Construction Industry Ethics (online and classroom/virtual components)

Based on the Gold Seal Certification Guide, all candidates must take the Construction Industry Ethics courses (3 credits) which includes online and classroom/virtual components.

This course has been designed to help you understand ethics as it relates to the construction industry. The course contains interactive elements, case studies, practical examples, videos, and a course glossary.


Upon completing this course, you will:

  • Understand what is included in “ethical behaviour”
  • Be aware of the importance of ethics in business
  • Know how to make ethical decisions
  • Recognize ethics in the context of the law
  • Understand the direct link between ethics and a company’s success

Who Should Attend: owner/clients, contractors, supervisors, project managers, etc. who must deal effectively and professionally with employees, sub-trades, owners, clients, engineers, employers, and the public.

You can take the online component of this course at your own pace (stop and continue at any time), and the total duration is approximately 4-hours, available in English and French. It is recommended that learners complete the online component as a prerequisite for the classroom/virtual training, however you can also complete the online component after the classroom/virtual training component.

Please register here, and choose the course name “e-Learning – Construction Industry Ethics (both online and classroom/virtual components)”

Please note the information obtained from or through this course does not constitute legal advice, but is provided as guidelines for using works for educational purposes.

Aug. webinar:
Aug. 27 & 28, 2020
Thu. & Fri., 1pm – 4:30pm
Dec. webinar:
Dec. 1 & 2, 2020
Tue. & Wed., 6:30pm to 9:30pm
Instructor-led Live Webinar
Derek A. Smith
Classroom/virtual component:
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Online component only:
Online + classroom/virtual components:
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INSTRUCTOR: Derek A. Smith

A trained design professional for over 15 years, Derek has collaborated on over $300 million in built or contemplated ICI and residential projects. As the CEO of the London & District Construction Association (2007-2012) he acted as employer bargaining agent to General Contractors and Civil Contractors in a successful strike free round (2010). He also chaired the Construction Lien Act Task Force for the Council of Ontario Construction Associations, and is the Executive Officer of the Stratford & Area Builders Association, the largest per capital residential builders association in Canada.