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Residential Construction Site Manager

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Residential construction site managers (RCSM) plan, organize, direct, control and evaluate residential construction projects from start to finish according to a schedule, specifications and a budget. This occupation includes coordinating the work of many skilled tradespersons and suppliers. Residential construction site managers play a significant role in planning and implementing quality control for home construction, jobsite safety and in ensuring current building code requirements are followed. The scope of work is limited to wood frame non-commercial buildings and residences up to four stories in height.

As the onsite representative of the prime contractor, the residential construction site manager is responsible for ensuring safety protocols, conditions and practices are met in accordance with current Occupational Health and Safety regulations, safety legislation and company policy.

Those authorized to perform the restricted activities of this designated trade include:

  • Sponsored Apprentices,
  • Certified Journeypersons
  • Individuals deemed qualified by their employer, and
  • Self-Employed individuals.

For complete information, see Restricted Activities and Classes of Individuals.

Program Information

Program Information & Requirements
Trades Qualifier

You can earn a Journeyperson Certificate based on:

Work Experience

The requirements for a Residential Construction Site Manager are:

Recognized Training

The requirements for Residential Construction Site Manager are:

  • A minimum of 36 months AND 4,500 hours of work experience.
  • ONE of the below:
    • A recognized credential similar to the Residential Construction Site Manager trade issued from another jurisdiction, OR
    • Certificate from Professional Home Builders Institute (PHBI).
  • A successful theory exam.

Program Credit

Category Information

Supporting Resources

Description / Resources
Trade Information Get important information about the duties, working conditions, and skills and abilities needed to work in this trade. (You will be re-directed to the alis website.)
Job Information View job postings in this trade, and learn about the current job market, average wage and resources for finding a job. (You will be re-directed to the alis website.)
Competency Outline Get information on all of the program requirements and what you will learn.
Examinations Get exam counselling sheets for your upcoming apprenticeship, interprovincial or qualification exam.
Legislation For more information regarding undertakings, activities, and certification requirements, please review the Designated Trades and Restricted Activities Regulation and the Designated Trades’ Activities and Certification Requirements Order.


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