Sample Press Release for New Certificants

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Get the word out about individuals who have earned the CDT, CCS, CCCA, or CCPR designations in your chapter by adapting and distributing the sample press release below.

For more information contact: [name] at [phone] or [email]


[name] Earns Prestigious, Nationally Recognized Credential

[Location] [Date]

The Construction Specifications Institute (CSI) and [your firm/chapter] are proud to announce that [name] of [city] has become a [Construction Documents Technologist (CDT)/Certified Construction Specifier (CCS)/Certified Construction Contract Administrator (CCCA)/Certified Construction Product Representative (CCPR)]. This is a prestigious, nationally recognized credential that demonstrates [name]’s superior knowledge and understanding of the roles, responsibilities, and activities involved in good construction.

This achievement reaffirms that [Name] has the knowledge and skills to deliver quality construction projects on time and on budget. [Name] has proven this during the past [number of] years while employed at [firm]. [List any other special recognition or accomplishments that are newsworthy.]

To earn this designation, candidates must pass rigorous exams that are based on CSI's Practice Guides, the industry’s model for best practices in the fields of specification writing, product representation and contract administration. Preparation for the exams takes months of work. To maintain CCS, CCCA and CCPR certification once it has been attained, the practitioner must participate in continuing education programs each year.

This achievement is considered a milestone in an individual's professional development, and proof of the individual’s commitment to continuous improvement in the construction industry. For further information about CSI's Certificate/Certification Program, visit or contact CSI Member Services at (800) 689-2900 or