CDT

CDT® Overview 


The Construction Documents Technology (CDT®) certification provides a comprehensive program of study for anyone seeking to enhance and demonstrate knowledge of writing, interpreting, enforcing and managing construction documents.

Who should sit for the CDT®?
Project architects, contractors, contract administrators, material suppliers, and manufacturers' representatives are all realizing the advantages of being Construction Documents Technologists. 

What does it mean for me?
Pass the Construction Documents Technology exam (CDT®), and you'll join an elite group of professionals known in the industry for their comprehensive knowledge of the writing and management of construction documents. 

Earning your CDT® means: 

  • Adding "CDT" after your name, to your LinkedIn, business card and your resume 
  • Respect from your peers as a result of your understanding of how a project unfolds from concept to delivery and the roles and relationships of all participants.  
  • Understanding the documentation involved – which drives effective communication amongt all members of the construction team

Qualifications: 
High school diploma or equivalent. 
Two (2) years’ experience in construction management and/or completion of college-level coursework is highly recommended.

Spring 2020 Certification Registration

Exam Window: May 4 – July 31, 2020
Early Registration: February 19 – April 30, 2020
Results Notification: September 2020 via email



Registration Opens February 19, 2020

Dates Member Non-Member
Early 2/19- 4/30 $375 $625
Student (CDT® Only) All dates $165
Exam Window 5/4 - 7/31/20

For bulk rate pricing and registration, please contact Themica McBee, CSI Membership Manager at tmcbee@csinet.org

Chicago Chapter CDT Resources


The Chicago Chapter offers a 10-week study class to help you prepare for the CDT exam.  It can be a great training tool for new industry members  and can also be a good study aid for taking the Architect Registration Exam.

Please use the links below to learn how you can benefit by taking the class, apply for a scholarship (which includes one year CSI Chicago membership) and show your support of the certification program by sponsoring a class.

Questions?
Contact the Chicago Chapter Certification Team at certification@csichicago.org.