The Nashville Chapter of CSI will again host CDT Courses for the Spring 2020 Exams. The classes will also include AIA document review, which will be of interest to those preparing for CCS, CCCA and CCPR exams as well as breakout sessions focused on those advanced exams. CCS, CCCA and CCPR breakout sessions will be scheduled at times and locations as appropriate.
Cost: FREE and CEU’s / PDH’s / LU’s will be offered.
When: Thursday’s from 5:00 pm till 7:00 pm starting on January 16, 2020 and run for 10 weeks.
Whom: Classes are open to anyone with a desire to gain a better understanding of construction contract documents. Being registered to take a CSI exam or being a CSI member is not a requirement to participate. All are welcome.
Study Materials: The classes and the exams will be based on the Project Delivery Practice Guide – Second Edition. You should have access to the PDPG-2, either hard copy or an electronic copy for the class. The class will cover MasterFormat, UniFormat, GreenFormat SectionFormat, PageFormat and other standards of our industry. We will also use AIA documents, particularly the AIA A201 2017 General Conditions.
CDT Certification: Starting on July 1, 2018, the Construction Documents Technology (CDT) program has transitioned from a certificate to a certification. Please check the CSI National for more details at the CSI website: home click or Certification then CDT. This website is also the location to sign up for the National CDT Certification Exam and to obtain documents.
If you sign up for the National Exam you will receive The CSI CDT Exam Candidate Handbook. The handbook is available free at the above website. Classes will generally follow the Exam Outline in the handbook, see study class outline below.
Nashville Study Class Sign Up: Sign-up for our Nashville study class is required as there are a limited number of seats available. Anyone interested is encouraged to attend. For questions or to sign-up, email: Carl Manka at CManka@comcast.net or Lynn Jolley at LJolley@comcast.net If you will be preparing for an exam please let us know which one (Including ARE).
National Exam Sign Up: The nationwide exams for CDT CCS, CCCA and CCPR will be a computerized test and will be offered May 4 – June 5, 2020 Check out the details of the certification programs and register for the national exam at https://www.csiresources.org/home then click on Certification. If you intend to take an exam you will want to sign up during the early registration (significantly a lower cost). Check the website for details, costs and dates.
Summary CSI CDT & Certification Study Classes – 2020: Study classes will be held for 10 weeks by the Nashville Chapter of CSI. The focus in the first 4 sessions will be primarily toward the CDT exam and a refresher for anyone taking other exams. Weeks 5 & 6 will focus on the AIA General Conditions. The AIA General Conditions play a significant role in all of the CSI Exams. Weeks 7 – 9 will include continued review for the CDT Exam and mentoring for the CCS, CCCA and CCPR exams upon request. The final session will be a Mock CDT Exam.
As the CDT Certification exam is the basis for the advanced certification exams and a significant part of the certification exams will depend on knowledge covered in the CDT exam – ALL exam candidates are encouraged to attend all classes.
For additional information, please refer to CSI Nashville’s website.