How do I become registered with Tarion?

There are three steps to become a licensed Part 9 residential builder in Ontario: 

  1. Complete seven educational competencies

  2. Register with Tarion

  3. Get interviewed by a Tarion representative. 

You can visit our page, How to Become a Tarion Builder, for more information. You can also check out the Tarion website. 

What courses do you offer?

buildABILITY offers all seven educational competencies in-class. Our seven Tarion-approved courses are:

  • Legal Issues in Housing

  • Financial Planning & Management

  • Construction Technology & Building Science

  • Ontario Building Code: The House (offered in partnership with BILD)

  • Site Supervision: Project Management & Scheduling

  • Customer Service & Tarion Warranty

  • Business Planning & Management

We also offer a number of different workshops and seminars which you will find on our homepage. 

Do I need to take the Tarion courses in a specific order?

No, there is no specific order that you need to take the courses in. However, below are some of our suggestions:

  • If you are unfamiliar with the building industry, we recommend that you take Construction Technology & Building Science before Ontario Building Code: The House as it may help you better understand the course concepts

  • You should take Business Planning & Management last because the course will help you get ready for your interview with Tarion

What is your refund policy?

If you need to cancel yourself from a course and it is:

  • More than 7 days prior to the first day of the course, you will receive a full refund or transfer credit less a $75 + HST administration fee.

  • Less than 7 days prior to the first day of the course, you will receive a refund or transfer credit of 80% of your registration fee.

  • Less than 3 days prior to the first day of the course, you will be eligible for a transfer credit of 80% of your registration. No refunds will be issued.

Cancellations must be received by phone or email.

Rescheduling, relocating, or cancelling events is at the discretion of buildABILITY Corporation. Should this happen: we will provide a notice 5 days prior to the seminar, you will not be charged.

© 2019 buildABILITY Corporation

170 Sheppard Avenue East, Suite 202

North York, ON M2N 3A4


T: 416-961-3487

F: 416-975-8819