With the recent 2017-18 Budget announcement, programs and services affected will be updated shortly. Posted March 22, 2017

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Apply for a Building Official Licence

There are three primary classes of licence under which building officials are authorized to provide plan review, inspection and enforcement services, categorized by major occupancy and size of buildings.

  • Class 1 - covers one and two-unit dwellings.
  • Class 2 - covers any buildings that fall under Part 9 of the National Building Code, including Class 1.
  • Class 3 - covers any buildings under the National Building Code, including Classes 1 and 2.

Apply for a Building Official Licence

Class 1 Requirements

  • provide a record of employment for at least two years full-time (or equivalent) in a building inspection or building construction-related occupation;
  • provide evidence of at least one of the following:
    • A diploma of technology in architecture, engineering, or a related program;
    • A Journeyman Certificate of Qualification in a designated trade, within the meaning of The Apprenticeship and Trade Certification Act and the regulations made pursuant to that Act, that is related to building construction;
    • You are an engineer or are eligible for registration as an engineer;
    • Your are an architect or are eligible for registration as an architect;
    • have a minimum of five years' experience as an inspector prior to May 16, 1997; or
    • completed the Building Code Training for Canadians Series I course.
  • pass the appropriate examination.

Class 2 Requirements

  • a person must hold a valid Class 1 licence and pass the appropriate examination. 

Class 3 Requirements

  • a person must hold a valid Class 2 Licence and pass the appropriate examination.

Download Licence Application Form

Submitting Application and Licensing Fees

Applications should be sent to the Chief Building Official. Annual licensing fees for all licences are $25, or $75 for five years. 


Building Official Examinations

Building official examinations are based on the contents of the UBAS Act and regulations, and the applicable sections of the National Building Code of Canada (NBC). Examinations are administered by the Southeast Regional College, but can be written at any of the approved writing centres. Candidates for a building official examination must apply in writing to the College on the exam application form provided by the College.

Download Exam Application Form

Submitting Exam Application Form

Submit the completed form and payment to the Southeast Regional College at least 30 days prior to your expected writing date. You will receive confirmation of your writing date, time and location at least 10 days before your scheduled examination writing

Building Code Training for Canadians, a home study training program offered by the Southeast Regional College in collaboration with the Saskatchewan Building Officials Association (SBOA) is available for Class 1 building official candidates.

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