Professional Certification & Training Programs available to all CHBA NS Members

CHBA NS has a voluntary professional development program (Certified Residential Builder program for builders and the RenoMark program for renovators) for its members that has proven to be a leading edge educational tool in the industry. It includes a number of requirements such as:

  • A code of ethics which highlights specific job knowledge skills such as building code standards

  • Structural sufficiency for assurance that the design, materials and construction practices meet Building Code requirements

  • Health & Safety requirements

  • A commitment to continual learning through human resource policies and practices (including employee asset policies)

  • Commitment to dealing honestly and fairly with customers

  • And, to stand behind the quality of their work and service



More about the program qualifications 

What is a Certified Residential Builder / RenoMark Renovator?

A Certified Residential Builder (CRB) / RenoMark Renovator is a building or renovation firm that has met the high standards and requirements of the Canadian Home Builders’ Association Nova Scotia Professional Builders’ Certification Program.

Member of the CHBA NS

All Certified Residential Builder are members of the CHBA NS. This affiliation allows the CRB to keep up-to-date with the latest industry developments and trends.

Ongoing Training

A Certified Residential Builder (CRB) / RenoMark Renovator  is required to complete specific technical, safety and business management courses.

Safety Programs

Certified Residential Builder (CRB) / RenoMark Renovator  must earn a “Letter of Good Standing” from the Construction Safety Association Nova Scotia. The requirements of the Provincial Departments of Labour and Occupational Health & Safety must also be met.

Knowledge and Experience

A Certified Residential Builder (CRB) / RenoMark Renovator  firm employs at least one “Certified Housing Professional” with a minimum of three years’ experience.

Warranties and Insurance

For your protection, Certified Residential Builder carries liability insurance of at least $2,000,000 and they must be in good standing with the Workers’ Compensation Board. New homes are covered by an industry recognized third-party warranty, such as the Atlantic Home Warranty Program. Renovations are warrantied for a minimum of one year by the contractor.

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Office Staff


Karen Slaunwhite
Executive Officer
(902) 450-5554


Crystal Ingram
Executive Assistant
(902) 450-5554