Take your homebuilding career to the next level

Stand apart from your peers and let your commitment to professionalism shine by achieving a depth of training and experience recognized in the industry. The Professional Home Builders Institute’s (PHBI) certification programs will help you advance your career in the residential construction industry.

Focused on three core competencies that factor largely in the success of every home building business — Business, Construction, and Sales & Marketing — PHBI certifications and designations deliver the in-depth knowledge you need to ensure your career thrives and keeps pace with Canada’s dynamic residential construction industry.

In the quarter-century since PHBI was founded, Alberta’s home building industry has gone through vast and dramatic changes.

The steady emergence of new materials, advanced building technologies, and increased warranty obligations bring the promise of higher quality, more energy-efficient homes. At the same time, it heightens the challenges and complexities of the homebuilders’ craft. In such a rapidly evolving environment, PHBI’s brand of builder education is more important now than ever before.

To keep you on the leading edge of the industry, PHBI offers certification programs focused on building your career in new home construction.

  • Professional Site Manager
  • Residential Construction Site Manager
  • Residential Construction Site Manager (Academic)

PHBI’s evolution has been driven largely by our understanding that on their own, home building skills are not enough to ensure long-term success in our industry. Effective management skills are a crucial yet often underestimated dimension of any home builder’s success. 

This certification empowers you to meet the challenges of the home building industry by successfully applying the fundamentals of business management. 

  • Residential Manager 

As competition grows and home buyers become ever more sophisticated, it is essential for new home sales professionals to demonstrate leadership in industry knowledge and selling skills. 

With a PHBI sales certification, you’ll learn to successfully manage the sales process, opening the door to increased sales, honing your selling and interpersonal skills, and paving the way to becoming a leader in your field. 

  • Certified New Home Sales Professional 
  • Certified New Home Sales Executive 

PHBI’s highly regarded Master Home Builder designation makes a powerful statement about your commitment to professionalism, performance, education, and exceptional customer service. 

Certification is available to individuals who meet the following requirements: 

  • Employed by a home building company that is a Builder Member of the Alberta New Home Warranty Program and a local home building association, and 
  • Has been employed in a senior decision-making role for a minimum of 5 years, and 
  • Has completed the required courses and elective courses noted below (equivalent to the Residential Management Certification) 

PHBI’s Master Home Renovator designation is a significant measure of credibility for our industry and in the eyes of your potential customers. Certification says you’ve learned the principles and intricacies of the home renovation business and are backed by an industry-approved education.

Along with this valuable certification comes the ability to advertise as a PHBI-accredited Master Home Renovator — a proclamation of advanced knowledge and professionalism certain to impact your visibility and reputation in the marketplace.