Foundations Certification Process

To successfully obtain certification, candidates must demonstrate that they have successfully completed a CanBIM-Certified course or program. Below is an outline of the CanBIM Foundations certification process.

Submission

Applicants must complete and submit a standard Foundations Certification application. Applicants must carefully read the application instructions and submit by the deadline posted on the CanBIM website.

Application Fee

Shortly after the submission deadline, CanBIM will issue an invoice for payment. The invoice will have an online payment option. Once payment is received the application will be submitted for review.

Review & Assessment

Each candidate’s submission is carefully reviewed and assessed for completeness. Candidate applications will be checked to ensure all required and supporting documentation are provided. All applicants are encouraged to carefully read the application instructions found within each application. If the application is missing information or does not clearly communicate the required information then the application will be deferred until such time that the applicant provides the correct information. It is better to provide more detail in explaining experience than to provide a brief summary.

If an application is deferred, applicants will be given 6 months to resubmit their information without having to pay the certification application fee. If the applicant submits the revised application after 6 months, the application is subject to a new certification application fee. Applications that meet all the required submission criteria are approved for Foundations Certification by the CanBIM Certification Assessment Panel (CCAP).

Certification Fee

If approved for Certification, CanBIM will automatically issue an invoice for the certification fee. Upon receipt of payment CanBIM will prepare the certification package. If not approved, CanBIM will provide feedback and instructions to resubmit the application.

Certificate Delivery

Upon receipt of payment, CanBIM will deliver the Certification package by mail or at one of the CanBIM events. CanBIM will use the mailing address provided in the application. It is the applicant’s responsibility to inform CanBIM if they wish to receive their certification package at an upcoming session. CanBIM will not deliver the certification package until the certification fee is received.