Retail Superintendent Training Program

Being a retail superintendent is significantly different from serving as a superintendent in other market segments. While all construction superintendents have responsibilities for schedule, productivity, safety and quality on the project site, the unique challenges and constraints of the retail environment mean that a special training focus is needed. To that end, the Retail Contractors Association has developed this Retail Superintendent Training Program.

Requirements to become a RCA Certified Retail Superintendent include:

  • At least three years of experience in retail construction experience
  • OSHA 30-hour certification
  • Employed by a current RCA member company
  • Attendance at RCA's two-day workshop
  • Successful completion of the Certified Retail Superintendent exam (taken at the end of the workshop)

Note: this program is applicable for superintendents, project managers, and other staff, however, the certification is limited to those who meet the requirements above.

RCA's Certified Retail Superintendents bring specialized knowledge to their retail construction projects. Topics addressed during the workshop include:

  • Safety
  • Scheduling
  • Quality Assurance/Quality Control
  • Customer Focused Construction
  • Document Control
  • Standards and Best Practices
  • Communicating for Productivity
  • Subcontractor Management 
  • Change Management
  • Close Out

RCA’s first Superintendent Training Program Workshop was held in Dallas, TX, September 21-22. The two-day session was attended by 28 superintendents and project managers representing 16 member companies. 

RCA will be offering two workshops in December in Dallas, TX. Click on the links below to register.

December 7-8, 2018
December 9-10, 2018



Thank you for the opportunity to participate in this program,and to work with my peers to help the RCA and better our industry. I certainly came away with more understanding for what we all deal with as a group.
Michael Watson, Senior Superintendent, Schimenti Construction Company