OHBA Institute of Building Excellence

Increasing Professionalism in the Building and Renovation Industry. 



The pursuit of education and training that leads to industry certification is a professional business decision that allows builders and renovators to demonstrate compliance with high standards established through a third party.  Through the Institute of Building Excellence, OHBA is ensuring that courses leading to certification are readily available 24/7/365.

Delivered in a web-based format, followed by a one-day in-class instruction and exam, provides you with the opportunity to learn at your own pace on-line, and still interact and network with your peers in class.Truly the best of both worlds.

The course calendar is now available online, click here


Customer Service & Tarion Warranty Requirements 

Increase your awareness and understanding of the elements of customer service and the requirements of a Tarion warranty that directly affect the everyday operation of your building or renovation company.  Through this course management and staff will gain a better understanding of the importance of exceeding service expectations.Participants will learn simple, practical ways to deal with the pressure, confusion and trial of providing something that is invisible - “Quality Service”.

Construction Law

The Construction Law course will provide answers to questions regarding contracts, risks you are and are not accepting, risk-minimizing clauses, issues that could lead to liability disputes, holdbacks and more. A more professional knowledge of the law as it relates to construction projects and building contracts and the creation of legal relationships will be gained.

Building Science for Renovations

At the conclusion of this course, you will have the tools and skills you need to succeed in Green Building design and energy-efficient building renovation and retrofit projects.

This course is compulsory to become a certified Built Green® Renovator. 

 Marketing & Project Sales

This course will cover the process involved in an effective Sales and Marketing Strategy, from researching the market to opportunities to building a home to meet the exacting needs of the target buyer. All of which results in the final sale of the home to very satisfied customers that "sing the praises" of the builder/trades/developer/realtor.

 Project Management & Site Supervision

This course covers methods to get employees and sub-trades to work together to get the job done on time and on budget while meeting standards for quality and using new and innovative methods and materials. Techniques that will help in planning and scheduling of complex projects, get people working as a team and keeping projects on the path to successful completion are discussed. WHMIS and Residential Construction Waste are also discussed as well as the use of written contracts.

 Accessibility Professional Designation

Home renovation professionals and builders must lead the way when it comes to creating living spaces that are in demand. Incorporating universal and age-friendly design into residential constructions projects results in home and dwellings designed and constructed to accommodate the diversity of age and ability. Accessible homes will better meet the needs of our aging society.Becoming an Accessibility Professional™ will set you apart from the competition. The designation is available only for members of the Ontario Home Builders' Association that successfully complete the online training. 

 Financial Management

Most business owners are not trained professionally in accounting or finance; but given the uncertain nature of business and economic cycles combined with an increasingly rapid rate to technological change, monitoring the financial condition of a business and making sound financial decisions has never been more important. This course addresses the role of a "money manager" and the need for continuous financial management and control.


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Coming Soon:

  • Construction Law
  • Building Code - Single Family Dwellings
  • Business Planning and Management
  • Human Resources Planning & Management
  • Safe Work Practices
  • Communication & Negotiation
  • Building Science for Builders



For more information contact the Institutes Registrar:  sjiwani@ohba.ca or 1-800-387-0109 or learn more by visiting: www.learnyourliving.ca 




December 8, 2016

Spring 2017 (PDF)

December 8, 2016

2017 Spring Calendar (PDF)