CDT Exam Study Class

Construction Specification Institute’s Construction Documents Technology (CDT) Certification provides foundational training in construction processes, roles and responsibilities, and construction documentation for architects, contractors, contract administrators, specifiers, and manufacturers’ representatives.

CDT credentials are evidence of proven knowledge, education, and experience with construction documents and project delivery. Holding a certification demonstrates professional commitment, credibility and reliability to employers, colleagues, and clients. With a CDT certification, you will develop a conceptual understanding of the entire construction process and concrete skills that you will utilize in every aspect of your work.

2021 CDT Exam Study Class Information
This multi-class series is useful for anyone in the A/E/C industry who is interested in understanding the process, roles/responsibilities, and project delivery throughout a structure’s life cycle while helping to prepare for the CDT certification exam. Each class is taught by industry leaders from both the A/E and Product Representative Communities that are able to answer questions and provide important insights. Classes include power point presentation that are supplemented with short quizzes that help reinforce the content of each session. The final class includes a practice exam to replicate the CDT exam.

Schedule: 11 classes that will meet once a week for approximately two hours each session.
Class starts the week of February 1.
Classes will meet online via Zoom beginning the week of February 1st.
Continuing Education Credit: 15.0 AIA/CES for those who attend at least 8 classes

Class Fee:

Chicago Member Nonmember CSI member (non-Chicago)
Professional $200 $400 $200
Emerging Professional $100 $200
Student $50 $100

Further details and registration to be announced in December 2020.

PDPG_-_3rd_Edition.pngCourse Material:
Project Delivery Practice Guide (PDPG), third edition is the required study guide for this course and will be referenced throughout the classes.  It is available through the CSI Bookstore and ships directly to you. 

Learning Objectives:
    1. Examine planning and pre-design, sustainability, types of projects and delivery methods.
    2. Summarize CSI format, Project Delivery Guide, methods of specifying, specification language and specification practices.
    3. Review submittals, modifications, warranties, bonds and insurance, post construction, and facility management.
    4. Specify procurement requirements, conditions of the contract, General Requirements, coordinating and interpreting drawings and specifications.

Questions about the CSI Chicago Study Class?
Contact: Paul Fogarty, CSI, CDT | Certification Chair of the Chicago Chapter