A VARIED PROGRAM ADAPTED TO CONSTRUCTION CONTRACTORS
In collaboration with expert partners, APECQ continually develops new continuing education courses. Their content allows contractors, managers or employees in the construction industry to acquire new knowledge and optimize their way of doing things. This added value makes a real difference in their daily lives.
Training can be part of the solution to labour shortages. By providing training, you are offering your team members the opportunity to develop and expand their skills.
In addition to being an excellent motivator, continuous training is known to have a significant impact on productivity. Trained employees develop new work techniques that allow them to be more efficient, collaborative and responsive.
The Régie du bâtiment du Québec (RBQ) has implemented a new regulation regarding the professional qualification of construction contractors. Since April 1, 2022, continuing education is mandatory for respondents of Execution of construction work and for certain sub-categories of specialists such as
Some respondents are now required to complete a specific number of training hoursEVERY TWO (2) YEARS to maintain their qualification and continue to act as sponsors.
Depending on the number of subcategories held, or the number of licenses held in several subcategories covered by the Regulation, most contractors will be required to complete 16 hours of training every 2 years. Some specialty contractors will be required to complete between 24 and 32 hours of continuing education depending on the type of subcategory.
Please note that a minimum of 8 hours of training must be related to the execution of the work. The balance of the required hours can be completed as desired. For example, administrative and operational training such as marketing, sales, technology or human resources.
Some exemptions exist based on certain conditions relating to contractors or sponsors.Consult the Regulations
In order for the training to be recognized, you must ensure that you receive an attestation confirming the hours and subject of the training. This will allow you to demonstrate to the RBQ that you have fulfilled your obligations for each reference period. Thereafter, it is the contractor's responsibility to register the training taken on his account with the RBQ.
Considering that APECQ has an excellent knowledge of the field and of the reality of construction contractors, our team is constantly developing its continuing education program.
Improve the quality of your construction work, optimize your management processes, and ensure execution that exceeds standards.