CSI Certification

CSI is the construction community's authority on communication and construction documentation. Through CSI's Certification Program, you can strengthen and demonstrate your 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

Earning a Construction Documents Technology (CDT) certification proves you have a comprehensive understanding of how to effectively interpret and communicate construction documentation. 

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Attaining the Certified Construction Specifier (CCS) certification validates that you’re a skilled product researcher who knows how to identify cost-effective, efficient solutions – and communicate those through specifications.

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Earn your Certified Construction Contract Administrator (CCCA) certification to demonstrate your knowledge of developing, administering and enforcing construction documentation.

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A Certified Construction Product Representative (CCPR) is more than a sales rep – you’re a valued resource called upon by design teams because you understand construction documentation and speak their language.

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CSI offers the CDT, CCCA, CCPR and CCS examinations twice annually in the Spring and the Fall.

For complete information on early, standard, and final registration costs and dates, exam windows, testing options, and to register for the test, click on the box below.

Region Certification Information

In an effort to help our chapters with more certification detail, we have attached the following tools developed by the Indianapolis Chapter in 2018 to help you prepare for your exams.

Certification Presentation (PPTX)
Certification Presentation (PDF)

Certification Game Show (PPTX)
Certification Game Show (PDF)

Certification Resources

Certification FAQs and policies

Reschedule an Exam
Defer an Exam
Cancel an Exam

Taking the Exams

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update
Remote Testing Option
In-person Testing
Identification Requirements
Length of Exams
Exam Results

Resources for Trainer and Chapter Leaders

CSI Certification Policies
Sample News Release for New Certificants
Ways to Recognize New Certificants

CDT Source Materials

CSI Documents
Conditions of the Contract
Registration Info
CDT Handbook

CCCA Source Materials

CSI Documents
Conditions of the Contract
Exam Description

CCPR Source Materials

CSI Documents
Conditions of the Contract
Exam Description

CCS Source Materials

CSI Documents
Conditions of the Contract
Agreement Forms
Exam Description