Certified Professional Home Builder (CPHB) Designation

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.

The Certified Professional Home Builder Program is the only professional certification for home builders and is based on the National Education Benchmarks for Builders as recommended by the Canadian Home Builders’ Association.

This certification provides home building professionals with business and management skills that meet the industry’s demand and need for a higher standard. The certification also provides homebuyers with confidence that their investment and project is backed by third-party home warranty. The final outcome will be a recognized Canadian Home Builders’ Association designation that gives Certified Builders 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 ten (10) of the required Certified Professional Home Builder Program courses.
  • show commitment to a strong safety culture by completing an approved comprehensive safety course
  • maintain and offer third-party warranty from an approved provider

The required courses include:

  • 101. Building Codes
  • 102. Construction Technology
  • 103. Customer Service
  • 104. Legal Issues in Housing
  • 105. Communications
  • 106. Financial Planning & Management
  • 107. Project Management & Supervision
  • 108. Business Planning and Management
  • 109. Human Resources Planning and Management
  • 110. Marketing and Sales

The approved safety courses are:

Pre-Application Requirements

Home builder applicants must complete the first four certification modules (101-104) before their application will be considered for approval. This is to show your commitment to professional certification. All remaining courses must be completed within the first year of professional membership. Tuition is $500 per module. Once your membership is approved, the tuition is reduced to $300 for all remaining modules, and a $200 discount per course is applied retroactively to previously purchased modules. On average, each module takes approximately 30 – 60 minutes to complete.


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