CSI Certification

CSI Certification Program 


New Starting on July 1, 2018, the Construction Documents Technology (CDT) program will transition from a certificate to a certification. Read more here

CSI is the construction community's authority on communication and construction documentation. Through CSI's Certification Program, you can develop a conceptual understanding of the entire construction process, and concrete skills in:

  • Construction documentation development and administration
  • Specification writing and enforcement
  • Product research and sourcing
  • Communication with the design and contracting teams

CSI's Certification Program consists of the Construction Documents Technologist (CDT), Certified Construction Contract Administrator (CCCA), Certified Construction Specifier (CCS) and Certified Construction Product Representative (CCPR).

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

Registration for Fall exams is now closed.

CSI offers the CDT, CCCA, CCPR and CCS examinations twice annually in the Spring and the Fall. Open registration for the test begins in the Winter and Summer respectively. Look for the 2019 certification exam schedule to be available in November.

Fall 2018 Exam Dates September 25 - December 10, 2018
Fall 2018 Early Registration June 26 to July 10, 2018 at midnight EST.
Fall 2018 Standard Registration July 11 to August 27, 2018 at midnight EST.
Fall 2018 Final Registration August 28 to September 14, 2018 at midnight EST.



Member Rate
Early/Standard/Final
Non-Member Rate
Early/Standard/Final
CDT $295/$375/$545 $545/$625/$795
CDT International $350/$450/$650 $600/$700/$900
CDT Student $165 $165
CCCA/CCPR/CCS $350/$430/$685 $600/$680/$935


For international candidates in Africa, Europe and the Middle East, visit CDT International Exam.

Questions? Contact certification@csinet.org or 800-689-2900.