In the province of Ontario, it is a requirement that any person or company that provides design services to the public be qualified and registered with the Ministry of Housing.
The qualification process requires that a person write a minimum of two exams. Upon successful completion of the examinations, the person or company must then register. As with most academic qualification procedures, there is an ‘advanced standing’ process which must be carried out through the Ministry of Housing.
The second part, registration, includes an application process, a fee and providing proof of professional liability insurance coverage. The registration process is an annual event.
For more information on the qualification and registration process, please visit the Ontario Building Code / Ministry of Housing web site at: