National Credential
Credential: Certified Construction Manager (CCM)  In-Demand resource  GI Bill resource  ANSI resource
Credentialing Agency: Construction Manager Certification Institute (CMCI)

The Certified Construction Manager (CCM) credential is an intermediate level certification. The CCM is aimed at construction professionals who manage entire projects and programs using pre-planning, design, construction, close out and management expertise. CCMs assure the best possible project outcome no matter what type of project delivery method is used. The candidate must meet experience and other requirements. Candidates must also pass a written examination.

More information can be found on the certifying agency's website.

Renewal Period: 3 years

Certified Construction Manager (CCM)

The following Army Occupations provide training and/or experience that contributes to attaining this credential:

Personnel Category Occupation Occupation Type Related As Promotion Points Skill Level Star Proponent Funded Gap Analysis
Enlisted 11B Infantryman MOS some  Promotion Points: This certification has been approved for promotion points. Click for more information.        
Enlisted 11C Indirect Fire Infantryman MOS other          
Enlisted 12A Engineer Senior Sergeant MOS other          
Enlisted 12B Combat Engineer MOS other          
Enlisted 12C Bridge Crewmember MOS other          
Enlisted 12H Construction Engineering Supervisor MOS other          
Enlisted 12K Plumber MOS other          
Enlisted 12N Horizontal Construction Engineer MOS other          
Enlisted 12R Interior Electrician MOS other          
Enlisted 12T Technical Engineer MOS some          
Enlisted 12W Carpentry and Masonry Specialist MOS other          
Enlisted 12Z Combat Engineering Senior Sergeant MOS other          
Enlisted 18B Special Forces Weapons Sergeant MOS other          
Enlisted 19D Cavalry Scout MOS some  Promotion Points: This certification has been approved for promotion points. Click for more information.        
Warrant Officer 120A Construction Engineering Technician WOMOS most     Proponent FundedFunded  

Army Table Legend


Related As

The military occupations shown in this table are related to this credential in one of four ways: Most, Some, or Other.

Most: This credential is directly related to most of the major duties associated with the military occupation (at least 80%). Note that the credential may require additional education, training or experience before you are eligible for it.

Some: This credential is related to some tasks associated with the duties of the military occupation (related 80% to at least one or more critical tasks but less than 80% of all of the entire military occupation). Note that the credential may require additional education, training or experience before you are eligible for it.

Other: This credential is related to this military occupation, but is more advanced or specialized and therefore will likely require additional education, training, or experience.

Promotion Points Promotion Points icon

This credential has been approved for promotion points for this MOS towards promotion to Sergeant and Staff Sergeant. Clicking the Promotion Points icon will open a link to the promotion points fact sheet.

Skill Level Designation

Skill Level I: This skill level consists of all Soldiers in the ranks of Private (pay grade E-1) up to Specialist (pay grade E-4). Time in Service (TIS) is generally between initial entry and four Years of Service (YOS). This skill level is Entry-level positions requiring performance of tasks under direct supervision.

Institutional training:

  • Structured Self-Development (SSD) level I
  • Basic Leader Course (BLC)

Skill Level II: This skill level is obtained when promoted to Sergeant (paygrade E-5). TIS is generally between 4-8 YOS. Positions requiring performance of more difficult tasks under general supervision; and in some instances, involving supervision of Soldiers in SL1.

Institutional training:

  • Structured Self-Development (SSD) level II
  • Advance Leader Course (ALC)

Skill Level III: This skill level is obtained when promoted to Staff Sergeant (paygrade E-6). TIS is generally between 8-12 YOS. Positions requiring performance of still more difficult tasks and involving first line supervision of Soldiers in SL1 & SL2.

Institutional training:

  • Senior Leader Course (SLC)
  • Structured Self-Development (SSD) level III

Skill level IV: This skill level is obtained when promoted to the rank of Sergeant First Class (paygrade E-7). TIS is generally between 12-18 YOS. Positions requiring relatively detailed knowledge of all tasks specified for a given MOS, normally involving first-line supervision of Soldiers in SLs 1, 2, and 3, and involving managerial duties.

Institutional training:

  • Master Leader Course (MLC)
  • Structured Self-Development (SSD) level IV
  • Senior Enlisted Joint Professional Military Education (SEJPME) I Course

Skill level V: This skill level is obtained when promoted to the rank of Master Sergeant (paygrade E-8). TIS is generally between 18-22 YOS. Positions requiring direct and indirect leadership roles with expertise in company and battalion-level operations and competency across a given CMF, serving as members of a staff at every level in the Army, with a full understanding of the allocation of resources and their utilization in order to accomplish Army functions and missions.

Institutional training:

  • United States Army Sergeants Major Academy (USASMA)
  • Structured Self-Development (SSD) level V

Skill level VI: This skill level is obtained when promoted to the rank of Sergeants Major (paygrade E-9). TIS is generally between 22-30 YOS. Positions requiring organizational leadership roles with multi-dimensional expertise in units and teams on division, corps, and Army staffs, integrated with Joint, Interagency, Intergovernmental, and Multinational (JIIM) partners with a full understanding of the Force Generation process, operations at all echelons, and how the Army runs.

Star Credential Star icon

The star indicates that this credential is highly recommended by the proponent and by industry/academic leaders.

Proponent Funded Funded icon

This icon indicates credentials which Soldiers may have funded through their MOS proponent. Some proponents offer credentialing opportunities in conjunction with military training and/or as part of MOS development beyond the training base.

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A detailed analysis comparing the credential requirements to the military occupation has been completed. Click on the gap analysis icon to view the analysis page.

Certified Construction Manager (CCM)

Eligibility Requirements ()

Note: This credential may have multiple options for becoming eligible. Listed below are the minimum requirements based on the minimum degree required. To view other options, see the Eligibility tab.

  • Credential Prerequisite
  • Experience: 12 years
  • Education: High School Diploma/GED
  • Training
  • Membership
  • Other
  • Fee

Exam Requirements ()

  • Written Exam
  • Oral Exam
  • Practical Exam
  • Performance Assessment

Renewal Period: 3 years

  • Continuing Education
  • Exam
  • Continuing Education OR Exam
  • Fee
  • Other

Construction Manager Certification Institute (CMCI)
7926 Jones Branch Drive
Suite 800
McLean, VA  22102-3303
Phone: (703) 356-2622
Fax: (703) 356-6388
Email: info@cmaanet.org

Certified Construction Manager (CCM)

CMCI accepts degrees granted by accredited Colleges and Universities recognized by the Council for Higher Education (CHEA) and the U.S. Department of Education. To find out if your school is accredited, please visit the CHEA website.

Qualifying Degrees include:

  • Construction Management
  • Construction Engineering Technology
  • Construction Science
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Civil Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Industrial Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Architectural Engineering
  • Architecture

If a candidate is qualifying for the CCM by using a degree listed above, they must submit evidence of the degree; photocopy of diploma, or have official transcripts sent from the accredited University. Degrees obtained outside the United States must adhere to the International Degree Policy.

Candidates must have 48 months experience as a CM in the qualifying areas as defined by the Qualifications Matrix.

To become a Certified Construction Manager (CCM), candidates must meet one of the requisite amounts of experience and/or education. The eligibility requirements are outlined below:

Option 1:

A 2-year undergraduate qualifying degree (AA/AS level) AND 4 years’ experience in general design/construction. (This experience is in addition to the 48-month CM requirement.) 

Option 2:

An undergraduate (4-year BA/BS level) or graduate qualifying degree.

Option 3:

No degree in construction management, architecture, engineering or construction science AND 8 years’ experience in general design/construction. (This experience is in addition to the 48-month CM requirement.)

The Certified Construction Manager (CCM) credential has the following other requirements:

  • Candidates must submit a professional resume along with educational documentation, such as a copy of a degree or an official transcript. If experience is being used in lieu of the educational requirements, additional documentation will be required.

  • Candidates must submit an application including a qualification matrix for each project experience and at least one reference per project.
  • Candidates must provide a minimum of two references for CMCI to contact via email.
  • Candidates and those certified must agree to abide by CMCI's Conditions and Conduct.

Certified Construction Manager (CCM)

  • Project Management (15%)
  • Cost Management (15%)
  • Time Management (16%)
  • Contract Administration (19%)
  • Quality Management (11%)
  • Professional Practice (9%)
  • Safety and Risk Management (15%)

There are a number of resources available to help you prepare for the Certified Construction Manager (CCM) examination:

An additional resource is Safari Books Online, a searchable digital library that provides online access to thousands of books, training videos and conference sessions. See the Educational Resources page here on COOL to learn how to get free access.

Testing for this credential is handled by Kryterion. The test centers are located in the U.S.

To find out more, use the following links on the Kryterion website:

For more information on the Construction Manager Certification Institute (CMCI) testing process, visit the agency website.

Certified Construction Manager (CCM)

Renewal Period: 3 years

The Certified Construction Manager (CCM) credential has the following recertification information:

  • CCM certification must be renewed every three years. Individuals must complete a recertification application, submit proof of professional development, and pay a recertification fee. CMCI awards points and uses a point system for continuing education and professional development. Candidates must earn 25 Renewal Points (RP).