Master Municipal Construction Documents Association

Inspector Course

This course is targeted at experienced inspectors, so it does not cover the "mechanics" of the inspection role, such as reading drawings, taking samples or doing tests. Rather, it is a presentation on the administrative aspects of the inspector's job with the intent of clarifying what obligations, rights and responsibilities the inspector has, particularly with regard to the contractor.

This course is typically run in Vancouver, but are happy to host the session anywhere in B.C. so long as we have a minimum of 20 students.

Why should I take the Inspector Course?

MMCD requires a contract administrator be in place throughout the course of a contract and the contract administrator may delegate some of their responsibilities to one or more inspectors. While an inspector may perform additional duties for the contract administrator, those are separate from the obligations imposed by the contract. This course focuses on those distinctions from the contractor's perspective. The course presents some examples of where an inspector can get into trouble through misunderstanding, missing deadlines or by exceeding limits of authority. The course concludes by offering some tips on how to become a more effective inspector.

This is a one-day course, offered in-person or by webinar, running from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Note: Because inspectors have a subset of the responsibilities of contract administrators, there is significant content overlap with our Contract Administration course.

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Learning Outcomes

  • How the contract sets up rights and obligations for all involved
  • How the contract administrator and the inspector receives their authority
  • Clarify the limits of the inspector's authority and responsibility as distinct from the contract administrator
  • Clarify the obligations of an inspector while on site and to the contractor
  • Advice on how an inspector can be more efficient.


Course Cost

Prices for this course vary between membership types:

Sponsoring Member: $422.50
Supporting Member: $480.00
Associate Member: $530.50
Non-Member: $595.00

(plus GST)

Course fee includes a copy of the Course Binder. Meals are provided at in-person sessions.

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