Pre-Approved Continuing Professional Development Points

BC Housing - Licensing & Consumer Services 

SICA is an approved training provider for Licensed Residential Building training. SICA offers a variety of pre-approved online and classroom training options for the BC Housing - Licensing and Consumer Services (formerly the Homeowner Protection Office). 

If you have any questions, please call or email Leanne at our Kelowna office 250-491-7330. 

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Pre-Approved Courses

Accident/Incident Investigation Techniques Online
In spite of our best efforts, accidents occasionally occur. While many seem to happen for obvious reasons, there may be things that contribute to an accident which are not always apparent. That’s why it is vital to conduct a thorough Accident Investigation.

Online Course | 6 CPD points, Group A 
 
Asbestos Awareness & Moderate to High-Risk Worker Training
This comprehensive and practical course is designed to provide an introduction to asbestos abatement work. It is a WorkSafeBC requirement that any worker who is at risk of exposure to asbestos must be trained in the hazards of asbestos, safe work procedures, the correct use of personal protective equipment and engineering controls.

Classroom Course | 14 CPD points, Group A | 1 Gold Seal Credit
 
Communications, Negotiation, and Conflict Resolution Online
Improve the written, oral and negotiating skills of estimators, superintendents and project managers.

Online Course | 8 CPD points, Group A | 2 Gold Seal Credits
 
Construction 101
Do not be fooled by this name!!! Construction 101 is a 2 day course that will cover 8 modules and 62 topics. This course provides all parties working in the industry an opportunity to learn how the different pieces in this business fit together.

2 Day Workshop | 14.5 CPD points, Group A & 15.5 CPD points, Group B | 2 Gold Seal Credits
Construction Business Management
This course is for construction owners, managers, estimators, supervisors, and staff. Participants will learn how to IMPROVE the management and business systems of their construction company.

2 Day Workshop | 16 CPD points, Group A | + Online Portion (7-8 hours) 32 CPD points, Group A | 2 or 5 Gold Seal Credit
Construction Document Reading
Designed to provide you with the essential skills to understand a COMPLETE set of drawings: architectural, structural, mechanical, electrical and civil, through the basics of lines, symbols & abbreviations used by architects and consultants, and their relationship to sections, details and specifications.

Classroom Course | 60 CPD points, Group A | 5 Gold Seal Credits
Construction Estimating
Learn the essential skills necessary to meet the growing demand for skilled estimators by understanding the construction process, technologies, business, and relationships within the industry.

Classroom Course | 60 CPD points, Group A | 5 Gold Seal Credits
Construction Estimating Workshop
This 2 day workshop was designed for construction estimators and those with experience in construction who want to become estimators or improve their knowledge of estimating. Participants learn how to estimate construction projects and prepare a successful bid.

2 Day workshop | 16 CPD points, Group A | + Online Portion (7-8 hours) 32 CPD points, Group A | 2 or 5 Gold Seal Credits
Construction Industry Ethics
This course will help you navigate the ethical grey areas you face every day. Effective Jan 1, 2017 this course is MANDATORY for Gold Seal interns and new applicants.

Classroom Course | 7 CPD points, Group B | 1 Gold Seal Credits
Construction Industry Ethics (Online)
Understand ethics as it relates to the construction industry. Effective Jan 1, 2017 this course is MANDATORY for Gold Seal interns and new applicants.

Online Course | 8 CPD points, Group B | 2 Gold Seal Credits
Construction Law
Teaches and familiarizes owners, managers, supervisors and project managers with construction contracts and contract law.

Online Course | 8 CPD points, Group B | 2 Gold Seal Credits
Construction Project Management
Knowledge and skills to help you plan and administer projects from start to finish.

Online Course | 8 CPD points, Group A | 3 Gold Seal Credits
Construction Safety Training System (CSTS-09)
Focusing on hazard awareness and preventative actions.

Online Course | 12 CPD points, Group A 
Electrical Safety Training 2017
This online course provides a well-rounded approach to the basics of electrical safety and helps increase understanding of the dangers of electricity from both a shock protection and arc flash protection point of view.

Online Course | 15 CPD points, Group A 
 
Estimating Material Takeoff
Provides you with the skills and knowledge needed to prepare more accurate & successful cost estimates and schedules for construction projects.

Classroom Course | 60 CPD points, Group A | 5 Gold Seal Credits
First Level Supervisor Training
Critical basic skills and concepts needed to supervise a crew.

Online Course | 28 CPD points, Group A | 5 Gold Seal Credits
Hand & Power Tools for Construction
This online course explains the importance of hand and power tool safety in construction workplaces. This course is intended for all general construction workers.

Online Course | 1 CPD points, Group A 
 
Hazard Assessments & Inspections Techniques
This online Hazard Assessment course provides an understanding of the importance of hazard assessments on the overall performance of health and safety management systems.

Online Course | 7 CPD points, Group A 
 
Introduction to Construction Estimating
Provides learners with skills and knowledge related to estimating practices and help them understand the importance of estimates as one of the key first steps in any construction job.

Online Course | 8 CPD points, Group A | 2 Gold Seal Credits
Leadership in Safety
Designed for supervisors, it helps participants understand their role in supporting their health and safety management system.

Online Course | 16 CPD points, Group A 
Leadership in Safety
Designed for supervisors, it helps participants understand their role in supporting their health and safety management system.

Online Course | 16 CPD points, Group A 
Lockout Tagout in the Workplace
This online course covers the steps to correctly lock and tag out equipment, devices used for lockout tagout, and the elimination of potentially fatal hazards through implementation of proper lockout tagout procedures.

Online Course | 2 CPD points, Group A 
 
Manager & Supervisor Due Diligence
This online course is designed to help owners, employers, managers and supervisors understand their duties and responsibilities for health and safety in the workplace.

Online Course | 4 CPD points, Group A 
 
MS Projects for Managing Projects
This 2 day hands-on workshop will give you a comprehensive understanding of how MS Projects can be used as a practical approach to project management.

2 Day Workshop | 16 CPD points, Group A 
 
Personal Protective Equipment: Safe at Work
This online course teaches employees and their managers how to properly choose, use, and maintain Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) in the workplace.

Online Course | 2 CPD points, Group A 
 
OSSA Confined Space Entry/Monitor
This one day course was developed for workers entering and working in or around confined and restricted spaces who must be trained in order to perform their duties in a safe and healthy manner. It includes an instructor led powerpoint presentation, class exercises, videos, and a written knowledge test.

Classroom Course | 12 CPD points, Group A 
 
OSSA Elevated Work Platform
This one day course was developed for workers who require training to utilize elevated work platforms. All workers must be trained in the system components, inspection, safe use and handling. It includes an instructor led powerpoint presentation, videos, class exercises, inspection and use of an EWP and written knowledge test.

Classroom/Practical Course | 16 CPD points, Group A 
 
OSSA Fall Protection
This one day course was developed for workers who need training in the proper selection, use, care and maintenance required to utilize fall protection equipment. It includes an instructor led powerpoint presentation, practical exercises, class discussions, videos, written knowledge test and practical exam.

Classroom Course | 16 CPD points, Group A 
 
PM 100 - Project Management
Designed to provide you with the essential skills to understand a COMPLETE set of drawings: architectural, structural, mechanical, electrical and civil, through the basics of lines, symbols & abbreviations used by architects and consultants, and their relationship to sections, details and specifications.

2 Day Workshop | 32 CPD points, Group A | 2 Gold Seal Credits | 15 PMI Credits
PMP Certification Preparation Workplace
This workshop is designed to assist project managers in their studying and preparation for the Project Management Institute’s (PMI) Project Management Professional (PMP®) Certification Exam.

5 Day Workshop | 32.5 CPD points, Group A 
 
Procurements and Contracts Management
Managing project procurement and contracts is an essential skill for project managers in order to achieve the best value for the project.

2 Day Workshop | 32 CPD points, Group A 
 
Scaffolds for Construction
This online course will allow you to differentiate between various types of scaffolding and how and when each is used; explain the procedures and practices associated with scaffold assembly and disassembly; identify safe and unsafe scaffold use and access practices; describe the duties of the competent person as well as what she/he should be inspecting.


Online Course | 0.9 CPD points, Group A
Supervisory & Management Skills
This two day workshop is designed for construction owners, managers, estimators and supervisors to improve their SKILLS in leadership, management and supervision of staff. Learn to BUILD a collaborative team culture in the office and on the job site!


2 Day Workshop | 16 CPD points, Group A | + Online Portion (7-8 hours) | 32 CPD points, Group A
Transportation of Dangerous Goods (TDG)
This award-winning course includes a thorough exam and printable certificate to meet Transport Canada's training requirements for all employees involved in the transportation of dangerous goods. The course features video, animations, learning games and skill building exercises.


Online Course | 6 CPD points, Group A
WHMIS 2015
The most recognized WHMIS course in Canada! This award winning, industry recognized WHMIS online training course is for initial or re-certification training. It centres around 6 WHMIS stories, which bring in real life events, told by real people in real workplaces. The video, animations, engaging games and skill building exercises will engage the adult learner and make for an interesting and educational learning experience.


Online Course | 4 CPD points, Group A