BSSO Exam Application

To become eligible to receive a BSSO Designation, a member in good standing of OBEC, who has met the professional experience requirements, must also successfully completed the following Professional Exams offered by The Ontario Building Envelope Council which include:

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

A minimum final exam mark of 65% must be achieved in each of the above-noted exams.

Learning Objectives

Learning objectives for each exam can be found on BSSO Exam Preparation page.  Please be sure to review this material carefully in order to fully prepare for the exam.  The website also includes links to courses and reference materials to assist with your preparation.

Exam Locations

Date Exam Fee

February 10, 2017

1:00 pm – 4:00 pm – 3 hour exam

Building Science Theory
OBEC Office - 2800-14th Ave., Suite 210 Markham, ON L3R 0E4

Conrad Grebel University College - 140 Westmount Road North, Waterloo, ON N2L 3G6

Algonquin College - 1385 Woodroffe Ave, Ottawa, ON K2G 1V8

$495.00

May 12, 2017

1:00 pm – 4:00 pm – 3 hour exam

Building Envelope Systems
OBEC Office - 2800-14th Ave., Suite 210 Markham, ON L3R 0E4

Conrad Grebel University College - 140 Westmount Road North, Waterloo, ON N2L 3G6

Algonquin College - 1385 Woodroffe Ave, Ottawa, ON K2G 1V8

$495.00

October 20, 2017

1:00 pm – 5:00 pm - Each a 2 hour exam. One or both exams can be written

Materials & Mechanical Systems
OBEC Office - 2800-14th Ave., Suite 210 Markham, ON L3R 0E4

Conrad Grebel University College - 140 Westmount Road North, Waterloo, ON N2L 3G6

Algonquin College - 1385 Woodroffe Ave, Ottawa, ON K2G 1V8

$395.00 each

$790.00 Both

Registration Information

To register, you can use our secure online server or simply download our printable Registration Form (PDF), and mail or fax your completed Registration to the address indicated on the form.

Register Online

Register by Mail/Fax


Registration & Cancellation Policies

  1. Registration for each exam must be made a minimum of one month in advance.
  2. Your registration will not be processed until full payment is received.
  3. Notice of cancellation must be made in writing. 
  4. A $100 cancellation fee (plus HST) will apply for cancellations received up to 7 business days before the exam sitting.  
  5. Within 7 business days of the exam date, no refunds will be issued.
  6. All cancellations MUST be made in writing.

Mark Check | Re-mark

A Student may request their mark be reviewed. Student’s must complete the Exam Mark Check | Re-mark form below. The fee for a Mark Check | Re-mark is $200.00, should there be a change to the student’s final grade, a fee of $125.00 will be refunded.

Mark Check / Re-Mark (PDF)

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