US Army Corps of Engineers
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Construction Quality Management (CQM) for Contractors

PURPOSE:  This Construction Quality Management Course for contractors is being presented as a result of partnering efforts with the Associated Builders and Contractors, Associated General Contractors, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC). The purpose of this course is to familiarize contractor personnel with USACE and NAVFAC construction quality management concepts and procedures.

Course Time and Dates:

The course begins at 8 a.m. and generally runs until 4 p.m. Class size is limited and registration is first come, first served. The course will be offered on the following dates: 


16 May 2020 course: Cancelled due to COVID 19


14 Nov 2020 course: Cancelled due to COVID 19



SPECIAL GUIDANCEUnder the revised requirement of Section 01 45 01.00 Quality Control, it is mandatory that this course be successfully completed to be approved as the contractor’s quality control manager.

DESCRIPTION AND TRAINING MATERIALSPlease click on the following links to download, print the Student Study Guide training materials and bring them to class. No electrical outlets will be provided for powering computers. The training is formatted into the following modules of instruction, which may include class discussion and video presentation:

·Cover and Foreword
·Table of Contents
·Module 1 – Introduction
·Module 2 – Contractor’s Review
·Module 3 – Quality Management Planning
·Module 4 – Post-Award/Preconstruction Conferences and the Coordination Meeting
·Module 5 – Submittals
·Module 6 – Quality Management For Construction Projects
·Module 7 – Making the System Work
·Module 8 – Quality Control System (QCS) and Resident Management System (RMS)


1.    Interested students need to register via the links below each date.

2.    There is no charge for the course taught in the USACE Galveston District office.

3.    Upon successful completion of the course, attendance in all training sessions and obtaining a passing grade of at least 70 on the Post Test, the student will be provided a certificate.

4.    Students will be required to arrive at the USACE Galveston District office (2000 Fort Point Road, Galveston, TX 77550) security gate between 7:30 – 7:55 a.m. only.

5.    To enter the facility, come in the main entrance, provide your driver’s license to enter through the gate and park. Enter the building, show your ID again and sign in. You will be shown to the classroom.


Course #701, CQM for Contractors Recertification Course (on-line), is no longer being offered. Recertification is obtained through retaking the classroom course.