Program Registered Contractor FAQs
Q: Is the PRC program mandatory?
A: Currently, it is optional for contractors to become a PRC. However, as of April 2021, PRC will be a mandatory requirement for the Home Renovation Rebate program’s insulation rebate. From that point forward, homeowners that wish to receive a rebate for home insulation will be required to use the services of a PRC.
Q: Is there a cost?
A: There is no program cost to applicants; but third-party agencies may charge a fee to obtain the documentation required to apply to the program (e.g. WorkSafeBC certificate).
Q: What is the time commitment?
A: Program applicants are required to complete best practice training; this training is self-paced and completed online and takes approximately 3 hours (for heat pump installers) and 8 hours (for insulation installers) to complete. The Program will conduct site-visits on a few of your recent installations to confirm best practices have been followed. Contractors do not need to be on site and time commitments are minimal. PRC’s are required to complete a quality installation checklist for each customer that applies for a rebate; the time commitment is similarly minimal.
Q: Who needs to take the best practice training?
A: The Program requires the lead installer, supervisor, or owner to complete the required training to become a PRC; this person will be responsible for signing off on the quality checklist for each project. The training is also available at no extra cost to additional employees.
Q: Does the membership need to be renewed?
A: The membership is valid for 2 years from the date of final confirmation as a PRC. Members will be notified and provided instructions for renewal.