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CMAA Certification

SOP Modules

PB University now offers the complete online curriculum for CMAA Standards of Practice. The SOP modules offer a comprehensive, self paced instructional program delivered by industry leading Certified Construction Managers. 

This 16.5 hour online curriculum is excellent education for those interested in learning more about the core competencies of professional Construction Managers and individuals preparing for the CCM examination. Courses are self-paced and include assessments.

*All course participants receive 1 PDH/ 1 LU/ .1 CEU per course hour.


To preview a program, click the image below. Please note - these are just previews of the courses - you must log in to PBU and register for the course through our catalog. If you need help or have questions, email pbu@pbworld.com.

Contract Administration

Contract Administration
Instructor: Joyce Dawson, CCM, LEED AP, Anne Arundel Community College (2hrs)

This course reviews project delivery methods, compensation forms and specific contract types, and the importance of contract administration across pre-design, design, procurement, construction and project close-out. Constructability reviews and documentation are also examined in detail.

Cost Management

Cost Management
Instructor: Edward C. Newman, III, PE, CCM, LEED AP, Heery International (4hrs)

This module provides an overview of the tools and methods for managing cost within construction management. It explains the CMs role and responsibilities for controlling project cost, describes methods for developing the project and construction estimates and budget, explains the Cost Management System and how to monitor and manage cost during all construction phases.

Professional Practice

Professional Practice - Role of the CM
Instructor: Chuck Levergood, Jacobs (1hr)

What makes a CM a professional? This course provides an understanding of the CMAA Code of Ethics, compares the roles of CM and PM, and provides an understanding of fee schedules, agency and at-risk CM participation.

Project Management

Project Management
Instructor: Chris Reseigh, FCMAA, Parsons Brickerhoff (1hr)

This course teaches the manager's roles, responsibilities and liabilities. Key traits of a successful project leader and Project Manager are identified; the student will learn how the project goals are supported by PM at each project phase.

Quality Management

Quality Management
Instructor: Ann Marie Sweet-Abshire, AIA, CCM, US General Services Administration (1hr)

Learn the all-important quality management goals and methods used by CMs to ensure owner satisfaction. Students will come to understand the details of "Quality Systems in Construction" in the various phases of the project. Specific management tools and techniques are also covered. Prior knowledge of this subject is not required, but would be helpful.

Safety Management

Construction Safety Management
Instructor: AnnMarie Sweet-Abshire, AIA, CCM, US General Services Administration(1.50 hrs)

This module introduces you to the tools and methods for ensuring safety and minimizing risk in construction management. Topics include roles and responsibilities, project safety plan, OSHA requirements and liability, typical safety hazards and more.

Time Management

Time Management/CPM Lab
Instructor:Chris Payne, PE, CCM, McDonough Bolyard Peck(3.75hrs)

This module provides a basic overview of time management and CPM scheduling in construction management. Upon completion of the course, you should be able to explain the importance of time management in construction management, describe the fundamentals of critical path method scheduling, and explain how time impacts the project schedule.

Value Engineering

Value Engineering
Instructor:Michael Dell'Isola, PE CVS, FRICS, Faithful+Gould (2hrs)

Course Topics include quality management terms and definitions, the quality management plan, and a detailed review of quality management by project phases.