Education & Training

CMAA's Professional Development Department provides the construction manager with the industry's most competent source for professional education and training relating to your chosen profession, the fastest growing in the construction industry.

The Professional Construction Management CourseTM

This course will benefit anyone seeking to acquire sound basic CM knowledge, as well as more experienced professionals seeking a fresher, continuing education or effective preparation for the Certified Construction Manager examination.

Construction Manager in Training (CMIT) Program

Looking to get your foot in the door in this fast paced and challenging industry? A connection to the profession and the path leading to the CCM is the driving purpose of CMAA's fast growing CMIT program.  Enter at or near graduation as you begin your career.

Online Learning Center

Discover CMAA's catalogue of flexible computer-based education tools that provide CM/PMs the knowledge needed to advance at every stage of their careers.

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 18.75-hour, online curriculum is excellent education for those individuals preparing for the CCM examination as well as individuals interested in learning more about the core competencies of professional Construction Management. All seminars are self-paced, include assessments, and are eligible for PDHs.

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.

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.

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

Upcoming Events

CMAA stages major national gatherings each year, offering both up-to-date educational programs and unsurpassed opportunities to network and explore business opportunities. 

The Construction Baseline CPM Scheduling Seminar. Find out more about this session and additional courses by visiting CMAA's Upcoming Events list.

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

CMAA hosts a smaller, high level spring meeting that explores markets, trends, and keys to success in project delivery.  

Continuing Education Credit

A credit value is assigned to CMAA courses and seminars in both Professional Development Hours and Learning Units. CMAA guarantees that course materials meet the requirements for a PDH, which is 60 minutes of instruction, or increments thereof.   
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. 
Certification is an ongoing commitment to professional development that begins with passing the exam. The CMCI Board of Governors believes that all CCM's should be actively involved in, and committed to the CM profession. Recertification of your CCM designation is required every 3 years and requires a $200 re-cert fee.

Not all courses and educational activities offered 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: