Building Code Identification Number (BCIN)

Building Code Identification Number (BCIN)


Ontario implemented the Building Code Identification Number (BCIN). Where a designer engages in the following design activities, they are required to meet the qualification/registration requirements under the Building Code :

  • Preparing a design as part of a building permit application
  • Giving information or an opinion concerning whether a building or part of a building complies with the Building Code if the information or opinion is to be submitted to a chief building official in connection with a building permit application
  • Preparing a written report for submission to the chief building official based on a general review, where a general review is required by the Building Code

Qualification/registration applies to a designer's area of practice.

ARIDO Members who practice in this realm and have obtained their Building Code Identification Numbers are permitted to engage in the business of providing design activities to the public, subject to the Ontario Building Code and can sign off on all construction drawings and specifications being submitted for permit.

To find out more about Bill 124, visit the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing website.