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Building and Technical Standards Courses

Each year, the Building and Technical Standards (BTS) Branch offers a number of workshops and training for:

  • building owners;
  • industry (architects, engineers, technologists and contractors);
  • municipal officials;
  • building officials;
  • fire inspectors; and
  • other interested code users.

These workshops and training opportunities may be applied to credit hours required under the Building Official Licensing Training (BOLT) program.

To learn more about the BOLT program or about courses to be offered in the future, please contact the Building and Technical Standards Branch at 306-787-4113.


Online - Legislative Framework Training (LFT)

The intent of this workshop is to provide a detailed review of provincial legislation regarding building standards and the relation to the National Building Code of Canada (NBC) 2015 and National Energy Code of Canada for Buildings (NECB) 2017 within Saskatchewan.

This webinar will provide 16 credit hours towards mandatory training hour requirements, upon successful completion of the LFT Exam for building official license renewal or 16 credit hours towards discretionary training upon failure of the LFT Exam. Other students can claim 16 hours of professional development upon completion not reliant on exam writing.

Upon completion of all 15 chapters including the short survey, a certificate will be emailed to the address provided with the registration.

Registration

Visit https://building-and-technical-standards-virtual-learning.thinkific.com/ to register for the training and gain access to the webinars. This site is best viewed in either a Chrome or Safari browser.


In-person workshop - Legislative Framework Training (LFT)

This workshop is being offered free of charge to building officials and any other stakeholders who wish to participate.

The objective of the Legislative Framework workshop is to provide building officials with a better understanding of the legislation and regulations for successful application of the NBC. The workshop will examine the provisions and application of the following documents:

  • NBC 2015, Division A, Part 2; the NBC 2015, Division A, Part 3; and the NBC 2015, Division C
  • The Administrative Requirements for use with the NBC 1985
  • The Uniform Building and Accessibility Standards Act
  • The Uniform Building and Accessibility Standards Regulations
  • The Building and Accessibility Standards Administration Regulations
  • Building Bylaw Handbook
  • Draft Building Bylaw
  • Functions and Objectives
  • Alternative Solutions

Date: September 28 and 29, 2021 (8 - 11:30 a.m. and 12:45 - 4:30 p.m. both days)
Location: Ramada Hotel (1818 Victoria Avenue, Regina)

Registration 

Download the registration form. Once completed, submit it to Building and Technical Standards before September 23, 2021.


Legislative Framework – Exam Writing Session

This session will allow those who completed the Legislative Framework Training above or who have attended Legislative Framework previously and not successfully passed the exam, to take the exam and fulfill the mandatory requirements of building official license training.

Date: September 29, 2021
Location: Ramada Hotel - 1818 Victoria Avenue, Regina
Agenda:

11 a.m. - noon BTS staff will have a brief review. They will answer any questions registrants may have regarding legislation and application within Saskatchewan or the exam itself.
Noon - 1 p.m. Break
1 - 3 p.m. Exam (2 hour limit)

Registrants are reminded that only the participant's physical binder will be allowed for writing of the examination. Additional binders will be available for participants, as required. As well, all electronic devices must be powered down or put to silent mode and stored away during the examination; failure to comply with this requirement will result in an incomplete for the examination.

Registration

Complete this fillable PDF form and submit it by September 23, 2021 by:


Understanding the Objective-Based Codes

The intent of this workshop is to provide code users and industry the fundamental concepts for the objective based codes. In turn, providing a better understanding of application, limitations and alternative solutions to the National Building Code of Canada (NBC) specific to Saskatchewan.

This webinar will provide 4 credit hours towards mandatory training hour requirements for building official license renewal and 4 credit hours towards professional development for others.

Upon completion of all eight chapters including the short survey, a certificate will be emailed to the address provided with the registration.

Note: for those individuals who have previously completed and received a certificate for the webinar Understanding the Objective Based Code, will not receive another 4 credit hours for completion of this webinar a second time.

Registration

Visit https://building-and-technical-standards-virtual-learning.thinkific.com/ to register for the training and gain access to the webinars. This site is best viewed in either a Chrome or Safari browser.

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