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CSI Membership

CSI membership is a must for any professional involved in designing, supplying, building, negotiating, planning, contracting or any other function in the construction-building industry. Membership gives you a wealth of benefits, including construction industry news and resources, standards and formats, networking opportunities, webinars, events, member discounts, and the opportunity to join CSI chapters where you live, work or travel.

Member Types

  • Professional: You are a technically experienced individual whose primary function is to author, manage or communicate building information; to create, interpret or use construction documents; or to educate, support, or assist the construction industry.  (Annual national dues:  $275)

  • Emerging Professional: You are an individual who has less than three years experience in any construction-related field and are a prospective Professional member. (Annual national dues:  $150)

  • Student: You are a full-time student enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program in a construction industry curriculum at an educational institution.  (Annual national dues:  $50)

Join Chicago Chapter for Added Membership Value

Chicago Chapter affiliation with your CSI membership is in addition to your national CSI dues.  Costs listed here are valid through June 30, 2019:
  • Professional Annual Chapter Dues:  $145
  • Emerging Professional Annual Chapter Dues:  $70
  • Student Annual Chapter Dues:  $25

Chicago membership benefits include:
  • Complimentary attendance at monthly dinner programs
  • Discount attendance fee to chapter special events
  • Access to member connection tools
  • Receive monthly newsletter and emails to stay current on chapter activities
  • Subscription to CSI’s magazine The Construction Specifier
  • AIA Continuing Education Provider of 40+ credit hours each year (including HSW credits)
  • Discounted certification exam fees

To see all the added benefits of Chicago Chapter affiliation, please see our membership brochure

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Joining CSI

Membership in the CSI national organization is a prerequisite for Chapter membership (although you can sign up for both at the same time). Your annual dues are the total of your national dues and your chapter dues.

You must have an account with CSI and be signed into the website to submit your application for membership.  Click or tap the button below to get started.

Questions? Contact CSI at or 800-689-2900 (M-F, 8AM-8PM, ET).

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