Construction Quality Management for Contractors

The Baltimore District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) in partnership with the Washington District, Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC), Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC), and Associated General Contractors (AGC) offers the Construction Quality Management for Contractors Class (CQM-C) on a monthly basis.

The mutual goal of the Contractor and the Government is to achieve a quality product, executed safely, on time, and within budget. Quality management succeeds through a partnership between the Contractor and the Government. The Contractor is responsible for the daily Quality Control (QC) of the work, while the Government through Quality Assurance (QA) ensures that the Contractor's Quality Control program is working effectively.

Effective CQM-C supports worker pride, results in favorable recognition, and has the potential to increase the Contractor's profit argin.


The course offers prospective QC Managers/ Administrators the opportunity to satisfy the CQM-C training requirements specified in most USACE and NAVFAC construction contracts. This course must be taken and the final test must be passed by any person aspiring to be the QC Manager/Administrator or alternate. The course must be taken within 45 calendar days of the award of a construction contract. The Contractors Quality Control (CQC) requirements and the Governments Quality Assurance (QA) roles are reviewed. A course certificate will be awarded to those who satisfactory complete the training and pass the final exam. The certificate is valid for a five year period from the date of the class. 

Only courses taught be Army Corps and NAFAC sponsored instructors and their valid issued certificates are recognized by NAFAC and USACE.

At this time any person that needs to recertify must attend a class.

CQM-C, 9-hour class, is offered at ABC and AGC sites, and is facilitated by USACE and NAVFAC trainers.


Contact the ABC or AGC course managers as listed below for course information, registration and payment

***Please note that Construction Quality Management for Contractors' class locations held at the below referenced addresses may be subject to change. When registering, the class member should verify course locations and the time frame with the ABC/ AGC Agency Point of Contact you have chosen to take the class. Thank you.*** 

The facility locations, facility points of contact, and course dates are as follows:

1. ABC/VA class location: ABC Training Center, 42680 Trade West Drive, Dulles, Virginia.

2. ABC/MD:  ABC Greater Baltimore, 2101 E. Biddle Street, Suite 5000, Baltimore, MD 21213. Contact POC for more details.

POC:  Bonnie Mattox at 410-821-0351 ext. 124

3. ABC/MD Hagerstown: ABC Cumberland Valley Chapter-Barr Construction Institute, 530 N. Locust St., Hagerstown, Md., 21740. Contact POC for more details.
POC:  Emily Beecher at 301-739-1190,

4. ABC/Metro Washington class location: Associated Builders & Contractors Metro Washington, 6901 Muirkirk Meadows Suite F, Beltsville, Md. 20705. Contact POC for more details.
POC:  Martha Patterson

5. AGC/MD: Loyola University Maryland, Timonium Campus I 2034 Greenspring Drive I Timonium I 21093. Contact POC for more details. 
POC:   Sue Battey at 410-321-7870

6. AGC/DC class location: Navy League Building: 2300 Wilson Blvd, Lobby Conference Room, Arlington, VA, 22201. Contact POC for more details.
POC: Kim Tracy, at 703-647-0255; Fax

7. ABC Keystone PA: 135 Shellyland Road, Manheim, PA 17545. POC: Barbara Holtzapple (717) 653-8106 x315

Contact the ABC or AGC course managers as listed above for course information, registration and payment.

Upcoming Training Schedule

Session Number Date Location Agency POC Name Email Telephone # COE/NAVFAC Instructor Status
24-01 1/24/2024 Dulles, VA ABC-VA Amy McGeever 703-968-6205 David A FULL
24-02 2/21/2024 Timonium, MD AGC-MD Sue Battey 410-321-7870 Jason Hummel  
24-03 3/20/2024 Greater Baltimore, MD ABC-MD Bonnie Mattox 410-821-0351 ext. 124 Jason Hummel  
24-04 4/24/2024 Beltsville, MD ABC-DC ABC Staff 301-595-9711 David A. FULL
24-05 5/22/2024 Timonium, MD AGC-MD Sue Battey 410-321-7870 Jason Hummel  
24-06 6/19/2024 Hagerstown, MD ABC Cumberland Valley Amos M. 301-739-1190 Ed Kelly  
24-07 7/24/2024 Manheim, PA ABC Keystone PA Barbara Holtzapple 717-653-8106 ext. 315 David A.  


Contact the ABC or AGC course managers as listed above for course information and registration.

Baltimore District Point of Contact

Baltimore District Director of Training for Construction Quality Management for Contractors:


Course Administrator:

Salvatore Vitale: