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SAFERhome Certification - Residential Builders Course

Teaching licensed Builders how to create more sustainable and inclusive housing based on the SAFERhome Standards Society's 15 Universal Building Standards.

The SAFERhome Certification Residential Builders Course (SSRHB) is designed to empowering Professional Home Builders with the knowledge and skills they need to build homes that will truly meet the real and coming needs of everyone in our communities through the application of universal design. SAFERhome Standards ™ are the "Gold Standard" for universal design in housing. By incorporating our 15 SAFERhome Universal Building Standards into any new residential construction design at the framing stage creates a home that is ready to meet the changing needs of a family throughout their lifetime, from toddlers to seniors, through injuries, and illnesses, and aging in place without the need for costly future renovations.


SAFERhome Standards™ improve the safety of everyone in the home from falls and scalds - two of the leading causes of home injuries and hospitalizations among children and seniors that are preventable. SAFERhomes provide better flow, functionality, and ease of use, allowing people to live more comfortably and easily in their own home for as long as they choose regardless of age or abilities.  Issues around accessibility are also removed as a by-product of SAFERhome design. SAFERhome Standards™ creates more livable and visitable homes that bring people of all walks of life together seamlessly.


SAFERhome Standards™ were created with the Trades, and are the only universal building standard in the world that is measurable and recognized by a provincial government. All 15 SAFERhome Standards Criterion are within existing National and Provincial Building Codes (structural / electrical / plumbing) and are included in the 2019 BC Housing Design Guidelines and Construction Standards. 

About this Course:

• This course is a comprehensive, self-paced, half-day course delivered fully online, consisting of (5) Five Modules plus a final exam for Certification. 

• You will begin by learning about our changing demographics and how it is impacting our housing requirements. 

• Next, you will be introduced to the important concept of Universal Design in housing, how the SAFERhome Standards are Universal Design, and how these Standards create more inclusive multi-generational homes that provide better flow, functionality, and ease of use for everyone living in or visiting the home.

• Lastly, you will learn exactly how to incorporate all 15 SAFERhome Standards easily and inexpensively into any new residential construction design or major renovation project at the framing stage both future-proofing homes, and making you a more sustainable and profitable builder.

SAFERhome encourages and promotes a safer home environment, and a better standard of living for all people, by making homes look better, work better, and are worth more.