Industry Education

Dedicated to your success, HAVAN provides year-round programming based on BC Housing’s Enhanced Licensing System. Designed specifically for the local residential construction industry, our courses are open to builders, renovators, designers, and other professionals passionate about keeping up-to-date on the latest industry advancements. Choose your course delivery to suit your schedule. Offered online, and in the classroom, HAVAN industry education is built to help you succeed!

All residential builders in British Columbia, building under Part 9 of the BC Building Code, need to meet BC Housing’s enhanced licensing systemImportant note: Builders can only claim a maximum of 20 CPD points in informal training. Courses offered by HAVAN are considered informal learning. For information about acceptable training for CPDs, see the attached BC Housing document or call them directly at 604-646-7050.

CPD UPDATE: On March 7, 2019, BC Housing announced changes to the CPD process, which comes into effect on July 1, 2019.  These changes are: active practice category for 20 points of CPD is removed; 20 CPD points are required instead of 40; and nominees may be able to carry up to 20 extra earned CPD training points over from one licence term to the next.  Builders also no longer have to take a majority of CPD points in a particular category (known as “category A” in the current regulation).  Click here for more information via the BC Housing website. 

Group A: Relevant Enactments (building code), Construction Management and Supervision, Construction Technology, and Customer Service and Home Warranty Insurance,

Group B: Financial Planning and Budget Management, Legal Issues, Business Planning, Management and Administration, and Business Ethics.

Online Courses

Building Science (Group A)

In-Class Courses

Builders’ Breakfast Series – 10 Pack Building Science (Group A) Up to 20 CPD credits Dec 1 2018 Read More
Til Death Do Us Part: Creating a WOW Customer Experience From Prospecting to Retention Business Related (Group B) Jan 23 2019 Read More
Builders’ Breakfast Series: A Fully Exterior Insulated House Case Study Building Science (Group A) 2.0 CPD credits Jan 31 2019 Read More
Builders’ Breakfast Series: The Step Code Challenge – Rethinking the wall assembly and construction process Building Science (Group A) 2.0 CPD credits Feb 27 2019 Read More
Builders’ Breakfast Series: Wall Systems and Waterproof Foundations for Better Building Envelope Building Science (Group A) 2.0 CPD credits Mar 28 2019 Read More
Supplier On-Site Education Series: Rock the House with HiFi Centre Building Science (Group A) 1.0 CPD point in Construction Technology Apr 4 2019 Read More
How to Get Your Time Back While Growing Your Company (Entrepreneur Series) Business Related (Group B) 2.0 CPD credits Apr 11 2019 Read More
Builders’ Breakfast Series: High Performance Skylights for High Performing Homes Building Science (Group A) 2.0 CPD credits Apr 25 2019 Read More
Jelly Academy: Professional Digital Marketing Certification Course Apr 30 2019 Read More
Professional Selling for Residential Building Contractors (Entrepreneur Series) Business Related (Group B) 2.0 CPD credits May 8 2019 Read More
High Stakes! Project Communications and Crucial Conversations Business Related (Group B) 3.0 CPD credits May 14 2019 Read More
A Holistic Approach Towards Improved Air Tightness (Building Better Buildings Full-Day Seminar) Building Science (Group A) 8 CPD points in Group A May 23 2019 Read More
Builders’ Breakfast Series: The Integrated Design Process Building Science (Group A) 2.0 CPD credits (pending) May 30 2019 Read More
HAVAN Site Tour: Certified Passive House by Nick Bray Architecture + Project Mint Developments Building Science (Group A) 0.5 points Jun 4 2019 Read More
Prioritization and Time Management Business Related (Group B) Jun 5 2019 Read More
Builders Lien Act 101: Make the Act Work for You – Protect you and your Business Business Related (Group B) Jun 18 2019 Read More
Builders’ Breakfast Series (topic TBA) Building Science (Group A) 2.0 CPD credits (pending) Jun 27 2019 Read More
UnF*@k Your Books: The Surprisingly Simple Path to Financial Clarity Business Related (Group B) 3.0 CPD points Aug 14 2019 Read More
August Builders’ Breakfast Series: Topic TBA Building Science (Group A) 2.0 CPD credits (pending) Aug 29 2019 Read More
How to Build a High Performing Sales Team (Entrepreneur Series) Business Related (Group B) Sep 12 2019 Read More
September Builders’ Breakfast Series: Topic TBA Building Science (Group A) 2.0 CPD credits (pending) Sep 26 2019 Read More
Estimating Your Way to Profits: The Winner’s Curse Business Related (Group B) Oct 22 2019 Read More
October Builders’ Breakfast Series: Topic TBA Building Science (Group A) 2.0 CPD credits (pending) Oct 31 2019 Read More
November Builders’ Breakfast Series: Topic TBA Building Science (Group A) 2.0 CPD credits (pending) Nov 28 2019 Read More