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The Construction Manager-in-Training Level 3 (CMIT® L3) designation is an extension of the CMIT certificate, which recognizes professionals who are invested in the CM industry and their own professional development. Earning the CMIT L3 demonstrates your continued growth and professional competence as a Construction Manager.
*Experience in each of the functional practice areas of CM is defined as time spent working in that professional discipline. There is no CMIT requirement for this experience to be as responsible in-charge (RIC). For more on RIC, please see the CCM Application Handbook.
Individuals must meet all the following qualifications to apply for the CMIT L3:
- Complete all requirements for the CMIT Level 2 (application approved by CMCI, pass CMIT L2 exams, and provide L2 letters of experience).
All applicants are required to read the CMIT L3 Handbook. Applications may be submitted online or using the PDF application in the accompanying Handbook.
CMIT L3 applications will not be processed until CMCI receives all portions of application sections 1-6 and required fees. All CMIT L3 application fees are non-refundable.
CMIT Level 3 (CMIT L3)
Certificate Program Fees (US$)
|CMIT L3||CMAA Non-Member||CMAA Member|
|APPLICATION (includes study material and exam||$215.00||$185.00|
|REAPPLICATION (for expired application)||$215.00||$185.00|
Candidates have one (1) year from when their CMIT L3 application was approved to pass the CMIT L3 examinations for professional practice, quality management, and cost management. Candidates are allowed three (3) attempts on each examination. Candidates also have one (1) year to complete the required soft skills training.
Candidates should consult the CMIT L3 Handbook for additional information about the examinations.
Letter(s) of Experience
Candidates have three (3) years from when the CMIT L3 application is submitted to provide letter(s) of experience signed by the applicant’s supervisor, superior officer, or an active Certified Construction Manager® (CCM®).
Applicants must submit a signed letter of experience for each required CM functional practice area:
- Contract Administration*
- Time Management*
- Safety & Risk Management*
*More information on experience is available in the CMIT L3 Handbook.
Applicants who pass all the L3 examinations, complete the required soft skills training, and provide the necessary signed letter(s) of experience, earn the CMIT L3 designation.
Those who hold the CMIT L3 designation are also eligible to apply for the CMIT Level 4.