Recertification Information

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Attention all CDT® Holders:

  • New Guidelines for 2021 renewals
  • Don’t Delay, start today! Renewals require 24 CSI Learning Units
    • Individuals who earned the CDT prior to Spring 2018 -> Must renew in Spring 2021
    • Individuals who earned the CDT prior to Fall 2018 -> Must renew in Fall 2021
    • Individuals who earned the CDT prior to Spring 2019 -> Must renew in Spring 2022
  • Credits must be earned within three years prior to renewal date. 
  • Log into the Learning Library today and take the CDT Learning Unit Series, currently free for CSI members.
  • It’s easy to keep track! Click here for a tutorial video on “how to enter LUs for renewal” 

To view your renewal status, log in to the CSI website and navigate to the “My Certifications” page from the menu.

CSI certifications are valid for a period of three years and expire on June 30 or December 31 of the third year. The year of expiration is based on the initial date of certification. CSI sends email reminders for Certification Renewals beginning 120 days prior to the deadline. If you have opted out of receiving CSI emails, it is your responsibility to monitor the due date for your Certification Renewal(s).

Download Renewal Information PDF

To renew:
  • Actively learn and earn at least 24 Learning Units (LUs) within the three years leading up to your renewal date.
  • Log your qualifying 24 Learning Units (LUs) into your CSI account (membership is NOT required).
  • Complete the Certification Renewal attestation.
  • Pay the renewal fee.

Continuing Education Learning Units (LUs):
  • 100% of Learning Units (LUs) must pertain to the AEC industry and the body of knowledge related to each CSI credential.
  • 0.25 is the minimum Learning Unit (LU) accepted.
  • LUs must be both earned and submitted during the 3-year renewal cycle. For example, if a 2016 course is submitted for a 2018-2021 window, it will not be accepted.
  • Renewing more than one CSI certification? A total of 24 Learning Units (LUs) are required for each certification. A maximum of 12 LUs (50%) may overlap; however, content must be relevant to each specific certification.
  • It is the ethical responsibility of the learner to only claim credit once for activities in which they have participated. If you previously attended a live presentation and earned Learning Units (LUs), you may not claim duplicate credit for the On-Demand version of the same presentation.
  • If you have questions, please contact for clarification.

What qualifies as an Educational Activity to renew a CSI certification?
Learning Unit
LU Time
Maximum LUs
In-person Courses, Conference Sessions, Workshops of technical content 1 Hour = 1 LU No maximum Technical presentations must be non-commercial and non-sales in nature.
In-person Courses, Conference Sessions, Workshops of non-technical content 1 Hour = 1 LU 2 LUs per year Non-technical presentations may include management, leadership development, soft
skills, team building, etc.
Online Course, Live 1 Hour = 1 LU No maximum Virtual, live, and synchronous. Certificate of completion required (e.g., Webinar,
Online On-Demand or Self Study 1 Hour = 1 LU No maximum Virtual and asynchronous. Assessment and/or proof of completion required.
Technical Tours 1 Hour = 1 LU 2 LUs per year Technical content must be non-commercial and non-sales in nature.
College or University Course 1 Hour = 1 LU 8 LUs per
Passing grade transcript required from US accredited colleges and universities only. Course content must be relevant to CSI credential body of knowledge.
Volunteer (CSI national, regional, chapter) 1 Hour = 1 LU 2 LUs per year Service as an appointed or elected CSI volunteer on a board, committee, working group, or task force. Must be an active and engaged participant to expand skills and enhance professional growth.
Presenter/Author - Technical content 1 Hour = 1 LU 2 LUs per year
Prepare, research, write, and/or present current and relevant technical content to a professional audience via audio, visual, and/or written delivery of technical information or information about the profession
Certification or credential (CCCA, CCS,
1 Hour = 1 LU 12 LUs from study groups per year
Prepare and successfully pass a new, specialized CSI credential exam during the renewal cycle for a previous CSI credential (e.g., have a CDT, study and pass the CCCA exam).
Exhibit/Tradeshow 1 Hour = 1 LU 2 LUs per year
Gain technical product knowledge from product representatives and manufacturers.
Professional Reading 2 articles = 1 LU 1 LU per year
Include only articles from peer-reviewed, technical journals. Industry trade periodicals do not qualify.

CDTs – Have you heard? The Construction Documents Technology (CDT®) program has transitioned from a certificate to a certification

Earn your LU with content and resources in the CSI Learning Library
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