American Institute of Constructors Constructor Certification ...
Building Individual Professionalism in Construction Since 1971. American Institute of Constructors Constructor Certification Commission About the AIC Founded in 1971 Organization dedicated to promoting professionalism and excellence of the individual
constructors. Provides education, networking and career advancement opportunities for its Members. About the Commission The Commission oversees all aspects of the certification process. 1993
Constructor Certification Commission was founded to establish the Constructor Certification Program 1996 Testing and Awarding of Certifications Began
About the Commission Sets the educational and experience qualifications for Professional Constructors Includes representatives from the industry, including other trade and professional organizations like the ABC, AGC and ASA
Oversees the examination development The Components of a Profession A Body of Knowledge and formal education requirements A Commitment to client service and public trust Membership in a professional
society with a Code of Ethics Established qualification standards and, under the most rigorous procedures, standards are established by examination What is Certification? A voluntary and nongovernmental process to recognize the education and/or experience of an individual who meets certain criteria or
standards An ongoing proof of commitment to ethics and professionalism Earned and maintained throughout a career Why Construction Certification Constructor Certification raises the standards of professional practices across the industry Provides the Constructor a professional image,
in line with the Engineer or Architect Benefits to the Employer Provides an independent assessment of an employees skills and knowledge Improves company marketability to clients Added assurance that employees will continue to improve their skills and
knowledge Benefits to the Owner Added assurance that their projects are being managed effectively Opportunity to use as a pre-qualification requirement Knowledge that their construction team will be more
professional and ethical Benefits to the Constructor Nationally recognized certification of ones skills and knowledge Enhanced image as a professional to clients, employers and the public Improved career opportunities
Sets one apart in a competitive marketplace Benefits to the Educator Provides a direct or indirect assessment of students scores compared to national averages, by subject area Provides a detailed assessment mapped to ACCE & ABET Program
Outcomes Offers students unique opportunity to become certified upon graduation Level 1 Construction Fundamentals Level 1 Construction Fundamentals Levels of Certification
Associate Constructor (AC) | Individuals within 12 months of graduating from a Construction Management program OR a professional with 4 years of experience in the management of the construction process. Certified Professional Constructor (CPC) | For seasoned professionals. To qualify, you must have 8 years of qualifying experience OR a mix of 8 years of qualifying experience and education OR have obtained 4 years of qualifying experience since obtaining the AC designation. In all cases, a candidate must have 2 years of experience in a position of overall responsibility of a project.
Certification Process Establishmen t of required education and/or experience qualifications Application Approval
Examination Certification Continuing Professional Development Level I Qualifications
To qualify for the Level 1 Examination you must meet the 12-4-4 rule. (Must meet one of these) Be within 12 months of graduation of an accredited 4 year CM Program 4 years qualified construction experience 4 years of combined qualified construction education and experience Level II Qualifications To qualify for the Level II examination an individual
must meet one of the following: Currently hold the AC designation, have 4 additional years of qualified experience, Non-ACs can qualify with 8 years of qualified experience, or 8 years of combined experience and education All Level II candidates must have 2 years in which they were in a position of overall responsibility for the delivery of a project or portion of a major project.
Level I Exam 8 Hour exam with 300 multiple choice questions Given each spring and fall at over 70 Locations across the United States. I. Communication Skills 13% II. Engineering Concepts 5% III. Management Concepts 12%
IV. Materials, Methods, and Project Modeling and Visualization 10% V. Bidding and Estimating 12% VI. Budgeting, Costs, and Cost Control 12% VII. Planning, Scheduling, and Schedule Control 12% VIII. Construction Safety 7% IX. Construction Geomatics 2% X. Project Administration 15% Level I Exam Content
Level II Exam 4 Hour exam with 175 multiple choice questions Computer Based Exam given at hundreds of sites around the USA. I. Project Scope Development 20% II. Employment Practices 5%
III. Working Relationships 5% IV. Construction Start-Up and Support 8% V. Construction Resource Management 18% VI. Construction Cost Control 18% VII. Project Closeout 8% VIII. Construction Risk Management 12% IX. Ethics 6% Level II Exam Content
After the Exam Scores are mailed out within 30 days after the exam. Those who qualify for the Level I exam based on experience, are also awarded the Associate Constructor (AC) designation upon signing a Certificant Agreement. Students who pass the Level I exam must provide proof of graduation prior to signing a Certificant Agreement and receiving their certification. Those who pass the Level II exam are awarded the
Certified Professional Constructor (CPC) designation upon signing a Certificant Agreement. Exam Reporting Students who agree to release their scores will have their results automatically sent to their University and included in their University Report. Continuing Professional Development Those who become designated as an
AC or CPC are enrolled in the CPD Program. This requires CPCs to obtain 32 CPD Credit Hours every 2 years. ACs are not required to report hours, only be continually employed in the construction industry, which they must report back to the Commission via a AC CPD Reporting Form. All AC and CPCs must pay a yearly CPD Fee of $75 or maintain an AIC
Membership. Growth of the Program To date over 22,000 individuals have sat for the Level I examination and 1,200 have sat for the Level II examination. Exams are given at over 70 locations, increasing yearly, many of which are Universities.
Current Certified Constructors 2,500 Associate Constructors 750 Certified Professional Constructors
ANSI Accreditation The AC and CPC Certifications are both Accredited by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI). The ANSI accreditation enhances the credibility and value of both certifications Building Individual Professionalism in Construction Since 1971.
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