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2018 CDT Study Classes 

Are you interested in furthering your professional education and providing better services to your clients? Then get CDT (Construction Documents Technologist) certified in the spring of 2018 with the support of Portland’s CSI Chapter. We offer classes with experienced instructors to help you understand the material needed to pass the exam.

CSI professional credentials are evidence of proven knowledge, education, and experience with construction documents. Holding a certification demonstrates professional commitment, credibility and reliability to employers, colleagues, and clients.

This nine-class series is useful for anyone in the A/E/C industry who is interested in understanding the process, roles/responsibilities, and project delivery from cradle to grave. This class is also beneficial as an additional resource to the textbook for preparing for the CDT exam. Through CSI’s Certification Program, you can develop a conceptual understanding of the entire construction process and concrete skills in:

  • Construction documentation development and administration
  • Specification writing and enforcement
  • Product research and sourcing
  • Communication with the design and contracting teams

The CDT exam (Construction Documents Technologist) is the foundation course for all construction individuals. Studying for the exam will help you learn about contractual relationships and documents organization/procedures. Getting CDT certification means that you understand how a project unfolds from conception to delivery and you understand the documentation involved. Candidates can have any level of experience in any discipline in the built environment.

Advanced exams (CCS, CCCA, CCPR) will also be offered by CSI National during the spring exam period. You can get more information here.

Class Dates/Time:
February 7, 13, 21, 28
March 7, 14, 22, 28
April 3
All classes are from 6:00-8:00 PM

Registration here is for the class series only. The cost of the class does not include the exam registration fees or the Project Delivery Practice Guide (new version available on CSI National's website on January 9, 2018. DO NOT PURCHASE UNTIL NEW VERSION AVAILABLE). CDT candidates are encouraged to obtain a copy and read the AIA-A201 General Conditions, the CDT Study Guide and Addendum from CSI National's website.

  • Members $150
  • Non-members $200
  • Students (student ID required) $75 

The sessions will be taught by several local professionals (volunteers) with CCCA and CCS certifications. The course is based on CSI’s PDPG-Project Delivery Practice Guide.

The PowerPoint presentations of each class are included with your registration. You will also need resource materials found on CSI’s National website here. For extra CDT study notes, follow #CDTStudyNotes on Twitter.

Register directly with CSI National for CDT, CCS, CCCA and CCPR exams, which will be offered during CSI National Exam Month (March 31 - April 26) at 400+ Thompson Prometric locations nationwide. Early bird exam registration for the lowest cost ends January 18, 2018.

Additional Information:

  • 2 AIA Learning Units are available with each class except for the final review class.
  • You may bring a snack or dinner to class provided you clean up after yourself and take your garbage with you.
  • Free parking is available in the LSW parking lot outside the building.