Online FIDIC Training Courses

Since 2013 FIDIC is providing online training courses focused on the practical use of the main FIDIC Contracts.

The FIDIC online courses are successfully attended by consulting engineers, project managers, lawyers and other professionals of the construction consulting industry, wishing to increase their knowledge of FIDIC contracts and benefit from practical insights. The course portfolio includes the Module 0 on Client/Consultant Agreement, the Module 1, the Module 1 Advanced, the Module 2 on Claims and Disputes, the Module 3 on DABs, the Module 4 on FIDIC Contracts Management and Administration and the Future Leaders Management Certificate for young professionals. Each of these modules may be attended separately.

To read about the prerequisites of each course click here.

Boost your career with an outstanding online training programme designed for Construction professionals.

Taught by highly experienced FIDIC accredited trainers, the FIDIC online Modules will allow you to:

  • Expand your knowledge with cases immediately applicable to your daily practice.
  • Share best practices with your peers and teachers.
  • Strengthen your Project and Contract Management expertise.
  • Thoroughly understand the claim and dispute resolution procedures.
  • Acquire in-depth practical knowledge on DABs.


The online training Module 0 on White book

The training programme comprises a thorough presentation of the FIDIC Module 0 documents:

  • Client/Consultant Model Services Agreement (The White Book, Fifth Edition 2017)
  • Joint Venture Agreement
  • Sub-consultancy Agreement
  • Representative Agreement (First edition 2013)

The course focuses on contract clauses and the practical use of the documents illustrated through real life case stories, discussion of these and comments from the Mentor. Special attention is given to the revisions introduced in the White Book 2017.


The online training Module 1 on Practical Use of the FIDIC Contracts

Offers a complete and comprehensive overview of the two main contracts, and also provides a comfortable learning process, avoiding travel costs and lengthy absences from the workplace. The programme is based on live lectures in combination with case work which is directly related to the lectures. Participants work on real life cases and practice the application of various contract conditions. The case work is run on a chat type platform by presenting and discussing case inputs in writing. Presentations, assessments and discussion of replies take place in Podio, an on-line classroom setting.

The programme comprises 9 two-hour sessions over a period of five months. The preparation of case work must be completed between the sessions and replies are discussed at the following classroom session.


The online Module 1 Advanced course – Red, Yellow and Silver Book

an advanced training programme especially designed for Consulting Engineers, Contractors, Quantity Surveyors, Public Contract Administrators or other professionals involved in construction work and contracts administration. The course programme is based on case story of a large WB financed construction project; the various contract clauses are illustrated through their application, ensuing conflicts and disputes and the possible solutions.

The training programme covers: Responsibilities of the Parties, Management of Projects, Tests on Completion, Financial Procedures, Suspension and Termination, Risk, Liability and Force Majeure, Dispute Adjudication.

Admission criteria are: good understanding and speaking level of English, actual practical experience in using the FIDIC contract documents or having successfully attended the FIDIC Module 1 Course.  

The online training Module 2 on Claims and Disputes Resolution

Covers the identification of project risks, their allocation, and the various causes of claim which can emerge over a construction contract and the way FIDIC addresses those. It details the way to handle claims – preparation, submission, assessment, determination under FIDIC Contracts, and how disputes are prevented or otherwise resolved.

Admission criteria are: good understanding and speaking level of English, actual practical experience in using the FIDIC contract documents or having successfully attended the FIDIC Module 1 Course.  

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The online training Module 3 on Dispute Adjudication Boards

Brings you detailed knowledge and insights into the effective use of Dispute Boards under the terms of FIDIC MDB Harmonised, Red and Yellow Book contracts, brought to you by two highly experienced FIDIC DB members who are also members of the FIDIC President’s List.

Participants should have completed FIDIC Training Modules 1 & 2, may also have completed Module 4, and may have further project experience. It is not necessary that participants have prior experience of the use of DBs.

The online training Module 4 on FIDIC Contracts Management and Administration

explains and illustrates the practical use of the FIDIC Conditions of Contract for Construction (the “Construction Contract”) and the FIDIC Conditions of Contract for Plant and Design-Build (the “Design-Build Contract”). The course is designed to help the participants have confidence in working with these documents whether representing Employers, Consultants or Contractors. It provides extensive checking measures and work exercises to give all delegates a comprehensive understanding of proper management of these contracts.

This course focuses on administering and managing the FIDIC contracts, concentrating on the “Engineer” and its activities, highlighting important procedures within these contracts. The course is recommended to professionals who want to have a comprehensive insight of the FIDIC main contracts, to learn how to apply them in their professional life on a regular basis.

Admission criteria are: good understanding and speaking level of English, actual practical experience in using the FIDIC contract documents or having successfully attended the FIDIC Module 1 Course.

The Future Leaders Management Certificate

The focus of this FIDIC programme is to strengthen the business expertise of young engineers and other professionals working in the field of consulting engineering. It also offers networking opportunities and an insight into FIDIC global activities.

The program is made up of a series of webinars, case study homework and discussions with trainers. A minimum of six webinars are included with the following content:

  • The Consulting Firm and Profit
  • The Consultant Contract
  • HR and Career planning
  • Business Development
  • Project Management
  • Quality Management and ISO
  • Liability Insurance and Risk
  • Integrity Management
  • Sustainability Management & Sustainable Design

All participants will receive FIDIC certificates of completion following a short exam, and those attending the conference will enjoy the opportunity of creating a unique presentation for all conference attendees.

Silvia Fossati

Training Manager

Silvia is FIDIC’s training manager and oversees more than 100 training events per year across the globe, offering support to FIDIC members and other stakeholders. With a PhD in computer science, IT consultant and IT project manager Silvia has worked at FIDIC since 2005. She has played a key role in developing FIDIC’s training activity since its inception.

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