Certification

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

CDT

Earning a Construction Documents Technology (CDT®) certification proves you have a comprehensive understanding of how to effectively interpret and communicate construction documentation. 

CCCA

Earn your Certified Construction Contract Administrator (CCCA) to demonstrate your knowledge of developing, administering and enforcing construction documentation.

CCS

Attaining the Certified Construction Specifier (CCS) validates that you’re a skilled product researcher who knows how to identify cost-effective, efficient solutions – and communicate those through specifications.

CCPR

Attaining the Certified Construction Specifier (CCS) validates that you’re a skilled product researcher who knows how to identify cost-effective, efficient solutions – and communicate those through specifications.

CDT Update

There have been significant changes to the CDT Certification over the last few years:

  • The current reference book is the Project Delivery Practice Guide (PDPG) Third Edition. The Third Edition is available for purchase from the CSI Bookstore.
  • The CDT is now a 3-year renewal cycle CERTIFICATION with continuing education requirements. If you currently hold a CDT, the 3-year renewal period begins July 1, so the first renewal year will be 2021. If you hold an advanced Certification, some of the continuing education credits you accumulate for your advanced Certification may also qualify for the CDT Continuing Education requirements. Continuing education credits are self-reporting on Institute’s website.
  • Those with an advanced Certification are not required to maintain their CDT Certification, but they may if they wish.
  • The CDT Certification is no longer a prerequisite for the advanced Certifications.

CDT Study Classes

Metro Detroit CSI will not be holding CDT Study Classes for the Fall 2020 Exam.

Winter 2021 Study Classes

Study Classes for the Spring 2021 CDT Exam are tentatively scheduled to begin in early February 2021. Due to travel demands, these classes may be held online. Check back here in late Fall for more information.

It is not too early to begin studying!

If you plan on taking the Spring 2021 CDT Exam, it is strongly recommended you purchase the Third Edition of the Project Delivery Practice Guide (Available now from the Institute’s Bookstore) and begin looking it over. 

More Certification information can be found on Institute’s Website under the Certification tab.

Questions

Please contact the Institute with questions regarding exam registration, ordering new materials, etc. For general questions:

Jerry Marquette, CSI, CDT, CCPR
Metro Detroit CSI Certification Chair
jmarquette@hansenmarketing.com
248.736.8783