Managing Multiple CSI Certifications

Maintaining more than one CSI certification?

A total of 24 Learning Units (LUs) are required every 3 years to maintain each credential.
While 48 LUs are required for 2 applications, you may designate up to 12 LUs to count for 2 different recertification applications, in other words, a maximum of 12 LUs (50%) may overlap if the content is relevant to each specific certification for a total of 36 unique LUs. 

To claim credit toward 2 credentials, simply check the box for both credentials when selecting "Certification Type" upon submission. Please select only 2 credentials to overlap. 

Think about submitting your applications in this fashion:

 Application #1 and application #2 can share 12 LUs (check the box for both certs on 12 LUs) for a total of 36 unique LUs every 3 years. 
 Application #3 requires an additional 24 unique LUs every 3 years. 

If you have already entered the LU, you are able to go back to your Continuing Education page and click "edit" to check additional boxes under "Certification Type".

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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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