A CSI Certified Construction Specifier (CCS) is a skilled product researcher who knows how to investigate and identify cost-effective, efficient solutions, and then communicate those solutions through the specifications. Getting 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.
Note: CCCA, CCS and CCPR are undergoing critical program research and exam review in 2019. Plan now to sit for the Certified Construction Contract Administrator (CCCA), Certified Construction Specifier (CCS) or Certified Construction Product Representative (CCPR) with revised exams during the 2020 exam window. Check back in Fall 2019 for updated Candidate Handbooks for these exams.