Design-Build Practitioners

DBIA provides our industry the tools it needs to keep up with the growth and innovation central to design-build’s incredible success.


DBIA Certification Means Business

Design-build project Owners and industry leaders are looking for the experience that comes with DBIA Certification.

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Certification Types

Design-Build Professional™ (DBIA™)

Certified Design-Build Professionals™ come from traditional design and construction backgrounds across public and private sectors. This includes, but is not limited to:

  • Owners
  • Architects
  • Engineers
  • General Contractors & Subs
  • Project Managers
  • Legal Professionals
  • Academics
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Certification Types

Associate Design-Build Professional™ (Assoc. DBIA™)

The Assoc. DBIA™ does not require hands-on design-build experience and accepts different types of similar experiences. Applicants typically fall into one of the following categories:

  • Developing professionals with educational background in the A/E/C industry
  • Experienced professionals new to design-build project delivery
  • Professionals involved in design-build pre-award activities such as business development and acquisition/procurement
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Recognizing our industry’s leaders

NEW Designated Design-Build Professional™ Fellow Status

DBIA 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.

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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DBIA Offers the industry’s “gold standard” design-build education

There are so many education options for design-build practitioners. From instructor-led courses and workshops to custom training and online education, the options are endless.

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Robert R. Smedley, AIA, RS&H

"My membership in DBIA has proven to be one of the best investments my organization has made to improving the success of our clients and ourselves in delivering services through design-build best practices."



Your membership pays for itself thanks to member-only savings on virtually everything DBIA offers its practitioners.

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