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Your Certification Journey: How CSI Can Help You Succeed

By Tracy Petrillo posted 02-20-2020 14:47


Your Certification Journey: How CSI Can Help You Succeed


We want people to be successful at achieving certification. That’s why CSI invites you to continue—or begin—your certification journey. Hopefully, all of the AEC community continues to learn and to set new goals that have a positive impact on them both personally and professionally. One of CSI’s biggest resources is our ability to offer industry-recognized credentials that identify your expertise and dedication within the profession, so that it’s clear what level of expertise you bring to the work you do. And it doesn’t matter at what stage in your career you begin your journey. Whether you have entry-level, mid-level, or senior experience, you can earn a new certification with CSI at any time.


Here are three of the ways CSI works to help you succeed:


  1. An important part of being successful in your career is learning, retaining, and actually applying the content, not just passing an industry exam. CSI has publications and resources to help you learn the content, as well as access to peer-to-peer study groups that encourage networking and generate discussions of applying the content into practice. Being successful at certification has many steps, including making a decision to seek a credential, mastering the content, and then passing an exam to earn a credential. All adults need to continue to learn throughout their careers, and the CSI community provides access to other professionals who are working toward the same credential, or who have earned the credential you are seeking to learn with and from on the way to achieving your goal.


  1. The CDT® is our foundational credential. It has been around for a long time, informing construction documents best practices. The content for CDT is critical for learning and understanding the language of construction documents. Industrial professionals seeking the CDT have backgrounds in architecture, engineering, construction, project management, and brand and company ownership, and they all work to speak the same language. The CDT requires little experience — you can learn this information early in your career, or even after decades in the industry. Regardless of your tenure, there is always something to learn about standards that can help you strengthen your reputation as a trusted, knowledgeable professional.


  1. And finally, the big story for this spring is that we brought the specialty certifications back online for CCCASM (contract administration) and CCSSM (specifications)—not only CDT, which is foundational. Registration for all of these certifications opened on February 19, and study groups have already formed to create an online community of live resources to help you strengthen and demonstrate your entire understanding of the construction process and achieve these worthy goals. Here are the dates you need to know:


Early Registration: February 19 – March 18, 2020 
Standard Registration: March 19 – 31, 2020  
Late Registration: April 1 – 30, 2020  
Exam Window: May 4 – June 5, 2020  
Results Notification: July 2020 via email


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