Ottawa Construction Association

Construction Law - E-learning course

Course Duration

The course duration is approximately 4 hrs.

To enroll in this course, you must purchase a PIN number. PIN's cost $150.00 each plus HST.

To order a PIN click the 'ORDER PIN' button below.


OCA Members: $150.00
Non-Members: $150.00



This course is intended to provide members of the construction industry with an understanding of construction law.


This course is designed to teach and familiarize owners, managers, supervisors and project managers with construction contracts and contract law, liabilities and responsibilities of all parties to a contract, compiling and submitting proper extras and claims, and ways and means for leaders to avoid conflict with contracts, owners, trades and labour.


Upon completion of this course, you will be able to:

  • Understand the origins of law
  • Understand what a contract is and what makes a contract valid or invalid
  • Understand the roles in the construction industry as they apply to contract law
  • Know the different types of construction contracts
  • Interpret contracts
  • Understand what a custom contract consists of
  • Understand the principles of surety and the different types of bonds that are used
  • Know what type of insurance is required in the construction industry
  • Understand claims, the reasons for claims and the process of making a claim
  • Know the acts and regulations that are relevant to the construction industry


This course is intended for people working in the construction industry who deal primarily in trade-to-trade and/or trade-to-customer situations.

Course Length

The course duration is approximately 4 hours.

Available Formats

This course is available online in English and French.


This course has been accredited by the Canadian Construction Association (CCA) to two (2) credits toward Gold Seal Certification upon successful completion of this course. A final mark of 75%
is required in order to receive a certificate of completion.

How to Enroll

Upcoming Sessions
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