Certified Construction Manager
A Certified Construction Manager is a (CCM®) and a recognized professional who has chosen a career in construction management and voluntarily met the prescribed criteria of the construction management certification program with regards to formal education, field experience and demonstrated capability and understanding of the CMAA body of knowledge.
What is a CCM?
CCMs are committed to excellence in construction management/project management, career advancement and the pursuit of knowledge. CCMs provide professional services which apply effective management techniques to the planning, design, and construction of a project from inception to completion to control time, cost and quality.
The purpose of the CCM is to improve delivery of the built environment by identifying the construction managers (CMs) who are best qualified by education and experience to deliver professional construction management services at the highest level of quality and ethical conduct.
What does a CCM do?
The Certified Construction Manager provides leadership by unifying architects, general contractors, engineers, and facility managers to successfully complete a project. The CCM is familiar with the latest techniques and technology from conception to project completion. The CCM thoroughly understands sustainable design and construction, how projects are financed, and how risks can be minimized and effectively shared. The CCM is a communicator, a facilitator, a problem solver, a professional leader. Certified Construction Managers have the proven knowledge and experience to deliver all of these values for every project.
Why should I become a CCM?
Show your clients, employers, colleagues, and other stakeholders your expertise in capital program and project management. Demonstrate your ability to manage costs and safely deliver projects on time.
Increase your Professional Marketability: Having a CCM helps you stand out and showcase your experience being responsible in charge of CM services and that you can provide resolutions towards your client’s best interests and complete a successful project.
- CCMs earn over 10% more than CMs who do not hold the credential
- Hundreds of job opportunities require or prefer candidates with the CCM
Display your Leadership and Professionalism: The CCM is a sign of professional achievement and will help you validate to clients and supervisors that you’re dedicated to your profession and that you are part of elite group of qualified industry experts.
- Receive a printed certificate and digital badge to show your CCM status
- CCMs are in demand at a time when the industry needs skilled workers
- CCMs pass a comprehensive in-person exam that tests on 15 practice areas, including management of time, safety, and costs
Expand your knowledge and Grow your Network: As a CCM, you maintain your credibility by staying up to date with industry best practices, being engaged at industry events, and adhering to the code of ethics through the recertification process.
- CCMs are honored in CMAA publications, the CMAA website, and CMAA conferences
- Hundreds of CCMs serve as mentors to early career professionals
- CCMs are chosen to teach at colleges/universities, professional workshops/training events, and conferences
- Many CCMs are selected to write exam test questions, develop industry best practices, and serve association boards and committees
Why organizations should hire CCMs for their projects?
Service Providers: Compete for new business by showing that your CMs are among the best in the industry.
Owner organizations: Demonstrate your leadership and knowledge by an example with your qualifications.
Identify you have the top talent in industry: CCMs must provide at least two references to verify their experience and pass a comprehensive in-person exam that tests on 15 practice areas, including management of time, safety, and costs.
- CCMs are required to recertify every three years by showing continued professional development or passing the CCM exam again
Ensure safety, reduce costs, and deliver projects on time: Public and private owners rely on CCMs on their teams to manage their risks.
- Many owners list preferences for CCMs on their project teams in RFPs and RFQs
- Get lower liability insurance by having a CCM on your staff through ProSight.
Attract and retain the best talent: By demonstrating your support for your teams continued professional development, employees stay longer at companies that support professional development.
- CCMs are required every three years to provide a minimum of 25 points earned by participating in training or volunteering within the industry.