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Building Service Worker Certificate

This 114-hour Building Service Worker Certificate provides students with the knowledge and practical skills for entry into the building service industry in custodial work, and upgrading for those who are currently employed in the industry. The program includes theory, demonstrations, and practical skills training in the classroom and in appropriate work areas. Topics include: health and safety regulations, work-place professionalism, and basic and specialized cleaning.

Admission Requirements

  • BC secondary school graduation, or equivalent, or 19 years of age and out of secondary school for at least one year as of the first day of classes.
  • English 10 with minimum 50% or alternatives.
  • Applicants are required to submit a physician's note confirming good health. Applicants must be capable of engaging in physical activities; including but not restricted to lifting. The medical examination must be undertaken not more than 6 months prior to enrolment in the program.

Program Outline

CBSW 100 Developing Professional Skills
CBSW 110 Chemistry of Cleaning
CBSW 120 General Cleaning
CBSW 130 Carpet and Upholstery Cleaning
CBSW 140 Complete Floor Care
CBSW 150 Special Area and Project Cleaning
CBSW 160 Industrial Kitchen Cleaning

Graduation Requirements

Students must pass each course with a minimum grade of 70% to receive a certificate.

Program Area:

Continuing Studies

Campus (Intake):

  • Vernon (Feb)
  • Kelowna (Sep)




  • Part-Time


2022-23: $1,357
plus applicable textbooks and/or materials


Part time evenings: Two evenings a week, 6 - 9 p.m. online with some Saturdays in person for practical experience.

This program is available for group contract training.

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Okanagan College Calendar: Printed 12/10/2022