EARN CPD POINTS: 2017 IN-CLASS COURSES

Through BC Housing, department of Licensing and Consumer Services, VICA is approved to deliver Continuing Professional Development (CPD) training that meets the competency requirements for Residential Builders established in the Homeowner Protection Act.  

Earn the CPD points you need as a Licensed Residential Builder with our upcoming in-class courses, and when you're done here, don't forget to check out our selection of online courses with approved CPD points!

Members of the Victoria Residential Builders Association (VRBA) receive exclusive savings! Through our commitment to professional development in the industry we have partnered with VRBA to extend our member pricing to VRBA members. To receive exclusive savings on your course registration(s) and enroll in a course, contact us by phone (250-388-6471).

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BUILDERS LIEN ACT WORKSHOP

"Very good session. Definitely worth the time and money." - Mike Wilson, G&E Contracting. Get answers to YOUR questions about the Builders Lien Act! Join our construction law expert, Tyler Galbraith, and learn about the rights, remedies, and processes created by the Builders Lien Act. 

Earn 2.75 CPD Points (Informal, Group B) through your workshop attendance.
CHANGE ORDER MANAGEMENT

"Answered my questions about Change Orders, insurance, and negotiations." Changes are an inevitable part of the construction process and if not managed well, they can cause unnecessary project disruptions and lead to cost increases and schedule delays. This course will provide you with best practices for successfully navigating this complex project management challenge. 

Earn 7 CPD Points (Informal, Group A) through your course attendance.
CONSTRUCTION 101: CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY BOOT CAMP

Created by the industry and for the industry, this course will give you valuable insight into construction documents and contracts, risk management, construction law, bidding and tendering, and more. Don't be misled by the '101' - over 30% of our course attendees have 10+ years of industry experience! 

Earn 30 CPD Points (Formal, 14.5 Group A, 15.5 Group B), through both in-class attendance and successful completion of an open-book take home exam submitted after the course. 
CONSTRUCTION BUSINESS MANAGEMENT

"Really enjoyed the course - improved my skills in financial control for small business." Are your Business Management skills up to scratch? Build valuable skills in finance, marketing, and personnel management. This course will give you the tools you need to apply strategic planning in your own workplace and become a more efficient and effective business leader.

Earn 30 CPD Points (Formal, Group B), through both in-class attendance and successful completion of a short take-home assignment submitted online after the course. 
CONSTRUCTION ESTIMATING

"Appreciated the opportunity to connect with other contractors and update my current practices." Improve your knowledge of estimating and gain the skills you need to accurately estimate projects and prepare a successful bid. Course topics include project analysis, risk analysis, bid strategies and processes, Construction Division Codes, as well as bonding, insurance and much more!

Earn 30 CPD Points (Formal, Group A), through both in-class attendance and successful completion of a short take-home assignment submitted online after the course. 
CONSTRUCTION LAW

"Gave me an opportunity to ask specific questions and I liked how the instructor used real-life examples." This two-day course will teach you practical skills to effectively and proactively deal with conflict situations and avoid litigation. Course topics will include the Builders’ Lien Act, collecting debts, bonding, insurance, environmental law, safety law, and much more!

Earn 30 CPD Points (Formal, Group B), through both in-class attendance and successful completion of a short take-home assignment submitted online after the course. 
CONSTRUCTION SAFETY FOR SUPERVISORS

"I loved the shared experiences and interaction. Gave me an opportunity to learn from others' experiences." This course covers the fundamentals of managing and supervising a safe workplace in accordance with safety regulations. Improve your leadership abilities and learn how to conduct toolbox talks and provide effective health and safety training. Course topics will also include instruction in conducting incident investigations and regular safety inspections.

Earn 30 CPD Points (Formal, Group A), through both in-class attendance and successful completion of a short take-home assignment submitted online after the course. 
INTRODUCTION TO BLUEPRINT READING

Ideal for those with little or no experience, this one-day, hands-on course will show you how to read both residential and commercial blueprints. Learn what a floor plan, section, and elevation are and understand the fundamentals of the design process. By the end of the day, you will gain experience and practical knowledge that will benefit your day-to-day work in a construction company.

Earn 8 CPD Points (Informal, Group A) through your course attendance.
32 CPD Points - Group A - VICA Project Management
PROJECT MANAGEMENT

Whether you're an industry veteran or a rookie, this in-demand course will give your leadership skills a boost! Develop your construction project management skills with expert instruction based on the Project Management Book of Knowledge. Get tips and real world project planning tools that will help you to successfully manage a complex project, avoid risk, and benefit your bottom line.

Earn 32 CPD Points (Formal, Group A), through both in-class attendance and successful completion of a short take-home assignment submitted online after the course. 
SITE SURVEYING 101 (LEVELING)

This hands-on course will sharpen your skills in leveling fundamentals. From general site personnel to site supervisors and operations staff, this course is ideal for anyone responsible for site preparation, and is especially suited for residential construction. You'll learn the ins and outs of the builder's level and no special math skills are required!

Earn 7 CPD Points (Informal, Group A) through your course attendance.
SUPERVISORY AND MANAGEMENT SKILLS

Expand your leadership capacity and gain valuable training in communication, negotiation, and conflict management, such as how to deliver a successful toolbox talk and how to deal with difficult people. Walk away with the tools you need to be a more effective leader!

Earn 30 CPD Points (Formal, Group A), through both in-class attendance and successful completion of a short take-home assignment submitted online after the course. 
 
      

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