BSS Exam Courses

The following are a list of courses that may help you prepare for the exams and are provided for reference only. Many of these courses are part of a degree or certificate program only and you must contact the institution offering the course to determine whether you are eligible to take the course. Note that the BSSB does not endorse any of these courses and does not certify that the content covered by the courses is the same as what is covered on the exam.  It is the candidate’s responsibility to ensure they are prepared to write each exam after reviewing the current Learning Objectives posted on this website.

Building Science Theory

Course Code Course Name Institution Method of Learning Hours
CIV575H1 F Building Science University of Toronto In Class  
WBDG15 Building Science Basics NIBS Online 2
CIVE 3209  Building Science Carleton University In Class  
CIVE 507 Building Science and Technology  University of Waterloo In Class  
CIV ENG 4BP4 Building Science McMaster University In Class  
BSC 720 Building Science Studio 1 Ryerson University  In Class  
BSC 820 Building Science Studio 2 Ryerson University  In Class  
BLDG 9232 Building Science Fundamentals George Brown College In Class  
GSCI 1022 Building Science and the Environment George Brown College In Class  
ARC 317 Building Science Humber College In Class  
BSC 1100 Introduction to Building Science Algonquin College In Class  
CIVL3008 Building Science Fanshawe College In Class  
3552 3552 Building Science Theory I University of Toronto School of Continuing Studies Online 30
3553 3553 Building Science Theory II University of Toronto School of Continuing Studies Online 30
Exam Building Science Theory Exam University of Toronto School of Continuing Studies    

Material Systems 

Course Code Course Name Institution Method of Learning Hours
MIE270H1 Materials Science University of Toronto In Class  
CIV514H1 F Concrete Technology University of Toronto In Class  
MIE507H1 S Heating, Ventilating, and Air Conditioning (HVAC) Fundamentals University of Toronto    
09-0928-2357 Design, Operation and Maintenance of HVAC Systems EPIC In Class 28
08-0420-2349 Advanced Concrete Technology for Durable and Sustainable Civil Infrastructure EPIC In Class  
09-0917-2357 Diagnosing Defects in Aging Concrete Structures and Developing Effective Repair Solutions EPIC In Class  
MTL 200 Materials Science Fundamentals Ryerson University In Class  
MTL 300 Material Science 2 Ryerson University In Class  
CVL 533 Concrete Materials  Ryerson University In Class  
ASC 202 The Building Project Ryerson University In Class  
CIVL 215 Materials for Civil Engineers Queens University In Class  
CIVL 431 Infrastructure Rehabilitation Queens University In Class  
MECH 270 Material Science and Engineering Queens University In Class  
CIVE 2700 Civil Engineering Materials Carleton University In Class  
MAAE 2700 Engineering Materials Carleton University In Class  
MECH 4407 Heating and Air Conditioning Carleton University In Class  
CIVE 512 Rehabilitation of Structures University of Waterloo In Class  
ME 235 Material Science and Engineering University of Waterloo In Class  
MECH ENG 4W03 Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Systems McMaster University In Class  
CVG 2141 Civil Engineering Materials University of Ottawa In Class  
MCG2360/2361 Engineering Materials University of Ottawa In Class  
CEE 3369b Materials for Civil Engineers Western University In Class  
CIVL 1002 Civil Engineering Materials George Brown College In Class  
SCI 1200  Materials Science Algonquin College In Class  
MEE 333 Metallurgy and Engineering Materials Royal Military College In Class  
ENGR-2026EL Engineering Materials Laurentian University In Class  
CIVL-2190 Materials in Civil and Environmental Engineering University of Windsor In Class  
MECH-3830 Materials and Their Properties University of Windsor In Class  
CIVL 23 Construction Materials St. Lawrence College In Class  
CIVL 1112 Construction Materials and Testing Durham College In Class  
MATLEA102 Construction Materials 1 Mohawk College In Class  
BLDG1005  Building Methods & Materials Loyalist College In Class  
CIVL 1256 Materials 1 Niagara College In Class  
CON200 Construction Materials I Sault College In Class  
CONS1140 Construction Materials Conestoga College In Class  
3556 3556 Mechanical Systems – HVAC and the Building Envelope University of Toronto School of Continuing Studies Online 36
3639 3639 Building Envelope Materials University of Toronto School of Continuing Studies Online 30
Exam Materials Exam and Mechanical Systems Exam University of Toronto School of Continuing Studies    

Building Envelope Systems

Course Code Course Name Institution Method of Learning Hours
APST 470 Building Envelope and Assemblies Athabasca University Online  
CIV578H1 F Design of Building Enclosures University of Toronto In Class  
WBDG20 Managing Moisture in Building Enclosures NIBS Online 2
WBDG12 Window And Glazing Design Strategies For Sustainable Design NIBS Online 1.5
09-1105-2357 Design and Maintenance of Roof Systems on Industrial, Commercial and Institutional Buildings EPIC   14
ASC 302 Envelope Systems Ryerson University In Class  
BSC 822 Advanced Envelopes/Components Ryerson University In Class  
CIVE 4601 Building Pathology And Rehabilitation Carleton University In Class  
BSC 543 Building Science Technology Seneca College In Class  
3554 3554 Building Envelope Systems – I Roofing University of Toronto School of Continuing Studies Online 30
Exam Building Envelope Systems Exam University of Toronto School of Continuing Studies    
3555 3555 Building Envelope Systems II - Walls & Windows University of Toronto School of Continuing Studies Online 30

BSS Knowledge Reference Material

Course Code Course Name Institution Method of Learning Hours
  Building Research Information Knowledgebase      
  Building Science Corporation      
  Building Envelope Design Guide      
  National Research Council of Canada      
  Building Science Education