CDT Study Group


Daryl Robinson, FCSI, CDT®, CCS, (Crandic & Pikes Peak Chapters/Certification Chair of North Central & Southwest Regions) and Michael Young, FCSI, CDT®, CCS, CCCA, (Denver & CSINext Chapters/Certification Chair of Denver Chapter) cordially invite you to participate in an upcoming series of online presentations. It is our belief that every CSI member should have the CDT® certification suffix after their name.

Therefore, please plan on participating in our upcoming Online CDT® Study Group, which will begin on February 9, 2021. The diversity of CSI members makes for a wide range of perspectives and experiences, which can be shared between the members attending the Study Group. In fact, we are in the process of assembling a group of “professors” who will lead various portions of the Study Group discussions as subject matter experts. The Study Group is offered for free to CSI members and for only $100 to non- members. See additional information about the separate registration for the CDT® Exam below.


With the knowledge gained by studying, reviewing, and testing on the materials for the CDT® exam, you will be better prepared to do your daily job. You will be more marketable and valuable to your company by understanding the basic contractual relationships and responsibilities of the parties involved in virtually every construction project. There is no be2er way to demonstrate your superior abili3es than with CSI's cer3fica3on programs. Only CSI has cer3fica3on programs that benefit all disciplines in the building design and construc3on industry - because CSI is the only organiza3on to represent ALL the members of the construc3on industry. With CDT® a:er your name, you will belong to a select and highly respected group of construc3on professionals - architects, contractors, contract administrators, specifiers, manufacturer's representa3ves - known in the industry for their comprehensive knowledge of the wri3ng and management of construc3on documents.

In the compe33ve construc3on industry, you have to prove yourself again and again. CDT® is the founda3on you need to gain that compe33ve advantage. It is the cornerstone of CSI's cer3fica3on programs - the real-world con3nuing educa3on you need. CDT® provides a comprehensive overview for anyone who writes, interprets, enforces, or manages construc3on documents. You will be able to perform your job more effec3vely and improve communica3on among all members of the construc3on team.


The CDT® Certification will put you in an elite group of industry professionals whose expertise is recognized by an industry leader. No matter what you do in construction, the CDT® is the program for you! Putting CSI credentials after your name is the industry’s proof that you are among the industry’s best and shows that you have made a personal commitment to your profession.

CDT® can help you manage the complexities of a LEED project. Site development, water efficiency, energy use, building materials, interior building systems, construction wastes and increased recycling - you have to manage it all when you are building to achieve LEED certification.

CDT® can help polish your resume. It is harder and harder to stand out in the employment market right now. CDT® can help pull your resume to the top of the heap.

CDT® will get you into CSI’s Certificants Directory, which helps the public find the right professional for the job - one who has demonstrated construction documentation skill by earning a CDT®, CCS, CCCA, or CCPR certification.

Once you are "CSI Certified," you will have demonstrated attainment of best practices knowledge from the industry leader in construction documentation, specification preparation, product representation, and contract administration.


The computer-based examination lasts two hours and contains 120 multiple-choice questions. The exam is administered at Prometric test centers nationwide twice each year. The next exam window will begin on May 3, 2021 and extends through June 4, 2021.


Candidates must demonstrate their knowledge of CSI's recommended practices in the following Knowledge Domains (subject areas):

  • Domain 1 - Fundamentals: 12%
  • Domain 2 - Project Conception and Delivery: 10%
  • Domain 3 - Design Process: 12%
  • Domain 4 - Construction Documents: 28%
  • Domain 5 - Procurement: 10% 
  • Domain 6 - Preconstruction: 6%
  • Domain 7 - Construction: 16%
  • Domain 8 - Lifecycle Activities:  6%
CDT® Exam Cost CSI members   Non-members Students 

Early Registration Period
Dates February 17 thru March 10

 $375   $625  $165
Standard Registration Period
Dates March 11 thru April 18
$460   $795   $165
Final Registration Period 
Dates April 19 thru May 14
$545  $935   $165


Note: You might have noticed that the cost difference between “CSI members” and “Non-members” is just about the same as or less the cost of a “Professional Membership” in CSI. Therefore, you should join CSI while you register for the CDT® and get the added value of becoming a full-fledged CSI member! See for additional information. Please note that CSI membership rates are in addition to any separate Chapter dues.

Additional Note: The CDT® Exam Costs listed above do not include prep materials, practice guides, or the AIA A201 or EJCDC C-700 exam source materials, which may be purchased separately.


A minimum of 10 virtual online sessions will be held on Tuesday evenings starting on February 9, 2021. The sessions will begin at 6:30 p.m. Mountain Standard Time, and will last between 60 to 90 minutes, depending on subject matter and duration of any group discussions.

We recommend that participants purchase the Project Delivery Practice Guide (PDPG) 3rd Edition, which makes up the majority of the CDT® Exam source material. The PDPG will continue to serve you as a valuable resource throughout your career.

To register or for more information, contact Daryl Robinson via email at or by phone at 719.371.5332.

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