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1. Why is Certification Scheme for BIM Personnel initiated?

In 2017, the HKSAR Government decreed that BIM technology must be used in the design and construction of all major government capital works projects with a project estimate of more than HK$30 million that were scheduled to start during or after 2018, and that the use of this technology in private construction projects should also be promoted. This has generated a surge in demand for BIM personnel and training needs.

 

To ensure that the construction professionals have appropriate skill levels and competency in using BIM technology, and that the scope and quality of BIM courses provided in the market meet the requirements, it was important to establish a certification body for BIM personnel and an accreditation body for BIM training courses in Hong Kong.

                                                                                                     

To facilitate the healthy development of BIM in Hong Kong, CIC has introduced the BIM Certification and Accreditation Schemes to ascertain the competency of BIM personnel and the quality of local BIM training courses.

2. Who is the Certification of BIM Manager targeted at?

The Certification of BIM Manager is targeted at BIM practitioners who wish to be certified by CIC as BIM Manager.

3. What are the Core Competencies of a BIM Manager?

Core Competencies of a BIM Manager:

(a) BIM Initiation (Ability to describe BIM concept definitions and scope, BIM standards and guidelines in the Hong Kong and global contexts). (Level 2)

(b) BIM Software and Technologies (Ability to explain BIM software and the modelling process, and current and upcoming technologies). (Level 2)

(c) BIM Uses and Processes (Ability to understand BIM uses and BIM software applications, and to design and manage the overall process of a BIM project). (Level 4)

(d) Digital Information Management, Collaboration and Integration (Ability to plan and execute the setting-up of a common data environment and data quality control system for effective use and sharing of digital information in a BIM project). (Level 4)

(e) Commercial and Contractual Aspects (Ability to describe commercial and financial issues of BIM as well as BIM-related contractual issues). (Level 1)

(f)  Communication Skills (Ability to apply effective interpersonal and communication skills in a variety of public and interpersonal settings, such as presentations, meetings, report/training material writing, etc.). (Level 4)

4. What are the level indicated at each core competency stands for?

There is a legend indicating the minimum level of each core competency achieved by a BIM Manager.

Level 1:           General appreciation of the subject and an understanding of how the subject may affect, or integrate with other subjects.
Level 2:           Knowledge and understanding of the subject and its application.

Level 3:           Ability to perform the subject independently or under supervision.

Level 4:           Ability to perform the subject without supervision and advise others.

5. Am I eligible for Certification as a BIM Manager?

To be eligible for Certification as a BIM Manager, you must meet the following requirements:

(a) obtained a CIC-recognised professional qualification, i.e. corporate membership of The Hong Kong Institute of Architects (HKIA), The Hong Kong Institution of Engineers (HKIE) or The Hong Kong Institute of Surveyors (HKIS); OR

obtained a degree accredited or recognised by a CIC-recognised professional body in architecture, engineering, surveying, building or construction, or equivalent, as recognised by CIC, plus proof of 5 years of relevant post-degree experience (with at least 6 months stationed in HK).

(b) have gained at least 2 years of practical experience in BIM in the past 5 years (with at least 6 months stationed in HK).

(c) successful completion of BIM Manager course(s) accredited by CIC. A grace period of one year is allowed before new applicants are required to submit a completion certificate of a CIC-Accredited BIM Manager Course in support of their applications. This grace period will end on 31 December 2019.

A ‘grandfathering’ consideration is offered to applicants who have at least 3 years of experience in BIM (with at least 2 years stationed in HK) on or before 31 December 2018. Application for this special consideration will lapse on 31 December 2019, after which it will not be applicable in the assessment of applications.

6. Is the working experience counted on a consecutive basis or accumulative basis?

Working experience is counted on an accumulative basis.

7. How to apply for Certification of BIM Managers?

An applicant applying for Certification of BIM Managers must submit the following documents to the BIM Department of CIC for assessment:

(a) completed Application Form for Certification of BIM Managers (Form PN01-F-01) or online form through “My Portal” in CIC BIM Portal (www.bim.cic.hk);

(b) application fee (HK$500); and

(c)  relevant documents listed in the document checklist in the application form.

8. What is the assessment procedure?

Upon receipt of an application, the BIM Department of CIC will assess the completeness of the documents submitted and will request the applicant to provide further details to substantiate the application, if needed.

The application process consists of 3 stages:

(a)  documents vetting by BIM Department of CIC.

(b)  assessment interview performed by the CIC BIM Assessment Panel (BIMAP) after reviewing the submitted documents.

(c) approval/disapproval by the CIC BIM Certification and Accreditation Board (BIMCAB).

Applicants will be notified of the result by mail.

9. How long will it take to process the applications?

It is expected that the application process would take around 4 to 6 months in a normal circumstance.

10. Are multiple projects running within the same year say 1 year can only be counted as 1 year?

Yes, multiple projects running within the same year say 1 year can only be counted as 1 year. Overlapping duration will not be double-counted.

11. Can I apply for Certification of BIM Managers if I am self-employed or unemployed?

Yes, you can still apply.

12. How can I know if I have been successfully granted the CIC-certified BIM Manager status?

After submitting all required documents, applicants will be recommended for certification as a BIM Manager if the assessment are judged to be acceptable. Applicants will be informed of the result by mail. The names of the CIC-certified BIM Managers will be placed on the CIC-certified BIM Managers Register.

13. How do the public access the CIC-certified BIM Managers Register?

The names of the CIC-certified BIM Managers will be placed on the CIC-certified BIM Managers Register. The CIC-certified BIM Managers Register is available on website of the BIM Department of CIC (http://www.bim.cic.hk).

14. Is a CIC-Certified BIM Manager (CCBM) equivalent to a CIC-Certified BIM Coordinator (CCBC)?

CCBM and CCBC are two different certification status. They canont be considered as equivalent to one another as the level of competency of some of the core competencies is different. For example the core competency 2 "BIM Software and Technologies" for CCBC requires level 3 but that of CCBM is level 2 only.

15. What is the application fee and payment method?

A non-refundable application fee of HK$500 is required for each application. Applicants should pay the required fee by cheque, which should be made payable to “Construction Industry Council”. All payments received are non-refundable, non-endorsable and non-transferable.

16. What is the validity period of the Certification of BIM Manager?

The certification status of a CIC-certified BIM Manager shall be valid from the date of granting the certification status up to the end of that calendar year, i.e. 31 December.

17. Are there any exemptions for holders of Bachelor Degree or above?

There is no exemption for holders of Bachelor Degrees or above. Please refer to the Question 5 for the eligibility of certification as a BIM Manager.

18. Will I receive any notice of renewal prior to its expiry?

The BIM Department of CIC will send a renewal application form to the CIC-certified BIM Managers on a yearly basis at least 3 months prior to the date of expiry of their existing certification/registration.

19. What is the procedure for renewal of registration?

Upon receipt of the renewal application form, the CIC-Certified BIM Managers should submit the following to the BIM Department of CIC for renewal at least one month prior to the date of expiry of the existing certification:

(a) online renewal application through "My Portal" in CIC BIM Portal (www.bim.cic.hk); and

(b) renewal fee (HK$300).

 

CIC-Certified BIM Managers are expected to undertake at least 12 hours of BIM-related Continuing Professional Development (CPD) in the past year, and associated documents, if applicable, for approval of renewal of the certification/registration. The CIC-Certified BIM Managers should keep records of the BIM-related CPD undertaken during the year (including attendance at any CIC-recognised courses, conferences or seminars, documented self-study, etc.). They may be requested to provide evidence of the BIM-related CPD completed in the past 3 years, without which the renewal application may not be considered.

20. Can I reinstate my name to the CIC-certified BIM Managers Register after being removed?

A person, whose name has been removed from the CIC-certified BIM Managers Register may, within 2 years of the date of expiry of the last certification, apply for reinstatement of the certification. Following the procedure for renewal of registration. The applicant is required to pay any other outstanding subscription since the date of expiry of the certification and/or registration, and submit associated documents, if requested.

A person, whose name has been removed from the CIC-certified BIM Managers Register for more than 2 years from the date of expiry of the last certification/registration, will need to submit a fresh application for Certificate of BIM Managers.

21. Can I appeal if I am not satisfied with the decision of BIMCAB on my application for certification as a BIM Manager?

An applicant for Certification of BIM Managers, including renewal/reinstatement of registration, who is dissatisfied with the decision of the CIC BIM Certification and Accreditation Board (BIMCAB), may appeal to the CIC BIM Appeal Board (BIMAB).

 

An applicant exercising the right of appeal should submit the following to the BIM Department, no later than 21 calendar days after receiving notification of the decision of BIMCAB:

(a)  completed application form for appeal (Form PN01-F-03) (upon request through email (bimcas@cic.hk)); and

(b)  application fee (HK$1,500).

 

BIMAB will review the case upon receipt of all necessary documentation about the case. The decision of the BIMAB is final. The application fee will be refunded to the applicant if the appeal is found to be valid. Applicants will be notified of the result by mail.

BIMAB also deals with disciplinary cases. Upon receipt of a disciplinary case, BIMAB will review the case, as appropriate, following the same procedures as listed above.

申請建築信息模擬協調員認可常見問題 (只提供英文版本)

1. Why is Certification Scheme for BIM Personnel initiated?

In 2017, the HKSAR Government decreed that BIM technology must be used in the design and construction of all major government capital works projects with a project estimate of more than HK$30 million that were scheduled to start during or after 2018, and that the use of this technology in private construction projects should also be promoted. This has generated a surge in demand for BIM personnel and training needs.

 

To ensure that the construction professionals have appropriate skill levels and competency in using BIM technology, and that the scope and quality of BIM courses provided in the market meet the requirements, it was important to establish a certification body for BIM personnel and an accreditation body for BIM training courses in Hong Kong.

                                                                                                     

To facilitate the healthy development of BIM in Hong Kong, CIC has introduced the BIM Certification and Accreditation Schemes to ascertain the competency of BIM personnel and the quality of local BIM training courses.

2. Who is the Certification of BIM Coordinators targeted at?

The Certification of BIM Coordinator is targeted at BIM practitioners who already have relevant practical experience in BIM projects, meet the relevant academic requirement and have completed a CIC-Accredited BIM Coordinator Course.

3. What are the Core Competencies of a BIM Coordinator?

Core Competencies of a BIM Coordinator:

  1. BIM Initiation (Ability to describe BIM concept definitions and scope, BIM standards and guidelines in Hong Kong and global contexts). (Level 2)
  2. BIM Software and Technologies (Ability to operate BIM software[1] and the modelling process, and describe current and relevant technologies). (Level 3)
  3. BIM Uses and Processes (Ability to understand BIM uses, apply BIM software applications, and to execute and administer the responsible BIM tasks for individual or cross-disciplinary BIM project coordination). (Level 3)
  4. Digital Information Management, Collaboration and Integration (Ability to execute and administer the operation of a common data environment and data quality control system for effective use and sharing of digital information in a BIM project). (Level 3)
  5. Communication Skills (Ability to apply interpersonal and communication skills in meetings, report / training material writing, etc.). (Level 3)

 

[1] Commonly used BIM software could be found from the list of Construction Innovation and Technology Fund (CITF) pre-approved BIM software available on website of CITF http://www.citf.cic.hk/?route=search).

4. What are the BIM Uses refers to in Core Competency 3?

BIM Uses in Core Competency 3 could be referenced to the CIC BIM Standards (General), the Development Bureau's Technical Circular (Works) No.9/2019 and the BIM Project Execution Planning Guide by Penn State University.

5. What are the level indicated at each core competency stands for?

There is a legend indicating the minimum level of each core competency achieved by a BIM Coordinator.

Level 1:   General appreciation of the subject and an understanding of how the subject may affect, or integrate with other subjects.

Level 2:   Knowledge and understanding of the subject and its application.

Level 3:   Ability to perform the subject independently or under supervision.

Level 4:   Ability to perform the subject without supervision and advise others.

6. Am I eligible for Certification as a BIM Coordinator?

To be eligible for Certification as a BIM Coordinator, you must meet the following requirements:

 

  1. Qualification – A diploma (or equivalent) in Qualifications Framework (QF) Level 4 or above qualification accredited or recognised by a CIC-recognised professional body[1] in architecture, engineering, surveying, building or construction, or equivalent, as recognised by CIC, plus proof of 3 years of full-time relevant work experience (with at least 6 months stationed in HK);
  2. Has gained at least 1 year full-time relevant BIM experience in BIM projects, in latest five years (with at least 6 months stationed in Hong Kong), that able to demonstrate the applicant possessing the required levels of the Core Competencies as stipulated in the Certification of BIM Coordinators. Examples of BIM project coordination and related task such as implementation of BIM Execution Plan on a BIM project, BIM modelling production and collaborate information exchange amongst related stakeholders, maintain a Task Information delivery plan, performing BIM-related coordination (internally or externally) with the stakeholders, administration and maintenance of data exchange to the project Common Data Environment, assist in holding or facilitating various BIM related meeting internally or externally, performing BIM data quality control/checking or assurance in BIM projects, etc.. ; Or please refer to Annex A of Application Guide for more examples.
  3. Successful completion of:
    1. BIM Coordinator course(s) accredited by CIC. (A grace period of one year is allowed before new applicants are required to submit a completion certificate of a CIC-Accredited BIM Coordinator Course in support of their applications. This grace period will end on 31 March 2021.) PLUS;
    2. at least one BIM software/platform training course in operation level as recognised by CIC, OR possession of any certification of BIM software in operation level issued by respective software developers.
  4. Client[2] and Employer[3] evaluation forms – submission of at least one set of evaluation forms from both client and employer sides. Standardised evaluation forms for client and employer sides will be provided by CIC. The applicant should ask his/her client and employer to fill in the standardised evaluation forms and return by the client and employer directly to CIC separately. The forms will be used to verify the applicant’s BIM experience as stated in (b) and to evaluate the applicant’s BIM capability obtained from the BIM experience stated in (b).

 

A ‘grandfathering’ consideration is applied for applicants who may not have the required academic qualification, but possess at least six years of full-time work experience in the industry (stationed in Hong Kong for at least 2 years) and at least two years of full-time experience in BIM project coordination and related tasks (stationed in Hong Kong for at least 1 year) on or before 31 December 2019. This special consideration will lapse on 31 March 2021, after which it will not be applicable in the assessment of applications.

 

[1] List of CIC-recognised professional body is available on website of BIM Department of CIC (http://www.bim.cic.hk/).

[2] Client is the owner of the project. Client Side Evaluator must be the employee of the Client or third party directly employed by the Client* (e.g. main contractor, lead consultant, etc.) but not at the same organisation with the applicant. *(For applicant who is the employee of the Client, the Client Side Evaluator must be the employee of Client organisation). AND the Client Side Evaluator should be Professional (i.e. MHKIA, MHKIE, MHKIS, or above), CIC-Certified BIM Manager (CCBM), Project Manager, Assistant Project Manager, BIM Manager or Facility Manager of the project team and in a supervisory level but not the direct supervisor in the same company/organisation of the applicant.

[3] Employer could be direct manager or supervisor of the project team.

7. Is the working experience counted on a consecutive basis or accumulative basis?

Working experience is counted on an accumulative basis.

8. How to apply for Certification of BIM Coordinators?

An applicant applying for Certification of BIM Coordinators must submit the following documents to the BIM Department of CIC for assessment:

  1. completed Application Form for Certification of BIM Coordinators (Form PN03-F-01);
  2. application fee (HK$300);
  3. certified true copies of academic qualification certificates related to a diploma (or equivalent) in Qualifications Framework (QF) Level 4 or above qualification accredited or recognised by a CIC-recognised professional body in architecture, engineering, surveying, building or construction, or equivalent, as recognised by CIC, plus proof of 3 years of full-time relevant work experience (with at least 6 months stationed in Hong Kong));
  4. submission of at least one set of evaluation forms from both client and employer sides that prove the applicant has in the past 5 years gained at least 1 year full-time relevant practical experience in BIM project coordination and related tasks (with at least 6 months stationed in Hong Kong). Standardised evaluation forms for client and employer sides will be provided by CIC. The applicant should ask his/her client and employer to fill in the standardised evaluation forms and return to CIC separately. (Annex of Form PN03-F-01);
  5. evidence of completing
    1. A CIC-Accredited BIM Coordinator Course (e.g. completion certificate) (see Section 5.2 on the alternative arrangement during the grace period of 31 March 2020 to 31 March 2021); AND
    2. Evidence of completing at least one BIM software/platform training course in operation level as recognised by CIC OR possession of any certification of BIM software in operation level issued by respective software developers; (Refer to Section 7 of Application Guide);
  6. A curriculum vitae; and
  7. A portfolio of BIM work examples (for the selected project(s)).

9. Why do I need to submit the Client and Employer evaluation forms for the application for Certification of BIM Coordinators?

The submission of these forms is to facilitate assessment of the applicant. Unlike the Certification of BIM Managers where Interview Assessment is mandatory, if the assessors found the submission satisfactory then the applicant could be recommended as a CIC-Certified BIM Coordinator without attending Interview Assessment.

10. If the client is a member of the Hong Kong Institute of Architects (MHKIA) but not a project manager, is he/she eligible to be the Client side evaluator?

Yes, MHKIA but not a project manager from Client side can be asked to complete the form. However, applicant should (to the best of his/her knowledge) find the most appropriate person to be the Client side evaluator that able to evaluate his/her competencies in his/her past projects.

11. Would you consider the Client evaluation forms completed by clients from overseas or outside Hong Kong?

Yes, as long as the evaluator(s) are from the Client side and involved in the project(s) written in the evaluation form(s).

12. What are the CIC recognised BIM software/platform training course in operation level?

Please refer to the list of Construction Innovation and Technology Fund (CITF) pre-approved BIM Training Course available on website of CITF (http://www.citf.cic.hk/?route=search).

Skill Level: 2 to 3 is expected (except for accredited BIM Coordinator Course in the list).

 

For courses that out of the list of CITF pre-approved BIM Training Courses, they will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Please note that applicants may be required to submit supplementary information about the course for our vetting as below:

(a)    Proof of participation and completion of the course (For course such as company internal training or subjects/modules in academic programme)

(b)    Course information such as course start/completion date, course duration, course outline, course learning outcome, course content, course assignment, name of instructor/tutor/lecturer, etc..

(c)    School information such as name, address or website of the school/teaching premises, etc..

13. Can I submit the certification of BIM software in operation level issued by respective software developers?

Applicant can submit any Certification of BIM software/platform in operation level officially issued by respective software developers. Such as Autodesk Certified User, Autodesk Certified Professional, Certified ARCHICAD User, Tekla’s Professional Certification, etc.. Plugin, add-on and non-BIM related software would not be considered.

14. What is the assessment procedure?

Upon receipt of an application, the BIM Department of CIC will assess the completeness of the documents submitted and will request the applicant to provide further details to substantiate the application, if needed.

 

The application process consists of 3 stages:

  1. documents vetting by BIM Department of CIC.
  2. assessment interview performed by the CIC BIM Assessment Panel (BIMAP) after reviewing the submitted documents.
  3. approval/disapproval by the CIC BIM Certification and Accreditation Board (BIMCAB).

 

Applicants will be notified of the result by mail.

15. How long will it take to process the applications?

It is expected that the application process would take, after receiving all necessary documents, around 4 to 6 months in a normal circumstance.

16. Are multiple projects running within the same year say 1 year can only be counted as 1 year?

Yes, multiple projects running within the same year say 1 year can only be counted as 1 year. Overlapping duration will not be double-counted.

17. Can I apply for Certification of BIM Coordinators if I am self-employed or unemployed?

Yes, you can.

18. Am I eligible for the Grandfathering route for Certification of BIM Coordinators?

Applicants for grandfathering route possess as at least six years of full-time work experience in the industry (stationed in Hong Kong for at least 2 years) and at least two years of full-time experience in BIM project coordination and related tasks (stationed in Hong Kong for at least 1 year) on or before 31 December 2019. This special consideration will lapse on 31 March 2021, after which it will not be applicable in the assessment of applications.

19. If I do not meet the requirement of academic qualification, am I eligible for the Grandfathering route for Certification of BIM Coordinators?

Yes, there is a Grandfathering route for Certification of BIM Coordinators where academic qualification is not needed. Please note, however, Grandfathering route requires more years of work experience as well as practical experience in BIM. Please refer to the Application Guide for details.

20. Do I need to complete a CIC-Accredited BIM coordinator course if I choose the Grandfathering route?

This requirement is the same for Grandfathering route or Normal route. However, there is a Grace Period where applications submitted before 31 March 2021 do not need to submit a completion certificate of a CIC-Accredited BIM coordinator course.

21. Do I need to complete a CIC-Accredited BIM coordinator course if I have been working as a BIM Coordinator for 6 years?

If you apply for Certification of BIM Coordinators within the Grace Period, then you do not need to complete a CIC-Accredited BIM Coordinator Course. The Grace Period will end on 31 March 2021. After that, you will need to complete a CIC-Accredited BIM Coordinator Course as one of the requirement for Certification of BIM Coordinator.

22. I have 5 years of working experience in BIM, do I have to be certified as a BIM coordinator first before I can be certified as a BIM manager?

Apart from years of experience in BIM, there are other requirements such as possess of a construction-related degree for the certification of BIM manager. If you can fulfill all other requirements then you can consider applying for certification of BIM manager.

23. Are the work experiences for Grandfathering route counted on a consecutive basis or accumulative basis?

Work experience are counted on an accumulative basis. Overlapping duration will not be double-counted.

24. What are the required documents for the application for Certification of BIM Coordinators through Grandfathering route?

A ‘grandfathering’ consideration is applied for applicants who may not have the required academic qualification, but possess at least six years of full-time work experience in the industry (stationed in Hong Kong for at least 2 years) and at least two years of full-time experience in BIM project coordination and related tasks (stationed in Hong Kong for at least 1 year) on or before 31 December 2019. This special consideration will lapse on 31 March 2021, after which it will not be applicable in the assessment of applications.

 

For this category of applicants, submission of the following items are needed:

  1. completed Application Form for Certification of BIM Coordinators (Form PN03-F-01);
  2. application fee (HK$300); and
  3. relevant documents listed in the document checklist in the application form.

25. What is the assessment procedure for Grandfathering application?

Upon receipt of an application, the BIM Department of CIC will assess the completeness of the documents submitted will request the applicant to provide further details to substantiate the application, if needed. An applicant may be invited to attend an interview.

The application process consists of 3 stages:

  1. documents verified by BIM Department of CIC.
  2. assessment interview performed by BIMAP after reviewing the submitted documents, if needed.
  3. approval/disapproval by BIMCAB.

 

Applicants will be notified of the result by mail.

 

Application for this special consideration will lapse on 31 March 2021, after which it will not be applicable in the assessment of applications.

26. What is the difference between normal route application and Grandfathering route application?

The Certification of BIM Coordinators is homogenous regardless of his/her application is made through grandfathering and normal route. The major difference lies in the academic qualification, length of full-time work experience and practical experience in BIM.

27. How can I know if I have been successfully granted the CIC-Certified BIM Coordinator status?

After submitting all required documents, applicants will be recommended for certification as a BIM Coordinator if the assessment are judged to be acceptable. Applicants will be informed of the result by mail. The names of the CIC-Certified BIM Coordinators will be placed on the CIC-Certified BIM Coordinators Register.

28. Is a CIC-Certified BIM Manager (CCBM) equivalent to a CIC-Certified BIM Coordinator (CCBC)?

CCBM and CCBC are two different certification status. They canont be considered as equivalent to one another as the level of competency of some of the core competencies is different. For example the core competency 2 "BIM Software and Technologies" for CCBC requires level 3 but that of CCBM is level 2 only.

29. How do public access the CIC-Certified BIM Coordinator Register?

The names of the CIC-Certified BIM Coordinators will be placed on the CIC-Certified BIM Coordinators Register. The CIC-Certified BIM Coordinators Register is available on website of the BIM Department of CIC (https://www.bim.cic.hk).

30. What is the application fee and payment method?

A non-refundable application fee of HK$300 is required for each application. Applicants should pay the required fee by cheque, which should be made payable to “Construction Industry Council”. All payments received are non-refundable, non-endorsable and non-transferable.

31. What is the validity period of the Certification of BIM Coordinator?

The certification status of a CIC-Certified BIM Coordinator shall be valid from the date of granting the certification status up to the end of that calendar year, i.e. 31 December.

32. Will I receive any notice of renewal prior to its expiry?

The BIM Department of CIC will send a renewal application form to the CIC-Certified BIM Coordinators on a yearly basis at least 3 months prior to the date of expiry of their existing certification/registration.

33. What is the procedure for renewal of registration?

Upon receipt of the renewal application form, the CIC-Certified BIM Coordinators should submit the following to the BIM Department of CIC for renewal at least one month prior to the date of expiry of the existing certification:

  1. signed renewal application form (Form PN03-F-02), confirming that they have undertaken at least 12 hours of BIM-related Continuing Professional Development (CPD) in the past year, and associated documents if applicable; and
  2. renewal fee (HK$150).

 

The CIC-Certified BIM Coordinators should keep records of the BIM-related CPD undertaken during the year (including attendance at any CIC-recognised courses, conferences or seminars, documented self-study, etc.). They may be requested to provide evidence of the BIM-related CPD completed in the past 3 years, without which the renewal application may not be considered.

34. Can I reinstate my name to the CIC-Certified BIM Coordinators Register after being removed?

A person, whose name has been removed from the CIC-Certified BIM Coordinators Register may, within 2 years of the date of expiry of the last certification, apply for reinstatement of the certification. Following the procedure for renewal of registration. The applicant is required to pay any other outstanding subscription since the date of expiry of the certification and/or registration, and submit associated documents, if requested.

 

A person, whose name has been removed from the CIC-Certified BIM Coordinators Register for more than 2 years from the date of expiry of the last certification/registration, will need to submit a fresh application for Certificate of BIM Coordinators.

35. Can I appeal if I am not satisfied with the decision of BIMCAB on my application for certification as a BIM Coordinator?

An applicant for Certification of BIM Coordinators, including renewal/reinstatement of registration, who is dissatisfied with the decision of the CIC BIM Certification and Accreditation Board (BIMCAB), may appeal to the CIC BIM Appeal Board (BIMAB).

 

An applicant exercising the right of appeal should submit the following to the BIM Department, no later than 21 days after receiving notification of the decision of BIMCAB:

  1. completed application form for appeal (Form PN03-F-03); and
  2. application fee (HK$1,500).

 

Upon receipt of an appeal case, BIMAB will review the case upon receipt of all necessary documentation about the case. BIMAB’s decision is final. BIMAB will inform BIMCAB of its decision. The application fee will be refunded to the applicant if the appeal is found to be valid. Applicants will be notified of the result by mail.