About the Oklahoma State Home Builders – Certified Home Builders

The Oklahoma State Home Builders Association (OSHBA) is committed to high standards of professionalism, safety, fairness, progressive building techniques and the preservation of free enterprise values.

More than a decade ago, the organization became concerned with the lack of home-builder licensing in the state. Without licensing, anyone can call himself or herself a builder, and not be liable should something go wrong.

With a lack of builder licensing in this state, the OSHBA purposefully made certification a strict process. Below are the requirements each builder must meet to qualify for certification.

CPB Criteria

Eligibility
Builders must be builder members of the OSHBA, in good standing, for at least two years, either through local association membership, chapter affiliation or via the at-large designation. In addition, builders must pay an annual fee of $100, not including continuing education costs.
Applicable Law
All program participants must comply with Oklahoma statutes concerning residential contractors.
Insurance
All Certified Professional Builders must carry a minimum premium insurance policy of workers compensation and a minimum $1 million in general liability coverage.
Warranty
Active Certified Professional Builders must provide their homeowners with a written warranty of no less than one year.
Minimum Constructions
Certified Professional Builders must build in compliance with all appropriate local, state and national building codes.
Continuing Education
All Certified Professional Builders must obtain nine hours of continuing education each year, to ensure they are up-to-date on industry best practices and new regulations. Three of the nine hours must be courses on insurance, safety or ethics. Builders may also qualify for credits by attending classes at the International Builders Show. Proof of all classes and credits must be reported to OSHBA each year at the time of renewal. New applicants to the CPB program must obtain an initial 9 hours of continuing education prior to becoming a CPB.
Finances
Certified Professional Builders must meet the credit check standards as set by their local associations.
Membership
All applicants must a builder member of their local association for two consecutive years.
Code of Ethics
Each member must adhere to the OSHBA Code of Ethics, found here.
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OSHBA created the Certified Professional Builder program. A Certified Professional Builder voluntarily commits to a set of industry best practices. These include carrying workers compensation and general liability insurance, building to required code standards and taking continuing education classes to stay at the top of his or her field among other requirements. Find out More

Contact Oklahoma State Home Builders Association to find out more about Certified Professional Builders