USACE CQM stands for US Army Corps of Engineers Construction Quality Management. Construction Quality Management certification is obtained through successfully completing an online CQM certification course. Once the course is completed and you receive the certification, it is good for another 5 years and will be valid for Corps, Navy, and other federal agency projects.
CQM has many benefits, both for the contractor and the USACE. The benefits for the USACE are all about the work being:
- Performed according to specified plans
- Completed on time
- Within a specific defined budget
- Easily maintained
- Completed within a safe work environment
The benefits for the contractor are fewer in numbers but not less in value. They include:
- Increased profit and production
- Better communication
- Better planning
- Improved organizational skills
- Outstanding performance evaluations, which helps to obtain future contracts
What is the CQM Certification For?
The Us Army Corps of Engineers construction contract requires that the prime contractors Quality Control Manger takes and completes a CQM certification course. Otherwise, they cannot provide you with a contract. In fact, the US Army Corps of Engineers provides their own Construction Quality Management course for contractors.
The purpose of the training and certificate is to familiarize all quality control and contractor management personnel, with CQM policies, requirements, and procedures.
For more information on the USACE CQM Certification you can visit our Hard Hat Training Series and take a look at our course. You might also be interested in our USACE 8-Hour Safety Training course which provides you with more in-depth information about the USACE CQM Certification.
Good luck out there!