CCS™

CCSTM 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 communicates 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 CCSTM exam, you may use the designation "CCS" after your name, on LinkedIn, business cards and your resume — and proudly share your CCS™ digital badge.

Exam Application Requirements:

  • If you are not a CDT®: a minimum of five (5) years of industry experience is required, plus two (2) letters from industry references who are able to verify your experience. In order for your application to be processed, please submit reference letters in .doc or .pdf format prior to beginning registration to certification@csinet.org.
  • If you are already a CDT®: a minimum of two (2) years of industry experience is required and no references or letters are required.

Spring 2021 Exam Cycle
(CDT®
, CCSSM, CCCASM)
Registration: February 17 - May 14, 2021
Exam Window: May 3 - June 4, 2021

Dates Member Non-Member
Early Registration 2/17 - 3/10 $375 $625
Standard Registration 3/11 - 4/18 $460 $795
Final Registration 4/19 - 5/14 $545 $935
Student
(CDT® only)
All dates $165
Exam Window May 3 - June 4, 2021

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 tmcbee@csinet.org
4 Easy Steps to
Maintain your Certification

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