CCS

CCS

A CSI Certified Construction Specifier (CCS) is a skilled product researcher who knows how to investigate and identify cost-effective, efficient solutions, and then communicate those solutions through the specifications. Getting 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

Candidates who succeed in passing the CCS exam may use the letters "CCS" after their name, on their business cards and on their resumes.

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.

Note: The Certified Construction Specifier (CCS) will take a hiatus during the Spring testing window to undergo critical program research and exam review. Plan now to sit for the CCS with a revised exam during the Fall 2019 testing cycle.

Fall 2019 CCS Certification Exam
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.


 

INSTITUTE RESOURCES FOR THE CCS

Who is a CCS?

Exam Description 

Source Materials

Exam Prep

Taking the Exam


Chapter Information Regarding CCS

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