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Canadian Construction Contract Essentials (CCCE)

Online Course

Gain a basic and practical understanding of Canadian construction contract and subcontract essentials.

  • Understand what a contract is from a legal standpoint and what makes it valid and enforceable.
  • Know some key legal principles regarding general contracts and construction contracts.
  • Understand why contracts are important in the construction process.
  • Learn the difference between a “bidding” contract and the actual construction contract.
  • Be able to discern the difference between a letter of intent, a purchase order, and a construction contract.
  • Learn about a major cause of construction disputes and why standard industry contract forms can reduce the risk of such disputes.
  • Know the different types of construction contracts in terms of project delivery and pricing methods.
  • Understand the structure, approach, and key provisions in a typical stipulated/fixed-price or lump-sum construction contract and subcontract.
  • Know how to read and understand a typical construction contract and subcontract.

This course builds upon the BuildForce Construction Law course, and thus repeats some of the material where applicable. Construction Law, however, is not a prerequisite to taking this course.

This course uses interactive elements, scenarios, videos, and quizzes to reinforce learning.

This course has been accredited by the Canadian Construction Association (CCA).  It is available in both English and French and will work on all major browsers and multiple devices including: tablets, IPads and smart phones.

Duration:  5 hours | $200.00 +GST

Course Credits: 

  • 1 CCA Gold Seal Credit

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Course Credits Information
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Course Certificates

Upon successful completion of this online course, a certificate of completion will be available to download and print.

Course Contact Information

Leanne Hendrickson
Director of Education

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