Progam available at no cost to participants
Program Dates: 23-May-2022, 10-October-2022, 20-Feb-2023
Duration: 20-weeks skills training and 1-year post program supports
Academic upgrading/sector-specific language training combined with sector-specific building code skills training
Program graduates will receive a Building Officials Fundamentals Certificate from George Brown College

Program Description

The Building Code Skills Development Program for Internationally Trained Individuals, delivered by George Brown College and in partnership with WoodGreen, is a skills-training initiative that prepares participants for the role of Building Official with the construction and public administration sectors. Participants will learn:


  • Building Code legislation and regulations
  • Principles of building science and how they affect the performance of various materials, construction types, building designs, and mechanical systems
  • Technical communication skills and electronic communication processes used by the construction industry
  • Reading and interpreting construction drawings and an understanding of how drawings must be prepared for building permit applications


Program content has been created in collaboration with the Ontario Building Officials Association (OBOA) and George Brown College’s Continuing Education Technology and Trades Department


Most courses provide graduates with Continuing Education credits which may be transferable to post-secondary or Continuing Education construction and engineering technology programs.


As a partner in the program, WoodGreen cultivates relationships with employers to engage them as guest speakers and to provide site tours, job shadowing and paid work placements. We also help students get ready for employment through workshops and one-on-one support to help with resumes and interviewing skills.


For more information, download program flyer here or visit the George Brown College website.

Program benefits:

  • Ontario Continuing Education Credits
  • Graduates will be eligible for the OBOA Building Code Qualified (BCQ) certification after completing this certificate and the Building Code Identification Number (BCIN) exams for House 2012 and General Legal/Process 2012
  • Graduates will be eligible for a one-year student membership with the OBOA
  • Guidance & information on educational and career pathways

Additional information

For more information, download program flyer here or visit the George Brown College website.

Contact information

Heather Edmund