Building Code BCIN Course - General Legal

  • 02 Feb 2013
  • 9:00 AM
  • 10 Feb 2013
  • 5:00 PM
  • Endeavour Centre, Peterborough, Ontario
In Ontario, all building design practitioners must obtain a Building Code Identification Number (BCIN) to ensure familiarity with the Ontario Building Code and to be eligible to obtain the insurance necessary to practice professionally. For designers of residential buildings under 6,000m3 two exams must be passed: General Legal/Process and Part 9/House.

Endeavour will be presenting preparatory courses for both the General Legal/Process and Part 9/House.

Note that the courses are held on two consecutive weekends.

Unique to Endeavour’s presentations will be a focus on Alternative Compliance pathways in the code and a focus on working with unconventional materials and methods using Objectives and Function Statements. These courses will also have a focus on dispute resolution and the Building Code Commission. This is the ideal way for those who design for natural and sustainable strategies to learn to use the OBC to their best advantage.

Each course is offered over two consecutive weekends. Participants will need their own copy of the two-volume Ontario Building Code-2006 ($165) and the self-study manual for the General Legal/Process and House courses ($50 each) and

General Legal/Process-2007 covers the following topics:
Understanding Roles and the Legal Framework of the Act
Qualifications and Registration under the Act and the Code
Permit Applications and the Issuance Process
Inspection and Compliance Process
The Occupancy Process
Co-operation, Conflict and Dispute Resolution under the Act
Offences, Liability and Immunity from Actions
Change of Use and Renovations, and
Complying with Division B
CADS and Alternative Compliance Pathways

At the end of the course, you will be prepared to challenge the examinations for each course, which are held regularly at sites across Ontario. See the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing web site at for exam locations and dates.

Entry Requirements

Must own a copy of the 2006 Ontario Building Code and the study guides. See links above to obtain copies of these books prior to the courses.


General Legal/Process February 2-3 & 9-10, 2013 - 450$

House -2006 March 23-24 & 30-31, 2013 - 450$

Register for both for 800$, a 100$ savings!

Maximum class size: 12

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