Building Design Certification

Special Certification (Technical Specialist programs) recognizes individuals who have reached a certain level of expertise within a defined area. Special Certification does not, at this time, grant membership in ASTTBC and is not part of the regular certification program for technologists and technicians. Special Certification has been developed in conjunction with appropriate industry, government, education, and other interested groups.

Special Certification represents an important vehicle whereby ASTTBC can recognize specialty areas, either as a form of ‘endorsement’ to ASTTBC certification as an AScT, CTech, Associate or as a separate, distinct ‘Technical Specialist’.

Building Designers have expertise in a broad spectrum of building types including Residential – single or multi-family; Commercial – offices and retail spaces; and Industrial/Light Manufacturing.  ASTTBC membership is required before one may be certified as a building designer.  There are two designations:

  • RBD – Registered Building Designer
  • CRD – Certified Residential Designer

For more information, please visit buildingdesign.asttbc.org