What is the buildingSMART Professional Certification Program?

The buildingSMART Professional Certification Program can distinguish you from others and improve your opportunities for advancement in your current role and future career. buildingSMART International has already helped over 18 thousand individuals on their path to be recognised as digital construction professionals.

There are two defined two levels of Professional Certification. In reference to the Blooms Taxonomy to classify the level of learning required, the Foundation level is the first release, designed to satisfy basic knowledge requirements around BIM; specifically the knowledge and comprehension learning levels of the Bloom’s Taxonomy.

The Practitioner level, is a more comprehensive approach that addresses applied learning and practical expertise (including the application, analysis, synthesis and evaluation requirements of the Blooms taxonomy).

Blooms Taxonomy


Elevate your openBIM expertise with our industry-leading Practitioner Level program. This internationally recognized certification is designed specifically for professionals engaged in BIM delivery. Whether you're a seasoned practitioner or looking to enhance your skills, our program offers the latest standards, technical solutions, and best practices to ensure you're at the forefront of the industry.

Tailored for individuals at an operational level, our program empowers you to competently and productively deliver open standards empowered projects. By completing this program, you'll join an elite group of BIM professionals with considerable theoretical and technical knowledge, backed by a minimum time of project experience. Become a recognized expert in the field and unlock a world of opportunities for your BIM career.

Practitioner Curricula

Gain the skills needed for sought-after profiles like openBIM Management and openBIM Coordination, currently exclusively offered by buildingSMART Germany, buildingSMART Austria and buildingSMART Italy in German and Italian. Additionally, buildingSMART Italy offers specialized training in openBIM Specialism, enabling you to further specialize in this exciting field.

We are proud to offer COBie Certified Professional™ since 2021. This certification will equip you with the expertise to excel in COBie, a crucial component of BIM implementation. For more information, please visit the Cobie Certified Professional™ Website.

Don't miss this exceptional chance to advance your skills and gain recognition in openBIM Management, openBIM Coordination, openBIM Specialism, or COBie. Enroll now and stay ahead in the ever-evolving world of BIM. Take the first step towards becoming a sought-after expert in the field today!