Is the CCCS / CCDA qualification affiliated with any institutions?

The CCCS/CCDA is accredited by the Society of Construction Claims Specialists International. The CCCS/CCDA qualification is practical and “field-based” not academic. Therefore, we have not attempted to seek affiliations with any other association(s) or institution(s). The CCCS/CCDA qualification is based on the construction claims Master Courses created by N.M.Raj, an internationally renowned specialist in claims and contract administration. It should be noted, however, that the Master Course in Construction Claims is based on N.M.Raj’s Master Workshop in Construction Claims which was approved/endorsed by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS – Europe) for a seminar in Europe.

What is the difference between the SCCSI membership and CCCS / CCDA qualification?
The SCCSI membership is different from the CCCS qualification. Initially, you have to become a member of the SCCSI in order to get access to the Learning Management System (LMS) and CCCS online exam. After receiving your CCCS qualification, it is not mandatory to continue your SCCSI membership.

However, please note that it would be prudent to continue the SCCSI membership in order to have continued access to the LMS and new (approved) courses at heavily discounted rates i.e. CCCS approved courses which are required to maintain your CCCS qualification (15 units out of 30 units of PDH must be obtained from CCCS approved courses).

Alternatively, if you wish to discontinue your SCCSI membership, you can still gain access to SCCSI approved courses at Please note that you will lose access to the LMS if you discontinue your SCCSI membership.

How long is the CCCS / CCDA qualification valid for?
The CCCS qualification is valid for three years; in order to maintain your certification, you should accumulate 30 units of Professional Development Hours (1 Unit = 1 Hour).

In order to ensure the quality of your training,15 units (out of the 30 units of PDH) must be obtained from SCCSI approved courses which can be found at

Alternatively, if you are a member of the SCCSI, you can get access to approved courses via the SCCSI LMS at heavily discounted rates.

What are the contents of the LMS construction claims Master Courses?
The LMS construction claims Master Courses contain over 20 hours of High Definition Video Tutorials (with several claims quantum workshops in Excel) which re-creates the ambience of a real-life seminar but allows students to progress at their own pace. Please note that you should be connected to the Internet to view the video tutorials.
May I see a sample of your HD tutorial?
Yes, of course.



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How do I apply for the CCCS / CCDA qualification?

You can apply for the CCS qualification by sending an email to

Please review the application guidelines here:

Will I receive a CCCS / CCDA certificate on passing the exam?

Yes, absolutely.

A CCCS certificate will be issued to students who complete the course and pass the CCCS exam.

The certificate will be mailed to your country via registered post.

What are the technical and/or requirements for the LMS and the CCCS / CCDA exam?

1. You need access to the Internet to watch the video tutorials.

2. CCCS Exam Requirements: A quiet, private room which is well-lit. You would also need a laptop with a webcam, good microphone, speakers and access to the Internet (ethernet not wifi) with 4Mbps.

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Do I need to travel or attend online classes?

The CCCS LMS Training and exam are flexible and designed to fully adapt to your busy schedule. There is no requirement to travel or participate in online classes. The study material consists of high definition video tutorials and MS Word/MS Excel/pdf documents. You can study at your own pace and convenience. The CCCS exam will be held at a location of your choice.

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