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Certified Professional Constructor Certification (Level 2)
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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. 


Exam Registration


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 Exam

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


Spring 2017 

Certified Professional Constructor Examination Window: April 1-15, 2017

CPC Application Deadline: March 3, 2017


Fall 2017

Certified Professional Constructor Examination Window: November 4-18, 2017

CPC Application Deadline: October 1, 2017



Application Fees:

Payable at the time of application with the AIC. 

Regular (Current AC) | $575.00

Exempt (Non-AC) | $675.00

Re-Examination | $500.00



Application Process

  1. Apply for certification with the AIC Online; submitting all necessary information. Payment of the Application Fee is made.
  2. Formal review of the application is completed by the AIC.
  3. If approved, the candidate is given an Examination Registration Code, which will be used to register for an Examination Date, Time and Location with the Professional Testing Corporation of NY. Payment of the Examination Fee is made. 

Cancellations may be made by contact  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%
II. Employment Practices 5%
III. Working Relationships 5%
IV. Construction Start-Up and Support 8%
V. Construction Resource Management 18%
VI. Construction Cost Control 18%
VII. Project Closeout 8%
VIII. Construction Risk Management 12%
IX. Ethics 6%
Total 100%

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. 
  • Pay a yearly CPD Fee of $75, billed in November of the year before it is due.  AIC Members have this fee waived, note that AC certification is not AIC Membership.  
  • Obtain 32 Hours of CPD Credit over the 2 year Certification Cycle.  Every two years you will be asked to submit an affidavit verifying you earned the 32 Hours.
  • 10% of CPC's will be asked during their review period to participate in an Audit of their hours.  This will require those CPCs to provide backup documentation of their hours earned. 

Certified Professional Constructor Level 2 Docs

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Documents that are used in the Certified Professional Constructor Level 2 Certification process.
Item Name Posted By Date Posted
CPC (Level 2) Candidate Handbook PDF (1.19 MB)  more ] Administration 1/18/2017
Work Verification Form PDF (66.35 KB)  more ] Administration 5/16/2014
CPC Level 2 Study Guide PDF (4.48 MB) Administration 5/16/2014
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