The AQC credential provides national recognition to construction firms that demonstrate their commitment to corporate responsibility in quality, safety, craft and management education, talent management—including inclusion and diversity—and community relations.
Companies that earn the Accredited Quality Contractor credential are eligible to be honored as an ABC Top Performer and enjoy broad recognition they can share with current and prospective clients, fellow contractors, employees, the media and the local community.
Contractors and Suppliers: Your STEP self-assessment can be completed anytime during the year prior to Dec. 15. Please check with your ABC chapter for deadlines for local events.
Contractors: Set yourself up for success by submitting your self-assessment early in the year to allow time to then complete your AQC application.
Receive your STEP
results and prepare
your AQC application
Submit your AQC
Final STEP data
are due Dec. 15 (if
not applying for AQC)
Completed self-assessments are accepted until Dec. 15.* In order to receive your certificate at your chapter’s event, please complete your self-assessment by your chapter’s deadline.
*Oct. 23 to be considered for AQC and Top Performers.