Committed to Excellence in Design-Build Education
DBIA defines and teaches the best methods to deliver design-build projects successfully so that you can deliver better outcomes. By offering unparalleled access to industry certification and education, DBIA courses deliver the expertise you’re looking for to realize collaboration-driven success every time, for a lifetime.
DBIA offers many flexible education options. Whether you want the engagement of a classroom or the quiet convenience of your own computer, DBIA has the education and training for you. Education options are flexible to ensure you find the best option. As the only true authority on Design-Build Done Right®, DBIA makes access to its resources simple so you can easily benefit from the way we build, teach, and share excellence.
Professional Design-Build Designation
As the design-build industry grows, so does the need for qualified professionals who practice Design-Build Done Right®. Being a DBIA Designated Design-Build Professional™ identifies you as a trained design-build pro. There are three levels of DBIA designation:
Associate Design-Build Professional - The Associate DBIA is the entry-level certification, a way for individuals who may not meet the experience requirement of the Professional DBIA but possess the knowledge and understanding expected of a design-build professional.
Design-Build Professional - The certified Design-Build Professional credential recognizes professionals in the industry who possess a quantified level of expertise in design-build project delivery. These professionals have both education and experience in the design-build industry.
Design-Build Fellow - Designated Design-Build Professional™ Fellow status recognizes the achievements of our most accomplished Designated Design-Build Professionals. Elevation to Fellow status celebrates individual career achievements and promotes DBIA principles through the DBIA College of Fellows.
Collaborative Delivery Leadership Academy (CDLA)
Start Your Leadership Journey with DBIA’s New Collaborative Delivery Leadership Academy
Distinguish yourself as a design-build leader by enrolling in DBIA's new Collaborative Delivery Leadership Academy. As nearly half of construction spending is projected to be design-build by 2026, developing strong leadership skills is essential to navigate the unique landscape of collaborative project delivery.
The Academy goes beyond traditional leadership courses through six specialized modules: Leadership, Communication, Trust, Mindset, Teaming and Culture. These modules are designed to equip AEC professionals with the leadership skills and mindset needed to successfully make the mental shift from a segregated services approach to an integrated one.
Who Is It For?
Leadership impacts all levels, and this program is for every role on the design-build team, regardless of expertise. The Academy is a unique program tailored to professionals committed to harnessing the benefits of Design-Build Done Right®.
Classes are filling up, so learn more and secure your spot today!