Maintenance of BSSO Designation

The First Year you obtain your BSSO Designation

The Designee does not have to obtain any credits in the year that the BSSO Designation is granted.

The following year forward BSSO holders are required to obtain 10 continuing education credits every year.

Maintaining your BSSO Designation after the First Year

Designated Building Science Specialists of Ontario are entitled to use their designation letters, BSSO, provided that they:

  1. Obtain professional development (PD) each year sufficient to maintain competency and currency. (10 Continuing Education Credits every year)
  2. Maintain a written record of PD activities, and
  3. Report your detailed activity record annually.

Along with the annual license fees invoice (Professional Membership Dues), you will receive a PD Report which must be verified each year. PD Reporting must be submitted through your online account.

Failure to submit the required information can result in your designation being suspended.

If you do not obtain the required 10 in any given year you may carry forward/backwards 10 credits. A BSSO holder can only do this once every few years, you cannot just keep carrying forward credits and the request must be made in writing to the OBEC office.

BSSO Credit Reporting Options


*EFFECTIVE JANUARY 1, 2018

The First Year you obtain your BSSO Designation

The Designee does not have to obtain any credits in the year that the BSSO Designation is granted.

The following year forward BSSO holders are required to obtain 10 continuing education credits every year.

Maintaining your BSSO Designation after the First Year

Designated Building Science Specialists of Ontario are entitled to use their designation letters, BSSO, provided that they:

  1. Obtain professional development (PD) each year sufficient to maintain competency and currency.
    (10 Continuing Education Credits every year.
  2. Maintain a written record of PD activities, and
  3. Report your detailed activity record annually.

Along with the annual license fees invoice (Professional Membership Dues), you will receive a PD Report which must be verified each year. PD Reporting must be submitted through your online.

Failure to submit the required information can result in your designation being suspended.

If you do not obtain the required 10 in any given year you may carry forward/backwards 10 credits. A BSSO holder can only do this once every few years, you cannot just keep carrying forward credits and the request must be made in writing to the OBEC office.

Professional Leadership
Report Form

BSSO Credit
Reporting Options

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