Get Certified!

The CanBIM Certification Program for Individuals is a tiered certification program providing a benchmark for Individuals to be certified to nationally standardized and recognized levels of BIM Competency and Process Management. In providing a benchmark, The CanBIM Certification Program for Individuals and its certified designation:


  • indicates attainment of specific benchmarked, core BIM competencies

  • offers employers and clients an assurance that those with a CanBIM-certified designation have undergone an assessment process based on rigorous peer review of knowledge, application and experience.

  • promotes and maintains a nationally accepted standard of BIM competencies by which the design, construction and building operation industry are assured of effective and competent individuals. 

  • recognizes, establishes and guides national industry BIM standards and competency levels to ensure a productive, healthy and sustainable BIM eco-system for Canada’s BIM partners

  • maintains a national database of certified individuals available to those same BIM partners.


The CanBIM Certification Program for Individuals evaluates the qualifications of individuals who voluntarily apply for certification, and issues certification designations accordingly, based on national standards related to education, experience and application.





Why Become Certified?

Both nationally and internationally, the Building Information Modeling and Process Management momentum is clearly growing, and now is a great time for you to become a part of it! BIM and its integration into the design, construction and building-operation sector is rapidly expanding worldwide and now plays a vital role in helping create, shape and manage the world we live in. With BIM playing such a vital part in the workings of businesses, governments, and communities across the globe, a very important question arises: how does an organization assess the capability of a BIM-competent individual they wish to hire to do a job?


CanBIM has recognized that there was no clear way for clients to assess the capability of those who offer BIM-related services within Canada. With BIM becoming a crucial tool for managing information, accelerating productivity and facilitating operations, a reliable and accurate assessment tool was needed. 


As the business voice of Canada's BIM community, CanBIM set out to answer that need. A team of dedicated members identified the core competencies required for major milestones that need to be reached by individuals applying BIM technologies and concepts and, upon those core competencies, the CanBIM Certification Program for Individuals was created.


Certified employees are valued by Employers. Whether you’re looking for a job or want to advance with your present employer, your CanBIM Certification will put you one step closer to that goal. BIM-enabled organizations and companies across Canada know that certifications granted by CanBIM are the best qualifications for knowledge, capability, maturity, and competency.


The most significant benefit of CanBIM Certification is that it confirms that you have had your BIM knowledge, capability, skills and maturity benchmarked to a set of professionally developed competencies recognized by both your peers and industry leaders in the use of BIM.


As a CanBIM-certified individual you will:


1) Receive a certificate that entitles you to use one of the following exclusive, designations:


  • CanBIM P1 – CanBIM BIM Professional Level 1

  • CanBIM P2 – CanBIM BIM Professional Level 2

  • CanBIM P3 – CanBIM BIM Professional Level 3

  • CanBIM CP – CanBIM Certified Professional


2) Join a respected and developing group of BIM professionals.


3) Gain a competitive advantage by being listed on the CanBIM website as a CanBIM-certified individual.

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