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Becoming a Member
If you're a home builder who is interested in becoming a Registered Warranty Member, simply contact the Saskatchewan NHWP office in Saskatoon at 373-7833 or Regina at 546-5220 for an application package or click here DOWNLOAD APPLICATION to have the application package sent to you via e-mail.

Through the application process we will be seeking information from you regarding your technical background, financial status, credit history and references.

The application fee is $525.00 (includes GST) with an annual renewal fee of $280 (includes GST). Builder members must be able to provide security for the Warranty. The amount of security is dependent on the Builder's eventual risk rating and volume of houses. The minimum requirement is $15,000. (May be divided in 2 parts; $10,000 upon joining and $5,000 when enrolling 2nd house. A 30% surcharge on enrollment fees will be added if this option is chosen.) Security may be in the form of a Letter of Credit with an automatic extension clause or a cheque to the Program what will be held in trust in the Builder's name.

If you are accepted as a Builder Member by NHWP, you are registered as a Probationary Member. Probationary membership will last a minimum of one year. During this period, the NHWP will inspect your first three homes at a minimum, at three difference stages; paper and wire, framing and final, to ensure compliance with the appropriate Building Codes. The cost of each inspection is $262.50 including GST which is invoiced to the builder on completion of each stage.

On acceptance to the Program, Builder Members are required to enroll all eligible houses at the start of construction.


ARE THERE ANY EDUCATION AND TRAINING REQUIREMENTS?

The New Home Warranty Program strongly recommends that Builders enhance their level of technical and business knowledge by completing the eleven courses currently being offered by the Saskatchewan Home Builders’ Association Certified Professional Home Builder Program. The courses are offered to members of the Home Builders’ Association and include the following:
  • Business Planning and Management
  • Human Resources Planning and Management
  • Marketing and Sales
  • Financial Planning and Management
  • Project Management and Supervision
  • Legal Issues in Housing
  • Safe Work Practices
  • Building Codes
  • Construction Technology
  • Communication
  • Customer Service
Upon completion of all eleven courses, companies will receive the designation of “Certified Professional Home Builder” from the Saskatchewan Home Builders’ Association. The New Home Warranty Program will then honor this accreditation by providing a discount on home enrollment fees.

Although the courses are not required for membership in the New Home Warranty Program, the Saskatchewan Home Builders’ Association, through their local affiliates, require completion of the Certified Professional Home Builder Program as a condition of Builder Membership. For additional program and membership information, please visit their website at: www.chbasaskatchewan.com.