2023 Virtual CDT Exam Study Class

Starts:  Feb 15, 2023 05:00 PM (CT)
Ends:  Apr 26, 2023 07:00 PM (CT)
Associated with  Chicago

When: Every Wednesday beginning February 15th, 2023 to April 26, 2023 from 5 pm to 7pm

Format: Virtual

Organized by CSI Chicago Certification Committee

The CSI Chicago CDT® Exam Study Class is designed to better prepare attendees to sit for the Construction Specification Institute’s Construction Documents Technology (CDT) Certification Exam. While earning the CDT certification is possible through individual study, attendees participating in a CDT Study Class greatly improve their chances of success. Participants can better develop a conceptual understanding of the overall construction process while also developing skills that can be utilized in any profession 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.

The CSI Chicago Certification Committee was the recipient of the 2021 Hans William Meier Award for Innovation of Certification Programs. This award is presented to a CSI member or team recognized by their peers as providing innovations in certification preparation and training methods or procedures.

Study Class Details

Class Begins:  Wednesday, February 15, 2023 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: Ten classes meeting once a week on Wednesday nights from 5pm to 7pm, approximately. Each class is taught by industry leaders that can answer questions and provide important insights. Classes include presentations that are supplemented with short quizzes that help reinforce the content of each session. 

  • February 15: Domain 1 - Fundamentals of the CDT
  • February 22: Domain 2 - Project Delivery & Conception
  • March 1: Domain 3 - Design Process
  • March 8: Domain 4 - Construction Documents, Part 1
  • March 15: Domain 4 - Construction Documents, Part 2
  • March 22: A Deep Dive into AIA A201
  • March 29: BREAK
  • April 5: Domains 5 and 6 - Procurement and Preconstruction
  • April 12: Domain 7 - Construction Part 1
  • April 19: Domain 7 - Construction Part 2
  • April 26: Domain 8 - Life Cycle Activities

[CDT course schedule is subject to minor adjustments.]

Class Fee:

Space is limited to the first 100 registered attendees. Study class registration is refundable up to five (5) days before the first class. 


CSI Member

Non-Member

Professional (3 or more years of experience in construction)

$200

$500

Emerging Professional 1

$100

$200

Student 2

$50

$100


To receive discounted Member rates, attendees must join CSI prior to registering for the Chicago CDT Bootcamp.

1 Emerging Professional is defined as having fewer than three years of experience in any construction-related field.

2 Student is defined as being a full-time student enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program in a construction industry curriculum at an educational institution.

Class Benefits

All registered participants will have access to:

  • All class sessions will be recorded that will allow attendees the opportunity to review each class on their own time.
  • Quizzes for all subject matter domains, as well as a 100+ question “final exam” to gauge material retention. 
  • Various worksheets and other supplemental material.

Class Materials

All class participants are required to purchase the Project Delivery Practice Guide, 3rd Edition. It is also recommended that attendees purchase the CDT Study Workbook and download the free CDT Handbook. All material is available at the CSI Bookstore (registration required).


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

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.

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 and focuses on leading project delivery methods and the steps in each to deliver quality work that fulfills owner intent. The PDPG will define the roles and responsibilities of every party, the deliverables during each phase of the facility life cycle, and the types of information flow that help ensure a successful project.

PDPG Pricing:

  • CSI Member price (Printed Book and Electronic Copy): $119
  • CSI Member price (Electronic Copy only): $99
  • Non-member price (Printed Book and Electronic Copy): $169
  • Non-member price (Electronic Copy only): $139

CSI CDT Study Workbook [Digital Workbook in PDF Format]

The CDT Study Workbook is designed to be used with the Project Delivery Practice Guide, 3rd Edition by candidates preparing for the Construction Documents Technology (CDT) Certification Exam. This digital workbook is comprised of interactive elements to enhance your learning experience. There is no physical book version of the workbook; it is digital only and can be downloaded to your device of choice.


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

JOIN CSI TODAY AND SAVE UP TO $291!

Leverage your CDT Certification by joining CSI and save money in the process! Becoming a member saves on the cost of the exam*, and enjoy discounted rates on this study course, the practice guide, and study workbook! For more information on the benefits of joining the nation’s largest CSI chapter, click here.

Professional

 

CSI Member Cost

Non-member cost

CSI Membership Dues

$375

$0

Exam Cost*

$499

$649

Course Cost

$200

$500

PDPG Cost

$119

$169

Workbook Cost

$29

$49

TOTAL

$1222

$1367

Save $145 by joining CSI!


Emerging Professional

CSI Member Cost

Non-member cost

CSI Membership Dues

$200

$0

Exam Cost*

$499

$649

Course Cost

$100

$200

PDPG Cost

$119

$169

Workbook Cost

$29

$49

TOTAL

$947

$1067

Save $120 by joining CSI!


Student

 

CSI Member Cost

Non-member cost

CSI Membership Dues

$70

$0

Exam Cost*

$179

$179

Course Cost

$50

$100

PDPG Cost

$119

$169

Workbook Cost

$29

$49

TOTAL

$447

$497

Save $50 by joining CSI!

*Exam cost denotes “Early Bird” registration pricing available until February 1, 2023 through March 3, 2023.

Outside of Chicago? There’s still substantial savings when you join your local CSI chapter!

To receive discounted rates, attendees must join CSI prior to registering for the Chicago Spring CDT Study Class.

GROUP RATES AVAILABLE

Are there multiple individuals at your company that would be interested in participating in the CDT study class? Contact Certification Chair Paul Fogarty for more information.

Contact

CSI Chicago Certification Committee

certification@csichicago.org