Emerging Professionals

Our Purpose

To recruit, educate, mentor, and be a resource to Emerging Professionals who aspire to be public/private Owners and industry partners


  • To train and create the next generation of "good Owners"
  • Strong & Fair Generation of industry leaders
  • Adopt and exchange ideas for implementing industry trends
  • Be a stepping stone and resource for your career advancement

COAA defines an Emerging Professional (EP) as an Owner, builder, designer, or other industry stakeholders 35 and younger. Proof of age should be provided during the application process. EPs enjoy deeply discounted rates for membership and COAA events. 

Brain Food!

COAA is excited to announce its monthly series of virtual courses for Emerging Professionals (EPs) is now FREE!  These courses, which feature content developed by COAA member Smith Seckman Reid, will be offered at no cost to anyone in the construction industry! (Registration is required)