National Credential
Credential: Certified Construction Product Representative (CCPR)
Credentialing Agency: Construction Specifications Institute (CSI)

The Construction Specifications Institute (CSI), Certified Construction Product Representative (CCPR) is an intermediate-level certification. The CCPR allows candidates to demonstrate their knowledge of construction product representation, the preparation of construction documents, the use of construction documents, and the construction process. A CCPR is an individual who is able to make effective sales calls, give presentations, hold related meetings, and understand the roles of as well as communicate with all parts of a project team. To earn a CCPR certification, candidates must have experience in the field and be able to pass an exam.

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

Renewal Period: 3 years

Certified Construction Product Representative (CCPR)

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 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 12W Carpentry and Masonry Specialist MOS other          

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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.

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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.

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Star credentials are MOS enhancing, as designated by the Proponent. MOS enhancing credentials are directly related to an MOS or ASI, are taught either partially or completely as part of a Program of Instruction (POI), and improve the MOS technical proficiency.

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Certified Construction Product Representative (CCPR)

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: Construction Documents Technologist certification
  • Experience: 2 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 Specifications Institute (CSI)
110 South Union Street
Suite 100
Alexandria, VA  22314-3351
Phone: (800) 689-2900
Fax: (703) 236-4600

Certified Construction Product Representative (CCPR)

Candidates should have the following experience:

  • Candidates with a CDT must have a minimum two (2) years’ experience in the representation of construction product(s) exclusive of academic preparation, attested to on company letterhead by two manufacturers and/or employers. OR
  • Candidates with no CDT, must have five (5) years’ experience in the representation of construction product(s) exclusive of academic preparation, attested to on company letterhead by two manufacturers and/or employers.

Certified Construction Product Representative (CCPR)

  • Domain 1: Pre-Project Activities (30%)
    • Identify the intended outcome of sales calls.
    • Describe the value of using your product to A/E, Owner, Contractor, Installer and Supplier based on relevant product information and related services.
    • Establish customer’s learning objectives and plan presentation to meet customer’s needs.
    • Deliver sales and continuing education presentations.
    • Monitor changing needs and expectations of end users.
    • Inform customers of proper and improper applications for product/system.
    • Evaluate regional differences to provide optimal product/system and option selections for projects.
    • Maintain product libraries at A/E firms.
    • Maintain, or acquire, certifications from various relevant organizations.
    • Plan marketing effort and participate in promotional activities.
    • Recommend product improvements, new products, literature, and services to manufacturers.
    • Communicate identified market trends to product/system manufacturer.
    • Develop new distribution channels, and educate suppliers.
  • Domain 2: Project Design (25%)
    • Meet with designer/design team; learn and understand project design intent.
    • Determine project's product/system/material needs.
    • Recommend product/system solutions/applications to meet project requirements.
    • Provide timely and accurate responses to product selection questions.
    • Provide/edit specification sections for project specific products/systems/materials.
    • Provide drawings and calculations to address project requirements.
    • Suggest ancillary products compatible with specified products/systems/materials.
    • Estimate product/system/material lead-time.
    • Provide budget pricing.
    • Identify codes, rules, regulations, and jurisdictional requirements applicable to the product/system/material.
    • Provide product/system/material storage, handling, installation, and maintenance requirements.
    • Provide and interpret applicable product/system/material warranties.
  • Domain 3: Procurement (20%)
    • Assess product/system/material availability to meet project schedule.
    • Discuss product codes, rules, regulations, and jurisdictional requirements with A/E.
    • Provide product/system/material pricing to contractors for bidding.
    • Submit product/system/material for prior approvals, when appropriate or required.
      (Includes substitutions.)
    • Identify qualified installers/applicators.
    • Identify qualified and responsive suppliers.
    • Coordinate product/system delivery time with Contractor.
    • Evaluate and recommend solutions during preparation of addenda.
  • Domain 4: Construction (20%)
    • Provide Contractor with product/system/material delivery, storage, handling, installation, and initial maintenance requirements.
    • Participate in product/system/material pre-installation meetings, when required or requested.
    • Provide product/system/material training or certification for
      installers/applicators, when required or requested.
    • Evaluate and recommend solutions for RFIs, proposal requests, and contract modifications.
    • Review product information, shop drawings, calculations, samples, mock-ups, and other submittals, when requested.
    • Perform site visits to evaluate site-specific issues, when required or requested.
    • Inform contractor of fabrication and delivery lead-times.
    • Observe product/system/material installation; inspect when required by warranty.
    • Provide product/system/material information support to construction team during commissioning.
    • Consult during project inspections.
    • Coordinate with Contractor to ensure project schedule allows sufficient time between on-site field measurements, submittal review, and delivery after fabrication.
  • Domain 5: Facility Management (5%)
    • Recommend training requirements for Owner/facility maintenance staff.
    • Notify Owner/facility manager of product/system/material/support availability.
    • Instruct users on product/system safety/proper operation and maintenance, when recommended, required or requested.
    • Explain warranty requirements to the Owner/facility manager.

There are a number of resources available to help you prepare for the Certified Construction Product Representative (CCPR) examination:

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Certified Construction Product Representative (CCPR)

Renewal Period: 3 years

The Certified Construction Product Representative (CCPR) credential has the following recertification information:

  • The CCPR is renewable every three years. Certification holders must complete 24 continuing education credit hours, complete a renewal application, and pay a fee.