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Why should I become a CCM?

The CCM is recognized by AEC professionals and clients alike, as the official designation for professional CMs. Owners are often asking for CCMs to be involved with their projects. A growing number of organizations have also adopted a culture of certification and recognize the value, as the best CMs will be certified CMs. Organizations support its professionals in pursuing the CCM and will provide financial assistance and recognition for achieving this high distinction. We have included example contract language from various owner organizations, which provide a starting point in drafting contracts for your team.

Nearly 4000 professionals have earned the right to call themselves a Certified Construction Manager. They recognize the value that the CCM distinction brings to their careers and the confidence that it inspires in their clients. Will you be among this elite group? Click here for additional information.

Benefits of becoming a CCM
  • Increase your professional marketability. Because the CCM is accredited

    and internationally recognized, the CCM can be the difference between

    getting an interview and having your resume over looked.

  • Manage your experience and maintain your professionalism. The CCM

    is a sign of professional achievement and will help you exhibit to clients and supervisors you are dedicated to your profession and that you’ve mastered the critical knowledge of the latest construction management techniques.

  • Enhance your professional network. Not only will you earn the respect of peers, clients and employers when you earn a CCM, but you will also increase your network of professional Construction Managers.

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The CMIT is a certificate program that helps young professionals launch and develop a successful career into the construction management industry. The CMIT designation demonstrates competence in the practice of construction management early in an individual’s CM career. Individuals who have earned their CMIT designation are able to show employers and clients they are invested in the industry as well as in their own professional development.

Why should I 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.

  • Increase awareness of the Body of Knowledge and principles represented by professional construction managers.

  • Beginning your path to becoming a CCM

Benefits of completing the CMIT program

Having a CMIT designation proves to your future employers or competitors, that you are serious about the CM industry. You have taken the time to learn, and test your knowledge. It will set you apart from those who have no designation.

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