|Certified Professional Constructor Certification (Level 2)|
About the Certified Professional Constructor Certification
The Certified Professional Constructor (CPC) is the highest level of certification in the Constructor Certification Program. This level of certification is ideal for individuals with established constructors who have several years of project oversight experience and seek to take their career to the next level. Individuals that seek the CPC designation are experienced at managing the process of construction. Why is a CPC important to have on a construction project? CPC's provide a project with an individual who has verified experience and skills, giving you peace of mind that your project is being managed efficiently and effectively. You also know that you have an ethical and professional managing your project as all CPC's abide by the AIC Code of Ethics.
Registration is open for the Spring 2017 Examination. Registration ends March 3, 2017 11:59pm EST.
Boot Camp and Study Group
The AIC will be offering a CPC Boot Camp and Study Group for the Fall 2016 Examination. For more information on the schedule, registration and more please click here.
How Certification Works
Certification is a voluntary and non-governmental process to recognize the education and/or experience of an individual who meets certain criteria and standards. It is ongoing proof of commitment to ethics and professionalism and is something that is maintained throughout one's career. To become certified an individual must meet qualifying requirements, apply for an examination, and once approved, sit for the examination. Upon passing the examination and agreeing to the AIC Certificant Agreement, and individual is conferred the Certified Professional Constructor certification.
How to Qualify for the Exam
To take the Certified Professional Constructor or Level 2 Exam a candidate must qualify by meeting one of the following requirements:
1.) Obtained 4 years of Qualifying Experience since earning the AC Credential and 2 Years must have been managing the execution of Construction work.
2.) 8 years of Qualifying Experience and/ or Education and 2 Years must have been managing the execution of Construction work.
Click here to learn how your experience qualifies you for the CPC Examination.
Upon passing the CPC Exam an individual will be awarded the Certified Professional Constructor (CPC) credential.
The CPC exam is made up of 175 multiple choice questions given in one 4-hour testing session via Computer Based Testing. AIC has partnered with hundreds of professional examination sites, making the CPC highly accessible. Once approved for the exam, a candidate can schedule the date, time and location of their exam within the set 2 week exam testing window.
Future Exam Dates
Certified Professional Constructor Examination Window: April 1-15, 2017
CPC Application Deadline: March 3, 2017
Certified Professional Constructor Examination Window: November 4-18, 2017
CPC Application Deadline: October 1, 2017
Payable at the time of application with the AIC.
Exempt (Non-AC) | $675.00
Re-Examination | $500.00
Cancellations may be made by contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Cancellations made 30 days before the start of the testing window will be given in full. Cancellations made within 30 days of the testing window will be given a refund minus a cancellation fee of $225. If you have scheduled your examination with a PSI Testing Site, you must cancel your appointment (PSI 800-733-9267) at least 48 hours in advance of your test date. In some cases, the Commission will consider emergency situations when issuing refunds.
Transfers can be made free of charge if their exam date has not been scheduled. If their exam date has been scheduled, they may transfer to a future exam date at a charge of $225. They still must cancel their PSI appointment at least 48 hours ahead of their scheduled exam. Candidates may reschedule their exam within the testing window at no charge, but changes must be made 48 hours ahead of their original exam date.
The CPC Exam Body of Knowledge
The CPC Body of Knowledge is developed by practicing professionals and has been a refined over the nearly 20 year history of the CPC exam.
I. Project Scope Development 20%
Studying For the Exam
Current the AIC makes available a PDF study guide for your review prior to the exam. This study guide should be used as a way to gain a better understanding of the content. Click here to download the study guide.
Learn more by reviewing our list of references.
Maintaining the Credential
After being awarded the CPC credential you must participate in the Continuing Professional Development Program. This program ensures that each certificant keeps current on industry trends and education. Each individual certification is valid for two years, beginning the first full year after earning the certification.
Documents that are used in the Certified Professional Constructor Level 2 Certification process.