Construction Industry Ethics

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Product Overview

You face ethical grey areas every day and this course will give you the tools you need to respond effectively! Through practical, hands-on examples, you will learn the core principles of ethical behaviour and gain the skills to evaluate situations and make decisions using an ethical framework.

Designed to help you engage the principles of ethical practices in your real-world work, by the end of this course, you will be able to conduct and analyze a risk assessment, communicate about ethics with your team and spot and respond to unethical behavior appropriately.

Mandatory course for those pursuing Gold Seal Certification.

What Will You Learn?

By the end of this course you will be able to:

  • Connect personal experiences to the core principles of ethical behaviour
  • Explore how to be socially responsible, how to acquire social license, and learn the value of social responsibility
  • Conduct a risk assessment and analyze its components
  • Make decisions using an ethical framework
  • Evaluate decisions from an ethical point of view
  • Communicate about ethics with your team and external company contacts
  • Identify unethical behavior and take appropriate action

Frequently Asked Questions

This is a mandatory course for Gold Seal Certification (GSC)

Effective May 2021, GSC application requirements for the Ethics course changed.

  • Before May 2021: GSC Applicants were required to take 2 Ethics courses: both an approved in-class/virtual Ethics course as well as another approved E-Learning Ethics course.
  • New Requirement Effective May 2021: GSC Ethics course content has been updated. GSC applicants now take 1 Ethics course and can choose either the in-class/virtual format or the E-Learning format.

Questions? Contact Gold Seal for information and help with your GSC application requirements:

Course Format

Live, Online, Instructor-led training, with a maximum class size of 16 students.

  • This is a highly interactive course facilitated by the instructor on the Zoom platform.
  • You will be expected to have your webcam on during the whole class and participate in break-out rooms, small-group discussions, and other activities with your instructor and classmates during the course.
  • Zoom access information will be provided to you in advance of the training by your instructor
  • Full attendance and participation in both sessions is mandatory for course completion. If a student misses a class session, we are unable to transfer registration or provide a partial refund of the registration fees.

This course includes a mandatory final test taken online after the in-class sessions are completed.

  • The final test is multiple-choice and if you don’t succeed on your first attempt, you can continue to re-take the test until you pass. Your course completion certificate will not be released until you successfully complete the final test.

This course is delivered in partnership with local construction associations across western Canada and Ontario. You will be participating with a cohort of industry peers from throughout these regions.

Orientation Session

A short orientation session (30 min) with your course instructor will be held via Zoom before the course (usually scheduled in the week before). During the orientation, your instructor will go over course information and familiarize you with the Zoom tools you’ll be using.

Industry Credits  

  • This course is worth 3 gold seal credits.

Refunds or Transfers: 

  • Five (5) or more business days before the course start date: Full refund of registration fees or can be transfers to a different course date.
  • Less than five (5) business days before the course start date and course no-shows: No refunds or transfers to future course dates.
  • For a complete document on the NRCA Education Policies, click here

Other Policies: 

  • Substitution of another member of your company/team is permitted up to the course start date for no additional fee.
  • 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 the course. Refunds will not be issued to students who are removed from the course for non-compliance of this requirement.
  • If the NRCA has to postpone or cancel courses due to insufficient enrolment, NRCA will refund the registration fee or, if possible, the attendee may choose to move to an identical session in the future.