Certifications

Construction Documents Technologist (CDT)

Pass the Construction Documents Technologist Exam (CDT), and you’ll join an elite group of professionals known in the industry for their comprehensive knowledge of the writing and management of construction documents. Getting your CDT means:

  • Adding "CDT" after your name, to your business card and to your resume.

  • Understanding how a project unfolds from conception to delivery.

  • Understanding the documentation involved.

  • Getting listed in the Certificant's Directory.


CSI’s CDT program has provided foundation training in construction documentation for architects, contractors, contract administrators, specifiers, and manufacturers’ representatives for decades. As the cornerstone of CSI's certification program, it's also prerequisite to CSI’s advanced certification exams: Certified Construction Specifier (CCS), Certified Construction Contract Administrator (CCCA), or Certified Construction Product Representative (CCPR) certification. 

            Exam Content Summary: The proportion of the exam dedicated to each subject matter area is as follows:

            Subject Matter Area No. 1: FUNDAMENTALS ...................................... 8%

            Subject Matter Area No. 2: PLANNING AND DELIVERY ................... 20%

            Subject Matter Area No. 3: DESIGN ...................................................... 37%

            Subject Matter Area No. 4: PROCUREMENT ....................................... 10%

            Subject Matter Area No. 5: CONSTRUCTION ...................................... 20%

            Subject Matter Area No. 6: POST-CONSTRUCTION ............................. 5%
 

 

 

Certified Construction Contract Administrator (CCCA)

CSI's Certified Construction Contract Administrator (CCCA) certification teaches you to develop, administer, and enforce construction documentation.  People who pass the CCCA exam have proven their skill in: 

 

  • Quality assurance and quality control.

  • Bidding and negotiating procedures.

  • Construction observation and inspection.

  • Division 01, General and Supplementary Conditions, agreements, and all other documents related to the project.

  • Enforcement and liability.


Candidates who succeed in passing the CCCA exam are listed in CSI’s Certificant Directory, and may use the letters CCCA after their name, on their business cards and on their resumes.

Note: CCCA exam candidates must pass CSI’s CDT exam before registering for the exam.
 

 


Certified Construction Specifier (CCS)

A CSI Certified Construction Specifier (CCS) is a skilled product researcher who knows how to investigate and identify cost-effective, efficient solutions, and then communicate those solutions through the specifications. Getting your CCS means:

  • Adding "CCS" after your name, to your business card and to your resume.

  • Developing an in-depth understanding of agreements, conditions of the contract, Division 01, and their relationships to specifications.

  • Having advanced skills in specification development, enabling you to use spec-writing software more effectively.

  • Understanding how to research and source products.

  • Getting listed in the Certificant's Directory.


Note: CCS exam candidates must pass CSI’s CDT exam before registering for the exam.
 

 


Certified Construction Product Representative (CCPR)

A Certified Construction Product Representative (CCPR) is a valued resource called upon by the design team again and again. Getting your CCPR means:

  • Adding "CCPR" after your name, to your business card and to your resume.

  • Making sales calls, presentations, construction meetings, and product shows more effective.

  • Knowing the key parts of product binders and other marketing materials.

  • Understanding roles and responsibilities of everyone involved in the project, and how and when to communicate with them.

  • Understanding all phases of the construction documentation, and your role in each phase.

  • Speaking the same language as the design and contractor teams.

  • Getting listed in the Certificant's Directory.

 
Note: CCPR exam candidates must pass CSI’s CDT exam before registering for the exam.

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