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 digital badge.

Exam Application Requirements:

  • If you are not a CDT® or CCCA®: a minimum of five (5) years of industry experience is required, plus two (2) letters from industry references who can verify your experience. For your application to be processed, please submit reference letters in .doc or .pdf format before beginning registration to
  • If you are already a CDT: a minimum of two (2) years of industry experience is required and no references or letters are required.

Group Registration: If your organization has 10 or more certification applicants, please get in touch with Jess Dowling for group registration and pricing.

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