Certification

The CSI Program of Certifications is designed to educate, inform and validate those in all areas of design and construction. The Nashville CSI Chapter aggressively promotes the CDT program which is the basis for the three certifications: CCS, CCCA and CCPR. Starting in January each year the Nashville Chapter provides 10 weeks of two hour classes focused on the Contract Documents Technologist criteria. The Construction Documents Technology Certificate is a comprehensive overview for anyone who writes, interprets, enforces, or manages construction documents. Classes are open to anyone interested. You do not need to be a member and there is no cost to attend. To find out more about CSI and the CDT and Certification program check www.csinet.org and click on the Certification menu item.

In addition to the CDT classes, the chapter provides assistance for candidates who intend to take the CCS, CCCA or CCPR exams. This assistance can be tailored to meet specific needs. The CDT classes will cover MasterFormat, UniFormat, AIA A201 – 2007 General Conditions and various other documents commonly used in construction.

For more information contact:  [email protected]



2019 CDT Classes & Certification

STUDY CLASSES:  The Nashville Chapter of CSI will again host CDT Study Classes for the Spring 2019 Exams. The classes will also include AIA document review, which will be of interest to those preparing for CCS, CCCA and CCPR exams as well as breakout sessions focused on those advanced exams. CCS, CCCA and CCPR breakout sessions will be scheduled at times and locations as appropriate.

LOCATION:  Tennessee Board of Regents,1 Bridgestone Park (Briley Parkway @ Lebanon Road)
You may park anywhere (except reserved spaces). Come to the Main Entrance and additional directions will be at the Security Desk.

WHEN:  Thursday’s from 5:00 pm till 7:00 pm starting on January 17, 2019 and run for 10 weeks.

COST:  FREE and CEU’s / PDH’s / LU’s will be offered.

Whom:  Classes are open to anyone with a desire to gain a better understanding of construction contract documents. Being registered to take a CSI exam or being a CSI member is not a requirement to participate. All are welcome.

Study Materials:  The classes and the exams will be based on the Project Delivery Practice Guide – Second Edition. You should have access to the PDPG-2, either hard copy or an electronic copy for the class. The class will cover MasterFormat, UniFormat, GreenFormat SectionFormat, PageFormat and other standards of our industry. We will also use AIA documents, particularly the AIA A201 2017 General Conditions.

New This Year:  Starting on July 1, 2019, the Construction Documents Technology (CDT) program has transitioned from a certificate to a certification. Please check the CSI National for more details at the CSI website: https://www.csiresources.org/home click or Certification then CDT. This website is also the location to sign up for the National CDT Certification Exam and to obtain documents.

If you sign up for the National Exam you will receive The CSI CDT Exam Candidate Handbook. The handbook is available free at the above website. Classes will generally follow the Exam Outline in the handbook, see study class outline link below.

Nashville Study Class Sign Up:  Sign-up for our Nashville study class is required as there a limited number of seats available. Anyone interested is encouraged to attend. For questions or to sign-up, email: Carl Manka at [email protected] or Lynn Jolley at [email protected] and let us know which exam you intend to take. National Exam Sign Up:  The nationwide exams for CDT CCS, CCCA and CCPR will be a computerized test and is normally offered April – May 2019. Check out the details of the certification programs and register for the national exam at https://www.csiresources.org/home then click on Certification. If you intend to take an exam you will want to sign up during the early registration (significantly a lower cost). Check the website for details, costs and dates.

CSI CDT & Certification Study Classes – 2019:  Study classes will be held for 10 weeks by the Nashville Chapter of CSI. The focus in the first 3 sessions will be primarily toward the CDT exam and a refresher for anyone taking other exams. Weeks 4 & 5 will focus on the AIA General Conditions. The AIA General Conditions play a significant role in all of the CSI Exams. Weeks 6 - 9 will include continued review for the CDT Exam and mentoring for the CCS, CCCA and CCPR exams upon request. The final session will be a Mock CDST Exam.

As the CDT Certification exam is the basis for the advanced certification exams and a significant part of the certification exam will depend on knowledge covered in the CDT - ALL exam candidates are encouraged to attend all classes.

To download class information and agenda CLICK HERE.