CSI Certification

Portland Chapter Certification Resources

Are you interested in furthering your professional education and providing better services to your clients? Then get CDT (Construction Documents Technologist) certified with the support of the Portland’s CSI Chapter. We offer classes with experienced instructors to help you understand the material needed to pass the exam.

CSI professional credentials are evidence of proven knowledge, education, and experience with construction documents. Holding a certification demonstrates professional commitment, credibility and reliability to employers, colleagues, and clients.

This nine-class series is useful for anyone in the A/E/C industry who is interested in understanding the process, roles/responsibilities, and project delivery from cradle to grave. This class is also beneficial as an additional resource to the textbook for preparing for the CDT exam. Through CSI’s Certification Program, you can develop a conceptual understanding of the entire construction process.

The CDT exam (Construction Documents Technologist) is the foundation course for all construction individuals. Studying for the exam will help you learn about contractual relationships and documents organization/procedures. Getting CDT certification means that you understand how a project unfolds from conception to delivery and you understand the documentation involved. Candidates can have any level of experience in any discipline in the built environment.

Fall 2019 CDT Study Classes - Classes begin August 6th!   REGISTER NOW HERE


Need to Renew your certification?

Individuals who hold the Construction Document Technology (CDT), Certified Construction Specifier (CCS), Certified Construction Contract Administrator (CCCA), or Certified Construction Product Representative (CCPR) Certifications are required to renew their Certification once every 3 years. In the renewal year, CSI will send these certificants a Notice for Certification Renewal. Instructions for renewing online, complete with screenshots, are available.

To learn more about requirements for renewal or fees, visit Institute's National website HERE.

CSI Certification Program 


CSI is the construction community's authority on communication and construction documentation. Through CSI's Certification Program, you can strengthen and demonstrate your understanding of the entire construction process, and concrete skills in:

  • Construction documentation development and administration
  • Specification writing and enforcement
  • Product research and sourcing
  • Communication with the design and contracting teams

CSI's Certification Program consists of the Construction Documents Technologist (CDT), Certified Construction Contract Administrator (CCCA), Certified Construction Specifier (CCS) and Certified Construction Product Representative (CCPR).

Learn more about how you’ll benefit from CSI Certification.


Are you a Region/Chapter Certification Chair, or an instructor for a CSI Certificate/Certification exam? Check out the resources available to help you prepare candidates.

Fall 2019 Certification Registration
(CDT® only)

Exam Window: October 14 – November 22, 2019
Registration: July 8 – October 9
Late Registration: October 10 – October 31
Pass/Fail notification: Early December 2019 via email*
Fall 2019 Certification Registration


*Beginning in 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 approximately 2-3 weeks after the testing window closes. Based on demand, international sites may be scheduled in Spring 2020. Please contact certification@csinet.org to request an international testing site (additional fees will apply).