CCSTM Exam Overview | Register Now

A Certified Construction Specifier (CCS) is a skilled product researcher who knows how to investigate and identify cost-effective, efficient solutions, and then communicates those solutions through the specifications. Achieving your CCS means:

  • Developing an in-depth understanding of agreements, conditions of the contract, Division 01, and their relationships to specifications
  • Having advanced skills in specification development, enabling you to use spec-writing software more effectively
  • Understanding how to research and source products
After passing the CCSTM exam, you may use the designation "CCS" after your name, on LinkedIn, business cards and your resume — and proudly share your CCS™ digital badge.

Exam Application Requirements:

  • If you are not a CDT®: a minimum of five (5) years of industry experience is required, plus two (2) letters from industry references who are able to verify your experience. In order for your application to be processed, please submit reference letters in .doc or .pdf format prior to beginning registration to
  • If you are already a CDT®: a minimum of two (2) years of industry experience is required and no references or letters are required.

Spring 2021 Exam Cycle
Registration: February 17 - March 10, 2021
Exam Window: May 3 - June 4, 2021

Two (2) testing options.

  1. In-person at Prometric testing center.  Required to bring your own mask and wear it during the exam.  Testing center hours and appointments vary by region with reduced occupancy to assure safe social distancing within the exam seating.
  2. Remote Proctored Testing (RPT). Secure, virtual, online monitored exam from your home office. Technical and space requirements must be confirmed.
Further information on Prometric site openings and safety policies are published on their website,

Registration Opens February 17th! 

Dates Member Non-Member


2/17 - 3/10




3/11 - 4/18




4/19 - 5/14



(CDT® only)
All dates:   $165
Exam Window
5/3/2021 - 6/4/2021

Registration cost does not include prep materials, courses, practice guides, or the AIA A-201 or EJCDC C-700 exam source materials, which may be purchased separately.

Have 10 or more certification applicants within your organization?  For group pricing and registration, please contact Themica McBee, CSI Membership Manager at

Important Information
Fall 2020 Candidate Handbooks are available for free downloading in the CSI Bookstore. 
*** IMPORTANT: Be sure to read through the handbook that pertains to your exam before registering to sit for an exam.

Chapter Information Regarding CCS

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