTION COMMUNITY
VICA is committed to supporting professional development in our construction community.While we know that earning CPD is mandatory in order to renew your license, we want you to gain more than just points. Through our in-class courses you have the opportunity to connect with industry experts as well as peers and expand your network into new sectors of the construction industry. We also hope that by participating in our training and education programming, you will gain new skills and knowledge that will help you grow and develop your business.
PARTNERSHIP WITH VICTORIA RESIDENTIAL BUILDERS ASSOCIATION
As part of our commitment to supporting industry professional development, we have partnered with the Victoria Residential Builders Association (VRBA). Members of the VRBA receive VICA Member pricing on all of our training and education programming. If you would like to register for one of our courses, and are a VRBA member, please contact us directly to enroll and register.
LICENSED RESIDENTIAL BUILDERS
VICA serves construction industry sectors that include institutional, commercial, industrial, civil and multi-residential construction. Our course offerings cater to general and trade contractors as well as allied industry partners working in these sectors of the construction industry.
We welcome homebuilders to participate in our programming, and as an Approved Training Provider for Licensed Residential Builder Training, many of our courses have been pre-approved for Continuing Professional Development (CPD) points. Our instructors work hard in every class to ensure that you are included and your questions are addressed.However, we want you to be aware that the training you receive with us will not be specific to your area of the industry.
Since the launch of CPD for Licensed Residential Builders in 2016 we have had the opportunity to connect with many of you and understand that it can be a confusing process to figure out what courses and points you need.
We’ve put together resources especially for you. In the Training navigation menu at the top right hand side of this page, You’ll find links to specialized information about VICA’s online training and in-class courses, with CPD points clearly identified. We have also developed an FAQ to help answer your questions and hopefully point you in the right direction.
Our commitment to industry professional development is a commitment to you. We hope you will get more than just CPD points out of our programming – our goal is to see you grow your business and career, learn new skills, and expand your professional network.
VICA does not currently have a specific course for owner builder exam preparation. However, approximately two thirds of the exam questions are on construction basics that test your basic knowledge of being your own general contractor. We offer several online and in class courses that you may find helpful as you prepare for your exam.
We've created a chart that identifies which of our courses may assist you and the competency areas that they correspond to. Download this resource now using the button below.
We welcome homebuilders to participate in our programming. However, we want you to be aware that the training you receive with us will not be specific to your area of construction, and the learning material will not address owner builders directly. VICA serves construction industry sectors that include institutional, commercial, industrial, civil and multi-residential construction. Our course offerings cater to general and trade contractors as well as allied industry partners working in these sectors of the construction industry.
Please be aware that the information we've compiled for you here is done for your convenience. It comes directly from the BC Housing - Licensing & Consumer Services website, and VICA is not an agent or representative of this office. Sources for the information we have provided are included and the button below links directly to the section of the BC Housing website where we have located the information.
Please confirm all information for yourself with BC Housing, Licensing & Consumer Services either through their website, or by contacting them directly via phone or email.
VICA does not currently offer Qualification courses for those seeking new Builder Licensing. Stay tuned! In the meantime, you can search for Qualification Courses through BC Housing’s Education Registry. Follow the button below to start searching the registry now.