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Certified Quality Mark / CONQUAS Supervisor and Manager Schemes

The Certified Quality Mark / CONQUAS Supervisor and Manager Schemes accord recognition to personnel in the construction industry who are instrumental in delivering projects of high quality, as reflected in high CONQUAS score projects.

There are two levels of recognition:

  • CONQUAS Supervisor or Manager – Entry level
  • Quality Mark Supervisor or Manager – High achiever level

Personnel can upgrade from one level to the other when the requirements are met.

Who can apply

  • Supervisor Scheme – Foremen and supervisors involved in site supervision activities
  • Manager Scheme – Engineers and other building related professionals, including project managers on site

How do certified personnel benefit?

Certified personnel can look forward to:

  • Award of bonus point to projects that employ certified personnel, subject to requirements being met (please refer to the CONQUAS manual for details)
  • Added market value, as the certification is recognition of their training and achievements in delivering high quality projects
  • Discounted rates for BCA's quality seminars and courses held at BCA Academy

Assessment criteria

Tables 1 and 2 outline the criteria for certification. The requirements for both Supervisor and Manager Schemes are similar except for entry qualifications, length of qualifying experience and for Managers – the need to attend the 3-day Certified QM/CONQUAS Manager course at BCA Academy.

Table 1. Qualifications and Experience

Title of Scheme

Certified CONQUAS Supervisor (CCQS) Certified Quality Mark Supervisor (CQMS)

Certified CONQUAS Manager (CCQM) Certified Quality Mark Manager (CQMM)

Qualifications

Possess any ONE of the following recognised qualifications:

  • WDA Employability Skills System Level 5 in Literacy and Numeracy (WPLN 5)
  • 2 GCE O levels in English (G1-8) and Mathematics (G1-8) 2 GCE N levels in English(G1-5) and Mathematics (G1-5)
  • CITI Advanced Builder Certificate
  • National Building Qualification(NBQ) in Project Supervision
  • Construction Trade Foreman Certificate

Possess any ONE of the following recognised qualifications:
University Degree or equivalent; or
Polytechnic Diploma or equivalent

Min years of construction related experience

5 years

5 years for Degree holders and 8 years for Diploma holders

Position / Designation

Foreman, Supervisor, Senior Foreman, Senior Supervisor

Engineer or above

Training

Complete CONQUAS training workshop for Developers/Consultants/Builders or customised CONQUAS training workshop#

-

Complete Certified QM/ CONQUAS Manager course#


#For more details on the courses, please visit the BCA Academy website.

Table 2. Training and Projects Performance

Title

Certified CONQUAS Supervisor (CCQS) Certified CONQUAS Manager (CCQM)

Certified Quality Mark Supervisor (CQMS) Certified Quality Mark Manager (CQMM)

Completed Good Industry Practices Guide workshops#

At least 3 trades [compulsory trade: Waterproofing to Internal Wet Areas]

At least 6 trades [compulsory trades: Waterproofing to Internal Wet Areas, Aluminium Windows, Marble/Granite/Ceramic Tiling (counted as 2 trades) and Timber Flooring]

Min CONQUAS projects completed

2

2

Min Quality Mark projects completed

Not necessary

2

Min CONQUAS score for at least 1 project completed in or after year 2004

87 points (82 points^)

90 Points


#For more details on the courses, please visit the BCA Academy website.
^ This refers to the architectural score for overseas applications..

Maintaining certification

Certificates are valid for 3 years. Application for renewal should be submitted at least 2 months before expiry of the certificate. To maintain certification, applicants must have demonstrated consistent performance in delivering high quality projects. The renewal criteria are as follows:

Certified CONQUAS Supervisor (CCQS) Certified CONQUAS Manager (CCQM)

Certified Quality Mark Supervisor (CQMS) Certified Quality Mark Manager (CQMM)

Minimum CONQUAS score for at least 1 project in the 3 years preceding the expiry date of the certificate

85 points (80 points^^)

88 points**

**If the score is between CQMS/CQMM and CCQS/CQMM requirements, certification will be renewed as CCQS or CCQM respectively..
^^This refers to the architectural score for overseas CONQUAS Manager's certificate renewal..


Certified QM/CONQUAS Supervisors and Managers

List of personnel that have been certified under this scheme (66KB)

How to apply

Submit a completed application form to BCA:

There are no application or membership fees.

Applicants will be evaluated and assessed by a panel, and the decision by the panel in award or renewal of certification is final. BCA is not obliged or bound to give any reason for not awarding or renewing the certification.

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