This sections outlines the HPCN registration process for the Windows & Doors sector. This information is provided to help you decide if HPCN registration is right for you.
Steps to Complete your Registration
You will need to complete the following steps to complete your HPCN registration. You are not considered an HPCN member until you complete all of the following:
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Already submitted an application for the HPCN and looking for step-by-step instructions to complete your registration? Check out this Guide.
Costs & Subsidies
There is no fee to participate in the HPCN but the mandatory qualifications and requirements may come with a cost. For a limited time, subsidies are available to reimburse the cost of required training for the HPCN as well as a portion of employee wages for the time required to complete it. The costs and subsidies are as follows:
1) Course: Retrofitting with a House-as-a-System Approach
2) Resource: Best Practices for Window and Door Replacements
3) Exam: Replacement Installer Fundamentals Exam
$250 + contribution towards wages
CPD Credits with BC Housing
The HPCN qualifications for the Windows & Door sector are eligible for the Continuing Professional Development (CPD) credits with BC Housing:
Retrofitting with a House-as-a-System Approach: 3.0 credits
For more information on CPD points and reporting, contact BC Housing.
Who should complete the qualifications? The same employee must complete all of the required training. You cannot split training between employees.
Best Practices Guide: Contractors will be offered a discounted price to purchase the best practices document upon registration. For contractors that already own a copy of the best practices guide, you are not required to purchase another to complete the exam. Be aware that the exam is based on the 2021 revised version of the guide so it is recommended to consult this new version for the exam.
Exam: Registrants will have 90 minutes to complete 76 questions and must achieve a passing grade of at least 80%.
Subsidies are only available to contractors that are registered in the HPCN. The contracting business must pay for the employees training in order to be eligible for the subsidies as reimbursement payments are made to the contracting company, not to individual supervisors or installers.
Subsidies are available for employees that have completed all mandatory qualifications in their HPCN sector. Employees that have completed some, but not all, of the required training are not eligible for subsidies.
The eligibility timeframe for fenestration subsidies is retroactive to January 1, 2021; employees must complete, or have completed, required training after this date. Training completed prior to this date is not eligible for reimbursement.
Subsidies apply to the first attempt at training only (i.e., first completion of a course or exam whether pass or fail). Any retakes will not be eligible for reimbursement.
Subsidies are applicable to HPCN-required training only and are non-transferrable to other training, companies, or individuals.
Maximum reimbursement limits per company may apply.
Reimbursements are available on a first-come, first-served basis while funding lasts.
Registration with the HPCN does not guarantee reimbursement of training costs.
More HPCN Details
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