If you are a new builder/vendor who registered with Tarion after September 2015, your registration renewal is based on proving you have completed competency training in 7 areas. If you haven't started on this educational process, your time is running out! The competencies must be achieved by their annual renewal date.
For anyone contemplating becoming a new builder/vendor, you need to know that, as of September 1, 2016, achieving these competencies will be a pre-requisite for registration. The educational requirements are based on the Canadian Home Builders’ Association’s National Education Benchmarks for residential construction.
If you are required to prove the competencies, here are Tarion's recognized training providers:
There are limited times and seats for OHBA and BuildABILITY courses, so check out their schedules today so you can get registered. TrainingOntario offers on-demand online training that fits into your schedule, with an in-person exam hosted by Algonquin College that you can schedule at several locations.
All of the courses offered will take you between 3 and 5 days of time/effort to complete, whether you're in class or learning on line. If you are required to complete all seven educational competencies, that adds up to 21 to 35 days!!!