On March 6, 2019, as part of “Better Regulations for British Columbians 2019”, the B.C. Government announced significant changes to the Homeowner Protection Act regulations as a means to simplify and streamline the process for the Continuing Professional Development (CPD) program.
So what are the key highlights? As of July 1, 2019, "Active practice category for 20 points of CPD is removed" and thus "20 CPD points are required instead of 40". This means the remaining 20 Points required for CPD must be obtained through education.
BC Housing also states that "Nominees may be able to carry up to 20 extra earned CPD training points over from one licence term to the next" and "You no longer have to take a majority of CPD points in a particular category (known as “category A” in the current regulation)". You can carry up 20 extra CPD Points into future licensing years
To see how the CPD carryover can work, view the table below:
For more information about these changes and how they apply to you, please view the BC Housing FAQ document here: