Fifty-one construction professionals recently received a new national accreditation in the use of Lean Construction. The professional designation offered by the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC) is a new assessment-based credential to recognize construction professionals on their ability to use the process.

“This new program is the foundation for contractors to focus on continuous improvement to eliminate waste and deliver predictable project outcomes,” says Victor Sanvido, senior vice president of Southland Industries. “Earning this credential symbolizes a crucial first step to becoming a Lean Champion in the industry.”

Construction professionals can earn the CM-Lean designation by completing the seven units of the association’s Lean Construction Education Program and passing an exam based on each of the seven units. The exam consists of 150 multiple choice questions and candidates must complete it within four hours. The credential is valid for a period of three years. CM-Lean holders will be required to submit 30 hours of lean construction-related continuing education to renew their credential every three years.

“This new certificate program is part of our broader commitment to providing rigorous and relevant education and professional development opportunities for construction professionals,” adds Stephen E. Sandherr, the association’s chief executive officer. “This is another example of how we are building an even stronger future for the industry.”

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