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.


Fall 2020 Exam Cycle

(CDT®
, CCSSM, CCCASM)
Early Registration: August 3 - 31, 2020
Standard Registration: September 1 - 30, 2020
Late Registration: October 1 - 30, 2020
Exam Window: November 2 - December 4, 2020
Results Notification: January 2021 via email

    
New!  Two (2) testing options.

  1. In-person at Prometric testing center.  Required to bring your own mask and wear it during the exam.  Testing center hours and appointments vary by region with reduced occupancy to assure safe social distancing within the exam seating.
  2. Remote Proctored Testing (RPT). Secure, virtual, online monitored exam from your home office. Technical and space requirements must be confirmed.

Registration for Fall 2020 Exams is Open!

  Dates Member Non-Member
Early 8/3 - 8/31 $375 $625
Standard 9/1 - 9/30 $460 $795
Final 10/1 - 10/30 $545 $935
Student
(CDT® only)
All dates $165 
Exam Window November 2 - December 4

Have 10 or more certification applicants within your organization? For group pricing and registration, please contact Themica McBee, Membership Manager at tmcbee@csinet.org

Chicago Chapter CDT Resources


The Chicago Chapter offers a 11-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 and apply for a scholarship (which includes CSI Chicago membership).

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