CSI Certification

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)

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.



Certification Terms and Conditions


Frequently Asked Questions about CSI Certification.

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. 

CCPR is undergoing critical program research and exam review. Research is in progress! Thanks to the nearly 200 product representatives who completed the Job Task Analysis (JTA) Survey in September 2020 – and to the product reps who assisted in the development and analysis of the survey.  The research firm, PSI, has completed their review of the survey results and the development of the knowledge domains for the exam. Next up: source material review/refresh and development of exam questions are underway!

Fall 2021 Exam Cycle
Exam Window: November 8 - December 15, 2021
Early Registration: August 4 - September 14, 2021
Standard Registration: September 15 - November 8, 2021
Late Registration: November 9 - December 1, 2021

Member Rate
Non-Member Rate
CDT®, CCS, CCCA  $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.


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.