BSSO Education Requirements

There are three options for obtaining your BSSO Designation until July 31, 2018.  As of August 1, 2018 the only option will be the Exam Based Path.

Course Based Path

Must be a Professional Member of OBEC

To become eligible, a member must have:

successfully completed the “Building Science Certificate Program” offered by The University of Toronto School of Continuing Studies which includes the following six (6) courses.

  • SCS 2339 Building Science I
  • SCS 2340 Building Science II
  • SCS 2495 Building Envelope Materials
  • SCS 2496 Wall Systems
  • SCS 2347 HVAC Systems & The Building Envelope
  • SCS 2352 Roof Systems

To successfully complete the Building Science Certificate Program, a minimum final mark of 65% must be achieved in each of the above-noted courses.

AND

Have an engineering or architectural undergraduate degree and at least 2000 hours of practical experience directly related to the practice of building science

OR

Have an engineering or architectural diploma from a recognized college or polytechnical institute and at least 5000 hours of practical experience directly related to the practice of building science

OR

Have ten (10) year’s related work experience, in the opinion of the Advisory Committee, in building design, construction or maintenance.

Hybrid Path
(combination of courses & exam)

Must be a Professional Member of OBEC

To become eligible, a member must have:

successfully completed one of each parts A, B and C outlined below. A minimum final mark of 65% must be achieved in each of the following courses or exams.

 

U of T Courses

 

OBEC Exams

A

SCS 2339 Building Science I
SCS 2340 Building Science II

OR

Building Science Theory Exam

B

SCS 2496 Wall Systems
SCS 2352 Roof Systems

OR

Building Envelope Systems Exam

C

SCS 2495 Building Envelope Materials
SCS 2347 HVAC Systems & The Building Envelope

OR

Materials & Mechanical Systems Exam

AND

Have an engineering or architectural undergraduate degree and at least 2000 hours of practical experience directly related to the practice of building science

OR

Have an engineering or architectural diploma from a recognized college or polytechnical institute and at least 5000 hours of practical experience directly related to the practice of building science

OR

Have ten (10) year’s related work experience, in the opinion of the Advisory Committee, in building design, construction or maintenance.

Exam Based Path

Must be a Professional Member of OBEC

To become eligible, a member must have:

successfully completed all of the following exams offered by the Ontario Building Envelope Council.

  • Building Science Theory Exam
  • Building Envelope Systems Exam
  • Materials & Mechanical Systems Exam

A minimum final mark of 65% must be achieved in each of the above-noted exams.  Any or all of the courses in the “Building Science Certificate Program” at the University of Toronto’s School of Continuing Studies can be used to prepare for these exams.

AND

Have an engineering or architectural undergraduate degree and at least 2000 hours of practical experience directly related to the practice of building science

OR

Have an engineering or architectural diploma from a recognized college or polytechnical institute and at least 5000 hours of practical experience directly related to the practice of building science

OR

Have ten (10) year’s related work experience, in the opinion of the Advisory Committee, in building design, construction or maintenance.

 
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