Master Municipal Construction Documents Association

Referee Course

This full-day course is designed to train experienced senior workers on the roles, responsibilities and best practices for Referees. Referees act as an impartial, 3rd party opinion, similar to how a judge or arbitrator would decide the case. This course may be offered in-person or by webinar. 

Referee Qualifications:

  • Be a Certified Contract Administrator
  • Fifteen years of senior experience in municipal construction in North America, with at least five in British Columbia; and have managed five MMCD contracts valued at $1.5 million or greater
  • Listening & mediation skills a must!
  • Have taken the MMCD Referee course and passed the exam

Certification Process

  • Submit an application form with application fee; applications are screened to verify the minimum qualifications
  • Screened applicants attend course and write exam
  • Those who pass the exam will become Certified and must sign an agreement with the Association
  • Association will add name to list of Certified Referees

In order to take the course and write the exam, interested students must first complete and submit the Referee Application Package, including references, to

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Learning Outcomes

  • The role of the referee and example cases
  • Learn valuable skills in conflict resolution and keeping a cool head
  • Learn about the protections in place for Referees (ie. you cannot be subpoenaed)


Course Cost

Course Fee: $550.00
Exam Fee: $100.00

(plus GST)

Course fee includes the electronic copy of the Course Guide. Meals are provided at in-person sessions.

The members of the MMCDA have taken care in preparing these documents, but neither the members nor the MMCDA accepts any liability for any loss or damage which may be suffered by any person or corporation as a result of the use of the documents. These documents are made available without representation by the MMCDA or its members as to the appropriateness of their use in any particular situation and issued on the strict understanding that each user accepts full responsibility for their use.