CDT

CDT Overview 


The Construction Documents Technology (CDT) Program provides a comprehensive overview for anyone who writes, interprets, enforces, or manages construction documents. Project architects, contractors, contract administrators, material suppliers, and manufacturers' representatives are all realizing the advantages of being Construction Documents Technologists.

By being able to understand and interpret written construction documents, CDTs perform their jobs more effectively. By understanding the roles and relationships of all participants, CDTs improve communication among all members of the construction team.

Pass the Construction Documents Technologist 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. Getting your CDT means:

  • Adding "CDT" after your name, to your business card and to your resume
  • Understanding how a project unfolds from conception to delivery
  • Understanding the documentation involved

CSI's CDT program has provided foundation training in construction documentation for architects, contractors, contract administrators, specifiers, and manufacturers' representatives for decades. As the cornerstone of CSI's certification program, it's also prerequisite to CSI's advanced certification exams: Certified Construction Specifier (CCS), Certified Construction Contract Administrator (CCCA), or Certified Construction Product Representative (CCPR) 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.

Registration Information

CSI offers the CDT examination twice annually in the Spring and the Fall. Open registration for the test begins in the Winter and Summer respectively.

Spring 2018 Exam Dates March 27th - June 2nd, 2018
Spring 2018 Early Registration January 9th to January 23rd, 2018
Spring 2018 Standard Registration January 24th to February 28th, 2018
Spring 2018 2017 Final Registration March 1 to March 16th, 2018 

Fall 2018 Exam Dates September 25th - December 10th, 2018
Fall 2018 Early Registration June 26th to July 10th, 2018
Fall 2018 Standard Registration July 11th to August 27th, 2018
Fall 2018 Final Registration August 28th to September 14th, 2018



Member Rate
Early/Standard/Final
Non-Member Rate
Early/Standard/Final
CDT $295/$375/$545 $545/$625/$795
CDT International $350/$450/$650 $600/$700/$900
CDT Student $165 $165


For international candidates in Africa, Europe and the Middle East, visit CDT International Exam.

Questions? Contact certification@csinet.org or 800-689-2900.