CCS

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.

Exam 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 to verify your years of experience. In order for your application to be processed, you must submit the two (2) reference letters in .doc or .pdf format to mocchetti@csinet.org.
  • If you are already a CDT: a minimum of two (2) years of industry experience required. No references or letters are required.

HAVE YOUR REFERENCE LETTERS READY TO SUBMIT PRIOR TO BEGINNING REGISTRATION!

Spring 2020 Exam Cycle
(CDT®
, CCS, CCCA)
Registration: February 19 - April 30, 2020
Exam Window: May 4 - July 31, 2020
Results Notification: September 2020 via email

Registration Now Open!

Dates Member Non-Member
Registration 2/19 - 4/30 $375 $625
Student
(CDT® only)
All dates $165
Exam Window May 4 - July 31, 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 tmcbee@csinet.org

Fall 2020 Exam Cycle

(CDT®
, CCS, CCCA)
Early Registration: July 8 - August 7, 2020
Standard Registration: August 8 - August 31, 2020
Late Registration: September 1 - October 30, 2020
Exam Window: November 2 - December 4, 2020
Results Notification: December 2020 via email

Registration Opens July 8, 2020

Dates Member Non-Member
Early 7/8 - 8/7 $375 $625
Standard 8/8 - 8/31 $460 $795
Final 9/1 - 10/30 $545 $935
Student
(CDT® only)
All dates $165
Exam Window November 2 - December 4

For bulk rate pricing and registration, please contact Themica McBee, Membership Manager at tmcbee@csinet.org
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Certification renewal

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