Certified Construction Manager

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The Certified Construction Manager® (CCM®) is the gold standard in personnel credentials for the Construction Management profession. It is the only CM certification accredited by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) under the International Organization for Standardization’s 17024 standard. CCMs have voluntarily met the prescribed criteria of the CCM® program with regards to formal education, field experience and demonstrated capability and understanding of the CM body of knowledge. CCMs are committed to excellence in Construction program/project management, career advancement and the pursuit of knowledge.

What does a CCM do?

CCMs provide professional services which apply effective management techniques to the planning, design, and construction of a project from inception to completion for the purpose of controlling time, cost and quality. The purpose of the CCM® is to improve delivery of the built environment by identifying the CMs who are best qualified by education and experience to deliver professional CM services at the highest level of quality and ethical conduct.

Why should I become a CCM?

More than 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.

The CCM® is recognized by A/E/C professionals and clients alike, as the pinnacle 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. Here is example contract language from various owner organizations, which provide a starting point in drafting contracts for your team.

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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.

Get lower liability insurance by having a CCM® on your staff. ProSight® Specialty Insurance has worked with CMAA to develop a new insurance product tailor-made for CM firms and practitioners. It's a combined professional liability and general liability package. Because ProSight® recognizes the skill and professionalism associated with the Certified Construction Manager® credential, CCMs will receive special credit on their quote. Full details are available here.

Congratulations to those who earned their Certified Construction Manager designation in January!

Should you hire a CCM for your next project?

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Please contact the Certification Department with all questions or for more information.