Recertification Information

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Attention all CDT® Holders:

  • New Guidelines for 2021 recertifications
  • Check out this FAQ document for any questions you may have about the recertification process
  • Don’t delay - start today! Recertifications require 24 CSI Learning Units (LUs) every 3 years
    • Individuals who earned the CDT prior to Spring 2018 -> Recertify in Spring 2021 or Winter 2022
  • Units must be earned within three years prior to certification expiration date
  • Log into the Learning Library to earn Learning Units (CSI Members enjoy discounts!)
  • It’s easy to keep track! Click here for a tutorial video on how to log your LUs
  • The window to recertify opens 120 days prior to your certification's lapse date.

To view the status of your CSI certifications, log in to the CSI website, click "Open My Dashboard" and navigate to the “My Certifications” button. You may also access "My Certifications" from the Certifications tab.

Watch the "How to Look Up Your CSI Certification Expiration Date" Video:

CSI certifications are valid for a period of three years and the year of expiration is based on the initial cycle and year of certification. (Note: CSI membership is NOT required to earn or maintain CSI credentials.)

CSI sends email reminders for recertifications 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 recertification(s). Please note these dates on your calendar.






Mar 1 – June 30, 2021

Sept 1, 2021 – Jan 15, 2022



July 1 – Aug 15, 2021

Jan 16, 2022 – Feb 15, 2022



Download Recertification Information PDF

To maintain your certifications:

  • Actively learn and earn at least 24 Learning Units (LUs) within the three years leading up to your expiration date.
  • Log your qualifying 24 Learning Units (LUs) into your CSI account 
  • Click the "Renew/Reinstate" button (You will not see this button until 120 days prior to your certification's lapse date and CSI's will send you multiple reminders via email.)
  • Pay the recertification 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. View knowledge domains: CDT, CCCA, CCS, CCPR (coming soon).
  • 0.25 is the minimum Learning Unit (LU) accepted.
  • LUs must be both earned and submitted during the 3-year recertification cycle. For example, if a 2016 course is submitted for a 2018-2021 window, it will not be accepted.
  • Maintaining 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 eligible Learning Activity?
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
course, per year
Passing grade transcript required from US accredited colleges and universities only. Course content must be relevant to CSI credential body of knowledge.
*Instructors can claim up to 6 LUs per course per year.
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 Candidate
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). *Cert prep exam instructors can claim up to 4 LUs per year.
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 (i.e. Construction Specifier)

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
Maintain your Certification:

_1.png Login to CSIResources
_2.png Click on "My Certifications" under "Certification" in the Main Menu
_3.png Log your Learning Units
_4.png Click "Renew/Reinstate" to complete your application and pay the recertification fee

How to Access your Certificates in the Learning Library