Association de la construction du Québec

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Get your RBQ licence security free of charge with the ACQ

What is a security?

A security is a financial guarantee that any contractor holding a licence must file to guarantee the fulfilment of its contractual obligations toward its customers.

All contractors are required to provide a licence security, according to the Régie du bâtiment du Québec (RBQ), other than those licensed exclusively in the general contractor sub-categories for new residential buildings, accredited with a guarantee plan. This requirement establishes increased protection, since it provides for compensation of those who have suffered damages from defective execution or non-execution of construction work.

The security offered by the ACQ is available to all contractors in the IC/I and Residential sectors.

The licence security is intended to compensate any customer who has suffered damages arising directly from:

  • Advance payments
  • Non-finalization of work
  • Defects and flaws discovered during the year following the completion of work

The security does not cover:

  • The debt obligations of persons who took part in the construction work
  • Damage arising from a delay in the execution of construction work
  • Damages in compensation for moral prejudice
  • Punitive damages

What we Offer You


Exclusive to ACQ members
All contractors must provide a licence security, according to the Régie du bâtiment du Québec (RBQ), other than some licence categories for residential building contractors. The amount of a security required by the RBQ is:

  • $20,000 for trade contractors;
  • $40,000 for general contractors.



The ACQ provides security for fraud and embezzlement to contractors accredited with the Garantie de construction résidentielle (residential construction guarantee – GCR). Simply apply to your regional association by filling out an application form. You also need to provide a copy of your GCR accreditation certificate.

The amount of the security required by the GCR for fraud and embezzlement is $20,000.

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GCR Security

The ACQ offers the best solution on the market for guarantees! With a guarantee from the ACQ, you meet your GCR financial obligations without having to tie up large sums of money. In return for an annual amount, the ACQ provides you with a guarantee enabling you to obtain or maintain your GCR accreditation.

Get a GCR Security