Good luck to those sitting for the CCS exam this month!

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.

Are you a Region/Chapter Certification Chair, or an instructor for a CSI Certificate/Certification exam? Check out the resources available to help you prepare candidates.

Registration Information

CSI offers the CCS examination twice annually in the Spring and the Fall. Open registration for the test begins in the Winter and Summer respectively.

Spring 2017 (Testing March 27th to June 2nd)
Early Registration - January 9th to January 24th, 2017
Standard Registration – January 25th to February 27th, 2017
Final Registration – February 28th to March 14th, 2017

Fall 2017 (Testing September 25th to December 10th)
Early Registration – June 26th to July 10th, 2017
Standard Registration – July 11th to August 28th, 2017
Final Registration – August 29th to September 6th, 2017

Member Rate
Non-Member Rate
CCCA/CCS/CCPR $350/$430/$685 $600/$680/$935

Questions? Contact or 800-689-2900.


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Exam Description

CSI’s Certified Construction Specifier (CCS) certification demonstrates advanced knowledge in all aspects of specifications development, including contractual relationships, organization, preparation and enforcement.

Who Is a CCS?

A basic description and profile of a CCS professional.