DBIA Virtual Certification Workshop - May 3-5, 2021

  • Registration Closed

A three-day intensive program including the three DBIA core courses required for certification plus access to the conde of conduct and exam prep webinars. We advise attendees to take the code of conduct webinar before the workshop.

Code of Conduct Webinar (Pre-Workshop)
Day 1: Principles of Design-Build Delivery & Procurement
Day 2: Post Award: Executing the Delivery of Design-Build Projects
Day 3: Contracts & Risk Management

Exam Prep Webinar (Post-Workshop)

FormatVirtual

The DBIA Virtual Training classroom is not an “online” experience, but instead a true “virtual” experience. It allows remote attendees a real-time participant experience, fully engaged with their instructor and others in the classroom.In the case of DBIA Certification Workshops in particular, this full engagement is critical. Full attendance at the workshop is a requirement for those seeking certification. As such, the following is required for those joining the classroom virtually:

  • You MUST have video/camera capability on the computer you will be using;
  • You MUST keep your video/camera on during the entirety of the training (you may turn it off during breaks and lunch). Each participant is expected to be visible as a class participant throughout the training, just as it would be if you were physically in the classroom;
  • Please find a quiet location that will have minimal distractions/disturbances;
  • Please Mute your microphone when you are not speaking; and
  • Remain in the virtual classroom during class activities as they, too, will take place virtually and you are expected to participate.

DBIA instructors and staff will actively monitor your attendance and reserve to right to decline issuance of a certificate of completion should virtual attendees not actively participate based on the rules above.

If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact Education@dbia.org.

Bruce W. Husselbee, PE, DBIA

Hampton Roads Sanitation District

Bruce W. Husselbee is the Director of Engineering for the Hampton Roads Sanitation District (HRSD). He has worked for HRSD for twenty-two (22) years. Prior to HRSD, he worked in the consulting engineering field for twelve (12) years. His responsibilities include the management of the Asset Management, Design & Construction and Planning & Analysis Divisions. A major role for his department includes implementing HRSD’s $2.5B, 10 Year Capital Improvement Program. Mr. Husselbee has been active with many of the professional organizations in the local area including the American Society of Civil Engineers, the Engineers Club of Hampton Roads and is the current Chair of the ODU Civil and Environmental Engineering Visiting Council. He is also active in the Design-Build Institute of America (DBIA) and is a DBIA Certified Professional. Mr. Husselbee is the past chair of the Water Environment Federation Utility Management Committee and a member of the VWEA Utility Management Committee. 

Craig Unger, FDBIA

Principal, Unger Security Solutions LLC

Craig is Principal and CEO of Unger Security Solutions, LLC, providing consulting services for acquisition management; project delivery; and advisory services within the security, intelligence and detention environment.  Mr Unger founded the business upon his retirement from the Federal Government.

Mr Unger was appointed by the United States Attorney General, to serve as the Justice Department's Federal Detention Trustee.  As a career civil servant with over 26 years of service, Mr Unger achieved the highest leadership role (Senior Executive Service – Agency Head) before retiring as a Federal Law Enforcement Officer

James Ropelewski, JD, DBIA

JD, DBIA

Jim is a senior executive with 30 years of varied experience leading Federal organizations in the areas law, procurement, budget, audit resolution, human resources, facilities management, and information technology. He has guided significant improvement efforts in long-term strategic planning, design-build program development and implementationand dispute resolution. 

Jim spent the first half of his career with the U.S. Department of Justice, Federal Bureau of Prisons in both legal and operational positions. As an attorney, he specialized in government contracts law and construction litigation and finished his Bureau career as >span class="TextRun SCXW122914228 BCX0" xml:lang="EN-US" lang="EN-US">Deputy General Counsel, directing eight diverse legal practices. In between those positions, he oversaw >span class="TextRun SCXW122914228 BCX0" xml:lang="EN-US" lang="EN-US">Federal prisons, as the Section Chief of Construction Contracting, and later served as the Deputy Branch Chief for all of the Bureau’s procurement and property management operations.  In those roles Jim led the development and implementation of the Design-Build program for all new Federal prison construction. 

After the Federal Bureau of Prisons, Jim joined the U.S. Department of Education, serving as the agency’s Director of Contracting, Senior Procurement Executive, and lastly as the Deputy Chief Financial Officer for Management and Operations. In those roles, he oversaw over $2 billion in annual contracts, procurement policy, indirect cost negotiations, internal controls, and suspensions and debarments. 

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Jim holds a B.A in Economics and Political Science from Binghamton University and earned his Juris Doctor from William and Mary Law School. 

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Pre-Workshop Webinar
DBIA Code of Professional Conduct Webinar
Open to view video.
Open to view video.
Certificate of Completion - DBIA Code of Professional Conduct Webinar
1.00 CEU credit  |  Certificate available
1.00 CEU credit  |  Certificate available
Day 1 - Principles of Design-Build Project Delivery & Procurement
Principles of Design-Build Project Delivery & Procurement
05/03/2021 at 10:00 AM (EDT)   |  420 minutes
05/03/2021 at 10:00 AM (EDT)   |  420 minutes Please launch class directly through the portal using the yellow button to the right. If you are having trouble launching the class via the button on the right you can use the meeting information below and you will also need to contact DBIA at Education@dbia.org. Meeting ID: 842 1070 1774 Passcode: 315221 Find your local number: https://us02web.zoom.us/u/kcVSCP2Dn5
Survey - Principles of Design-Build Project Delivery & Procurement
10 Questions
Certificate of Completion - Principles of Design-Build Project Delivery & Procurement
8.00 CEUs credits  |  Certificate available
8.00 CEUs credits  |  Certificate available
Day 2 - Post Award: Managing the Design-Build Process
Post Award: Managing the Design-Build Process
05/04/2021 at 10:00 AM (EDT)   |  420 minutes
05/04/2021 at 10:00 AM (EDT)   |  420 minutes Please launch class directly through the portal using the yellow button to the right. If you are having trouble launching the class via the button on the right you can use the meeting information below and you will also need to contact DBIA at Education@dbia.org. Meeting ID: 842 1070 1774 Passcode: 315221 Find your local number: https://us02web.zoom.us/u/kcVSCP2Dn5
Survey - Post Award: Managing the Design-Build Process
10 Questions
Certificate of Completion - Post Award: Managing the Design-Build Process
8.00 CEUs credits  |  Certificate available
8.00 CEUs credits  |  Certificate available
Day 3 - Design-Build Contracts & Risk Management
Design-Build Contracts & Risk Management
05/05/2021 at 10:00 AM (EDT)   |  420 minutes
05/05/2021 at 10:00 AM (EDT)   |  420 minutes Please launch class directly through the portal using the yellow button to the right. If you are having trouble launching the class via the button on the right you can use the meeting information below and you will also need to contact DBIA at Education@dbia.org. Meeting ID: 842 1070 1774 Passcode: 315221 Find your local number: https://us02web.zoom.us/u/kcVSCP2Dn5
Survey - Design-Build Contracts & Risk Management
10 Questions
Certificate of Completion - Design-Build Contracts & Risk Management
8.00 CEUs credits  |  Certificate available
8.00 CEUs credits  |  Certificate available
Post-Workshop Webinar
Design-Build Certification Exam Prep Webinar
Open to view video.
Open to view video.
Certificate of Completion - DBIA Certification Exam Prep Webinar
4.00 CEUs credits  |  Certificate available
4.00 CEUs credits  |  Certificate available

What is the Credential?

The Designated Design-Build Professional© certification program is the premier credential for design-build professionals.

Through a combination of education, experience and testing, the DBIA certification program sets a recognized standard for design-build knowledge and expertise.

DBIA offers 2 types of certification

• DBIA©
The DBIA© certification requires from two to six years of hands-on experience of pre and post-award design-build.


• Assoc. DBIA©
The Assoc. DBIA© certification does not require hands-on field experience, however it requires a different type of experience:
Pre-award professionals (business development and acquisition/procurement)
Seasoned professionals new to design-build project delivery; and
Emerging professionals (AEC industry college graduates)

What are the Requirements?

Associate DBIA©
• Approved application
• Bachelor’s Degree in an approved field of study. 
Degree not in an approved field of study? No degree? Candidates may qualify through additional experience.
• Three to six years of experience in design and construction industry. 
• Completion of DBIA core courses
• Pass certification examination.

DBIA©
• Approved application
• Bachelor’s Degree in an approved field of study. 
Degree not in an approved field of study? No degree? Candidates may qualify through additional experience.
Three to six years of experience in integrated project delivery (67% must be design-build experience). 
• Completion of DBIA core courses and Code of Conduct Webinar
• 18 hours of approved elective credit
• Three references (one must be an owner)
• Pass certification examination.