CSI Certification

Region Certification Information

In an effort to help our chapters with more certification detail, we have attached the following Indianapolis Chapter presentation on Certification along with the Certification Game Show to help you prepare for your exams.

Certification Presentation (PPTX)
Certification Presentation (PDF)

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

CSI Certification

CSI is the construction community's authority on communication and construction documentation.  Through CSI's Certification Programs, you can develop both 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

CSI's Construction Document's Technologist (CDT) certificate is a prerequisite to CSI's Certifications:  Certified Construction Contract Administrator (CCCA); Certified Construction Specifier (CCS) and Certified Construction Product Representative (CCPR).

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

Registration Information

Registration for Fall 2018 exams is now closed.

Your professional success is CSI’s top priority! Demonstrate your knowledge, skill and industry commitment with a CSI certification.

CSI certifications are offered during spring and fall testing windows each year.

Spring 2019 CSI Certification Exams: CSI CDT Certification only
Registration, Feb 11 – Apr 10          $375 member/$625 non-member
Late registration, Apr 11 – Apr 30   $545 member/$795 non-member
Student registration                          $165 with valid ID

Exam Window: April 15 – May 24, 2019 (CDT only)

Pass/Fail notification: Late June/early July 2019*

The CDT will be offered at testing sites in the United States and Canada for Spring 2019.

CCCA, CCS, and CCPR will take a hiatus to undergo critical program research and exam review.  Plan now to sit for the Certified Construction Contract Administrator (CCCA), Certified Construction Specifier (CCS) and Certified Construction Product Representative (CCPR) with revised exams during the Fall 2019 testing cycle (dates below).

Fall 2019 CSI Certification Exams: CDT, CCCA, CCS, CCPR
Registration, July 8 – Oct 9         Rates will be posted Feb 2019
Late registration, Oct 10 -31

Exam Window: Oct 14 – Nov 22, 2019

Pass/Fail notification: January 2020*

Based on demand, international sites may be scheduled in Fall 2019. Please contact certification@csinet.org to request an international testing site (additional fees will apply).

*= Beginning in Spring 2019, CSI certification exams will undertake a new approach to passing score analysis for the full population of test takers. This means notifications for pass/fail status will be sent to each candidate about six weeks after the testing window closes.

Registration Information

CSI offers the CDT, CCCA, CCPR and CCS examinations twice annually in the Spring and the Fall. Open registration for the test begins in the Winter and Summer respectively.

Spring 2018 Exam Dates March 27th - June 2nd, 2018
Spring 2018 Early Registration January 9th to January 23rd, 2018 at midnight EST.
Spring 2018 Standard Registration January 24th to February 28th, 2018 at midnight EST.
Spring 2018 Final Registration March 1 to March 16th, 2018 at midnight EST.

Fall 2018 Exam Dates September 25th - December 10th, 2018
Fall 2018 Early Registration June 26th to July 10th, 2018 at midnight EST.
Fall 2018 Standard Registration July 11th to August 27th, 2018 at midnight EST.
Fall 2018 Final Registration August 28th to September 14th, 2018 at midnight EST.

Member Rate
Non-Member Rate
CDT $295/$375/$545 $545/$625/$795
CDT International $350/$450/$650 $600/$700/$900
CDT Student $165 $165
CCCA/CCPR/CCS $350/$430/$685 $600/$680/$935

For international candidates in Africa, Europe and the Middle East, visit CDT International Exam.

Questions? Contact certification@csinet.org or 800-689-2900.


Resources for this Section

CDT/Certification Flyer

Overview of the CDT and the certification exams. 

Certification Exam Rescheduling Request Form (PDF)

If you are already registered for an exam but need to postpone for some reason, download this request form and submit to CSI.

Exam Cancellation Request Form

If you are registered for an exam but must cancel, download and submit this form to CSI.

Certification Terms and Conditions

Certification Terms and Conditions

History of CSI's Certification Program

CSI’s Certification Program was originally created in 1977 because of a perceived need in the 1970s for licensing specifiers.

Why Get Certified?

How CSI Certification can help you, your company and your clients.

NCARB & CSI Certification

Aspiring architects, whether or not employed in a qualified experience setting, may earn experience hours for the CSI Certifications & Certificate Programs.

FAQs About CSI Certificate/Certification Programs

Frequently Asked Questions about CSI Certification.