CSI Certification

CSI Certification 

Good luck to those sitting for the CDT or CSI certification exam this month!

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 Construction Documents Technologist (CDT) certificate is a prerequisite to CSI's Certifications: 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

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.

Spring 2017 (Testing March 27th to June 2nd)
Early Registration - January 9th to January 24th, 2017
Standard Registration – January 25th to February 27th, 2017
Final Registration – February 28th to March 14th, 2017

Fall 2017 (Testing September 25th to December 10th)
Early Registration – June 26th to July 10th, 2017
Standard Registration – July 11th to August 28th, 2017
Final Registration – August 29th to September 6th, 2017


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.

Resources for this Section

Teaching CSI Best Practices

CDT/Certification Flyer

Overview of the CDT and the certification exams. 

Certification Exam Rescheduling Request Form 

If you are already registered for an exam but need to postpone for some reason, download this request form and submit to CSI.

Exam Cancellation Request Form

If you are registered for an exam but must cancel, download and submit this form to CSI.

Certification Terms and Conditions

Certification Terms and Conditions

History of CSI's Certification Program

CSI’s Certification Program was originally created in 1977 because of a perceived need in the 1970s for licensing specifiers.

Why Get Certified?

How CSI Certification can help you, your company and your clients.

NCARB & CSI Certification

Aspiring architects, whether or not employed in a qualified experience setting, may earn experience hours for the CSI Certifications & Certificate Programs.

FAQs About CSI Certificate/Certification Programs

Frequently Asked Questions about CSI Certification.

 

Inside this Section

CDT

CCCA

CCPR

CCS