CSI Membership -- Reach Outside Your Network

CSI is a must for any professional involved in designing, supplying, building, negotiating, planning, contracting or any other function in the construction-building industry. CSI members bring real world solutions to this ever-changing climate. Learn more about our different membership types, discounts, resources, and educational opportunities.

Becoming a CSI member gives you a wealth of benefits, including construction industry news and resources, standards and formats, networking opportunities, webinars, events, and member discounts

  • Meet commercial-level owners, facility managers, architects, specifiers, engineers, manufacturers and product reps.
  • Produce construction documents that save time and money.

Member Types

  • Professional: You are a technically experienced individual whose primary function is to author, manage or communicate building information; to create, interpret or use construction documents; or to educate, support, or assist the construction industry.
  • Emerging Professional: You are an individual who has less than three years experience in any construction-related field and are a prospective Professional member.
  • Student: You are a full-time student enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program in a construction industry curriculum at an educational institution.

What does it cost to join CSI?

  Institute Membership Cincinnati Chapter Membership Total
Professional Members $275 $90* $365
Emerging Professional Members $150 $90* $240
Retired Members (Learn more) $50 $15* $65
Emeritus Members (Learn more) $0 $0 $0
Student Members $50 $10* $60

Membership in the CSI national organization is a prerequisite for Chapter membership (although you can sign up for both at the same time). Your annual dues are the total of your national dues and your chapter dues.

*Chapter dues includes cost of regular chapter meetings.


Why Should I JOIN CSI?

  • Discounts
    Save! Members receive discounts and special rates on CSI’s Professional Development Programs, education registrations, publications and special partner programs.
  • Networking Opportunities
    Develop valuable contacts cross-industry at local chapter meetings, CSI’s annual convention, and other events.
  • Standards & Formats
    Do your job better and faster with clear, concise documentation with CSI’s standards and formats - including: The Project Resource Manual - CSI Manual of Practice (PRM), MasterFormat™, SectionFormat™/PageFormat™, UniFormat™, National CAD Standard® (NCS), and OmniClass™.
  • Education
    Increase technical knowledge through on-demand online courses, webinars and other programs at the chapter, region and national level.
  • Certification
    Advance your career by attaining a Construction Document Technologist (CDT) certificate or advanced CSI certification: Construction Document Technologist (CDT), Certified Construction Contract Administrator (CCCA), Certified Construction Product Representative (CCPR), and Certified Construction Specifier (CCS) certifications.
  • Subscriptions/Industry Updates
    Stay on the cutting edge with CSI publications including The Construction Specifier, CSI NewsBrief and CSI Weekly.


We at the CSI Cincinnati website staff would like to know what’s going on with our membership. If you have any information to share such as:

Change in company
Educational advancements

Or even personal information such as marriages, new babies, or other non job related recognitions and awards, we would like to hear about it.

Contact Dave Proudfit,  Website Editor, at 513.984.4186 or dsp-csi@cinci.rr.com

Corporate Partner Program

CSI's Corporate Partnership program offers companies a unique year-long marketing opportunity to establish a relationship with CSI members. Funds generated from this program help support CSI programming, thus supporting our members' work and professional development. All partnerships are total marketing packages that are customized to the Corporate Partner's needs and offer (but are not limited to) mailing list use, advertising, event sponsorship, leadership access, and use of the CSI Corporate Partner logo.

Click here to learn more about CSI's Corporate Partner Program