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

CSI offers the CCS examination 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
Spring 2018 Standard Registration January 24th to February 28th, 2018
Spring 2018 2017 Final Registration March 1 to March 16th, 2018 

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

Member Rate
Non-Member Rate
CCCA/CCS/CCPR $350/$430/$685 $600/$680/$935

Questions? Contact or 800-689-2900.



Who is a CCS?

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