Examination Information


Building Official Association members who wish to take examinations must be pre-authorized by the BOABC before being provided access to register and schedule their exam with the testing center. Pre-authorization verifies candidates are current members in good standing and eligible to write the requested exam.

BOABC members can register for pre-authorization by filling out the Exam Authorization Application Form

There is a $25.00 administration fee for each exam application. Members will be invoiced on their Member login account.

Once the application form is received, it will be processed and a pre-authorization letter will be issued by email within 72 hours. This letter enables the candidate to schedule their own exam at the testing center of their choice.

The contracted testing centers are operated by PEARSON VUE and require a payment fee of $200.00, payable directly to them when the candidate is scheduling the exam with them.

Important and more detailed information on the examination process and exams can be found here: Exam Information Bulletin .


 BCIT Students.  Exam Authorization Application Form

BCIT Students are permitted to access Level 1 exam authorization for one attempt, without membership. Subsequent attempts will incur the non-member fee of $100.00. Students must upload a copy of their BCIT transcript as proof of registration and completion.

PAYMENT: Non-members and Students will be invoiced and payment must be received prior to the pre-authorization letter being issued.



Exam FAQ's

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What are the Level and Categories of Exams ?

What is the Exam Content Outline

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What experience or education do I require before writing and exam?

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What if I need to register more than one person?

How long does my pre-authorization for one exam category last?

How are exams scored

How often can I write an exam?

Are exams "open-book"

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When will I receive my results?

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