CDT Exam Study Class

When:  Jan 6, 2020 from 5:30 PM to 8:00 PM (CT)
Associated with  Chicago

CDT Exam Study Class

Construction Specification Institute’s Construction Documents Technology (CDT) Certification provides foundational training in construction process, roles and responsibilities, and construction documentation for architects, contractors, contract administrators, specifiers, and manufacturers’ representatives for decades. This study class will provide you a better understanding of how projects develop from conception to delivery and the documentation involved while helping you prepare for the CDT exam.

The class provides a conceptual understanding of the entire construction process, and concrete skills in construction documentation development and administration, specification writing and enforcement, product research and sourcing, communication with the design and contracting teams.  Each class is taught by industry leaders from both the A/E and Product Representative Community.  Classes include power point presentation followed up with quizzes that will help to reinforce the content of the session.  The last class includes a practice exam to replicate the CDT exam.  Attendees get exposure to industry leaders as teachers that are willing and able to answer questions.

Registration is closed.  Class has reached capacity.

Class Dates*: Mondays, January 6 - March 23, 2020, 5:30pm - 8:00pm
Location: HACIA 650 W. Lake Street, Suite 415, Chicago
Continuing Education: 15.0 AIA/CES for those who attend at least 8 classes
Class Fee: $150 to CSI Chicago members, $300 for non-members

*Class runs for 11 weeks.  Schedule posted is for 12 weeks to allow for one cancellation due to weather or other unforseen circumstances.

Scholarship Applications are being accepted through Nov. 22.  Use the below button to learn more.

PDPG_Cover_Photo.pngCourse Material: Project Delivery Practice Guide (PDPG), second edition is the required study guide for this course and will be referenced throughout the classes.  It is available through the CSI store 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.

See week-by-week class topic list.

Parking: At expense of individual.  Options in the area include:
  • Meter Parking is available on DesPlaines and Union Streets
  • Fulton DesPlaines Parking Garage located at 650 W Fulton and Union streets the rate is $4.00 after 3pm.  Pre-purchase parking (external link).


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650 W. Lake Street, Suite 415
Chicago, IL 60661


CSI Chicago Certification Team