The Construction Estimator Certified (CEC) has a comprehensive knowledge of construction and construction methods. This professional is able to price, administer, negotiate and analyze various stages, methods and types of construction.

Canadian Institute of Quantity Surveyors

Founded in 1959, The Canadian Institute of Quantity Surveyors (CIQS) is a self-regulatory, professional body that sets the highest standard for construction economics in Canada. Designated Professional Quantity Surveyors (PQS) and Construction Estimator Certified (CEC) professionals counsel building owners, developers, government bodies, designers and contractors at every stage of the design, procurement and construction process to help ensure a return on investment is delivered. .

There are several affiliated associations in BC, Prairies and Northwest territories, Ontario, Maritimes, Newfoundland and Labrador, and at least Quebec. The mission of CIQS is to Promote and advance professional quantity surveying and construction estimating; Establish and maintain national standards; Recruit, educate and support our members


The title of Contruction Estimator Certified – CEC is bestowed upon members of Canadian Institute of Quantity Surveyors (CIQS) [institut canadien des économistes en construction.

With the actual movement towards “green” buildings, and the use of non-traditional procurement methods, the quantity surveyors role continues to evolve. CIQS members are key to expanding awareness of quantity surveying throughout Canada.

Institute promotes and and advances the professional status of quantity surveyors in Canada to the highest standards of competence and integrity so as to ensure the protection of the public; Members must follow a strict code of ethics to maintain the integrity in all matters concerning the profession.


Candidates who aspire to the EEC designation must have a combination of academic and professional requirements, or already have a professional title in relation with a construction field, as well as a professional experience, in order to have the Test of Professional Experience.


The Construction Estimator Certified (CEC) designation and being member of the CIQS, on top fo being a internationally recognized title, is an access to highly specialized continuing professional development programs and a growing network of peers.

The CIQS membership includes a subscription to the Construction Economist journal and regular updates on industry trends via the newletter. Auto and home insurance discounts programs are also offered to members., as well as an access to Liability, Errors and Omissions Insurance programs.