Construction Manager Certification Institute (CMCI)

Certified Construction Manager (CCM)


Credential: Certified Construction Manager (CCM)  In-Demand resource  GI Bill resource  ANAB (ANSI) resource
Credentialing Agency: Construction Manager Certification Institute (CMCI)

Renewal Period: 3 years

The Construction Manager Certification Institute (CMCI), Certified Construction Manager (CCM) is an intermediate level certification. The CCM is aimed at construction professionals who manage entire projects and programs using pre-planning, design, construction, close out and management expertise. CCMs assure the best possible project outcome no matter what type of project delivery method is used. Candidates must meet experience and other requirements. Candidates must pass a written examination.

More information can be found on the certifying agency's website.

Certified Construction Manager (CCM)

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS

Attainability:    low

Eligibility Requirements (View Details)

  • Credential Prerequisite
  • Experience: 12 years
  • Education: High School Diploma/GED
  • Training
  • Membership
  • Other
  • Fee

Note: This credential may have multiple options for a Service member to meet eligibility requirements. Requirements listed here are based on the minimum degree required. To view other options, see the Eligibility tab.

Exam Requirements (View Details)

  • Exam
  • Written Exam
  • Oral Exam
  • Practical Exam
  • Performance Assessment

RECERTIFICATION SUMMARY

Renewal Period: 3 years

  • Continuing Education
  • Exam
  • Continuing Education OR Exam
  • Fee
  • Other

AGENCY CONTACT INFORMATION

Construction Manager Certification Institute (CMCI)

7926 Jones Branch Drive
Suite 800
McLean, VA  22102-3303

Phone: (703) 356-2622

Fax: (703) 356-6388
Email: info@cmaanet.org

CMCI accepts degrees granted by accredited Colleges and Universities recognized by the Council for Higher Education (CHEA) and the U.S. Department of Education. To find out if your school is accredited, please visit the CHEA website.

Qualifying Degrees include:

  • Construction Management
  • Construction Engineering Technology
  • Construction Science
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Civil Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Industrial Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Architectural Engineering
  • Architecture

If a candidate is qualifying for the CCM by using a degree listed above, they must submit evidence of the degree; photocopy of diploma, or have official transcripts sent from the accredited University. Degrees obtained outside the United States must adhere to the International Degree Policy.

Candidate must have 48 months experience as a CM in the qualifying areas as defined by the Qualifications Matrix.

To become a Certified Construction Manager (CCM), candidates must meet one of the requisite amounts of experience and/or education. The eligibility requirements are outlined below:

Option 1:

A 2-year undergraduate qualifying degree (AA/AS level) AND 4 years’ experience in general design/construction. (This experience is in addition to the 48-month CM requirement.) 

Option 2:

An undergraduate (4-year BA/BS level) or graduate qualifying degree.

Option 3:

No degree in construction management, architecture, engineering or construction science AND 8 years’ experience in general design/construction. (This experience is in addition to the 48-month CM requirement.)

The Certified Construction Manager (CCM) credential has the following other requirements:

  • Candidate must submit a professional resume along with educational documentation, such as a copy of a degree or an official transcript. If experience is being used in lieu of the educational requirements, additional documentation will be required.

  • Candidate must submit an application including a qualification matrix for each project experience and at least one reference per project.
  • Candidate must provide a minimum of two references for CMCI to contact via email.

Written Exam

  • Program & Project Management (43%)
  • Cost Management (8%)
  • Time Management (10%)
  • Contract Administration (13%)
  • Quality Management (10%)
  • Safety Management (16%)

Exam Preparation Resources

There are a number of resources available to help you prepare for the Certified Construction Manager (CCM) examination:

An additional resource is O'Reilly Learning Safari Books Online, a searchable digital library that provides online access to thousands of books, training videos and conference sessions. See the Educational Resources section on the Related Sites page here on COOL to learn how to get free access.

Testing Information

Testing for this credential is handled by PSI. The test centers are located in the U.S.

To find out more, use the following links on the PSI website:

For more information on the Construction Manager Certification Institute (CMCI) testing process, visit the agency website.

RECERTIFICATION

Certified Construction Manager (CCM)

Renewal Period: 3 years

The Certified Construction Manager (CCM) credential has the following recertification information:

  • CCM certification must be renewed every three years. Individuals must complete a recertification application, submit proof of professional development, and pay a recertification fee. CMCI awards points and uses a point system for continuing education and professional development. Candidates must earn 25 Renewal Points (RP). 

  • Note: Marine Corps COOL will only pay recertification fees for the current billing cycle. Voucher requests for recertification fees must be submitted with proof of the current status of the certification (for example, a screen shot of your credentialing agency dashboard or a copy of a current fee receipt).

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Some

Credential is related to some tasks associated with the duties of the military occupation (at least one critical task but less than 80%)

Most

Credential is directly related to most of the major duties associated with the military occupation (at least 80%)

Other

Credential is related to this military occupation, but is more advanced or specialized and therefore will likely require additional education, training, or experience

CA Eligible

This certification is eligible for CA.

Star

Star credentials are MOS enhancing, as designated by the Proponent. MOS enhancing credentials are directly related to an MOS or ASI, are taught either partially or completely as part of a Program of Instruction (POI), and improves the MOS technical proficiency.

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Early Career

1-3 years experience; Enlisted E1 through E4

Mid Career

4-10 years experience; Enlisted E5 through E6

Late Career

10+ years experience; Enlisted E7 through E9

Early Career

1-3 years experience; Enlisted “A” School through E5

Mid Career

4-10 years experience; Enlisted E6 through E7

Late Career

10+ years experience; Enlisted E8 through E9

Early Career

1-6 years experience; Officer O1 through O2

Mid Career

6-12 years experience; Officer O3 through O5

Late Career

12+ years experience; Officer O6 and Above

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Reimbursement for exam fees has been approved for payment through the GI Bill.

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NCCA

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IAS

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Low

May be difficult to attain: minimum education requirement is a Bachelor's degree, and/or minimum experience is 10 or more years.

Note: In some cases “years of experience” refers to time actively on duty or while holding a certain occupation or prior certification and not always in consecutive calendar years. Additional years required for certain preliminary stages may not be included in this classification. For requirements measured in hours, 1080 hours was considered a year. For days, 365 days was considered a year. Please review all prerequisites and requirements for eligibility, and additional information for details.

Medium

Moderate ease of attainment: minimum education requirement = Associate's and/or prerequisite and/or minimum experience = more than 2 years and less than 10 years of experience.

Note: In some cases “years of experience” refers to time actively on duty or while holding a certain occupation or prior certification and not always in consecutive calendar years. Additional years required for certain preliminary stages may not be included in this classification. For requirements measured in hours, 1080 hours was considered a year. For days, 365 days was considered a year. Please review all prerequisites and requirements for eligibility, and additional information for details.

High

Highly attainable: minimum education requirement = HS or less and/or minimum experience = 2 years or less experience and no additional requirements.

Note: In some cases “years of experience” refers to time actively on duty or while holding a certain occupation or prior certification and not always in consecutive calendar years. Additional years required for certain preliminary stages may not be included in this classification. For requirements measured in hours, 1080 hours was considered a year. For days, 365 days was considered a year. Please review all prerequisites and requirements for eligibility, and additional information for details.

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