Construction Quality Management (CQM) for Contractors

The Mississippi Valley Division has currently scheduled virtual “Construction Quality Management for Contractors” classes.

The 2021 training dates for the MVS-CQCM class are as follows:

  • 9 February 2021 – Class to be held virtually
  • 11 May 2021 – Class to be held virtually unless COVID related restrictions are lifted.
  • CLICK HERE to register for 10 August 2021 – Class to be held virtually unless COVID related restrictions are lifted.
  • CLICK HERE to register for 9 November 2021 – Class to be held virtually unless COVID related restrictions are lifted.

All virtual classes will be videoed from:

AGC of Missouri Construction Training School, 6301 Knox Industrial Drive, St. Louis, MO 63139


  • Sarah Wright-Workforce Development Program Manager (314) 678-1401
  • Mark Games-Construction Manager, (314) 331-8149 office, (314) 536-3528 cell
  • Tony Jones, Construction Branch Chief, (314) 331-8130

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: 8 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. There is a charge of $200/person for the CQM-C course hosted by the AGC of Missouri.

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.