The CMIT is a certificate program that helps young professionals launch and develop a successful career into the construction management industry. After an individual successfully becomes a CMIT they will be given access to the CCM mentor directory (requires login), enabling CMITs to expand their networks and connect with leading industry professionals. The CMIT designation demonstrates competence in the practice of construction management early in an individual’s career. Individuals who have earned their CMIT designation are showing employers and clients they are invested in the industry as well as in their own professional development. The CMIT program will help you develop as a construction manager and as a leader. To download our CMIT brochure, click here.
Why become a CMIT?
- Connect and work closely with CCM mentors to create and manage development plans.
- Show employers, clients, and peers that you are committed to acquiring the knowledge and capabilities to become a professional, practicing construction manager.
- Network with other CMITs and stay active within the industry.
- Demonstrate competence in construction management early in your career.
- Increase awareness of the Body of Knowledge and principles represented by CCMs and professional construction managers.
- To use as a stepping stone to becoming a CCM.
Who is the CMIT program for?
- Soon-to-be and recent graduates of an accredited Engineering, Architecture, or Construction Management degree program.
- Working graduate-degree candidates.
- Early career individuals focused on pursing the CCM credential by connecting with a CCM.
- Experience professionals dedicated to becoming a professional construction manager.
The Application Process
Step 1: Determine eligibility
Individuals must meet at least one (1) of the following qualifications to be eligible for the CMIT program:
- Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Engineering, Architecture, or Construction Management.
- 75 credit hours toward a Bachelor’s degree in an Engineering, Architecture, or Construction Management program.
- Associate’s degree or certificate in Engineering, Architecture, or Construction Management.
- Four (4) years of general design/construction experience.
Step 2: Apply Online
To apply online, first login or create a username here. Then select “store” from the menu on the top-right side of the page. You can then add the CMIT Application to your cart and check out from there. Once payment is made applications are typically processed within a week of submission. CMIT application fees are $75 for CMAA members, $125 for non-members.
Step 3: Study for CMIT exam
After an application is approved, CMAA will contact the candidate via email and provide instructions for how to access and use the study materials and CMIT exam online.
Step 4: Pass the CMIT exam
The CMIT exam consists of 200 multiple choice online questions. Candidates are given 6 hours for completion. The use of reference materials or tools while completing the exam is permitted.
Step 5: Find and declare your CCM mentor
The month after you have passed the exam, CMAA will contact all new CMITs and provide the information for how to access the CCM Mentor Directory. CMITs can then pick a mentor and declare their mentor here. For more information about mentoring, see the CMIT Mentoring Guide. For additional information on our Mentoring program, click here.
From CMIT to CCM
For many young CM professionals, the CMIT acts a primer for the CCM. The CMIT program is dedicated to helping young professionals on their paths to becoming a CCM. Through the CMIT program, young professionals will discover new and exciting ways to learn more about CM, while earning the experience necessary to become a CCM. For additional information, click here.
For more information, please contact CMAA's CMIT Department or call (703) 356-2622.