How do I become a member of the BOABC?
If you want to become a member, you must submit an application for review by the BOABC Registrar. You will be notified of the application outcome and successful applicants will be added to the member database.
What are the different categories of membership?
All Provincial, City and Municipal Building Inspectors and/or Plan Checkers employed in the Province of British Columbia are eligible for “regular’ membership.
Associate #1 Member
Membership is open to individuals employed by the Province of British Columbia, the Yukon Territory or a Local Authority in British Columbia or the Yukon, who is actively involved in the development or administration of building regulations but not eligible for regular membership.
Associate #2 Member
Membership is open to individuals employed by Companies, Professional Organizations, and Trade Associations allied with the Building Industry.
Associate #3 Member
Membership is open to persons employed by various branches of Government service.
Membership shall be open to any person who is actively enrolled and participating in a course of study related to Building Regulations at a post-secondary educational facility. Admission is subject to satisfactory evidence of their eligibility to the Registrar.
Membership is open to those who are no longer employed in the Building Industry.
Why do I need to become a member?
You need to be a member of the BOABC to maintain your level of qualification, so that you can be entered into the registry of qualified building officials. This is required under the Building Act.
What are the benefits of becoming a member?
- Association members are afforded the opportunity for personal growth and professional development by participating with colleagues in a wide variety of situations, both technical and social.
- A certificate of membership is issued to each member of the Association in good standing, subject to a nominal fee.
- Through the communication network established between the Association and other professional, provincial and national organizations, members have the opportunity to develop and maintain invaluable professional contacts.
- Various educational programs offered by the Associations encourage and assist member’s professional growth.
- Through close interface with Provincial and National Code Development Agencies, building officials are afforded a valuable opportunity to share work experience and concerns, promote meaningful legislation, and generally contribute to the advancement of building science.
- Members are able to sharpen organizational and management skills by participating in an official capacity either on the executive or standing committees.
- The Certification Program adopted by the Association provides a means of gaining recognition of the competency levels acceptable for municipal inspection responsibilities and improved professional standing in the community.
What is the cost for membership?
The Annual Membership Dues for 2020-2021 (April 1, 2020 – March 31, 2021) are as follows:
Regular Membership – $673.61 (incl. GST)
Associate #1 Membership – $673.61 (incl. GST)
Associate #2 Membership – $673.61 (incl. GST)
Associate #3 Membership – $673.61 (incl. GST)
Student Membership – $39.57 (incl. GST)
Retired Membership – $39.57 (incl. GST)
Can membership dues be pro-rated?
Yes, Regular and all Associate Memberships are pro-rated. The amounts showing below are based on the Membership Dues for the 2020-2021 fiscal year:
April 1st – June 30th (full annual fee) – $673.61
July 1st – September 30th ( 3/4 of the of annual fee) – $505.20
October 1st – December 31st ( ½ of the annual fee) – $336.81
January 1st – March 31st ( ¼ of the annual fee) – $168.40
Student and Retired Memberships are not pro-rated.
Do you offer refunds?
Membership dues/fees and application fees are non-refundable.
When are membership dues payable?
The BOABC operates on a fiscal year (April 1 – March 31).
Existing BOABC members must pay annual dues by April 1 of each year.
Individuals who obtain membership during the course of a year must pay annual dues as part of the membership application process.
What happens if I don't pay my membership dues on time?
A member ceases to be in good standing and membership in the Association shall lapse when dues are six (6) months in arrears. An applicant for re-instatement of a membership that has lapsed for non-payment of dues may be reinstated provided that dues in arrears up to a maximum of two years of dues have first been paid to the Association. Where the dues are in arrears for a period of more than two years, the most recent consecutive two years shall be used in calculating the dues payable.
Maintaining membership in good standing with the Association is also required to remain a qualified building official qualifications under the Building Act.