Learning Unit Guidelines

Continuing Education Learning Units (LUs):

  • 100% of Learning Units (LUs) must pertain to the AEC industry and/or the body of knowledge related to each CSI credential. View knowledge domains: CDT, CCCA, CCS, or CCPR.
  • 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 2019 course is submitted for a 2020-2023 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. To claim credit toward 2 credentials, simply check the box for both credentials when selecting "Certification Type" upon submission.
  • Bulk LU submissions are accepted in the form of transcripts from other CE providers (such as  AIA).
  • 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.
  • Click here for recertification guidelines in printable PDF format.
  • If you have questions, please contact certification@csinet.org 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)
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Attention all CDT® Holders:

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 "Recertify/Reinstate" to complete your application and pay the recertification fee

How to Access your Certificates in the Learning Library