Our popular online course is available now!

It contains hours of instructional video content from Warren Jones.
The exclusive 412 Page Owner Builder workbook is included.
Plus bonus video FAQ sections that answer Owner Builder's most common questions on a wide range of topics.

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plans in motion.

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Need help applying for your Owner Builder Authorization?

This short step-by-step video has been created to help with the many inquiries we receive from individuals wanting to know how to apply to BC Housing to begin the Owner Builder Authorization process.

So you want to build your own home, but don’t know where to start

Well, help is on the way. If you want to build your own home in the Province of British Columbia, you have to obtain an Owner Builder Authorization from the BC Housing Licensing & Consumer Services (LCS).

We believe the Owner Builder Exam Preparation Course has covered all of the recommended topics the BC Housing Licensing and Consumer Services (LCS) department has listed on their website. Based on our belief, we are prepared to stand behind you in your efforts to be able to build your own home by allowing you to attend another offering of the course in an instance where you fail the exam. There will only be a nominal cost of $60.00 to cover meals and refreshments.

As of July 4, 2016 in BC, all applicants to the BC Housing Licensing & Consumer Services (LCS) for an Owner Builder Authorization are required to meet all eligibility criteria and pass an exam to evaluate their knowledge and understanding of home building basics.

Owner Builder Training Ltd. is a group of dedicated highly skilled professionals with a combined 200 years’ experience in the construction industry.  Areas of expertise range from hands on construction, building science, energy efficient home design, ventilation and heating and legal.  We are a team that is dedicated to training consumers and contractors – we have been doing this since the early 1980s and now wish to pass on our skills and expertise on to you.

The “Owner Builder Authorization” course was developed and initiated because we found those who wished to write the compulsory BC Housing exam had nowhere to obtain professional instruction and information that would assist them in passing the exam and bring them one step closer to their dream – to build their own home.


The #1 Owner Builder Authorization Exam Course Is Now Available Online!

There are currently no in-person classes scheduled at this time. Our popular online course is available at the link below.

Terms & Conditions / Refund Policy

November 4, 2019

1. Upon registering for a course, registrants must understand that all requests for refunds must be made only in writing via the postal system, by fax or email. No telephone requests will be accepted.

Owner Builder Training Ltd.
5405 Teskey Road
Chilliwack, BC
V2R 5L6

Approved refunds will be via the same method as the original payment less any fees and workbook costs/shipping that applied at the time of payment.

E-transfer is the preferred method of payment

2. If a request is received within 15 days of initial registration date, a registrant who requests a refund will receive a full refund less a $50.00 administrative fee, workbook cost/shipping (325.00) and PayPal processing fees if that was the chosen method of payment.

3. Within 14 days from the start of the one-day in-class session, no refunds will be issued; registrants will forfeit all course fees. However, if a registrant supplies documented proof of personal or family emergency (i.e., doctor’s note, death certificate, etc.) the administrator can re-register the individual for another existing class of the same title for the date and location of the registrant’s choice. A $50.00 administrative fee will apply for this service less workbook cost/delivery (325.00) and PayPal processing fees if that was the chosen method of payment.

4. Student Request before Cut-off Date: Requests by the student to re-register for another existing course of the same title before midnight of the 14-day cut-off period will be granted at no cost. However, please note that this no-cost option is limited to two (2) occurrences only, after which the student will be charged a $75.00 administrative fee per occurrence for this service.

5. No-show for Two-day In-class Session: No-shows for the two-day in-class sessions are non-refundable. However, if a registrant supplies documented proof of personal or family emergency (i.e., doctor’s note, death certificate, etc.) the administrator can re-register the individual for the appropriate one-day in-class session for the date and location of the registrant’s choice. A $75.00 administrative will apply for this service.

6. If an in-class session location and/or dates are changed due to instructor availability, low enrollment or conflict with venue dates or availability, registrants will be given at least 7 days’ notice via email. A seat will automatically be reserved for the next available session in the same region. If necessary, registrants will have the option to contact the OBT administrator and choose to be re-registered for a different date and location (for the same course) that better suits their schedule or be registered to take the online course version. If none of these options are satisfactory, a full refund, less a $125.00 for the workbook, will be issued.

We reserve the right to change the Refund Policy; any revised Refund Policy will be posted at ownerbuildertraining.com

Industry Testimonials

Warren, after a successful career as a builder of energy efficient homes, moved on to become a well-respected trainer in our CHBA-BC Certified Residential Builder program. He openly shared his leading edge knowledge and experience, and was fully committed to the success of both our program and it's students. Warren would be a welcome addition to any industry training team.

Ken Farrish

President & Bottlewasher at Farrish Marketing Services
It is inconceivable that a better choice could be made when searching for a trainer in housing construction. I unreservedly recommend him as an Instructor. Incidentally he has been doing this in one form or another every waking hour of his life since the early '80's.

Oliver Drerup

Managing Director, Drerup Construction Consulting
Warren Jones is an industry leader instructing others on how to enhance their business for better customer satisfaction and increased profits. He brings many years of experience and practical ideas. He is personable, articulate and professional.

Larry Clay

President at Clay Construction Inc.
Warren is very knowledgeable in relation to all the courses he taught and was able to engage his classes to maximize their learning potential. I would highly recommend Warren for any construction and management training needs.

Lori Gobert

Rylan Business Consulting
Over 25 years I have worked with Warren Jones both when he was a home builder and when he was an instructor for the Canadian Home Builders Association. In both cases I was impressed with his depth of knowledge and his willingness to take on new challenges. In fact I would say that Warren is a person who thrives on meeting new challenges and succeeding. I also found him to always have the highest integrity in his business and personal dealings and I have no hesitation in recommending him to potential employers and clients.

Chris Mattock

Principal at Habitat Design + Consulting Ltd.
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