The Certified Construction Manager (CCM) is the “gold standard” in personnel credentials for the Construction Management profession. It is the only CM certification accredited by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) under the International Organization for Standardization’s ISO 17024 standard.

CCM is increasingly specified by leading owners in their construction RFPs. A growing number of organizations have also adopted a “Culture of Certification,” in which it is assumed, enterprise-wide, that the best CMs will be Certified CMs, and the organization supports its professionals in pursuing the CCM and provides financial and other recognition for achieving this high distinction.

Over 2000 professionals now boast the designation “Certified Construction Manager.”

They know the value this distinction will bring to their careers and the confidence it inspires in their clients.  The Certified Construction Manager (CCM) is someone who has voluntarily met the prescribed criteria of the CCM program with regard to formal education, field experience and demonstrated capability and understanding of the CM body of knowledge.  Certified Construction Managers provide a professional service: they apply effective management techniques to the planning, design, and construction of a project from inception to completion for the purpose of controlling time , cost and quality.

Why CCM?

Why become a CCM? Why insist on working with CCMs on your projects and programs?
Here are answers "live" from some of the industry's most thoughtful and influential leaders.

Recognized by Owners

Construction owners are increasingly recognizing the importance of having CCMs leading their teams:


Many others now specifically recognize the CCM as a positive factor in evaluating bids on their projects.

Their RFPs assign a concrete positive value to the involvement of CCMs in a bidder’s project team.

These owners know...

  • Construction today is complex and risks are higher than ever.
  • Successful projects and programs require leadership of a kind that only a qualified construction manager can deliver.
  • The CCM is a sure sign that an individual has both the technical knowledge and the proven practical experience to guide their projects to success.