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Training Program

Training and continuing education are built into our program in many ways

  • A 10-day program conducted at Criterium Engineers headquarters is offered to all engineers.
  • Every other year, Criterium Engineers hosts a conference with featured speakers and seminars on engineering, marketing, and business management.
  • Additional programs, webinars, and seminars are held at various times on selected topics.


TRAINING PROGRAM: One week in our Portland, ME headquarters followed by one week at the franchise location.

Day One

  • Introductions/Overview
  • What it means to be a Criterium Engineer
  • Being in Business for Yourself
  • The Criterium Business Model
  • Managing Risk
  • Listening & Effective Communication

Day Six

  • Building a Business
  • Markets
  • Image Development

Day Two

  • Residential Products
  • Listening
  • Related Services and Products
  • Criterium Report System

Day Seven

  • Business Management
  • Job Managaement
  • People Management
  • Client Relations

Day Three

  • Residential  Services
  • Homeowner Association Services
  • PCAs/ESAs

Day Eight

  • Securing Work: proposals, agreements, setting fees
  • Business Management: hiring, scheduling, advertising

Day Four

  • Commercial Services
  • Commercial Products
  • Client Relations
  • Group Inspection
  • Group Report Preparation

Day Nine

  • Goal Setting
  • Creating an Action Plan
  • Market Research

Day Five

  • Peer Review
  • Wrap Up

Day Ten

  • Preparing Marketing Materials
  • Role Playing
  • Wrap Up