The COBie Academy

The COBie Academy is designed to provide contractors, subcontractors, architects, engineers, information managers, and owners with the essential knowledge and hands-on techniques needed to produce, test, and apply COBie.  All courses are fully online and self-paced, allowing you to master the Construction-Operations Building information exchange (COBie) Standard on your time.


The COBie Academy has three pathways help someone just starting, someone wanting to hone their skills, or someone supporting COBie enterprise adoption. These pathways are:

COBIE - Fundamentals

The “Intro to COBie” course provides a common understanding of the purpose, organization, and application of the COBie standard. Anyone who has, or is planning to include, a COBie requirement in their contracts should begin their learning by taking this self-paced, on-line course. This course will also prepare you for the buildingSMART COBie Fundamentals exam.


These three courses will help you learn the details of the COBie standard and prepare for the buildingSMART international COBie Certified Professional examination:

  1. COBie As-Designed
  2. COBie As-Built
  3. COBie Quality Control

Students must register and successfully complete each course in the order as specified above if they wish to move to the next course in the sequence.


Having the expertise to apply COBie on individual projects does not guarantee efficient use of COBie data throughout an organization. The COBie ScoreCard™ course gives you the tools needed to guide large organizations from traditional handover documents to integrated, standard-based handover information. During this course you will create a custom project management plan whose activities may be directly tied to measurable cost-savings targets.


COBie Technical Manager Training


If you need hands-on experience implementing and delivering COBie, these courses are for you. These courses were developed based on the experience of designers, builders, and owners who currently delivery COBie on their projects. These courses will provide you an orientation to COBie and then dive right into getting the job done, leaving some of the technical details of the COBie standard to your local COBie Subject Matter Expert or "COBie Certified Professional(TM)". You may take these courses in any order.