The US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) requires all contractors performing construction for them 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, USACE developed a training course entitled Construction Quality Management for Contractors (CQM).
The purpose of this course is to familiarize all quality management personnel with USACE CQM 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 USACE construction contract stipulates that the contractor’s quality control representative is required to have this training. This course is offered throughout the year by many USACE offices across the nation.
The certificate expires five years. from date of issue.