Construction Quality Management (CQM) Course

The US Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) requires all contractors performing construction for them to comply with the “Contractor Quality Control” (CQC), provisions in their contracts. In the early development of the CQC system, there was considerable misunderstanding as to what was required and who was responsible for it. In cooperation with the construction industry, the Corps developed a training course entitled “Construction Quality Management for Contractors (CQM).” The purpose of this course is to familiarize all quality management personnel with the Corps construction quality management policies and procedures.

The course details the requirements of the government and contractor personnel assigned to the project and the reasons for those requirements. The effectiveness of the CQM system is enhanced when all personnel are aware of their responsibilities and the reasons for them. To ensure the success of the CQC system, every Corps construction contract stipulates that the contractor’s quality control representative is required to have this training.

Virtual Courses Hosted by USACE - Europe District:

Construction Quality Management for Contractor are available online to be taken through the University of North Florida, Division of Continuing Education.  Upcoming dates are listed below:

  • July 17-18, 2024 (Weds/Thurs)
  • October 17-18, 2024
  • January 23-24, 2025
  • April 17-18, 2025
  • July 17-18, 2025 
  • October 16-17, 2025

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER at the University of North Florida website.

**CQM Course Search**

In the upper right hand corner of UNF Registration Page, enter ‘Construction Quality’ into the search function.

Select the course title:  ‘Construction Quality Management for Contractors (CQM-C)’ for any of the following instructors:  Ben Peschke, Daryle Tripp, Will Adcock, or Jason Redeen.

A new page will load.  Scroll down the page to see the course offerings.  Look for the dates highlighted by:  ‘EUROPE DISTRICT ONLY’

**Overseas Registrants – Please follow these specific instructions**

  1. Select ‘OTHER’ for State Option
  2. Enter 999-999-9999 for the phone number.
  3. If your international address is not working, please use the default address for the University of North Florida: 12000 Alumni Dr., Jacksonville, FL 32224 (U.S. Tel: +1-904-620-4200)

**Important Notes About the Course**

  1. Registration Fee is $250.00 paid to University of North Florida during registration.
  2. Course is taught between 0900 – 1700 Central European Time (CET) both days.
  3. The course is taught in English and requires that proficiency.
  4. Course registration is on a first-come, first-served basis. 

Upon completion of the course, the certificate is good for 5 years.  At the end of 5 years, the student must take this course again to stay certified.  Online recertification for CQM-C Course is no longer available. 

At this time USACE – Europe District does NOT offer in-person training in Wiesbaden, Germany out of an abundance of caution, and to adhere to social distancing practices being adopted worldwide. 

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