Building Codes

Interpret and apply the current Alberta Building Code with confidence. Along with a focus on Part 9 (Housing and Small Buildings) of the Code, you will explore related standards and legislative authorities as well as administration and municipal inspection processes.

Knowledge & Skill Building Areas

  • Purpose & Role of Building Codes
  • Using the Alberta Building Code
  • Development of the Alberta Building Code
  • Safety Codes Act of Alberta
  • Changes to the Code
  • Building Permits
  • Orders & Appeals 

Ideal candidates for taking this course are:   Designers, Drafts persons, Inspectors, Technicians, Estimators, Construction Management, Site Managers, Trades, Suppliers, Support Staff, Purchasing Agents, Management, Customer Service Representatives, Management. 

This course is required for the following certifications:  Residential Construction Site Manager (RCSM), Professional Site Manager, Residential Management, Master Home Builder and Master Home Renovator. 

Delivery methods:

Each student will need to purchase or acquire a copy of the Alberta Building Codes to reference throughout this course and for the exam.   The cost of the Code books is not included in the tuition.

Blend learning delivery option:

Blended e-learning:  This blended e-learning course combines approximately four hours of online learning with three days of classroom learning.

Classroom times:  8:30 am - 4:30 pm

100% online delivery option:

This distance learning format provides you with a learning option that caters to your busy schedule by taking the learning experience out of the traditional classroom and converting it into an online format that's available 24/7.  

Classroom locations:  This course is delivered by PHBI in Calgary and Edmonton.  Courses can also be held in other centers based on demand.

Exam & passing grade:  The exam for this course is closed book. The passing grade is 70% and 100% attendance when taking the blended learning delivery option is compulsory to qualify for PHBI certification.

Prerequisites:  For those new to the industry, completion of Construction Fundamentals or RCSM Level 1 is a mandatory prerequisite for this course