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Construction Management Professional Certificate

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Prepare for a career in the rapidly growing field of construction management with the Construction Management Professional Certificate. In just 20 weeks, this non-degree certificate program will provide the in-demand skills needed to oversee construction projects, handle logistical and operational issues, and manage schedules and costs.


Developed with guidance from current industry leaders and specialists, the program provides relevant and sought-after training for those seeking an entry-level career in construction project management while providing a foundation in the fundamentals of inspection, safety, drawings and surveys, and more.

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Program Learning Outcomes

  • Describe the fundamentals of construction management plans and specifications
  • Explain construction bid documents and bidding procedures
  • Demonstrate knowledge of mathematics and its application in problem-solving
  • Gain cost estimating and scheduling techniques
  • Apply the principles of project management to construction projects
  • Summarize basic inspection processes and the relationship between safety and quality
  • Apply inspection techniques to improve workplace safety and ensure conformance with codes, plans, and specifications
  • CMAA CMIT Level One Exam Preparation / OSHA Construction 10-Hour Certification (CMIT Exam and OSHA credential vouchers included)

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  • Module 1: Plans and Specifications
    • Understand the fundamentals of interpreting drawings and specifications
    • Demonstrate knowledge in reading surveys, site improvement, foundations, structures, mechanical, and electrical drawings
    • Explain construction bid documents and related bidding procedures
    • Apply specification principles and contract procedures and conditions
  • Module 2: Field Inspection and Safety
    • Understand the cost of injuries in comparison to the cost of safety
    • Assess the occurrence of hazardous conditions
    • Determine steps to implement contractual agreements and management systems that improve safety.
    • Understand the relationship between safety and quality
    • Understand the basic inspection processes for sites, structures, general construction, and mechanical and electrical systems
    • Apply inspection techniques to ensure conformance with codes, plans, and specifications
    • Understand the final inspection process and project closeout
  • Module 3: Scheduling and Control
    • Understand the project management process
    • Explain construction contracts and delivery methods
    • Demonstrate estimating fundamentals
    • Understand network and scheduling fundamentals
    • Analyze construction progress through schedule updating
  • Module 4: CMAA CMIT Level One Exam Preparation

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Frequently Asked Questions

Yes, successful completion of the Construction Management Professional Certificate allows students to receive academic credit for three courses toward the B.S. in Construction Management if the student decides to pursue a degree at National University.

All learners are eligible to apply. There are no specific admissions requirements. It is recommended that learners have a high school diploma or GED.

The program is designed to be completed in 20 weeks, with a total of approximately 200 hours of completion time throughout the program.

Certification courses are asynchronous and self-paced, starting and ending at the same time.

The Construction Management Professional Certificate program is beneficial to individuals looking for an entry-level position in construction management. The certificate creates the opportunity to start a construction management career path.

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