We're the Professional Home Builders Institute
We're Canada’s premium provider of quality education for the residential construction industry
The Professional Home Builders Institute (PHBI) was established in Alberta in 1987, by builders, for builders. Since our inception, we've kept pace with the home construction industry’s ever-changing needs by designing and delivering
practical education that meets or exceeds the national benchmarks established by the Canadian Home Builders Association.
In British Columbia, PHBI is branded as BC Builder Training, while Ontarians recognize us as Training Ontario.
In Alberta, PHBI is an approved Blue Seal education provider, offering more than 25 core courses in three disciplines: Business, Construction, and Sales and Marketing. Our curriculum is developed
and delivered by seasoned instructors who are recognized as subject matter experts in their respective disciplines, and who lead our classroom courses in Calgary and Edmonton.
In 2012, we launched an educational program that lead to Canada’s first occupational designation for the residential construction industry — the Residential Construction Site Manager (RCSM) program. A designated occupation recognizes skills and competencies achieved through on-the-job training or formal education provided by industry. This designated occupation (RCSM) is recognized by the Government of Alberta and has been accepted by the industry as the standard for leaders in the home building profession.
In collaboration with British Columbia-based industry subject matter experts, BC Builder Training offers customized online courses specifically for the BC residential construction market. Our courses meet BC Housing's Qualification (Core Competency)
and Continuing Professional Development (CPD) training requirements, and achieve all of the required learning outcomes for each subject area.
Our courses are presented exclusively in an online learning format, and deliver comprehensive industry-specific training via digital study materials. We're proud to deliver quality education that is flexible and accessible to students 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Training Ontario is the province’s premium provider of quality education for the residential construction industry, and is a collaboration between PHBI and Blue House Energy. Based in Halifax,
Nova Scotia, Blue House Energy is a key player in training for the home construction and renovation sector, with special focus on online delivery of education that is engaging and easily accessible to working professionals.
Together with proven subject matter experts and Tarion Warranty Corporation, we have designed industry-specific courses to meet Tarion's educational requirements. All courses are presented in an online learning format that offers students the flexibility to build their careers on their own schedule. In addition, PHBI's general professional development courses are available to Ontario students and builders.