Certification Application

A Regular and/or Associate One (1) member is eligible to apply for Certification after successfully passing the respective Building Officials’ Association of British Columbia (BOABC) Examinations and completing the required work experience while employed by a City, Municipality, Regional District or other acceptable form of Local, Provincial or Territorial Government.

To retain any level of Certification, a Member must:

  • Maintain membership as a Regular or Associate One ( 1) Member in the BOABC.
  • Acquire Continuing Professional Development program credits as specified in the BOABC Continuing Professional program (10 per year).
  • Attend and fulfill Code Change knowledge requirements when a new edition of the BC Building Code is adopted. Certified members must fulfill the Certification Code Change Maintenance requirements within one(1) year of the mandated training.

RBO & BCQ DESIGNATIONS

A Regular member who is in good standing and has successfully obtained Level 3 Certification, is eligible to apply for permission to use the designation of Registered Building Official (RBO).

A Regular, Retired, Associate 1, Associate 2 or a Life Member who is in good standing and has successfully passed the Level 1, 2 and 3 Examinations, is eligible to apply for permission to use the designation of Building Code Qualified (BCQ).  The BCQ title is not the same as the mandatory qualifications required under the Building Act.  For more information about the mandatory qualifications click here.

To retain these titles, a Member must:

  • Maintain BOABC Membership
  • Comply with the requirements of the Continuing Professional Development (CPD) program.
  • Attend and fulfill Code Change knowledge requirements when a new edition of the BC Building Code is adopted.

CERTIFICATION APPLICATION

Certification applicants must complete the Certification Application Form and upload a completed Supervisors Work Verification form.

Once the application form is submitted, it is reviewed by the BOABC Office and sent to the registrar for final approval.

The applicant will be notified by the BOABC office of their certification and will subsequently be issued a hard-copy certificate stating the level of certification as approved by the BOABC.

Please fill out the Certification Form below.








    Work Experience Verification

    For Level One (1) Building Certification, Regular and Associate One (1) Members must have at least two (2) years of experience working as a building official for a local authority in the three (3) years immediately preceding the date of their certification application. yes
    For Level Two (2) Building Certification, Regular and Associate One (1) Members must have at least three (3) years of experience working as a building official for a local authority in the five (5) years immediately preceding the date of their certification application. yes
    For Level Three (3) Building Certification, Regular and Associate One (1) Members must have at least four (4) years of experience working as a building official for a local authority in the six (6) years immediately preceding the date of their certification application. yes
    For Level One (1) Plumbing Certification, Regular and Associate One (1) Members must have at least two (2) years of experience working as a plumbing official for a local authority in the three (3) years immediately preceding the date of their certification application. yes
    For Level Two (2) Plumbing Certification, Regular and Associate One (1) Members must have at least four (4) years of experience working as a plumbing official for a local authority in the six (6) years immediately preceding the date of their certification application. yes

    Supervisor Verification

    Click Here to download the Supervisor Verification Form.
    Upload your Completed Supervisor Verification Form Here

    This information is collected by the Building Officials' Association of British Columbia under 26(c) of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act and will be used to develop, administer, and assess credential and education programs under the Building Officials' Association Act and the Building Act. Should you have any questions about the collection of this personal information please contact the Executive Director of the Association info@boabc.org or 604-270-9516.