CDT Exam Prep

CDT® Exam Preparation

It is possible to study and pass a CSI exam on your own – but your chances of passing improve when you participate in a study group, talk to mentors, and take other steps to enhance your knowledge.

FREE CDT® Handbook for Certification Candidates - 2020 (PDF).
Download this free handbook to help you prepare for CSI's CDT® exam.

CSI CDT® Study Workbook
- 2019 (PDF)
The CDT® Study Workbook provides an in-depth overview of the fundamentals and formats of construction documents. It is comprised of exercises, examples, and practice questions that address the development of facilities and the ins and outs of the process – with an emphasis on the CDT® Subject Matter Area specifications.

Project Delivery Practice Guide – 2nd Edition (PDF)
The Project Delivery Practice Guide provides fundamental knowledge for the documentation, administration, and successful delivery of construction projects. It includes online access to MasterFormat, UniFormat, SectionFormat/PageFormat and GreenFormat.

CSI Member Online Study Community
CSI members who register for the CDT® exam have access to an online study community. Discussions and threads are led by peers and others who are preparing to sit for the exam during the same cycle.

CSI Chapter Exam Preparation Groups
Many CSI chapters offer CDT® prep programs. Contact your local chapter for information about their offerings.

Are you a Region/Chapter Leader or a trainer for a prep course? Check out the resources available to help you prepare candidates.

Resources for Trainers/Chapter Leaders