As of September 1, 2016, new applicants proposing to build residential freehold and low-rise condominium construction under Part 9 of the Ontario Building Code will be required to complete seven educational competencies in addition to Tarion’s existing registration requirements. The educational requirements are based on the Canadian Home Builders’ Association’s National Education Benchmarks for residential construction. Achieving these competencies is a pre-requisite for registration.
The core competencies must be held by one or shared by several Principals, Officers or Directors (PDO) of the company.
The competencies include:
*New vendor only applicants are not required to complete the Building Code in Ontario or Construction Technology competencies.
The following education providers are offering courses that can be used towards achieving the seven competencies. Links to the course provider websites are provided below the table.
If you believe you already have certain competencies and wish to be tested on these competencies instead of taking a course, this can be done through Algonquin College. Click here to sign up for an assessment exam.
Tarion may grant exemptions for some of the education requirements on the basis of an applicant’s prior experience and education. Exemptions will be considered for the following categories:
Exemption requests will be evaluated by Tarion on a case by case basis. If you think your experience and professional qualification may be eligible for an exemption, click here.
Click here to learn more about the core learning requirements for each competency.
For answers to the most commonly asked questions related to educational requirements, click here.