Residential Management

(the framework for effective home building management)

Are you ready to expand your capacity to manage a home building company and more firmly grasp the business side of the industry?

Are you looking to give your career or your company a sharper edge in a competitive, ever-evolving environment?

Build credibility as you build a solid framework of knowledge and skills crucial to sustainable success in residential construction.

As you progress toward your Residential Management Certification, you’ll refine construction techniques that add value for your customers; develop the skills to effectively manage risk, human resources and customer expectations; learn to solve problems, implement solutions and capitalize on your niche expertise; and master the art of negotiating with customers and suppliers.

Individuals in senior decision-making roles who have earned the Residential Management Certification are eligible to apply for accreditation as a Master Home Builder.

Required Courses

  • Building Codes
  • Business & Management Fundamentals (previously Business Planning & Management)
  • Communication & Negotiation
  • Customer Service Professional
  • Estimating
  • Finance & Accounting
  • Law Fundamentals for the Home Building Industry
  • Moisture Control Technician Certificate (offered through SAIT)
  • New Home Marketing

PLUS five elective courses from PHBI's entire slate of courses, with the exception of Construction Performance Guidelines and Energy Codes which are only 3 hours in length and the online portion of PHBI's Construction Technology 2 course (maximum of two sales courses).  Business Ethics in Home Building course is a recommended elective.

Recommended order to complete courses

Courses can be taken in any order.   For those new to the construction process, it is highly recommended that they take Construction Fundamentals (RCSM Level 1) as one of their elective courses prior to taking any of the other construction courses. If participants have no familiarity with reading blue prints, they will need to take the Plans, Specifications and Drawings course as one of their electives before taking the Estimating course.