Professional constructors have a new opportunity to validate their skills, knowledge, and expertise in managing construction projects through our professional certification exams.
The American Institute of Constructors (AIC) is announcing the Spring 2023 exam dates for the Certified Associate Constructor (CAC) Level I certification and the Certified Professional Constructor (CPC) Level II certification.
Learn about the CAC and CPC exam dates and other essential information during the spring window so that you can prepare for success.
Information About the 3 Stages of the CAC and CPC Exams
Take note of the following important dates to take advantage of the current exam window.
1. The Application Period
The first step on the path to being able to sit for the CAC or CPC exam is to apply for the exam you are qualified to take.
- Application Period: February 3-15, 2023.
- Visit the CAC or CPC certification website pages to apply for the appropriate exam.
Please note: only construction professionals need to apply for the CAC or CPC exam through our website.
If you are a student in a construction management degree program seeking to take the CAC Level I exam as part of your graduation requirement, you do not need to apply online. You will receive your own application form provided to you by your college or university.
2. The Registration Period
For construction professionals that apply online, you will receive confirmation of whether you have been approved to sit for the exam you are qualified to take. You will then have a few weeks to register for the CAC or CPC exam.
- Registration Period: February 20-March 5, 2023.
- Visit the CAC or CPC website page to register for the exam.
3. The Exam Dates
Once you are approved and registered to sit for one of our two exams, you will have a weeklong opportunity to complete the exam at an approved computer-based testing location.
- Exam Window: the CAC and CPC exam window is April 8-16, 2023.
- We will send you specific information about where you can take the computer-based exam. If you do not receive information, contact [email protected].
Note for students: The paper/pencil CAC exam date is April 8, 2023. This form of the exam is only available for students (not construction professionals) and will be administered through your college or university. Your instructor will provide specific information directly to you about how to take the exam.
Who Can Sit For Each AIC Exam?
Have questions about whether you are qualified to apply for our certifications? Learn more about the qualifications.
CAC Certification Requirements
– For professionals: we offer the CAC Level I exam to established construction professionals who have a solid foundation of construction knowledge and skills. To qualify to take the CAC exam, you must meet the following requirements by the time of applying:
- 4 years of Qualifying Experience, Qualifying Education, or a combination of the two factors.
– For students: as mentioned before, this exam is also designed for students preparing to graduate from a Construction Management degree program at an accredited college or university. Students who qualify for the exam must satisfy this criterion:
- Be within 12 months of graduating from a 4-year accredited bachelor’s degree construction program.
Please note that students may sit for the exam before graduating from the degree program. For example, if you plan to graduate in June 2023, you can sit for the exam in April 2023.
However, you will not become certified and receive the designation of a Certified Associate Constructor until you receive your degree.
CPC Certification Requirements
The CPC exam is only for experienced construction professionals who are highly skilled and experienced in managing complex construction projects.
Our highest level of examination is very rigorous and designed for construction managers who are capable of managing the execution of all or a substantial portion of construction works. The exam questions require greater knowledge and understanding than what is required in the CAC Level I exam.
To apply, register, and sit for the CPC exam, you must meet the following requirements:
- Have passed the CAC Level I exam (or be exempt from taking the CAC exam).
- Be a CAC in good standing with our organization.
- 4 years of additional acceptable Qualifying Education, Qualifying Experience, or a combination of the two beyond CAC requirements at the time of your CAC application.
- For Qualifying Experience, at least 2 years must include experience managing a construction project or a substantial portion of a project.
Have Questions About CAC and CPC Exam Dates?
We want to ensure you are prepared to satisfy all deadlines and requirements to take our exams so that you can validate your standing in the construction industry.
If you have questions about any of the steps involved in the process, the CAC or CPC exam dates, or the qualifications to sit for either exam, please contact us for assistance.
We can be reached at [email protected]. We will respond as quickly as possible to keep you on track during the current certification exam window.