Certificate of Management - Lean Construction


The AGC Certificate of Management-Lean Construction (CM-Lean) is an assessment-based certificate credential that denotes knowledge and understanding of concepts related to lean adoption, practice and process transformation outlined in AGC’s Lean Construction Education Program. Successful candidates will carry the CM-Lean designation. In 2024, AGC released the Lean Certificate Education Program (LCEP) 2nd Edition.

Eligibility Requirements: CM-Lean candidates must successfully complete the five units in the LCEP 2nd Edition and provide AGC with record of completion and have an approved application in advance of exam administration. For those who completed the LCEP 1st Edition, candidates must complete the seven Lean Construction Education Program units and submit the CM-Lean exam application. LCEP 1.0 will no longer be offered at AGC chapters or on the AGC EDGE, but candidates who completed the LCEP course in it's entirety and are looking to take the exam will have only until mid-summer of 2024 to complete the application. The LCEP 1.0 curriculum has been retired, and the exam will be retired completely by the end of 2024.

Exam Schedule: Exams are posted twice a month on the 15th and last day of the month. Applications must be submitted 5 days in advance of exam date or exam takers will be added to a subsequent exam. Exam takers have 6 months from their exam date to complete their exam.

Fees: All fees total $575 and will be collected at one time after the candidate application is reviewed and approved.

The CM-Lean Prep Course is now available!
This optional three hour self-paced e-learning course reviews the principles of Lean Construction as taught in AGC's Lean Construction Education Program. The course is designed to supplement learner's review and study of the curriculum's five units as they prepare for the CM-Lean 2nd edition exam. Course participants can assess their understanding of Lean Construction as they experience the audio and visual content and answer the 78 review questions as they progress through the five units of the CM-Lean Exam Prep Course. The cost of this prep course is $79 for members and $99 for nonmembers. CM-Lean 1st edition exam is only available for a short time before the 1st edition curriculum is retired. 

CM-Lean ​Renewal Requirements

As of January 01, 2024, AGC no longer requires the renewal of credentials. Once a credential is earned, it remains valid. For updated certificate information, contact curriculum@agc.org