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US Army Corps of Engineers
Mississippi Valley Division

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:
07/11/2019   St. Paul District  

POC contact for details and to register:  sherri.komrosky@sba.gov

Registration must be received by Eastern Area Office no later than two days prior to class.

CQMC Registration Form.pdf

Location of class:

U.S. Federal Building
657 Second Ave. North, Room 319
Fargo, ND

Class time:
8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Class size limit:

Cost:  $100/person  (Make checks payable to: FAO-St. Paul District)
Course Materials: Books and handouts will be provided.
Students: Provide your own pencils, pens, highlighters, or note paper, as required.
Lunch: Students will be responsible for their own lunch.

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Rock Island District



Point of Contact:
For details: Justine Womboldt, 309-794-5488 or justine.a.womboldt@usace.army.mil
To register and pay:  Shelle Iwinski at 309-794-5625

Location of class:
 Bettendorf Public Library, 2950 Learning Campus Drive
 Bettendorf, Iowa

Class time(s):
Day 1: 9:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Day 2: 9:30 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Class size is limited     

Cost: $100

Student study guide will be provided but is also available for download at:


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  Memphis District  

POC for details and to register: Del Warfield, 901-544-0656 (office) 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:  8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Class size limit:

Cost: Free

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

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06/19/2019 - 06/20/2019






10/03/2019 - 10/04/2019

  New Orleans District  

POC for details and to register:  stanley.c.young@usace.army.mil  / 337-291-3007

Location of class:
 U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New Orleans District
 Lafayette Area Office, 646 Cajundome Blvd, Suite 301
 Lafayette, LA  70506-4290

Class time:
Day 1:  9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Day 2:  8 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Class size limit:

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POC for details and to register:  Jaime.L.Wright@usace.army.mil / 504-862-2415

Location of class:
 U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New Orleans District
 7400 Leake Avenue
 New Orleans, LA  70118

Class time:
Day 1:  9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Day 2:  8 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Class size limit:

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06/18/19 - 06/19/19

11/13/19 - 11/14/19


  Vicksburg District  

POCs for details and to register:  Resa Holmes,(601) 631-5202, Resa.r.holmes@usace.army.mil; or Raymond (Abe) Kidder, (601) 631-5096, Abe.Kidder@usace.army.mil; or Heather Clark, (601) 631-5626, Heather.Clark@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:   8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Day 2:   8 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Class size limit:


For questions about specific classes, please contact the POC listed 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.