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CERTIFIED QUALITY MARK/CONQUAS MANAGER AND SUPERVISOR SCHEMES

About The Schemes

The Certified Quality Mark (QM)/CONQUAS Manager and Supervisor Schemes accord recognition to construction personnel who are instrumental in ensuring and delivering projects of high quality as reflected in high CONQUAS score projects


Scope of Recognition Schemes

The Manager Scheme is targeted at engineers and other building related professionals, including project managers on site

The Supervisor Scheme is targeted at foremen and supervisors involved in site supervision activities


Criteria for Recognition

Recognition will be at two levels: one general entry level (CONQUAS Supervisor or Manager) and another more prestigious level for high achievers (Quality Mark Supervisor or Manager). The scheme allows for upgrading from one level to the other when the requirements are met

Tables 1 and 2 outline the criteria for certification under the Schemes. The requirements for both Supervisor and Manager Schemes are closely 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 recognized 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 recognizedqualifications:-
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 abov
Complete CONQUAS training workshop for Developers/Consultants/Builders or customized CONQUAS training workshop#
- - Complete Certified QM/ CONQUAS Manager course#

# more details on the courses, please refer to www.bcaa.edu.sg

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

# more details on the courses, please refer to www.bcaa.edu.sg
^ This refers to the architectural score for overseas applications


Maintaining Certification

To maintain the high standards of the Schemes, applicants must be able to demonstrate good performance consistently. Certificates issued are valid for 3 years only. Application for renewal should be submitted at least 2 months before the expiry of the certificate. The renewal criteria for CCQM, CQMM, CCQS and CQMS are as shown below:

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


Benefits of Schemes

All CQMS/CQMM/CCQS/CQMS personnel can enjoy discounted rates for BCA's quality seminars and courses held at BCA Academy. More importantly, the certification is recognition of their training and achievement in delivering high quality projects and this adds to their market value in the industry.

CONQUAS 8th Edition now award bonus point to projects that employ CQMS/CQMM/CCQS/ CQMS personnel subject to requirements as specified. Please refer to the CONQUAS manual for details.


Application

There are no application or membership fees. Please download the Application Form:-

  • Certified CONQUAS Supervisor or Certified Quality Mark Supervisor, please click here (in Acrobat pdf file, 100 kb).
  • Certified CONQUAS Manager or Certified Quality Mark Manager, please click here (in Acrobat pdf file, 100 kb).

For more details, please contact Mr Wong Chee Hong at email wong_chee_hong@bca.gov.sg or Mr Patrick Poh at email: patrick_poh@bca.gov.sg or CONQUAS hotline at 6730 4400.

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 whatsoever for not awarding or renewing the certification.

For list of Certified QM/CONQUAS Managers and Supervisors, click here (in Acrobat pdf file, 100 kb).

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