This page provides information about required learning requirements that may be helpful to COBie Certified Professional™ candidates as they prepare for their exam.


Following the approach taken by the buildingSMART international’s Certification Program, the COBie Certification Subcommittee has established the curricula and examinations for COBie learning at the Foundation and Practitioner levels. To emphasize the higher level of knowledge required at the Practitioner level, the Practitioner exam is called the COBie Certified Professional™ exam.

The COBie Educational Curriculum describes the process used to identify the knowledge and skill required for successful COBie use on individual projects and across an enterprise. Registered Training Provider applicants will find the COBie Educational Curriculum document an essential resource.


COBie Foundation and Practitioner knowledge and skills are defined based on the highest relevant level of Bloom’s taxonomy of learning objectives summarized below. COBie Foundation requirements reflect Bloom's Knowledge and Comprehension levels. COBie Practitioner requirements reflect Bloom's Application, Analysis, and Evaluation levels.

  • Knowledge/Remembering: define, list, recognize
  • Comprehension/Understanding: describe, explain, identify, locate, recognize, sort
  • Application/Applying: choose, demonstrate, implement, perform
  • Analysis/Analyzing: analyze, categorize, compare, differentiate
  • Evaluation/Evaluating: assess, critique, evaluate, rank, rate
  • Synthesis/Creating: construct, design, formulate, organize, synthesize

Learning Objective Outline

To successfully complete the COBie Certified Professional™ examination, candidates are assessed for knowledge and skills at both the Foundation and Practitioner levels. The outline of these learning objectives are shown below.


F-1       Describe the basis for COBie requirements.

F-2       Describe why COBie is needed.

F-3       Explain what is included in COBie.

F-4       Explain how COBie is organized.

F-5       Explain the COBie process.


P-1      Assess the application of the COBie data structure in context.

P-2      Analyze COBie regional customization.

P-3      Assess COBie best-practices during design.

P-4      Assess COBie best-practices during construction.

P-5      Assess COBie Quality Management practices.

P-6      Describe the relationship between COBie and IFC.

Learning Objective Summary

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