Increasing Professionalism in the Building and Renovation Industry. 

The pursuit of education and training that leads to industry certification is a professional business decision that allows builders and renovators to demonstrate compliance with high standards established through a third party.  Through the Institute of Building Excellence, OHBA is ensuring that courses leading to certification are readily available 24/7/365.

Delivered in a web-based format, followed by a one-day in-class instruction and exam, provides you with the opportunity to learn at your own pace on-line, and still interact and network with your peers in class.Truly the best of both worlds.

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Marketing and Project Sales

Learn about the importance of building an effective Sales and Marketing Strategy, from researching the market to opportunities to building a home to meet the exacting needs of the target buyer. All of which results in the final sale of the home to very satisfied customers that “sing the praises” of the builder/trades/developer/realtor.

Building Science for Renovators

Obtain the tools and skills you need to succeed in Green Building design and energy-efficient renovation projects. Learn such things as how heat, air flow and moisture interact with a house, the building envelope, air tightness, ventilation and heating systems. Find the tools and information you need to make better informed decisions. Gain knowledge in evaluating the most cost effective and most energy efficient solutions and how to include your homeowners in the decisions to reach their goals.

Tarion Customer Service and Warranty*

Increase your awareness and understanding of the elements of Customer Service and Warranty that directly affect the everyday operation of your building or renovating company. Management and staff will gain a better understanding of the importance of exceeding services expectations.

Financial Management*

Most business owners are not trained professionally in accounting or finance; but given the uncertain nature of business and economic cycles combined with an increasingly rapid rate to technological change, monitoring the financial condition of a business and making sound financial decisions has never been more important.

Project Management and Site Supervision

To help both novice and experienced superintendents improve their awareness and understanding of the primary elements of construction supervision that will result in improved performance and profitability for your building company. The course covers methods to get employees and sub-trades to work together to get the job done on time and on budget while meeting standards for quality and using new and innovative methods and materials. You will learn techniques that will help in planning and scheduling of complex projects, get people working as a team and keep your projects on the path to successful completion.

*Courses being proposed by Tarion Warranty Corporation to be required to obtain warranty coverage within the coming year.

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Coming Soon:

  • Construction Law
  • Building Code – Single Family Dwellings
  • Business Planning and Management
  • Human Resources Planning & Management
  • Safe Work Practices
  • Communication & Negotiation
  • Building Science for Builders

For more information contact the Institutes Registrar: or 1-800-387-0109 or learn more by visiting: 


December 8, 2016

Spring 2017

December 8, 2016

2017 Spring Calendar