CDT® Overview | Register Now

The Construction Documents Technology (CDT
®certification provides a comprehensive program of study for anyone seeking to enhance and demonstrate knowledge of writing, interpreting, enforcing and managing construction documents.

Who should sit for the

Project architects, contractors, contract administrators, material suppliers, and manufacturers' representatives are all realizing the advantages of being Construction Documents Technologists. 
What does it mean for me?

Pass the Construction Documents Technolog
y exam (CDT®), and you'll join an elite group of professionals known in the industry for their comprehensive knowledge of the writing and management of construction documents. 

Earning your CDT® means: 
  • Adding "CDT" after your name, to your LinkedIn, business card and your resume — and proudly sharing your CDT digital badge.
  • Respect from your peers as a result of your understanding of how a project unfolds from concept to delivery and the roles and relationships of all participants.  
  • Understanding the documentation involved – which drives effective communication among all members of the construction team

High school diploma or equivalent. 
Two (2) years’ experience in construction management and/or completion of college-level coursework is highly recommended.

Group Registration: If your organization has 10 or more certification applicants, please contact Themica McBee at for group registration and pricing.

CDT Knowledge Domains: 
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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.
Another possible resource for CDT prep can be found below:

18 years ago, CDT One Day at a Time! was born. Over 10,000 candidates have subscribed to this FREE program.  It's been used in-house in some of the nation's largest AE firms. Building product manufacturers have enrolled their product representatives. It's found its way to India, the United Arab Emirates, and Singapore, the UK, and Australia.

We've just finished an update. Cross references have been checked. Questions verified and tweaked. And it's time for Spring 2020 candidates to sign up for the exam and start studying.

Please do your colleagues a favor and encourage them to consider pursuing Construction Documents Technology certification. It's the best program in the industry for improving project communication, reducing misunderstandings and disputes, and making our work go more smoothly each day. More information on CDT can be found at

SpecGuy's CDT One Day at a Time! is intended to encourage a modest amount of study each day for at least 60 days prior to the exam. This approach is consistent with what we've learned over the years about adult education. The dozens of thank you notes we've received from successful CDT candidates keep us enthused about providing this program and improving its content.

Send your colleagues to our website to register for this study aid. And drop by our website yourself to see what else we do!

CDT Chapter Information

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