The Saskatoon & Region Home Builders’ Association works to continually improve the professionalism of the residential construction industry and all its employees through ongoing training and education, and by providing certification of its members in the area of new home construction. The Certified Professional Home Builder Program is based on the National Education Benchmarks for Builders and Renovators as recommended by the Canadian Home Builders’ Association. Every builder member of the Association must complete the full complement of courses and requirements to reach Certified Builder status within one year of joining the Association.

This certification also provides home building professionals with business and management skills that meet the industry’s demand and need for a higher standard. The final outcome will be a recognized Canadian Home Builders’ Association designation that gives Association members a highly competitive advantage in the market.

Certified Professional Home Builders must:

  • be a member in good standing of the Saskatoon & Region Home Builders’ Association.
  • maintain a continuous complement of employees who have completed all eleven (11) of the required Certified Professional Home Builder Program courses.

The required courses include:

  • Building Codes
  • Construction Technology
  • Legal Issues in Housing
  • Customer Service
  • Financial Planning & Management
  • Project Management & Supervision
  • Communications
  • Business Planning and Management
  • Human Resources Planning and Management
  • Marketing and Sales
  • Safety Training (Not provided through SRHBA)

 

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In addition to the initial certification courses above, The Saskatoon & Region Home Builders’ Association offers professional development opportunities to members under the Certified Professional Home Builder umbrella. This training covers a wide variety of topics and is intended to offer all members, regardless of membership type, the opportunity to acquire and maintain skills that will help them succeed in business and further set them apart from the pack in terms of professionalism and ability.

 

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As of June 27, 2018, every contractor on Saskatoon Land’s Eligible Contractor list is required to complete mandatory training and safety education.  All new probationary applications must complete at least one of the mandatory training courses or the safety course before being allowed to purchase their first lot.

Many of Saskatoon Land’s lots are sold directly to home builders. To encourage safety, quality and lasting value for investors and families, Saskatoon Land requires all home builders to meet the specific criteria, including:

  • Be approved as a probationary or eligible contractor with Saskatoon Land.
  • Be a home builder involved in constructing complete homes for sale.
  • Be incorporated in the Province of Saskatchewan.
  • Be a member of one of the recognized third party home warranty programs in Saskatchewan.
  • Have completed the mandatory training and safety courses.

The mandatory training helps ensure home builders meet a standard in business management and new home construction knowledge, and are committed to constructing quality homes in Saskatoon Land developments. Together, these criteria encourage a high level of professionalism in the residential home building industry, providing home buyers with an excellent choice of home builders.

While other equivalent courses may be approved by Saskatoon Land, the following seven courses provided by the SRHBA have been pre-approved by Saskatoon Land to meet the eligible contractor criteria.

The 8 required courses include:

  • Building Codes
  • Construction Technology
  • Legal Issues in Housing
  • Customer Service
  • Financial Planning & Management
  • Project Management & Supervision
  • Communications
  • Safety Training

*Other mandatory training and safety education may be considered, if approved by City of Saskatoon Land.

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