Construction Manager Certification Institute (CMCI)

The Construction Manager Certification Institute (CMCI) provides credentials for professional construction managers (CMs). As an independent administrative body of CMAA, CMCI administers the construction management credentialing programs. The Institute is governed by a Board of Governors (BoG) and is comprised of construction management professionals who are responsible for policies and procedures affecting criteria for professional credentials and the determination of the status of candidates enrolled in the credential programs.

Statement of Impartiality

The CMCI Board of Governors and certification staff understand the importance of impartiality and conflicts in the management of certification activities. When undertaking dealings with members and non-members, all involved in the certification process will maintain a high level of ethical conduct and avoid conflicts of interest in connection with the performance of their duties. There shall be an avoidance of any actions and or commitments that might create the appearance of:

  • Using positions for personal gain.
  • Giving preferential treatment.
  • Impeding efficiency.
  • Losing independence or impartiality.
  • Affecting adversely the confidence of CMCI constituents in the integrity of certification operations.

The BoG and certification staff will ensure that in its dealings with constituents that they are and will remain impartial.


The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) has accredited the Construction Manager Certification Institute’s (CMCI) Certified Construction Manager® (CCM®) certification program under ANSI/ISO/IEC 17024, General Requirements for Bodies Operating Certification Systems or Persons.

ANSI’s Accreditation:

  • Promotes the unique qualifications and expertise CMCI’s construction management certification provides
  • Protects the integrity of the certification and provides legal defensibility
  • Enhances consumer and public confidence in the certification and the people who hold it
  • Facilitates mobility across borders or industries

Accreditation by ANSI signifies that CMCI’s procedures meet ANSI’s essential requirements for openness, balance, consensus, and due process in accordance with the ISO 17024 standard. To maintain accreditation, CMCI is required to consistently adhere to a set of requirements or procedures related to quality, openness, and due process.

The Certified Construction Manager (CCM®) recognizes professionals who have 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.

The CCM is accredited by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI®) under the International Organization for Standardization’s 17024 standard.