Building Code Skills Development Project

Due to overwhelming interest in the Building Code Official program, we are no longer accepting applications for this program.


Building Code Skills Development Project


Community Partnerships Office and the School of Continuing Education – Technology and Trades Department






Fall 2020


Program graduates will receive a Building Officials Fundamentals Certificate from George Brown College. The curriculum is developed in collaboration with the Ontario Building Officials Association (OBOA) and meets the academic requirements to be eligible to write the Building Code examinations.




Academic upgrading, sector-specific skills training to be co-facilitated by the OBOA and George Brown College, workshop series

Program Description

Full Program Description

George Brown College’s Building Code Skills Development Project is an innovative, integrated, and supportive Construction and Trades program for persons who are unemployed, underemployed, and all persons who face barriers to fully participating in the labour market including women, youth, indigenous persons, persons with disabilities, newcomers, and veterans. The purpose of the program is to equip graduates with the skills, tools, networks, opportunities and experience to transition into, and thrive in, the construction and building sector.


The Building Code Skills Development Project includes:

8-Weeks of Academic Upgrading: Focused on enhancing skills in Math, Science, English and Computers and Technology. Students will also partake in an Integrated Life Skills and Essential Employability Skills workshops.

8-Weeks of Sector-Specific Skills Training: To familiarize students with building code legislation and regulations, principals of building science and design, performance of materials, construction types, mechanical systems, technical and electronic communication, reading and interpreting blueprints and understanding how they must be prepared for building permit applications.

Sector-specific skills training courses include:

  • General Legal Process and Powers and Duties 2012
  • Building Code Regulation
  • Building Science Fundamentals
  • Communication for Building Officials
  • Part 9 The House Building Envelope
  • Part 9 The House Health and Safety
  • Plan Examination

Participants will have a variety of post-graduation options including being eligible to write the Building Code Identification Number (BCIN) exams with the OBOA.

Tuition and Fees

There are no fees associated with this program. This program is fully funded by the Province of Ontario. Students are not eligible to receive OSAP funding.

How to Qualify and Apply
  • Must be able to attend full-time classes for 16 weeks
  • Must be 18 years of age or older
  • Must be a Canadian Citizen or Permanent Resident (Minimum CLB Level 8)
  • Must have access to, and working knowledge of, computers and internet use
  • Must be familiar with computer applications such as MS Office Suite, email and internet
  • Must be able to work in Ontario. It is strongly recommended that applicants have previous experience in the construction and/or building regulation sector(s)
  • This program is geared towards persons facing barriers to fully participating in the labour market (i.e. low-income, women, youth, indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities, newcomers, veterans and other underrepresented groups)
  • Interested applicants will be assessed on English and Math skills (Ontario Grade 12 or equivalent)

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Contact Us

The Community Partnerships Office hosts information sessions regularly.

For more information or to book an information session at your location please contact:

General Inquiries:

Sacha Bradley: 416-415-5000 x 3007 -​​​​​​​
Heather Edmund: 416-415-5000 x 6647 –