Construction Specifications Institute (CSI)

Certified Construction Product Representative (CCPR)


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

Renewal Period: 3 years

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.

Certified Construction Product Representative (CCPR)

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS

Attainability:    medium

Eligibility Requirements (View Details)

  • Credential Prerequisite: Construction Documents Technologist certification
  • Experience: 2 years
  • Education: High School Diploma/GED
  • Training
  • Membership
  • Other
  • Fee

Note: This credential may have multiple options for a Service member to meet eligibility requirements. Requirements listed here are based on the minimum degree required. To view other options, see the Eligibility tab.

Exam Requirements (View Details)

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

RECERTIFICATION SUMMARY

Renewal Period: 3 years

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

AGENCY CONTACT INFORMATION

Construction Specifications Institute (CSI)

110 South Union Street
Suite 100
Alexandria, VA  22314-3351

Phone: (800) 689-2900

Fax: (703) 236-4600
Email: csi@csinet.org

Experience REQUIREMENTS

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.

Written Exam

  • 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.

Exam Preparation Resources

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

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

RECERTIFICATION

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.

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