Building Service Worker Certificate

This course focuses on both the basic and specialized techniques behind cleaning buildings. Courses also include review of health and safety regulations, WHMIS training, and work-place professionalism.

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  • Kelowna
  • Vernon
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Tuition and fees

2023-24: $1,384.52

Program details

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.

Randy Garrecht

Randy Garrecht joined Okanagan College in 2008 as an instructor for the Building Services Worker Certificate program. Randy teaches the program in addition to working full-time as the Head Custodian for School District #23 in Kelowna, where he has worked as a custodian for the past 33. Randy also owns and operates G4 Cleaning Consulting and Training where he teaches and consults between Vernon and Osoyoos. Randy is also a Certified Level 2 Occupational First Aid Attendant.

Certified Building Services Worker, Surrey Continuing Education
Learner Centered Instructor, Okanagan College
Work Safe BC, Occupational First Aid Level 2, FACTS Kelowna

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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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

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

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