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

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

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 2022 Exam Cycle
Exam Window: May 2 - June 8, 2022
Registration: Closes May 20, 2022

Member Rate
Early/Standard/Final
Non-Member Rate
Early/Standard/Final
CDT®, CCS®, CCCA®, CCPR  $375/$460/$545 $625/$795/$935
Student (CDT® only) $165 $165


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

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

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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