GBCA Trainings and Educational Events

Ongoing training and education are necessary to building a successful career in construction. Since 1961, GBCA has provided comprehensive training programs to insure a highly-skilled, productive, and motivated workforce. These courses are tailored to enhance the skills and knowledge of office and field personnel.

Visit our Events page to register for a wide variety of upcoming events.

Online Learning

GBCA offers online courses and trainings in construction and construction business skills – including a Certificate in Construction Estimating, construction supervision and project management, professional development, and safety.

Tuition Reimbursement Program

GBCA offers tuition reimbursement to employees of Active and Associate member companies, and companies that contribute to the GBCA-administered Industry Advancement Program (IAP). This program helps provide continuing education opportunities for industry office and field personnel in construction management and project management.

Visit our Tuition Reimbursement page to learn more about what courses are included in the program and how to apply.

Certificate of Management

The AGC Certificate of Management-Lean Construction (CM-Lean) is an assessment-based certificate credential that denotes knowledge and understanding of concepts related to lean adoption, practice and process transformation outlined in AGC’s Lean Construction Education Program. Successful candidates will carry the CM-Lean designation.

The AGC Certificate of Management-Building Information Modeling (CM-BIM) is an assessment-based certificate credential that denotes knowledge and understanding of concepts related to BIM adoption, practice and process transformation outlined in the AGC BIM Education Program. Successful candidates who pass the exam will carry the CM-BIM designation.

CM-BIM and CM-Lean credentials are valid for three years. Holders must submit thirty (30) hours of related continuing education (CE hours) earned during the previous three years. Work-based learning activities can count for up to fifteen (15) of the required thirty (30) CE hours for a three-year renewal.

If you are interested in pursuing your CM-LEAN or CM-BIM certification, please check out our AGC EDGE page with the latest dates of AGC’s Virtual BIM and Lean Construction courses.

Testimonials

The knowledge and insight I’ve gained at Drexel University, made possible through GBCA’s tuition reimbursement program helped immensely in advancing my construction career.

Jessica Zmuida , Project Executive/Asst. Superintendent

The GBCA’s educational courses have been critical in helping me continue to develop my skill set. The Lean Construction series opened my eyes to the other side of our business.

Dan McAndrew, Carpenter Foreman
Damon Walker

I want to thank the GBCA for promoting safety, education and technology for all the members. I attended some UAS flight classes (Unmanned Aerial Systems) at the University of Delaware.

These classes helped prepare me for the part 107 UAS Pilot License. The use of drone technology is increasing and I have used it to conduct safety inspections, qc inspections and video mapping.

I have also taken a number of construction safety classes to strengthen my foundation in safety. The GBCA’s tuition reimbursement program allows me to continue my education and widen my skill sets in areas that I may  not have otherwise been afforded. This has made me a better Safety Manager.

Damon Walker, Safety Manager

The financial assistance that the GBCA provided while in school has helped my family with relief from many of the expenses that go along with obtaining a degree.

Kevin Samples, Project Manager

Gaining deeper levels of understanding from other advanced professionals across different disciplines is a great opportunity.

Greg Laska, Operations Manager
Takesha Richards

The GBCA’s educational program is currently helping me increase my professional knowledge within the project management field. The program is extremely beneficial for working professionals such as myself and allows me to apply what I learn in real time. Upon completing my current education tract I’m confident that the knowledge I’ve learned will make me more of an asset to my company.

Takesha Richards, Project Manager

The GBCA’s range of education and leadership development programs are oriented toward creating a diverse learning environment that is inclusive of all construction activities. This program has been instrumental in shaping me as an individual; growing in my confidence as a Project Manager.

Ernest P. Falco, Director of Special Project