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

The Certified Construction Manager (CCM) credential 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. The candidate must meet experience and other requirements. Candidates must also pass a written examination.

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

Renewal Period: 3 years

Certified Construction Manager (CCM)

The following Marine Corps Enlisted MOSs provide training and/or experience that contributes to attaining this credential:

Enlisted Occupation Occupation Type Related As COOL$
1316 Metal Worker MOS other  
1345 Engineer Equipment Operator MOS other  
1349 Engineer Equipment Chief MOS other  
1361 Engineer Assistant MOS other  
1371 Combat Engineer MOS other  
1812 Armor Marine MOS other  
1833 Assault Amphibious Vehicle (AAV) Crewmember MOS other  
1834 Amphibious Combat Vehicle (ACV) Crewmember MOS other  

Marine Occupations Table Legend

Related As

The military occupations shown in this table are related to this credential in one of three ways: Most, Some, or Other.

Most: This credential is directly related to most of the major duties associated with the military occupation (at least 80%). Note that the credential may require additional education, training or experience before you are eligible for it.

Some: This credential is related to some tasks associated with the duties of the military occupation (related 80% to at least one or more critical tasks but less than 80% of all of the entire military occupation). Note that the credential may require additional education, training or experience before you are eligible for it.

Other: This credential is related to this military occupation, but is more advanced or specialized and therefore will most likely require additional education, training, or experience.

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Certified Construction Manager (CCM)

Eligibility Requirements ()

Note: This credential may have multiple options for becoming eligible. Listed below are the minimum requirements based on the minimum degree required. To view other options, see the Eligibility tab.

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

Exam Requirements ()

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

Renewal Period: 3 years

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

Construction Manager Certification Institute (CMCI)
7926 Jones Branch Drive
Suite 800
McLean, VA  22102-3303
Phone: (703) 356-2622
Fax: (703) 356-6388

Certified Construction Manager (CCM)

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.

Candidates 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:

  • Candidates 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.

  • Candidates must submit an application including a qualification matrix for each project experience and at least one reference per project.
  • Candidates must provide a minimum of two references for CMCI to contact via email.
  • Candidates and those certified must agree to abide by CMCI's Conditions and Conduct.

Certified Construction Manager (CCM)

  • Project Management (15%)
  • Cost Management (15%)
  • Time Management (16%)
  • Contract Administration (19%)
  • Quality Management (11%)
  • Professional Practice (9%)
  • Safety and Risk Management (15%)

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

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

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

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

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

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).