Change Order Management

Change Order Management

Gold Seal: 1 Credit * BC Housing: 8 CPD Points

Live online events


2 days, 08:30 AM PDT - 12:30 PM PDT


  • GS Credits: 1
  • BC Housing CPD Points: 8
  • Member Rate $399.00 excl. GST
  • $599.00 excl. GST


Changes are an inevitable part of the construction process but if not managed well, change orders can cause unnecessary project disruptions and lead to cost increases and schedule delays. This course will provide participants with best practices for successfully navigating this complex project management challenge. 

At the end of the course participants will be able: 

  • Identify changes from the original contract. 

  • Document the changes. 

  • Price changes fairly and realistically. 

  • Present and negotiate changes collaboratively. 

  • Understand the importance of early detection of change orders. 

  • Negotiate delay claims caused by changes. 

  • Understand the wording within commonly used contracts e.g., CCDC 2 and CCA 1. 

  • Develop a change order process for a construction company. 

  • Issue a notice of dispute. 

  • Proactively negotiating fair time and material rates at the bidding stage of a project. 


Delivery Methods:  Virtual with Zoom Meetings or In-Person/Classroom delivery available.

Course Fee Includes:  Access to the course, course materials, and a digital certificate upon completion. 


This course is delivered in partnership with local and provincial construction associations across Canada. You may be participating with a group of industry peers from multiple regions.

Sharing a single registration between two or more individuals is not permitted. Please register each person that will be in attendance.


There are no prerequisites for this course.

Who Should Attend

This course is designed for construction owners, managers, estimators, supervisors, and staff. 

Technical Requirements

**For Virtual Delivery Sessions Only**

  1. 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, cellphones may not be adequate. 

    • Windows 10 or Mac iOS. 

  1. Webcam (Mandatory)– in order to engage and collaborate, participants will be expected to have their webcams on for the duration of the class

  2. Microphone (Mandatory)

  3. Internet connection- For best results, you will want to ensure you have an internet connection with an upload/download speed of 3-5 Mbps. You can test your internet speed here. The 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.

  4. A quiet space with minimal distractions –The 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.

  5. Comfortable chair