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Construction Management Professional Certificate

Earning a Construction Management (CM) Certificate provides students with essential knowledge and skills to help advance their careers. Students are prepared for practical knowledge in project management, estimating, scheduling, project controls, and contract administration. The program has helped many to make a transition to Construction Management jobs, such as Estimators, Schedulers, Contract Administrators, Construction/Field Engineers, Field Superintendents, and Construction/Project Managers. Check out the latest Construction Manager salary rate and 10-year job outlooks here.

Courses & Format

To earn the Construction Management (CM) professional certificate, the following four online courses must be successfully completed. These courses are entirely online and self-paced featuring instructional videos, online quizzes, assignments, discussions, and live support by our experienced faculty.

CMCP 05 Construction Management Principles

This course offers a sampler of the entire CM program. It provides the first introduction to the principles of management, construction industry roles and responsibilities and an overview of common project management tools.

CMCP 10 Contract Administration

This course introduces issues regarding administering construction contracts, including knowledge about legal hierarchy of contract documents, interrelationships, liabilities, typical contract challenges, chain of commands, warranties, and progress/final payments.

CMCP 20 Cost Analysis & Bidding

This course addresses the preparation of parametric and definitive estimates, cost forecasts and variances, bid analysis, and use of estimating software.

CMCP 30 Project Planning & Management

This course addresses the development/use of bar charts, CPM network diagrams, CPM calculations, resource loading and schedule compression, and the use of Primavera P6 Software.

Diploma & CEUs

Upon successful completion, students will receive a Certificate Diploma/digital badge issued by the University of Houston, Department of Construction Management.  Students will also earn 16 Continuing Education Units (CEUs), which are equivalent to 160 instructional hours. Completion of the certificate courses also prepares students for future licensing exams such as the Associate Contractor or Certified Professional Contractor offered by the American Institute of Constructors.

Program Offering Schedule

The program and courses are offered through out the year, and the program can be completed as short as within one year. These courses can be taken in any order.

  • CMCP05 & CMCP10: summer semester (May-August) and fall semester (August-December)
    • Registration deadline for summer semester: April 30
    • Registration deadline for fall semester: August 30
  • CMCP20 & CMCP30: spring semester only (January-May)
    • Registration deadline for spring semester: December 15

Program Cost & Registration

Tuition for each course is $1,500 and the total tuition for the certificate program of four courses is $6,000. To enroll in the CM Certificate Program, please visit the registration page.

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