The Construction Manager Certification Institute (CMCI), an affiliate of CMAA, has launched a new, streamlined online application that will enhance the efficiency and objectivity of the process of obtaining the CM industry's credential.
Applicants can create, save, re-open, update and submit the new application through the CMCI website at http://cmaanet.org/certified-construction-manager. The new application replaces the previous emphasis on lengthy written narratives with a greater reliance on applicants' experience and references. The objective is to make the application more uniform for all candidates and to stress successful project experience over interpretation and writing skill. It will also be easier for application reviewers to determine whether a candidate has the necessary responsible-in-charge experience to qualify to take the CCM examination.
"As the CCM designation has grown in popularity and the flow of applications has increased, we needed to make the process less onerous to reviewers as well as fairer and more straightforward for applicants," says CMAA President and CEO Bruce D'Agostino, CAE, FCMAA.
More than 2,100 people now hold the CCM credential, which is accredited by the American National Standards Institute under the International Organization for Standardization's ANSI/ISO/IEC 17024, General Requirements for Bodies Operating Certification Systems or Persons.The credential is increasingly preferred or required by owners of major capital construction projects, and was recently endorsed by the prestigious Construction Industry Institute of the University of Texas.
More information about the CCM and the application/examination process is available at www.cmaanet.org/certification/ccm/cmci.