Certified Construction Manager (CCM)


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.
CCMs have 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 is example contract language from various owner organizations.
Over 3500 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?

Benefits of Becoming a CCM:

Increase your Professional Marketability = Because the CCM is accredited and internationally recognized, the CCM can be the difference between getting an interview and having your resume over looked.
Manage your Experience and Maintain your Professionalism = The CCM is a sign of professional achievement and will help you exhibit to clients, supervisors you are dedicated to your profession and that you've mastered the critical knowledge of the latest construction management techniques.
Enhance your Professional Network = Not only will you earn the respect of peers, clients and employers when you earn a CCM, but you will also increase your network of professional Construction Managers.
Get lower liability insurance, just by having a CCM on your staff =  ProSight®Specialty Insurance has worked with CMAA to develop a new insurance product tailor-made for CM firms and practitioners. It's a combined professional liability and general liability package. Because ProSight recognizes the skill and professionalism associated with the Certified Construction Manager credential, CCMs will receive special credit on their quote. Full details are available here.

How do I become a CCM?

Earning a CM certification is a lengthy and time intensive process. Before beginning the process, CMCI strongly recommends you first watch the "Becoming a CCM" webinar to determine whether the CCM is appropriate for you and whether you are either eligible or on track to becoming eligible for certification.
If you have determined the CCM is right for you, you should view/download the application brochure and handbook to learn more about how to begin your journey to becoming a CCM. 

Should you hire a CCM for your next project?

Still not Convinced?

View the Owners' Brochure for even more reasons to hire a CCM for your next project.

Share Your Achievements

CMCI has partnered with Acclaim to create a digital CCM badge.  Badges are visual tokens of achievement, affiliation, authorization, or other trust relationships, shareable across the web.  Badges represent a more detailed picture than a CV or résumé as they can be presented in ever-changing combinations, creating a constantly evolving picture of a person's lifelong learning [More Info].

Your CCM badge will communicate your knowledge of, and dedication to, the CM profession to prospective employers and industry peers. If you have already earned a badge through Acclaim, your newly created CCM badge will be added to your existing profile.

Or you can let your LinkedIn network know about your certification by adding it to you profile without the badge!

Looking for More Information

Please contact CMAA's Certification Department with all questions and for more information.

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