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Amanda O'Neill at (423) 875-5027 Ext. 1002 or via e-mail 

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 schedule is as follows:

Jan. 21-22, 2020 - Registration deadline is Jan. 16, 2020

May 12-13, 2020 - Registration deadline is May 7, 2020 (Note: This class is canceled due to COVID-19)

Oct. 13-14, 2020 - Registration deadline is Oct. 8, 2020

Dec. 8-9, 2020 - Registration deadline is Dec. 2, 2020

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

Registration Fee: There is no cost - $0

Notes: Each class is limited to 36 students.  Please make reservations as soon as possible. 

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.

No training materials 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.  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.

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.