THE MARK OF A PROFESSIONAL
Since 1971 AIC has been dedicated to promoting the professional development and recognition of those involved in the management of the construction process.
Architects have AIA
Constructors have AIC
Constructor: Responsible master of that discipline which comprises the whole of the construction process, as well as the essential parts thereof. Possessing such skills and knowledge acquired through prescribed education and refined by experience, or earned equivalently as a recognized practitioner. An individual who initiates, develops, produces, delivers or services (in whole or essential part) construction work that meet the budget, schedule, and standards of quality which assure advantage to clients and society as a whole.
There is ONLY ONE way to be a Professional Constructor...
Certification by the American Institute of Constructors
The purpose of The American Institute of Constructors (AIC) is to promote individual professionalism and excellence throughout the related fields of construction.
WHO WE ARE
We are a professional society of construction professionals who seek to provide the individual professional constructor with the same status as their fellow professionals in the A/E/C Industry. AIC Members are individuals who serve the construction industry with professionalism and a high ethical standards.
WHAT IS A CONSTRUCTOR?
A Constructor is a master of that discipline which comprises the whole of the construction process, as well as the essential parts thereof; possessing such skills founded on knowledge acquire through prescribed education and refined by experience, or earned equivalently as a recognized practitioner; who initiates, develops, produces, delivers or services in whole or essential part, construction work at prices, times and standards of quality which assure advantage to clients and society as a whole.
WHY WAS AIC CREATED?
The increasing complexity of construction demands people of a professional caliber. The industry needs professionals who can accept the total project responsibility-controlling the quality, cost and time of construction while considering the needs of the larger society. To establish a professional status for constructors, a strong organization, capable of certifying qualified individuals and setting professional standards, was needed. The Institute was created to meet this need.
HOW DO WE BENEFIT THE INDUSTRY?
By certifying individuals as qualified constructors, by helping them achieve professional growth, and by developing ethical codes and high standards of performance, the Institute generates public trust and confidence in all construction. Any profession's most vital resource is its people. The Institute supports the industry's professionals by providing a Certification that builds a higher level of practice for the industry. The Institute also provides vital continuing education, ensuring the industry continues to practice at a high level.
By providing a professional society covering people from all phases of construction at various stages in their careers, the American Institute of Constructors has become a positive force in the advancement of the construction profession.
The Constructor Certification Program was created in 1996 to provide constructors a professional certification of the skills and knowledge needed to manage the complex construction process. The Constructor Certification Commission is a semi-autonomous organization within the American Institute of Constructors that oversees the program, including the creation of the examination and the policies and procedures that govern the program. The Commission is governed by a Board of Governors.
Associate Constructor (AC)
Associate Constructor (AC) is the first level of certification in the Constructor Certification Program. This level of certification is ideal of recent graduates of 4-Year Construction Management Programs or those transitioning into construction management from other industries. AC's are individuals that have a high level of skill and knowledge in managing the process of construction. Why is this important? AC's bring value to any project as they have a verified skill and knowledge level that is based on a nearly 20 year old body of knowledge that continues to be refined. AC's bring peace of mind that you have a high performing individual on your team who seeks continual professional improvement through our required Continuing Professional Development program. In addition, each AC agrees to abide by the AIC Code of Ethics, ensuring that they are professional and ethical members of the industry.
Certified Professional Constructor (CPC)
Certified Professional Constructor (CPC) is the highest level of certification in the Constructor Certification Program. This level of certification is ideal for individuals with established constructors who have several years of project oversight experience and seek to take their career to the next level. Individuals that seek the CPC designation are experienced at managing the process of construction. Why is a CPC important to have on a construction project? CPC's provide a project with an individual who has verified experience and skills, giving you peace of mind that your project is being managed efficiently and effectively. You also know that you have an ethical and professional managing your project as all CPC's abide by the AIC Code of Ethics.