CMAA's Vision is that all owners will realize project and program success by using professionally qualified Construction Managers (CMs).

Our Mission is to promote the profession of construction management and the use of qualified CMs on projects and programs. 

CMAA was formed in 1982 to establish standards for managing construction projects. Construction management is rooted in traditional project management practices and also requires a unique body of skills and professional knowledge to perform successfully. CMAA is delivery method neutral; seeking to ensure that all professionals are prepared to succeed regardless of the scope, scale, or complexity of any project or program. 

Today, CMAA has nearly 16,000 members including individual professionals, professional service companies, and construction owners in the public and private sectors, as well as academic and associate members. CMAA has 29 regional chapters across the country.

CMAA is dedicated to career-long education and professional development, beginning with the Construction Manager-in-Training (CMIT) program, through the Certified Construction Manager (CCM) credential for the most accomplished construction management practitioners, and beyond to continuing education for advanced professionals. Moreover, both CMAA and ABET are delivery-system neutral, advancing professionalism regardless of specific delivery methods.

CMAA is the lead society for accreditation of professional degree programs in construction management by ABET. Working through ABET, CMAA is able to make a significant contribution to developing a qualified, professional workforce.

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CMAA is one of more than 63,000 association in the United States. Associations leverage their unique resources to solve problems, advance industry/professional performance, and kickstart innovation. Each year, associations like CMAA provide 17% of the formal, work-related education or training taken by Americans making them the largest provider of workforce development education in the U.S. They account for more than 315,000 meetings annually with 59.5 million in attendance.

For the meetings and hotel industry that’s 1.8 million jobs and $280 billion in direct spending by attendees.

In 2018, CMAA:
• Generated an estimated $1.755 million in airfare and lodging in Denver and Las Vegas combined
• Provided nearly 25,000 PDHs offered through national programs, and more than 1,000 offered by CMAA regional chapters
• Awarded $100,000 in scholarships through CMAA regional chapters
• Contributed to rewriting Louisiana legislation affecting voluntary certification