Construction Quality Management (CQM) Course

The US Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) requires all contractors performing construction on Corps projects 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.

USACE Portland District is currently offering virtual courses on the following dates:

  • February 3, 2023 
  • April 7, 2023
  • June 6, 2023 CLASS FULL
  • October 6, 2023 CLASS FULL
  • December 1, 2023 CLASS FULL

To register, please send an email request to:

**Important Notes About the Course**

  1. There is no cost for taking this virtual course.
  2. The course is taught between 0800 – 1600 Pacific Time.
  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.  

At this time, USACE Portland District does NOT offer in-person training. 

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To view USACE's entire course schedule for Construction Quality Management for Contractors, visit our Learning Center.