CDT Exam Study Class

The CSI Chicago CDT® Exam Study Class is designed to help prepare those for the Construction Specification Institute’s Construction Documents Technology (CDT®) Certification Exam. It is possible to study and pass the CDT® exam on your own – but your chances of passing improve dramatically when you participate in a study class. Those who participate can better develop a conceptual understanding of the construction process while also developing skills that can be utilized in any job in the AEC industry.

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

Registration for the 2021 CDT Exam Study Class has closed.

Study Class Details

Class Begins:  Wednesday, February 3, 2021 at 5 pm CST

Class Format: Online/Virtual classes via Zoom

Continuing Education Credit: 15.0 AIA/CES for attendees of at least 9 classes

Class Schedule: Up to 14 classes that meet once a week on Wednesday nights from 5 pm to 7 pm approximately. Each class is taught by industry leaders that are able to answer questions and provide important insights. Classes include presentations 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.

Class Fee:

CSI Chicago Member


CSI member

Professional (3 or more years of experience in construction)




Emerging Professional (Fewer than 3 years of experience in construction)



Student (Full-time student enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program)



Space is limited to first 100 registered attendees.  Registration is refundable up to 5 days before the first class.


Class Materials
We require that all class participants must purchase the Project Delivery Practice Guide 3rd Edition. We also highly recommend purchasing the CSI CDT® Study Workbook PDF and downloading the free CDT® Handbook, both available in the Bookstore at the CSI website.  Below you will find the links to purchase and download the class materials.

Project Delivery Practice Guide - 3rd Edition

The Project Delivery Practice Guide (PDPG) provides fundamental knowledge for the documentation, administration, and successful delivery of construction projects. It includes online access to MasterFormat, UniFormat, SectionFormat/PageFormat and GreenFormat.
PDPG Pricing:
    • CSI Member price (Printed Book and Electronic Copy): $119
    • CSI Member price (Electronic Copy): $99
    • Non-member price (Printed Book and Electronic Copy): $169
    • Non-member price (Electronic Copy): $139

CSI CDT Study® Workbook - 2020 (PDF)
The CDT® Study Workbook is designed to be used with the Project Delivery Practice Guide (PDPG), 3rd Edition by candidates preparing for the Construction Documents Technology (CDT®) certification examination. This digital workbook is comprised of interactive elements to enhance your learning experience.
Workbook features include:
    • 100+ interactive learning activities
    • 35 case studies for real-world knowledge application
    • Self-assessments to customize your learning
    • Inline answer key functionality
    • Cross reference of PDPG sections, figures, and tables

Workbook Pricing:

    • CSI Members = $29.00
    • Non-Members = $49.00

FREE CDT® Handbook for Certification Candidates - 2020 (PDF)

The CDT® Handbook for Certification Candidates is a free resource and your starting point toward a attaining a CDT® certification. It contains pertinent information regarding candidate requirements, application procedures, knowledge domains, reference materials, study resources, and CSI certification policies.


Class Main Contact
Paul Fogarty, CSI, CDT® | Chicago Chapter Certification Chair

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