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2018 CDT Study Class

September 12, 2018, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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 fall 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

More Information on the CDT can be found here.

Click here to register >>

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:
August 1, 7, 15, 15, 22, 29 (Please note the class on Aug 7 is on a Tuesday)
September 5, 12, 19, 26
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.

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.

Required Materials:
The PowerPoint presentations of each class are included with your registration.
CSI Project Delivery Practice Guide 2nd Edition  Available here >>
Free Candidate Handbook  Available Here >>

For extra CDT study notes, follow #CDTStudyNotes on Twitter.

Fall 2018 Exam Period September 25th – December 10th, 2018
You must register for the Exam through the Institute website, not the Portland Chapter. Once you register and pay your exam fee, CSI will send you a confirmation letter along with information about how to schedule your exam at a local testing center. Even if you are choosing to take your exam later in the testing period, register early and schedule your exam right away as the dates go fast. You have a much better chance of getting a chosen date if you sign up early.

Exam Costs and Registration:
Fall 2018 Early Registration June 26th to July 10th, 2018 at midnight EST.
Fall 2018 Standard Registration July 11th to August 27th, 2018 at midnight EST.
Fall 2018 Final Registration August 28th to September 14th, 2018 at midnight EST.

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.


522 SW 5th Avenue, Suite 1500
Portland, 97204
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