Qualification Application Form

Under the Building Act (Act), an individual must be registered as a qualified building official before making decisions about building regulations on behalf of a local authority.

There are different types of classifications of building and plumbing officials under the Act:

  1. Standard classifications (i.e. Building 1-3, Plumbing 1-2); and
  2. Trainee classifications (i.e. Building Official In-Training 1-3, Plumbing Official In-Training 1-2)

Applicants must meet requirements set out in the Act before being registered in any classification of building or plumbing official.

To be eligible for a standard qualification, an individual must:

  • be a member of the Association;
  • pass the required qualification exams;
  • submit an application to the Association; and
  • pay the annual registration fee.

To be eligible for a trainee classification, an individual must:

  • be a member of the Association;
  • pass the building official in-training exam;
  • submit an application, including a training plan, to the Association; and
  • pay the annual registration fee.

Additional information about the building official in-training qualification, including the training plan guide and template can be found here.

Once qualified, all building and plumbing officials must complete and report on 10 points of eligible continuing professional development (CPD) activities by December 31 of the calendar year.  More information about the CPD program can be found here.

Please use the following links to find more information about mandatory qualifications for building officials or, more specifically, the building official in-training qualification.


Applications for qualification must be submitted after the required exam(s) have been successfully completed.  Applicants may apply for more than one qualification at a time provided they meet the qualification requirements.  Once an application is submitted, it is reviewed by Association staff and then the Registrar.  Office staff may contact you to gather additional information about your application.  Applicants will generally receive a decision about their application within seven business days of it being received by the Association.

If you have additional questions or require more information, please contact the Association at info@boabc.org or 604-270-9516.

    Personal Information


    Home Address

    Work Address

    Qualification Details

    Level 1 – Building OfficialLevel 2 – Building OfficialLevel 3 – Building OfficialLevel 1 – Building Official In-TrainingLevel 2 – Building Official In-TrainingLevel 3 – Building Official In-Training

    Level 1 – Plumbing OfficialLevel 2 – Plumbing OfficialLevel 1 – Plumbing Official In-TrainingLevel 2 – Plumbing Official In-Training

    Click Here to download the Training Plan.
    Upload your Completed Training Plan Form Here

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    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.