Education & Training

CMAA's department of Professional Development provides construction managers with the industry's leading source of professional Construction Manager (CM) education and training. CMAA offers a variety of traditional and digital programs dedicated to improving the overall competency and performance of CM professionals and rising CMs.

In-Person Training

CMAA offers a number of classroom-based learning opportunities for CMs who are preparing for the CCM exam, looking to maintain their current certification, or who would just like to to keep their CM skills sharp. Learn More.

The Professional Construction Management CourseTM

PCM Course

This course will equally benefit those seeking basic CM knowledge, as well as more experienced professionals looking to refresh their knowledge, continue their education or prepare for the Certified Construction Manager examination. View Upcoming Courses.

Construction Baseline CPM Scheduling Course

"Construction Baseline Scheduling Revealed" is a day-long training session, that is designed to spotlight the scheduling process by focusing on the construction baseline or as-planned project schedule as the primary planning tool for the project. This course will demonstrate how CMs can review the Baseline CPM schedule quickly and effectively by using bar-chart printout and electronic files. Attendees will learn how CMAA’s Standards of Practice (SOP) supports effective time management. They will also examine the Critical Path Method schedules and the means by which schedules can be analyzed and reviewed. View Course

Customized On-Site Training

CMAA's Custom Onsite Training brings the highest quality of professional CM instruction to you. This training, which occurs in the comfort of your own office, is specially customized, by you, to help your staff accomplish their learning objectives. Learn More

Online Learning Center

Discover CMAA's catalogue of flexible, web-based educational tools that provide CM/PMs the knowledge required to advance at every stage of their careers Learn More.

Standards of Practice Distance Learning

CMAA presents its 'Standards of Practice Distance Learning Course' in a comprehensive, self-paced instructional program delivered by industry leading Certified Construction Managers. This 18 hour and 45 minute, online curriculum is an excellent source of education for those preparing to take the CCM examination, as well as those interested in learning more about the core competencies of professional Construction Management. All seminars are self-paced, include assessments, and are eligible for PDHs. View SOP Courses.

On-Demand Online Seminars

CMAA presents On-Demand Distance Learning as part of a developing library of seminars on a variety of construction management and general construction industry topics. Included is the Standards of Practice Course, a comprehensive, self-paced instructional program delivered by industry leading Certified Construction Managers. All seminars are self-paced, include assessments, and are eligible for PDHs. Browse On-Demand Seminars.


One-hour sessions that explore topics of interest to CMs, including Risk Management, Legal issues, Sustainability, BIM, Project Management, and more! View Upcoming Webinars.


The new CM Practitioners Assessment Tool™ records and tracks career progress and the means to quantify the accumulation of Responsible-In-Charge (RIC) experience through levels of demonstrated experience culminating with applying to earn the CCM credential. More Info.

Looking to get your foot in the door of this fast-paced and challenging industry? CMAA's rapidly expanding Construction Manager in Training (CMIT) program provides young and rising professionals with a connection to the CM profession and sets them on a path towards CCM certification. More Info.

National Events

CMAA hosts several major national gatherings each year. These events offer up-to-date educational programs and unrivaled networking and business exploration opportunities.

National Conference & Trade Show

The National Conference & Trade Show is CMAA's flagship event. The event, which is held each fall, includes a comprehensive exhibit hall, plenary and breakout sessions, and the Industry Recognition Banquet, during which the Project Achievement Awards, Person of the Year award, and other honors are presented. 

Capital Projects Symposium

CMAA also hosts the Capital Projects Symposium in the spring, a smaller, high-level conference that explores markets, trends, and keys to success in project delivery.

Continuing Education Credit

A credit value is assigned to each CMAA course and seminar in the form of Professional Development Hours (PDH) and/or Learning Units (LU). CMAA guarantees that its course materials satisfy PDH requirements* Learn More.

  Certification is an ongoing commitment to professional development. The CMCI Board of Governors requires that CCM designees undergo recertification every three years. Recertification requires a $200 recertification fee.

  CMAA  is registered with the American Institute of Architects (AIA) as an approved CES provider of Learning Units (LU). One educational contact hour equals one (1) LU. To receive LUs through CMAA, you must provide your AIA member number on all registration materials and attendance forms. Transcripts are available through   

  CMAA is a registered provider of continuing education through the Registered Continuing Education Program (RCEP).Transcripts and certificates are available electronically through RCEP at All transcripts are reported based on the email address you provided to CMAA. 


*DISCLAIMER: Not all courses and educational activities offered may be acceptable for continuing education credit in your state.  Please check your state licensing board’s requirements before submitting your credits. All courses approved by CMAA count toward CCM recertification points. For more information on recertification points, please visit To self report credits through RCEP:


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