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Project and Construction Management Certification

9 pagesPublished: December 11, 2023


The construction industry accounts for greater than one-tenth of the global Gross Domestic Product (GDP). Evolving sophistication and demands of clients and changes to laws and regulations profoundly impact the environment and dynamics of this enormous sector. To deal with modifications, the construction industry is bringing changes to the construction methods and practices by formalizing the project management approach using specialized methodologies. Construction professionals enroll in construction and project management certification programs to stay current with industry processes and practices. Numerous organizations, institutions, and associations offer various types of construction and project management certification. In this paper, the certification programs of Associated General Contractors of America (AGC), Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC), National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER), The Institute of Project Management, American Institute of Constructors (AIC), Construction Management Association of America (CMAA), Project Management Institute (PMI) and International Project Management Association (IPMA) are evaluated. This research provides accurate and updated information on the types of certifications, eligibility criteria, exam formats, cost, validity, and renewal process of the project and construction management certifications offered by certification bodies recognized by the construction industry in the United States.

Keyphrases: Accreditation, certification, Construction Management, project management, training

In: Tom Leathem, Wesley Collins and Anthony J. Perrenoud (editors). Proceedings of 59th Annual Associated Schools of Construction International Conference, vol 4, pages 130--138

BibTeX entry
  author    = {Ahmad Zaki Ghafari and Dennis C. Bausman},
  title     = {Project and Construction Management Certification},
  booktitle = {Proceedings of 59th Annual Associated Schools of Construction International Conference},
  editor    = {Tom Leathem and Wes Collins and Anthony Perrenoud},
  series    = {EPiC Series in Built Environment},
  volume    = {4},
  pages     = {130--138},
  year      = {2023},
  publisher = {EasyChair},
  bibsource = {EasyChair,},
  issn      = {2632-881X},
  url       = {},
  doi       = {10.29007/gnbq}}
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