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 Over 2,500 Certified Professionals and Growing!!


Certification provides the only measureable standard by which to judge one’s knowledge of  Design-Build Done Right™.
The Designated Design-Build Professional™ certification program has grown exponentially over the past ten years, and now public agency solicitations are beginning to expressly encourage the inclusion of team members with DBIA™ Certification.
DBIA offers certification in design-build project delivery to members and non-members alike, including:

  • Owners
  • Architects
  • Engineers
  • General contractors
  • Subcontractors
  • Project managers
  • Legal professionals
  • Academics

The Designated Design-Build Professional program is administered by the Design-Build Institute of America (DBIA). This program is governed by a Certification Board of Directors and is comprised of design and construction professionals who are responsible for policies and procedures affecting criteria for professional certification and the determination of individual certification status of candidates enrolled in the program.



 New in 2018 - DBIA Fellow Designation


DBIA is proud to announce the creation of a new certification status recognizing the achievements of our most accomplished Designated Design-Build Professionals. Nominations for the historic 2018 Class of Fellows are now being accepted.

Do you know a design-builder who has..

  • At least 10 continuous years as a Designated Design-Build Professional™, as well as 10 continuous years of membership in DBIA

  • Notable career contributions to the design-build profession

  • Notable contributions to the Design-Build Institute of America

We will accept nominations through June 30th. Nominations received after that date will be considered the following year. DBIA Fellow status is limited to 2% of Designated Design-Build Professionals who are elected to Fellowship by a jury of their peers.

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 Owners are Making a Statement


Everyone from the owner to the subcontractors must understand the process, the expectations and fully engage in the collaborative process in order to achieve Design-Build Done Right. The growing number of both Associate DBIA designees and DBIA designees attest to the value local, state and federal governments see in educating their staffs in DBIA Best Practices.


 Have Questions?


​Last year, the DBIA Certification Board of Directors hosted a free webinar answering the most popular questions. You can watch the archived video of it below: 

Thinking About  
Design-Build Credentials?

Check out this FREE webinar to ​learn about DBIA Certification. Certification helps provide you with all the tools you'll need to set yourself apart as a design-build expert.


Find a Certified Professional

Find a Designated Design-Build Professional (DBIA™ and Assoc. DBIA™) or firms that meet your specific needs. This directory will enable you to search the thousands of design-build professionals who have earned their certification over the years.

Through coursework and testing, these individuals demonstrate an understanding of best practices in every phase of design-build project delivery, from proposal preparation to substantial completion. DBIA certification is aimed at all members of the project team — from owner’s representatives and legal professionals to designers, contractors and sub-contractors.