Do Construction Managers Need to be Licensed? Most Likely, Yes

5/3/2013 Articles

Published in the May/June 2013 issue of California Constructor

Owners’ reliance on professional construction managers (CMs) has understandably proliferated in recent years because CMs can give public and private owners alike seasoned advice on cost, constructability, scheduling, and more throughout the life of a project. In response, CMs increasingly offer a wide range of services from pre-construction and construction-phase advice to full-on CM multiple prime and CM-at-Risk project delivery. So the question arises (frequently, in our experience): “Do CMs need to be licensed in California?”