CCS®

CCS® Exam Overview

A Certified Construction Specifier (CCS) is a skilled product researcher who knows how to investigate and identify cost-effective, efficient solutions, and then communicates those solutions through the specifications. Achieving 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
After passing the CCS® exam, you may use the designation "CCS" after your name, on LinkedIn, business cards and your resume — and proudly share your CCS® digital badge.

Exam Application Requirements:

  • If you are not a CDT®: a minimum of five (5) years of industry experience is required, plus two (2) letters from industry references who are able to verify your experience. In order for your application to be processed, please submit reference letters in .doc or .pdf format prior to beginning registration to certification@csinet.org.
  • If you are already a CDT: a minimum of two (2) years of industry experience is required and no references or letters are required.

Fall 2021 Exam Cycle
(CDT®
, CCS®, CCCA®)
Early Registration: August 4 - September 14, 2021
Standard Registration: September 15 - November 8, 2021
Late Registration: November 9 - December 1, 2021
Exam Window: November 8 - December 15, 2021
Results Notification: January 2022 via email

    
Two (2) testing options.

  1. In-person at Prometric testing center.
  2. Remote Proctored Testing (RPT). Secure, virtual, online monitored exam from your home office. Technical and space requirements must be confirmed.

  Dates Member Non-Member
Early 8/4 - 9/14 $375 $625
Standard 9/15 - 11/8 $460 $795
Final 11/9 - 12/1 $545 $935
Student
(CDT only)
All dates $165 
Exam Window November 8 - December 15

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, Membership Manager at tmcbee@csinet.org

Spring 2022 Exam Cycle

(CDT®, CCS®, CCCA®, CCPRTM)
Registration: Closes May 20, 2022
Exam Window: May 2 - June 8, 2022


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.
Registration is limited to candidates within the US, US Territories, and Canada at this time. If you are an international candidate, please email certification@csinet.org for more information.
Further information on Prometric site openings and safety policies are published on their website, prometric.com.

  Dates Member Non-Member
Early Registration 2/1 - 3/9 $375 $625
Standard Registration 3/10 - 5/4 $460 $795
Final Registration 5/5 - 5/20 $545 $935
Student
(CDT® only)
All dates $165 
Exam Window 5/2/2022 - 6/6/2022

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.
For bulk rate pricing and registration, please contact Themica McBee, Membership Manager at tmcbee@csinet.org

4 Easy Steps to
Maintain your Certification

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