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A brief history of the American Institute of Constructors and the Constructor Certification Commission.

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  • UF Questions: - It would be good to know what construction programs currently use AC exam.  (about 70) 17,000 AC’s tested to date, 1,000 CPC’s to date. how to motivate students to prepare for the test and make sure they do their best so that the test results are meaningful.  The question was:  should there be any consequence for students who fail the test?     That’s up to you. Just be careful in implementation. Another concern was that professors may  try to focus on preparing  students to pass the AC exam rather than teaching the fundamentals.  Do you do that now with the FL CGC? Course fee: AC -$155; CPC – Regular(already has AC) $405 and Excempt(no AC) $530. AC Reexam-$110; CPC Reexam-$170 November 3, 2012; April 6, 2013; November 2, 2013 Takes 4 weeks to receive results back. You receive a pass or fail notification by email and then a score card by mail.
  • History of ccc

    1. 1. AIC Constructor Certification Commission Building Professionalism in ConstructionC onstructor C ertification C ommission 700 North Fairfax Street, Suite 510 Alexandria, Virginia 22314 703.683.4999 www.Professionalconstructor.org
    2. 2. AIC Constructor Certification Commission Building Professionalism in Construction Constructor Certification Commission was establishedin 1993 to create a process for certification of professional constructors.
    3. 3. AIC Constructor Certification Commission Building Professionalism in ConstructionThe components of a profession: A body of knowledge and formal education requirements Commitment to client service and the public trust Membership in a professional society with a Code of Ethics Established qualification standards and, under the most rigorous procedures, standards are established by examination.
    4. 4. AIC Constructor Certification Commission Building Professionalism in ConstructionThe professionals in the built environment: • Architects • Engineers • Constructors
    5. 5. AIC Constructor Certification Commission Building Professionalism in Construction Walter Nashert, Fellow American Institute of Constructors, Nashert Constructors in Oklahoma City…Expert Witness testimony discounted because he was… “not a professional”Associated General Contractors (AGC) member… Education CommitteeDriving force behind improvements in construction education.
    6. 6. AIC Constructor Certification Commission Building Professionalism in ConstructionDevelopments in the 1970’s:American Council for Construction Education(ACCE), which now accredits more than 60 ConstructionSchools. Among them are Texas A&M, Auburn University,University of Florida, Purdue University, Arizona State,Colorado State…American Institute of Constructors (AIC) establishedas the professional society to represent individualprofessionals
    7. 7. AIC Constructor Certification Commission Building Professionalism in ConstructionAnd…In 1993, the Constructor CertificationCommission was established to grant credentials to Constructors
    8. 8. AIC Constructor Certification Commission Building Professionalism in ConstructionWhat is the ConstructorCertification Commission?A semi-autonomous body within AICSets educational and experience qualification forProfessional ConstructorsOversees all activity related to test development andcertificationsIncludes representatives from many trade andprofessional organizations
    9. 9. AIC Constructor Certification Commission Building Professionalism in ConstructionWhat is Certification?Voluntary and non-governmentalA mark of professionalism, not a licenseSomething Constructors earn, but alsomaintain.It is ongoing proof of commitment to ethicsand professionalism.
    10. 10. AIC Constructor Certification Commission Building Professionalism in ConstructionBenefits of CertificationCertification benefits all parties involved inthe construction industry, since it raises thestandards of professional practice.Here’s how …
    11. 11. AIC Constructor Certification Commission Building Professionalism in ConstructionBenefits to the EmployerIndependent assessment of an employee’s skills andknowledgeImproves marketability to clients.Assurance that employee will continue to hone their skills,through the required Continuing Professional Developmentprogram.
    12. 12. AIC Constructor Certification Commission Building Professionalism in ConstructionBenefits to the OwnerAssurance that their projects will be managed moreeffectively.Qualification as a means to prequalify contractorsKnowledge that their contractor management team will bemore professional.
    13. 13. AIC Constructor Certification Commission Building Professionalism in ConstructionBenefits to the ConstructorNationally recognized certification of skills andknowledge.Analyzes strengths and weaknesses in the subjectareas tested.Enhances image as a professional to employer, theirclients, and the public.Marketable credential that sets you apart.
    14. 14. AIC Constructor Certification Commission Building Professionalism in ConstructionBenefits to the EducatorDetailed outcome assessment of students’ scorescompared to national averages, detailed by subject areaGives students an edge in finding positions over non-certified graduates, which is especially important during adownturn.
    15. 15. AIC Constructor Certification Commission Building Professionalism in ConstructionOutcome AssessmentUniversities receive detailed breakdowns of their students’performance, by subject area and compared to nationalaverages
    16. 16. AIC Constructor Certification Commission Building Professionalism in ConstructionOutcome AssessmentUniversities receive detailed breakdowns of their students’performance, by subject area and compared to nationalaverages
    17. 17. AIC Constructor Certification Commission Building Professionalism in ConstructionOutcome AssessmentUniversities receive detailed breakdowns of their students’performance, by subject area and compared to nationalaverages
    18. 18. AIC Constructor Certification Commission Building Professionalism in ConstructionThe Commission Provides 2 CertificationsAssociate Constructor (AC) for recent collegegraduates or professionals with four years of experience inthe management of the construction process – ACcertification limited to 10 years.Certified Professional Constructor (CPC) forseasoned Constructors who meet the requirements for ACand have four years of additional experience, two of whichmust be in a “full charge” project management capacity.
    19. 19. AIC Constructor Certification Commission Building Professionalism in ConstructionThe Certification Process… Five steps, and one ongoing commitment Establishment of necessary educational and/or experience qualifications Application Approval Examination Certification Continuing Professional Development
    20. 20. AIC Constructor Certification Commission Building Professionalism in ConstructionEducation and/or Experience Needed… Level I – Four year degree from an accredited program in construction Four years equivalent construction experience in management of construction Four years combination of Education and Construction Experience
    21. 21. AIC Constructor Certification Commission Building Professionalism in ConstructionEducation and/or Experience Needed… Level II – Is qualified as an AC with an additional four years experience in management of construction works Policies and Procedures manual of the Commission lists details of types of experience and other educational requirements
    22. 22. AIC Constructor Certification Commission Building Professionalism in ConstructionExamination…8-hour examination for each levelGiven each April and November at 70+ locations across the U.S.
    23. 23. AIC Constructor Certification Commission Building Professionalism in ConstructionAC Examination Content… Key Areas: Project Administration: 12% Bidding and Estimating: 15% Planning, Scheduling and Schedule Control: 15% Budgeting, Costs and Cost Control: 12% Other subject areas include: Communication Skills, Engineering Concepts, Management Concepts, Materials and Methods, Safety and Surveying & Project Layout
    24. 24. AIC Constructor Certification Commission Building Professionalism in ConstructionCPC Examination Content… Key Areas: Project Scope Development: 20.0% Resource Management: 18% Cost Control: 18% Safety Management: 12% Other subject areas include: Employment practices, Working Relationships, Start-up & Support, Closeout and Ethics
    25. 25. AIC Constructor Certification Commission Building Professionalism in ConstructionAfter the Exam…Scores are mailed 30 days afterSchools receive comprehensive reportsAggregate reports include all students.Schools only receive individual scores when authorized by the student.Certification is awarded student graduatesContinuing Professional Development Review Cycle Begins
    26. 26. AIC Constructor Certification Commission Building Professionalism in ConstructionCertification GrowthSince its inception, examinations have grown dramatically: Over 17,000 AC’s tested and 1,000 CPC’s test sinceinception.In the last 5 years, more universities have joined the program,increasing the numbers at Level 1 significantly in bothpercentage and numbers: Level 1/AC – Increased from 1,121 in 2003 to 2,037in 2011, an increase of 55%.
    27. 27. AIC Constructor Certification Commission Building Professionalism in ConstructionGeographic Distribution of Certificate HoldersYear Mid- Mid- New South South- West Canada Atlantic West England West200 3.38% 34.80% 3.12% 18.20% 20.78% 19.72% 0.00%5200 3.40% 34.78% 3.11% 18.13% 20.81% 19.76% 0.00%6200 3.69% 35.10% 3.26% 16.94% 21.44% 19.54% 0.02%7200 3.77% 35.20% 3.79% 17.01% 20.52% 19.68% 0.02%8200 3.77% 35.02% 3.97% 17.28% 20.18% 19.77% 0.02%9
    28. 28. AIC Constructor Certification Commission Building Professionalism in ConstructionContinuing Professional DevelopmentContinual education and service to the profession andcommunity are requirements of a certified professional.Reports due every two years for all ACs and CPCsACs – Continually employed in the construction industryCPCs - Minimum of 32 education and/or service hours
    29. 29. AIC Constructor Certification Commission Building Professionalism in ConstructionCurrent CommissionConstructorsNationally there are approximately:• 7000 Associate Constructors• 900 Certified Professional Constructors
    30. 30. AIC Constructor Certification Commission Building Professionalism in ConstructionThe Future of CertificationThe Constructor Certification Commissionis currently developing partnershipagreements with national and chapteroffices of major construction associationsand working on becoming ANSI accredited.
    31. 31. AIC Constructor Certification Commission Building Professionalism in ConstructionAIC Constructor Certification Commission wasestablished with the direction and guidance of theConstruction Committee of the Business Roundtable.It has the active participation or endorsement of:American Council for Construction Education Great Britain’s Chartered Institute of BuildingAmerican Institute of Constructors Construction Specifications InstituteAmerican Road and Transportation Builders Independent Electrical ContractorsAmerican Society of Professional Estimators Nat’l Association of Women in ConstructionAmerican Subcontractors Association Nat’l Association of Surety Bond ProducersAssociated Builders and Contractors Nat’l Com.for the Certification of Crane OperatorsAssociated General Contractors Society for the Marketing of Professional ServicesAssociated Schools of Construction
    32. 32. AIC Constructor Certification Commission Building Professionalism in ConstructionC onstructor C ertification C ommission 700 North Fairfax Street, Suite 510 Alexandria, Virginia 22314 703.683.4999 www.ProfessionalConstructor.org

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