Knowledge of civil construction techniques is essential for this occupation. While there are no formal educational requirements to become an Estimator, most do become qualified. There are various paths you can take to gain a formal qualification. One is to complete a traineeship or apprenticeship in Civil Construction which involves a combination of on and off the job training. You can then go on to complete a Diploma or Advanced Diploma in Civil Construction Management with cost estimation electives. Another path is to complete a Bachelor degree in Civil Engineering or Construction Management.