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).
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 Employer
Benefits to the Owners
Future Exam Dates
Associate Constructor (Level 1) Registration
Certified Professional Constructor (Level 2) Registration
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 DocumentsCandidate 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.