Establish Your Career in Construction ManagementAIC Certification: Associate Constructor (AC) Level I Exam
Associate Constructor (AC) is the first level of certification in the Constructor Certification Program. This level of certification is ideal for recent graduates of a 4-Year Construction Management Program or those transitioning into construction management from other industries.
Professionals applying for the AC Exam have a high level of skill and knowledge in managing and implementing the process of construction. Why is this important?
- ACs bring value to any project as they have a verified skill and knowledge level.
- ACs create peace of mind for project owners as a trustworthy, high-performing individual.
- ACs elevate the safety of a work site with confirmed knowledge of best practices.
- ACs seek continual professional improvement through our required Continuing Professional Development program.
- ACs agree to abide by the AIC Code of Ethics, which ensures that you are committed to being a professional and ethical member of the industry.
Fees For Associate Construction Exam
- Traditional Paper/Pencil: $165 (administered through university partners).
- Computer-Based, University-Proctored: $200 (administered through university partners).
- Computer-Based, Test-Center Proctored: $235 (delivered through our test-center network).
The Result of Completing the AC Level I Exam
Construction professionals that complete the AC Level I Exam will be able to demonstrate a high level of skill and knowledge in managing the process of construction covering the following areas:
- Communication Skills
- Engineering Management
- Management Concepts
- Materials, Methods & Project Modeling
- Bidding and Estimating
- Budgeting, Costs & Cost Control
- Planning, Scheduling & Schedule Control
- Construction Safety
- Construction Geomatics
- Project Administration
- Newly Certified Members Receive an Official AIC Certificate
The Requirements of the AC Level I Exam
The AC Level I Exam is broken down into the following aspects:
- The AC exam is made up of 300 multiple choice questions, given during two 4-hour sessions on a single day.
- The exam covers 10 separate sections to demonstrate that you have a core competency in construction and are ready to contribute meaningfully to the construction industry.
- The exam is given twice per year (spring and fall) at 60+ locations across the country.
- 50+ university Construction Management Programs currently administer the AC exam. Most require the exam as part of their program curriculum.