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Contact Information

Program Information

615-736-7619

Class Registration

Amanda O'Neill at (423) 875-5027 Ext. 1002 or via e-mail amanda.m.oneill@usace.army.mil 

Nashville District CQM Class for Contractors

CQM Class for Contractors"Construction Quality Management (CQM) for Contractors" is a two-day class that discusses the combined effort of the Contractor and Government in achieving quality work in accordance with the plans and specifications, on time, within a defined budget, and in a safe work environment. The relationship joins together distinct roles between the Contractor's Quality Control (CQC) and the Government's Quality Assurance (QA) responsibilities. All construction contracts now require contractors to provide a CQC staff of sufficient size to assure the completed project meets the quality standards established by the contract.

The individual responsible for the CQC staff is the CQC Systems Manager. The CQM course provides the training and certification required to implement the Three-Phase Control System (Preparatory, Initial, and Follow-up Phases). CQM certification is a contract requirement in all construction contracts and is valid for five years from the date of CQM training. 

Upcoming Classes

The 2020-2021 schedule is as follows:

Jan. 5-6, 2021 - Registration deadline is Dec. 28, 2020 (This class is canceled due to COVID-19)

Jan. 12-13, 2021 - Registration deadline is Jan. 5, 2021 (This class is canceled due to COVID-19)

Feb. 9-10, 2021 - Registration deadline is Feb. 2, 2021

May 11-12 - Registration deadline is May 4, 2021

Oct. 19-20, 2021 - Registration deadline is Oct. 12, 2021

Dec. 7-8, 2021 - Registration deadline is Nov. 30, 2021

Location: The training is conducted at Cafeteria B in the Estes Kefauver Federal Building Annex located at 110 9th Avenue South, Nashville, TN, 37203.

Point of Contact: Amanda M. O'Neill at (423) 875-5027 or via e-mail amanda.m.oneill@usace.army.mil

Registration Fee: There is no cost - $0

Notes: Notes:  Each class is normally limited to 36 students.  However, due to COVID-19 social distancing requirements, classes will be limited to 12 students until social distancing requirements are changed.  Students working on active Nashville District contracts AND working in the role of Quality Control Manager will be given priority. 

The class will be occur over a two day period.  Class will begin each day promptly at 08 a.m..  Class will end on day one between 3 and 3:30 p.m.  Class will end on day two no later than 1 p.m.

Please click on the link and print the required nine modules.  Bring these to class with you. 

http://www.lre.usace.army.mil/Missions/Civil-Works/Engineering-and-Construction/CQM-Information/trk/profile_certification_title/

No training materials or writing utensils will be provided at the class.  Students are required to download and print the CQM training materials if they wish to utilize a hard copy of the material during class and shall bring their own pen or pencil for test taking.  Students can also bring a laptop; however, internet is limited.      

The Estes Kefauver Federal Building and Annex is a secure facility.  All students will be required to pass through Security every time they enter the facility.  The closest entrance to Cafeteria B is the 9th Avenue entrance to the facility.  In accordance with COVID-19 requirements and unless otherwise noted, all students will be required to wear a face mask at all times when inside the federal building, including during the class. Additionally, anyone entering the federal building will be required to have their temperature taken.  Those exhibiting above average temperature will not be allowed to enter the building.

Parking in downtown Nashville near the federal building is limited.  Students are encouraged to arrive early to provide enough time to find a parking space and pass through security.  The class starts promptly at 8 a.m.