Membership in the Building Officials Association of British Columbia

BOABC welcomes enquiries from prospective members, employers, government and public agencies, in its desire to be of service to the individual and to the building industry.

Membership in the Association, is  available to individuals, firms, corporations, associations, governments and government agencies interested or engaged in the administration and enforcement of regulations related to buildings and structures and their planning, construction, demolition, alteration, renovation, maintenance, operation and renewal insofar as such matters relate to the fire prevention and protection, structural adequacy, safety, health, durability and the environment.

Benefits of Membership

BOABC offers benefits to the individual member, to industry and the public in general. Individual members stand to gain the following benefits from belonging to the Association:

  • 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.

The Association offers a number of Membership Categories:


Regular Member

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.

Student Member

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.

Retired Member

Membership is open to those who are no longer employed in the Building Industry.