CCS Exam Overview

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:

  • 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

Candidates who succeed in passing the CCS exam may use the letters "CCS" after their name, on their business cards and on their resumes.

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Registration Information

Your professional success is CSI’s top priority! Demonstrate your knowledge, skill and industry commitment with a CSI certification.

Note: The Certified Construction Specifier (CCS) will take a hiatus to undergo critical program research, exam rewriting and redeployment. Watch for more information on CCS with a revised exam for Spring 2020.