CCS Exam Overview

A 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. Achieving your CCS means:

  • 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
After passing the CCS exam, you may use the designation "CCS" after your name, on LinkedIn, business cards and your resume — and proudly share your CCS digital badge.
Spring 2020 Certification Registration
Exam Window: May 4 - June 5, 2020
Early Registration: February 19 - March 18, 2020
Standard Registration: March 19 - March 31, 2020
Late Registration: April 1 - April 30, 2020
Results Notification: July 2020 via email*

Registration Opens February 19, 2020

  Dates Member Non-Member
Early 2/19- 3/18 $375 $625
Standard 3/19 - 3/31 $460 $795
Final 4/1 - 4/30 $545 $935
Exam Window May 4 - June 5, 2020

Registration cost does not include prep materials, courses, practice guides, or the AIA A-201 or EJCDC C-700 exam source materials, which may be purchased separately. For bulk rate pricing and registration, please contact Themica McBee, Membership Manager at
4 Easy Steps to
Certification renewal

_1.png Login to CSIResources
_2.png Click on "My Certifications" under "Certification" in the Main Menu
_3.png Input any continuing ed information & upload any supporting documents.
_4.png Complete the renewal process & pay the renewal fee.