Link is broken, here's the info bulletin: https://www.hpo.bc.c...uilder_Exam.pdf
Seems idiotic to me. Can you imagine the bureaucracy that went into creating and now administering this exam for all eternity? How do these people live with themselves?
And for the very small handful of owner builder homes that are typically in the million+ range. When it homes to cheaper homes (under 800k) almost impossible to find an owner builder these days. For example, Happy Valley (under 600k) is 99.9% builder/warranty builds. Bear Mountain under 1000k is also all builder/warranty builds.
Having gone through the process of building an owner builder home there is also nothing this type of exam would have helped with. How on earth does knowledge about "disclosure," in the exam have ANYTHING to do with the quality of the home? When I go sell my owner builder home guess what I will do, google "disclosure owner builder home HPO office," and find out what I have to provide to the buyer. The disclosure requirement will probably change 5 times by the time I am selling my property so have a portion of the exam dedicated to it is so dumb I don't even know what to say.
It is literally like the dumbest piece of real estate bureaucracy I've ever come across.