So you want to become a construction contractor…
As a future contractor, you have commitments and obligations toward the Régie du bâtiment du Québec (RBQ) and your eventual clients. You have a duty to comply with the Building Act, the Construction Code, the Safety Code for the Construction Industry, and RBQ regulations. The ACQ offers a comprehensive training program to assist you in practising your trade as a contractor with full confidence.
The ACQ is here to support and guide you throughout the process. Our professionals and experts can provide a multitude of services to help you familiarize yourself with and understand the overall concepts of the trade, and develop your skills in construction management.
Let us support and guide you in the various steps involved!
Obtaining your RBQ licence
As a future construction contractor, you must obtain a licence from the RBQ. The ACQ offers training programs that exempt you from taking the RBQ qualifying exams. Our programs are recognized by the RBQ, and our courses emphasize hands-on content, with flexible schedules that take your time constraints into account.
Available in the daytime or evening or on weekends, the courses are tailored to your needs and provide the proper preparation for your future role as a contractor. The following courses are recognized by the RBQ:
- Administering a Construction Firm
- Managing Projects and Job Sites
- Managing Workplace Health and Safety
- Performing Building Construction Work
- Carrying out of construction work – 6.1 Contractor – Wood structures
Why you should choose the ACQ for the licencing process?
- Training available everywhere in Québec
- Flexible schedules adapted to your situation
- Short courses, with a focus on hands-on experience
- Experienced instructors
By taking our courses, you are exempt from taking the RBQ qualifying exams.
RBQ Licence Security
The security, or surety bond, is a financial guarantee that every licensed contractor must deposit to assure performance of their contractual obligations to clients. The licence security is mandatory for all contractors.*
A competitive advantage
The security is an incentive for consumers to hire contractors with valid licences, and strengthens your professional image. The security amounts required by the RBQ are:
- $20,000 for contractors in one or more Schedule II and III subclasses;
- $40,000 for contractors in one or more Schedule I subclasses.
When you become a member of the ACQ network, you receive your licence security free of charge.
Security for fraud and embezzlement
The ACQ offers the security for fraud and embezzlement to contractors accredited under the Garantie de Construction Résidentielle (GCR). You must request if from your regional association. The amount of the security for fraud and embezzlement required by the GCR is $20,000.
Become a member of the ACQ
A must to ensure the growth of your company
Because the job of a contractor is becoming increasingly complex, the ACQ is there to support you in all aspects of the trade. When you become a member of the largest association of general and trade contractors, suppliers and partners in the Québec construction industry, you’ll benefit from a multitude of products and services to help ensure the growth of your company.
Diversified products and services:
- Legal services
- Occupational health & safety services
- Labour relations services
- Technical expertise
- Training program
- High-performance management tools
- Exclusive documents and publications
- Networking activities
- And much more.