Construction Industry Ethics

Ethical behavior is essential for the construction industry. By maintaining high ethical standards, and by being consistent in our practices, we thrive both personally and professionally. The Construction Industry Ethics course is designed to help you and your team think through the ethical decisions you face every day. 

To make ethical choices, construction leaders and decision-makers need to think through ethical questions before they’re faced with difficult choices. That’s why the Canadian Construction Association requires Gold Seal candidates to take this course, prior to writing the Gold Seal exam. CLICK to learn more about Gold Seal Certification.

To obtain a Certificate of Completion a PIN will be issued to each participant to complete an online post-course assessment. Only Certificates of Completion issued upon completion of post-course assessment will be accepted by Gold Seal.

This course is worth 3 Gold Seal Credits

Construction Industry Ethics will help you:

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

This course is interactive and requires a high level of collaboration. A 30 minute Zoom tools orientation session will be scheduled prior to course date.

CCA Member $375 (+GST) Non-Member $475 (+GST)

May 27 - 12:30pm - 4:30pm & May 28, 2024 - 8:30am - 12:30pm

2 Virtual 1/2 Day Sessions

Zoom Tools Orientation – May 22, 2024 – 2:30pm – 3:00pm

August 13 & 14, 2024 - 12:30pm - 4:30pm

2 Virtual 1/2 Day Sessions

Zoom Tools Orientation – August 8, 10:30am – 11:00am

September 10 & 11, 2024 - 12:30pm - 4:30pm

2 Virtual 1/2 Day Sessions

Zoom Tools Orientation – September 5, 1:30pm – 2:00pm

November 7 & 8, 2024 - 12:30pm - 4:30pm

2 Virtual 1/2 Day Sessions

Zoom Tools Orientation – September 5, 1:30pm – 2:00pm

Additional Details

This course is intended for owner/clients, contractors, supervisors, project managers, etc. who must deal effectively and professionally with employees, subtrades, owners, clients, engineers, employers, and the public.

This course is delivered in partnership between your local construction association and other associations throughout Western Canada. You’ll be participating in a cohort with industry peers from across these regions.






Debbie Hicks, B.Sc. DSH Consulting, Kelowna, BC. With a comprehensive education background (Diploma in Business Administration, Bachelors of Science, teaching credential, and in progress MBA) learning has been at the core of her career.   As former President of the Southern Interior Construction Association in BC for 22 years, liaising with the buyers of construction services, architects, engineers and contractors in advocacy and education brings a solid base to her expertise.  In addition, her experience as the owner Rep for the construction of the new Clubhouse for the Kelowna Yacht Club has provided additional perspective. Through these experiences and teaching techniques, Debbie is able to bring both knowledge and interaction to the classroom – an ideal education environment.

Computer or laptop – This course will involve on-screen interaction with your instructor and classmates, reading/viewing on-screen content (slides or videos), and interacting via typing with questions or responses. For this reason, cell-phones or tablets will not be adequate. Windows 10 or Mac iOS

For a full list of Zoom’s requirements click here

* Webcam – Student webcams must be on at all times. Use of virtual backgrounds is not permitted.

*Group Attendance – Group attendance via one paid registration is not permitted. Every person able to see, hear, and observe the virtual course sessions must be a  paid participant.

* Microphone – required

Internet connection – For best results, you’ll want to ensure you have an internet connection with an upload/download speed of 3-5 Mbps. You can test your internet speed here. Minimum recommended speed is 1.5 Mbps, but anything below 3 Mbps may result in loss of quality or buffering. Ideally hardwired connection versus wireless for stability  – connect your computer directly to your router using an ethernet cable, rather than using your home wi-fi.

A quiet space with minimal distractions – microphone will be engaged for interactive sessions.  Please plan to be fully engaged in the class, and clear your work schedule just as you would for the in-class program.  

Comfortable chair 

Cancellation Policy:

Payment is non-refundable for cancellations made within 5 business days of the course, or non-attendance on the day. Complimentary substitution of another member of your company is accepted. If CCA has to postpone or cancel courses due to insufficient enrolment, CCA will refund the registration fee or, if possible, the attendee may choose to move to an identical session in the future. Unless otherwise stated, every person able to see, hear, and observe the virtual course sessions must be a paid participant. Non-compliance of this requirement will result in removal from course. Refunds will not be issued to students who are removed from the course for non-compliance of this requirement.


Did you know!!  Eligible employers can get government funding to help employees access training opportunities. The Canada-Alberta Job Grant will give you up to 2/3 of the registration fee (up to $10,000/employee/fiscal year) for training. Whether taking one course or a combination of courses, the total training must be a minimum of 21 hours and be completed within 52 weeks.