Introduction to Capital Planning – HousingU online course

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This course will be offered in September 2018. Watch for updates regarding course start date and registration opening in our e-news.

FOAM 106 is a 8 week introductory level course (24 hours) that focuses on the process of Capital Planning. This course is for O&M staff and decision-makers new to Capital Planning. Participants will learn how to read, maintain and update a Capital Plan as part of this course. FOAM 106 can be completed in 4 weeks; however, participants have up to 8 weeks to complete.

Topics include:

Capital Planning for Maintenance Providers | Building Condition Assessment (BCA) | Creating a Capital Plan from a BCA | Using the Capital Plan | Final Project

What you'll learn

By the end of FOAM 106 successful participants will able to:

  • Read, use and update a Capital Plan
  • Describe and support data gathering for a BCA
  • Bundle projects
  • Describe how Capital Funding fits in the Capital Plan

Time commitment

Approximately 24 hours over 8 weeks.


This is an introductory level course with no prerequisites other than what is noted below.

This is an online course and participants must have basic computer skills and have regular access to a computer with MS Office 2010 or later and a modern, safe browser. We recommend Chrome; however, any updated browser will work. Templates used in this course may require MS Excel, MS Word and .pdf reader. This course is provided in English and requires reading and writing at a grade 8 level.


$139 + GST for members $209 + GST for non-members

Volume Discount: Register 3 or more people from the same organization for this course and your rate will be reduced to $109 each (+GST). This offer is for BCNPHA members only. To take advantage of this discounted rate, please email

For more information email:

Kate Nielsen

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