Welcome to the Ontario Building Officials Association
APPLY FOR A SEAT IN TRAINING COURSES ONLINE
Visit the on line TRAINING CALENDAR to view current courses offered or apply for a seat in training courses listed.
NOTE: The Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing has decided that effective December 31, 2012 the Ministry will no longer issue training certificates for the detailed technical training courses, and the Advanced Standing Alterative Policy will be phased out.
Course fees effective September 1, 2010.
Please note that when applying for a seat in courses using the online calendar, payment must be secured or received at the OBOA office before the 14-day cut off date, this date is enforced so that preparations can be made to send out any materials that could be required for advance study. Payment must be made before advanced study materials can be forwarded, please review "Conditions of Registration" below for more details.
Payment by cheque can be made out to the "Ontario Building Officials Association" mailed to the OBOA Provincial Office accompanied by a copy of your online application confirmation or registration form including your payment information to:
ONTARIO BUILDING OFFICIALS ASSOCIATION
For payment by VISA, Mastercard or AMEX please mail or fax your payment information after you have received your confirmation and invoice from the OBOA. Your invoice and payment information can be faxed to: 905-264-7609. We will process your payment then.
View the faxable TRAINING REGISTRATION FORM if you do not wish to apply online.
Visit the RESOURCE PAGE if you require contact information to obtain resource material for courses that the OBOA delivers.
Safe and efficient construction in our communities requires a high caliber of expertise among municipal building officials, builders, design professionals and other Building Code users. Keeping up-to-date on the Building Code also promotes building safety and efficient construction within the province. Those involved in the enforcement of the Building Code Act and Regulations as well as people involved in the design and supervision of construction must also keep abreast of new techniques and current Building Code requirements.
As an authorized delivery agent for the MMAH the OBOA's courses are designed assuming that the participants have the prerequisite knowledge to begin the course. In some cases, the prerequisite knowledge is contained in other courses, which should be completed before you begin your chosen course. If you choose not to take the prerequisite course, you should acquire the knowledge through other means. Training Courses are delivered in an adult learning environment. This training is has been developed and intended to be delivered to a larger percentage of what is to be considered municipal building officials, builders, design professionals and other Building Code users, a Ministry recommended timeline is enforced while participating in classes focusing on the building code. Training is delivered in a set environment.
All courses require the student to have their own copy of the latest edition of the Ontario Building Code. In addition, some courses will require that the student have their own copy of certain reference material including, Supplementary Guidelines, Referenced Standards and other supporting material such as a calculator.
Detailed Technical Training Courses
Providing an in-depth technical training in the Ontario Building Code, Building Code Act and associated practices. Course certificates are available for participants that successfully complete the following courses through the OBOA Office.
Are intended to provide an overview of Code Concepts and refresh Building Code skills of experienced practitioners. They are also intended to assist experienced Code users prepare for the Ministry’s Building Code qualification examinations.
Facilitator Training Course
Occasionally the OBOA offers a Facilitator Training Course where by participating focuses on preparing you to perform as a "Facilitator" for courses designed and developed by the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing or for any other courses for that manner that have been designed using facilitation techniques for adult learners. This program has been designed to meet the needs of those who are preparing to help deliver training materials to building officials and members of the building design and construction professions. Individuals applying for this course should have a good working knowledge of the building code, the building process and the associated regulations. Those individuals attending this course will have been chosen from an extensive list of applicants.
View the next scheduled date for the Facilitator Training Course if no date is currently scheduled please feel free to forward your application information to the OBOA Office for future advertised dates.
CONDITIONS OF REGISTRATION
REGISTRATION PAYMENT - Payment is due at time of registration via fax or mail. Courses registered online will be confirmed and invoiced within 48 hours. Pay is required when invoice is received. If payment has not been received 14 days prior to course commencement, registration may be cancelled without notice.
INCIDENTALS - Meals, travel, and overnight accommodation (if applicable) are not included. Each student is responsible for making his/her own arrangements.
COURSE PREREQUISITES - Some courses have prerequisites or advisories included with the course description. These are recommended by the course developers to assist participants in selecting of courses for maximum success.
SUCCESSFUL COMPLETION - References to “successful completion” implies with a grade of 70% or better. A final exam mark falling between (0%-39%) is considered a fail and the student will have to re-take the course. A one-time re-write is offered at a cost of $25.00 + HST if a passing mark falls between (40%-69%). Responding to the OBOA Provincial Office after 60 days from the date of notification of the re-write dissolves the option to a re-write an exam. The re-write can be proctored by, a course facilitator, a CBO, Municipal Clerk or at the OBOA Provincial Office. If you fail a second time, you will be obligated to take the course again. The OBOA assumes no responsibility for individuals who attend training who are not satisfied as a result of the MMAH enforced set training environments and timelines.
TRAINING ENVIRONMENT - Training Courses are delivered in an adult learning environment, this training is delivered to a larger percentage of what is to be considered and developed for the municipal building official, builders, design professionals and other Building Code users with a Ministry recommended timeline focusing on code enforcement and navigation of the code in which some individuals at a unpredictable juncture may not be comfortable. Training is delivered in this pre-determined environment, the OBOA cannot guarantee individuals who attend training and who are not satisfied with those set environments, complete successfully.
CANCELLATIONS - Cancellations will only be accepted in writing (via fax, email or mail) Registrations cancelled 14 days prior to commencement of course will be charged a $75.00 administration fee. Registrations cancelled less than 14 days but more than 7 days prior to commencement of course will receive a 70% refund from initial registration fee or 100% credit less $75.00 administration fee towards future training. Registrations cancelled less than 7 days prior to course commencement will not receive a refund or credit.
Course manuals are sent prior to commencement of course. There will be no refund or credit once the course manual has been sent by the OBOA. (Normally, 2 to 3 weeks prior to course commencement.) You will be permitted to transfer to a different date, $75.00 + HST administration fee will apply.
Provincial Office Cancellations
Courses cancelled by the OBOA or one of its’ Chapters will be eligible for a 100% refund or credit towards future training. Under normal circumstances, courses will be cancelled 14 days prior to commencement (less the cost of the course manual, if applicable), either due to low enrollment or unforeseen circumstances. Courses cancelled less than 14 days will be fully refunded or applied to future training.
CHANGES TO REGISTRATIONS - A $75.00 + HST administration fee will apply to all changes to course registrations.
PERSONAL INFORMATION - Information that is collected by the association is collected under the guidelines of the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act for the purposes of processing training registrations to complete training material delivery and membership information updates. This information is not shared, sold or distributed and is maintained in a confidential and secure manner.
COLLEGE COURSE CERTIFICATES - College courses with start dates after September 1, 2011 will receive their certificates directly from the College, Original course certificates prior to September 1, 2011 can be ordered using a certificate order form. Original certificates are available while supplies last, if original certificates are no longer available, a transcript may be ordered in its place. Note: Replacement certificates are not available for any course, a transcript may be ordered in place of an original course certificate.
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