Certified Construction Manager (CCM)

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What is a CCM?

The Certified Construction Manager (CCM) is the “gold standard” in personnel credentials for the Construction Management profession. It is the only CM certification accredited by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) under the International Organization for Standardization’s ISO-17024 standard.
A Certified Construction Manager (CCM) is someone who has voluntarily met the prescribed criteria of the CCM program with regards to formal education, field experience and demonstrated capability and understanding of the CM body of knowledge. CCMs are committed to excellence in Construction program/project management, career advancement and the pursuit of knowledge. 

What does a CCM do?

CCMs provide a professional service: they apply effective management techniques to the planning, design, and construction of a project from inception to completion for the purpose of controlling time, cost and quality.

What's the point?

The purpose of the CCM is to improve delivery of the built environment by identifying the CMs who are best qualified by education and experience to deliver professional CM services at the highest level of quality and ethical conduct.

Why should I become a CCM?

The CCM is recognized by AEC professionals and Clients alike, as the official designation for professional CMs. Owners are more and more often asking for CCMs to be involved with their projects. A growing number of organizations have also adopted a “Culture of Certification,” in which it is assumed, enterprise-wide, that the best CMs will be Certified CMs, and the organization supports its professionals in pursuing the CCM and provides financial and other recognition for achieving this high distinction. Here are example contract language from various owner organizations.
Over 3100 professionals have earned the right to call themselves a “Certified Construction Manager.” They recognize the value that the CCM distinction brings to their careers and the confidence that it inspires in their clients. Will you be among this elite group?

How do I become a CCM?

Download the application handbook and the CCM Brochure or watch the Becoming A CCM webinar to find out if the CCM is right for you.

Should you hire a CCM for your next project?

Still not Convinced? Learn more about why you should hire a CCM for your next project here
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