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Construction Quality Management (CQM) for Contractors

The Mississippi Valley Division has currently scheduled “Construction Quality Management for Contractors” classes. These classes will be conducted on the following dates: 

Date(s):   Location:   Contact/Course Description:




  Memphis District  

POC for details and to register: Delwick Warfield, 901-544-0656 (office), 901-481-4516 (cell) or delwick.e.warfield@usace.army.mil.
Location of class:
Clifford Davis - Odell Horton Federal Building
167 North Main Street
Memphis, TN 38103
Class time:
Class size limit:

NOTE: Students should bring a copy of the CQM course guide, located HERE.



3/9/17 - 3/10/17

9/14/17 - 9/15/17

  New Orleans District   POC contact for details and to register:  David Molaison, 504-862-2235, david.m.molaison@usace.army.mil (main POC); or Jaime Wright, 504-862-2415, Jaime.l.wright@usace.army.mil  (Please call to register.)
Location of class:
New Orleans District
7400 Leake Avenue
New Orleans, LA 70118
Class time(s):
Class size limit:

6/27/17-  6/28/17


  Vicksburg District   POC for details and to register: Larry Walker, (601) 631-5124, Larry.Walker@usace.army.mil; and Raymond (Abe) Kidder, (601) 631-5096, Abe.Kidder@usace.army.mil
Location of class:
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
Vicksburg District Headquarters Building
4155 East Clay St., Vicksburg, MS 39183
Class time:
Day 1:  0800-1600
Day 2:  0800-1500
Class size limit:

If you are registering for a St. Louis District class, please click here.

For all other classes, please contact the POC listed in the table above.

This course is presented to allow contractors to meet Corps’ construction contract requirements for the training of contractor quality control personnel. Corps of Engineers Guide Specification CEGS-1451, entitled “Contractor Quality Control”, April 1997, requires approval of the contractor’s quality control manager being contingent upon the successful completion of this course.

Course Information:

Training Length: 16 hours

Video Run Time: 1.25 hours

Purpose: This course familiarizes contractor personnel with Corps of Engineers Construction Quality Management concepts and procedures.

Description: This training is divided into these areas of instruction: (1) Introduction; (2) Contractor’s Review; (3) Quality Management Planning; (4) Preconstruction Conference and Coordination Meeting; (5) Submittals; (6) Quality Management during Construction; (7) Making the System Work; and (8) the Resident Management System. Each module is further divided into sub modules.

General: This course is a facilitated video course containing eight modules, which are further divided into sub modules. Each module/sub module includes an introduction, a short video clip, and a short reading segment followed by class discussion. This course is designed to involve the student in the learning and teaching process by interaction, relevant examples and active participation. A practical exercise is included where students are divided into teams, which then hold a preparatory control phase meeting.

Students will be provided with a student workbook. To successfully complete this course, the student must be present for all sessions and achieve a passing grade of 70 on the written test given at the end of the course. A certificate will be issued to all students who satisfactorily complete the course. This certificate is valid for 5 years.

Costs: There will be no charge for courses that are taught at the district offices. There is a charge of $149/person ($129 for AGC members) for courses that are facilitated by the AGC of Iowa.

Note: Cancellations will be refunded, less a $25 administration fee, if requested within 7 business days prior to the class date. No refunds will be issued for cancellations after that date. Substitutions will be allowed.

Notice: Any class is subject to cancellation if there are less than 10 confirmed Registrants within 2 weeks of the scheduled date of the class. Priority will be given to those students that are working on present or projected contracts in Mississippi Valley Division.