CanBIM Professional Certification 

CanBIM Professional Certification

Certification Process and Payment Instructions 
1) Please carefully read, fill out and submit the appropriate Individual Certification application according to your experience and background. Submit your completed application based on the submission instructions in the application. Applicants may apply to any level of Certification, however, the applicant must demonstrate that they meet the requirements of the preceding level of Certification.
2) CanBIM will send an invoice with an option to pay online or via cheque. Once payment is received for the Certification Application Fee the application will be Reviewed for completeness by a Reviewer and if the application meets the requirements, the application will be submitted for Assessment by the CanBIM Assessment Panel.  
3) Once your application is assessed and you confirm that you will accept the Certification Assessment decision, CanBIM will send an invoice for the Certification Fee. Once payment is received CanBIM will deliver your Certification package.  

CanBIM P1 Certifcation

The requirement for CanBIM Professional Level 1 Certification (P1) is:

 

An understanding of the general knowledge of the Building Information Modelling (BIM) process, its most basic and essential concepts and technical aspects.

 

This is a knowledge-based assessment, which recognizes learning either through professional experience or formal training combined with professional experience. The submitted description of professional experience provided in Appendix A/P1 will be assessed according to the minimum assessment targets for CanBIM P1 certification.

 

 

Assessment Targets:

Understanding of the general knowledge that forms the foundation of the BIM process.

 

In filling out Appendix A/P1 within the application, the applicant will be required to describe how they have acquired knowledge of the following concepts and technical aspects in completing your required hours of professional experience:

 

  • Describe terminology and definitions associated with BIM within the project

  • Distinguish various levels of BIM utilized within the project

  • Describe how BIM benefited the project

  • Describe how BIM was used as a collaboration and coordination tool in relation to the project

  • Name BIM-related software programs utilized on the project

  • Outline basics of the modelling process as related to the project

CanBIM P2 Certification

 The requirements for CanBIM Professional Level 2 Certification (P2) are:

  1. Pre-requisite of CanBIM Professional Level 1 Certification

  2. The use of software and computer applications related to the BIM process

 

P2 Certification is a competency-based assessment process, which recognizes learning and skills acquired either through professional experience or formal training combined with professional experience. The submitted description of professional experience provided in Appendix A/P2  will be assessed according to the minimum assessment targets for CanBIM P2 certification.

Assessment Targets:

Command of the technical skills/ application of tools, software and working methods within the BIM process.

 

In filling out Appendix A/P2 within the application, the applicant will be required to describe how they have acquired and applied the knowledge and skills of the following concepts and technical aspects in completing required hours of professional experience:

The application of working software skills to:

  • Extract and obtain building information from a given BIM

  • Create, complete or contribute to a BIM with the use of BIM software

  • Use 3D objects in a BIM environment

Through execution of the following tasks:

  • Production of coordinated documents from 3D BIMs

  • Verify applicable BIM standards required for a project

  • Manage BIM families

  • Use 3D coordinate systems and 3D modelling in advanced BIM applications

  • Model 3D objects using mass, surface and mesh objects using solid and voids techniques

  • Migrate files and/or digital models between applicable platforms

  • Export database information to compatible software applications

CanBIM P3 Certification

P3 Certification is a competency-based assessment, which recognizes knowledge and skills acquired either exclusively through professional experience or through a combination of formal training coupled with professional experience. The submitted description of professional experience provided in Appendix A/P3 and Appendix B/P3 will be assessed according to the minimum Assessment Targets for CanBIM P3 certification.

 

Assessment Targets:

 

Pre-requisite of CanBIM Professional Level 2 (P2) Certification

  • Applicant must satisfy having met the P2 requirements; Requirements for Professional Level 2 must be either previously satisfied or satisfied within this application.

 

Advanced proficiency in the use of software and computer applications related to the BIM process

  • Applicant must satisfy the requirement of advanced technical skills/application of tools, software and working methods within the BIM process.

    • Sufficient evidence of having effectively and successfully logged the required hours of professional experience in the use of BIM-related software within a building-related or infrastructure-related discipline (see page 16).

Administration of the BIM process as related to the business, project, design or construction management aspects of a project within the Applicant’s designated discipline.

  • Command of the management plan; and protocols within the BIM process

    • Sufficient evidence of having effectively and successfully logged the required hours in a management/administrative role in building and/or infrastructure projects within a multi-discipline Building Information Modelling process.

 

For example, consideration may be given to the following:

  • Specifying/defining BIM objectives, goals and deliverables

  • Software selection, configuration and training

  • Guide and assist design and/or field personnel to maximize productivity

  • Understand the management of changes, contracts, methods of project delivery, data formats, data sharing, integration, collaboration and coordination and inter-operability within the BIM environment

  • Develop, manage and maintain BIM procedures, protocols and processes  

  • Quality control of model production/consistency

  • Coordinating BIM team members

  • Data sharing; Collaboration & coordination; inter-operability

  • Understand the following within the BIM process: Contracts & Specs, Cost Estimating, Scheduling, Project Procurement, Project Coordination, Construction Documentation

CanBIM CP Certification

CP Certification is a competency-based assessment, which recognizes knowledge and skills repeatedly practiced over the course of a minimum of 3 projects, exclusively within a professional setting. The submitted description of professional experience provided in Appendix A/CP will be assessed according to the minimum Competency Targets for CanBIM CP certification.

 

CP Competency Targets:

  1. Pre-requisite: CanBIM Professional Level 3 (P3) Certification

  2. Competency: Command of the work processes, core skills common to all fields

    • Sufficient evidence of their role in 3 building/infrastructure projects utilizing an integrated multi-discipline Building Information Modelling process

    • Sufficient evidence of having defined the standard Building Information Modelling processes and established the Building Information Modelling implementation strategies for those projects

    • Sufficient evidence of having developed company-wide implementation strategies for the adoption of BIM practices within their organization

    • Sufficient evidence of having developed the organizational execution plan and BIM procurement plan using the BIM planning protocol to assess level of detail requirements for BIMs using the Level of Development (LOD) framework of Development (LOD) framework.

 

Note: Some Capabilities in Implementation Strategies: (this list is non-exhaustive)

 

  • Evaluate the processes involved in establishing BIM implementation strategies for design and construction.

  • Create strategic planning guidelines for adopting BIM practices within an organization.

  • Execute an organizational BIM plan within the operational structure of a company.

  • Assemble a BIM procurement plan by implementing control guidelines and contractual requirements.

  • Develop a standard BIM project execution plan.

  • Prepare needs assessment for various industry stakeholders for BIM project planning and implementation.

  • Determine the level of detail requirements for BIM models using the Level of Development (LOD) framework.

  • Implement a consistent LOD standard throughout the organization for effective planning and execution of construction projects.

  • Conduct initial process consultations to define Building Information Modeling goals and deliverables.

  • Facilitate BIM software selection, configuration, and training. Manage integration, collaboration and inter-operability within the BIM environment.

  • Implement BIM processes effectively within integrated project design and construction.

  • Create and manipulate Building Information Models for each of the LOD phases

 

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