CDT® Overview 

The Construction Documents Technology (CDT
®certification provides a comprehensive program of study for anyone seeking to enhance and demonstrate knowledge of writing, interpreting, enforcing and managing construction documents.

Who should sit for the

Project architects, contractors, contract administrators, material suppliers, and manufacturers' representatives are all realizing the advantages of being Construction Documents Technologists. 

What does it mean for me?

Pass the Construction Documents Technolog
y exam (CDT®), and you'll join an elite group of professionals known in the industry for their comprehensive knowledge of the writing and management of construction documents. 

Earning your CDT® means: 
  • Adding "CDT" after your name, to your LinkedIn, business card and your resume 
  • Respect from your peers as a result of your understanding of how a project unfolds from concept to delivery and the roles and relationships of all participants.  
  • Understanding the documentation involved – which drives effective communication amongst all members of the construction team

High school diploma or equivalent. 
Two (2) years’ experience in construction management and/or completion of college-level coursework is highly recommended.

Note: If you are interested in bulk purchasing for the CDT exam, please contact Tracy Petrillo at

Fall 2019 Certification Registration
(CDT® only)
Exam Window: October 14 – November 22, 2019
Registration: July 8 – October 9
Late Registration: October 10 – October 31
Pass/Fail notification: Early December 2019 via email*

Registration opens July 8, 2019

Member Rate Non-Member Rate
Regular Late Regular Late
CDT Certification $375 $545 $625 $795
Student Registration $165 with valid ID/transcript stating current term

*Beginning in 2019, CSI certification exams will undertake a new approach to passing score analysis for the full population of test takers.
This means notifications for pass/fail status will be sent to each candidate approximately 2-3 weeks after the testing window closes.
Based on demand, international sites may be scheduled in Spring 2020. Please contact to request an international testing site (additional fees will apply).

4 Easy Steps to
Certification renewal

_1.png Login to CSIResources
_2.png Click on "My Certifications" under "Certification" in the Main Menu
_3.png Input any continuing ed information & upload any supporting documents.
_4.png Complete the renewal process & pay the renewal fee.