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Anne Whitacre, CCS CSI
Senior Member
Username: awhitacre

Post Number: 146
Registered: 07-2002
Posted on Monday, December 20, 2004 - 04:37 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostPrint Post

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.
Julie Root
Junior Member
Username: julie_root

Post Number: 2
Registered: 02-2004
Posted on Monday, December 20, 2004 - 05:30 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostPrint Post

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
Senior Member
Username: tracy_van_niel

Post Number: 103
Registered: 04-2002
Posted on Tuesday, December 21, 2004 - 07:29 am:   Edit PostDelete PostPrint Post


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
Senior Member
Username: bunzick

Post Number: 296
Registered: 03-2002
Posted on Tuesday, December 21, 2004 - 08:49 am:   Edit PostDelete PostPrint Post

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.

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