About CPAS


The Construction Professional Accreditation Scheme (CPAS) is an official recognition programme specially developed by The Singapore Contractors Association Ltd (SCAL) for personnel performing the roles and duties of a project director, manager, engineer or equivalent in the built environment.  CPAS is endorsed by the Central Procurer Panel led by the Building and Construction Authority (BCA).

In alignment with the Construction Industry Transformation Map, CPAS aims to raise the standard of construction professionals working in the industry, by recognising project managers through competency standards which are meticulously curated to promote and gauge professional practices. The Scheme promotes sustainability and will lead the industry to achieve better project outcomes through higher management skills,  improved productivity and better environmental, health and safety practices.

The accreditation of project managers is based on the following seven competencies identified:


 
Download the latest version of Questions and Answers (Q&A) handbook that will help you to understand the scheme - application submission, criteria and qualifications. 




 



Four Tiers of CPAS Accreditation

 
Tier Academic
qualifications
Minimum experience required Size(s) of project(s) completed
In construction industry In project management roles in construction firms
Accredited Construction Professional A-Star Degree related to built environment 15 years 
(5 years in Singapore)
12 years At least one project of minimum value of S$150 million, in the capacity of a Project Manager and above
Accredited Construction Professional A Degree related to built environment 10 years 
(5 years in Singapore)
8 years At least one project of minimum value of S$85 million, in the capacity of a Project Manager and above
Diploma related to built environment 12 years 
(5 years in Singapore)
Accredited Construction Professional B Degree related to built environment 8 years 
(4 years in Singapore)
5 years At least one project of minimum value of S$25 million, in the capacity of a Deputy Project Manager and above
Diploma related to built environment 10 years 
(4 years in Singapore)
Accredited Construction Professional C Degree related to built environment 5 years
(3 years in Singapore)
3 years One or more project(s) with combined total value of more than S$10 million
Diploma related to built environment 8 years 
(3 years in Singapore)
 



Benefits

 

Be recognised as an “Accredited Construction Professional” by the industry stakeholders (contractors, government procurement entities, developers etc.). Confirm and reflect your expertise in the field of construction project management by having your competencies assessed and validated. Be identified by hiring firms as a “Construction Professional” who has achieved the stipulated level of competency and professionalism. Upgrade your skills and keep up-to-date with industry practices through the assessment and interview procedures.




Recognition

 

Based on the tiers of their accreditation, personnel accredited under CPAS are entitled to use the following designations and post-nominals after their names.

  • Accredited Construction Professional A-Star (ACP A-Star)
  • Accredited Construction Professional A (ACP A)
  • Accredited Construction Professional B (ACP B)
  • Accredited Construction Professional C (ACP C)
 


 



CPAS Fee Structure

 

Tier A-Star and A B C
Application Fees $350 $300 $250
Annual Renewal Fee $100
Appeal Fee $100


 



Eligibility

CPAS is targeted at personnel performing the roles and duties of a project director, manager, engineer or equivalent in the built environment. The roles and duties may include, but are not limited, the following:

•    planning and execution of construction projects;
•    managing the procurement of resources for a construction project; and
•    overseeing the execution, progress and outcome of a construction project.



Want to find out about the scheme?

Download the latest version of Questions and Answers (Q&A) handbook here that will help you to understand the scheme. 


Join us for the next CPAS online briefing session happening on 5 May, Thursday at 4pm. Register for your complimentary seat via the link here.


 


Apply for CPAS now!


Download CPAS Application Forms, Application Guide and Terms & Conditions to find out more. For more information or enquiries, please do not hesitate to email us at accreditation@scal.com.sg.