Certificate in Construction Management

Move Your Construction Career to the Next Level


Program Details

  • Location: UW Seattle, Online
  • Duration: 9-12 months
  • Times: Evenings, Flexible
  • Cost: $11,235

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About this Program

In today’s fast-paced construction industry, demand is high for well-trained managers who can tackle complex projects and track all the moving parts. If you’re looking to rise in this dynamic field, our certificate program will give you a solid boost.

The program’s custom curriculum offers thorough coverage of all major aspects of the field. This includes specialized training in project planning, budgeting, scheduling, quality control, safety, contracts and staff development. Learn from experienced managers, analyze real case studies and then apply your knowledge by executing a project for your professional portfolio.

This program includes a regular standing and an advanced standing track. Those with regular standing start in summer quarter and take all six courses; those with advanced standing start in autumn quarter and take the last five courses.

▸ Related Article: How to Become a Construction Project Manager


Professionals with at least five years of experience in the commercial construction field. Those with less experience will need to complete an introductory quarter of coursework. 

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Video Overview

Barry L. Aaronson, an instructor in the construction management certificate program, discusses the skills that students gain from the program and how it can help propel their careers.

Duration: 02:03


  • Principles and practices for planning and managing construction projects
  • Techniques for commercial cost estimating
  • Methods for developing a personal estimating manual
  • Accident prevention through construction safety techniques


By completing this certificate program, you'll fulfill some of the prerequisites for the UW Master of Science in Construction Management. Learn more about credit options.


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Program Overview

Complete the courses listed below to earn the certificate. You may be able to take individual courses without enrolling in the certificate program; check the course pages for details.

Learning Formats

Online With Real-Time Meetings

Online With Real-Time Meetings

Combine the convenience of online learning with the immediacy of real-time interaction. You’ll meet with your instructor and classmates at scheduled times over Zoom. Learn More »

Blended (Classroom + Online)

Blended (Classroom + Online)

Attend class sessions online or in person, based on your preference from week to week. Classroom sessions are held at the UW Center for Education and Research in Construction near the UW Seattle campus. The sessions will be live cast to allow online attendance and participation, but they will not be recorded.

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