|Anne Whitacre, CCS CSI|
Post Number: 146
|Posted on Monday, December 20, 2004 - 04:37 pm: |
I've heard there are some offices in the country that require passing the CDT as part of the promotion criteria for some staff levels. Does anyone on this board have such a requirement? I want to give this information to our managing partner and really push these exams as part of our staff training.
Post Number: 2
|Posted on Monday, December 20, 2004 - 05:30 pm: |
I think this is an important step. The CDT is a great tool for helping younger professionals understand the logistics of Construction Documents in terms of the Contact. For younger architects it ties into their preparation for the Architectural Registration Exams.
|Tracy Van Niel|
Post Number: 103
|Posted on Tuesday, December 21, 2004 - 07:29 am: |
Our office does not officially have that requirement. The only position currently requiring CDT is Specifier and a CCS is required for a Senior Specifier. A lot of our younger intern type people do take the study course and exam and I know it's looked kindly upon when it comes time for the yearly review but it's not an official requirement for promotion. I will say that everyone who has taken the CDT exam before they've taken the ARE have said that's helped them do better on the exam.
|John Bunzick, CCS, CCCA|
Post Number: 296
|Posted on Tuesday, December 21, 2004 - 08:49 am: |
We don't require passing the CDT exam. However, we do include passing the exam or self-study of contract documents (or the local CSI study group) as one element that shows self-initiative. We have a fairly specific structure for advancement, including an inventory of skills and knowledge needed to do so--CDT fits into this. Quite a few have taken the study course (generally those in their twenties and thirties) with a small number taking the exam on their own dime.