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The Constructor Certification Program was created in 1996 to provide constructors a professional certification of the skills and knowledge needed to manage the complex construction process.  The Constructor Certification Commission is a semi-autonomous organization within the American Institute of Constructors that oversees the program, including the creation of the examination and the policies and procedures that govern the program.  The Commission is governed by a Board of Governors of Certified Professional Constructor (CPC).  

Certification Programs

The Constructor Certification Program includes two levels of certification, the Associate Constructor (AC) commonly referred to as the Level 1, and the Certified Professional Constructor (CPC) or Level 2.  To become certified an individual must meet certain qualifying experience and/or education requirements and pass a comprehensive examination.  The Constructor Certification Program is for any practicing constructor, in any sector of the industry, under any type of contractual agreement, or in any type of employment relationship.  

The Benefits of Certification

Certification benefits all parties involved in the construction process as it raises the standards of professional practices.  Certified Constructors practice with a high level professionalism and ethics. Here are some other ways in which certification benefits those involved in construction: 

Benefits to the Constructor
  • Provides an internationally recognized professional qualification of construction management skills and knowledge.
  • Provides an analysis of individual strengths and weaknesses measured against a national standard.
  • Enhances the Constructor image as a professional to their employer, clients, and the public.
  • Provides a marketable credential that sets you apart in a competitive marketplace. 
Benefits to the Employer
  • Provides an third party assessment of an employee's skills and knowledge, based on a comprehensive national standard.
  • Provides a recognized credential within your company that improves marketability to your clients.
  • Provides assurance of employees continued professional development through the maintenance of their certification.  
Benefits to the Owners
  • Provides an increased level of assurance of the skills of their management team.
  • Provides a means to pre-qualify contractors who bid on their projects by requiring certified professionals on their project.  
  • Provides a higher level of assurance that their project is being managed effectively and efficiently.
  • Peace of mind that they have a professional and ethical management team. 

Future Exam Dates

Exam Date Late Fee EffectiveApplication Deadline
October 25, 2014* September 19, 2014October 3, 3014
March 28, 2015February 20, 2015March 6, 2015
November 7, 2015October 2, 2015October 23, 2015

*Registration for the Fall 2014 Exam is now closed.


Examination Fees

Associate Constructor (Level 1) First Time Registration - $165
Associate Constructor (Level 1) Re-Exam Registration - $110

Certified Professional Constructor (Level 2) Regular (AC Upgrades) - $450
Certified Professional Constructor (Level 2) Exempt (Non-AC) - $550
Certified Professional Constructor (Level 2) Re-Exam Registration - $170

Late Fee - $25

Where You Can Test

Exams are given at over 60 locations nationwide.  We partner with universities and Association Chapters to provide testing sites.  Click here to find a site near you. 

Important Documents

Candidate Handbook 

Associate Constructor (Level 1) Study Guide

Certified Professional Constructor (Level 2) Study Guide

Constructor Body of Knowledge

 The Constructor Certification Exams are based on the Constructor Body of Knowledge.  This Body of Knowledge was established by content experts and maintained regularly.  Click here to view the Body of Knowledge. 

Certification Exam Documents

Item Name Posted By Date Posted
Candidate Handbook PDF (325.89 KB) Administration 6/5/2014
Certified Professional Constructor L2 Study Guide PDF (4.48 MB) Administration 5/19/2014
Associate Constructor (Level 1) Study Guide PDF (6.78 MB) Administration 5/19/2014
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