Course: DCC - Certified Document Controller

Best Practices in Document Control


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Do you want to become a Consepsys Certified Document Controller?


This course is the gateway to the certification:

  • Best practices of Document Control day-to-day activities
  • Practical and hands-on approach
  • Learn the best practices, theory, scope, boundaries, ethics of the profession
  • After this course, you are eligible to sit the Certification Examination

Provided by Consepsys

  • The World Leaders in Document Control
  • Certification Body for Document Control Professionals
  • Worldwide: wherever you are, we have a session for you

Who is it for?

  • Those who wish to become Certified as a Document Control professional
  • Beginners in Document Control: this course gives a robust foundation for the profession, explains all the tasks and responsibilities, and contains numerous workshops and tutorials. You will acquire competencies that can be applied to day-to-day work.
  • Experienced Document Controllers: Most Document Controllers learn the discipline 'on-the-job'. This course consolidates basics, formalises knowledge and deepens competences. It allows experienced Document Controllers to compare their experience with common / best practices and to get recognised through the certification examination.

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Course Outline

1. Introduction to Document Control

- What is Document Control and the role of the Document Controller


2. The Basics of Document Control

- Document control checks and gatekeeping


3. Document Identification

- How to make sure that document are identifiable

- Means of identification (numbering, metadata, document description, file naming…)


4. Document Classifying, Filing & Information Security

- How to organise documents and manage information security


5. Documents Lifecycle

- What is the lifecycle of technical documents?

- Document creation, modification, review cycle, comments, approval

- How to manage documents at each step of their life

- How to avoid misuse of obsolete documents


6. Document Distribution

- How to ensure an efficient and relevant distribution of documents


7.A Project Document Control

- Specifics of Project Document Control ; 

- Managing deliverables; Flow of project documents

Interactions with Client, Contractors, Sub-contractors, Suppliers, Vendors

- Master Deliverable Register (MDR)



7.B Unit 7-B: As-Built and Final Documentation

- Specifics of As-Built / Final Documentation

Document Controller tasks during As-Built phase


8. Document Control Procedures and Specifications

- Why do we need procedures? Which subjects should be included in a Document Control Procedure? 


9. Electronic Document Management Systems

- Which software packages are used by Document Controllers? What are the functionalities of Document Control Software Packages? How can it help Document Controllers?


10. Interactions with project teams, engineering teams, managers

- How to support technical teams? How to manage work pressure? How to manage difficult situations?


Certification Examination 

At the end of this course, you are eligible to sit the internationally recognized certification examination.

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Dates for 2025 sessions are coming soon! Register here to be notified.


Our programme has been adopted by thousands of professionals in 112+ countries, 22 timezones, and 850+ organisations worldwide, in 65 activity sectors.


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  • Functional level in English language


  • An Attestation of Attendance is issued to all participants who attended the course satisfactorily
  • An Examination Pass Certificate is awarded to participants who obtain a pass mark at the Certification Examination 


  • Payment methods: Debit/Credit Card or Bank Transfer
  • Payment terms: Registration is effective only after receipt of full payment

Certification Examination

After completing this course, you are eligible to sit the Consepsys Certification Examination for the Certified Document Controller level.


Why become a Consepsys Certified Document Controller?