Certified Training Institute

As a part of its mission to build a better building design profession, one designer at a time, AIBD has offers this list of suggested resource materials.

Certified Training Institute…

…is a third-party provider of online exam prep and continuing education for professional licensing and certification.

Education and/or training provided by the Institute or any third party is not a requirement for certification. However, eight hours of continuing education is required for annual re-certification. Five of the required eight hours of continuing education must be “Primary” credits.

All courses listed on this webpage are Primary CEs.

The knowledge Domains and Sub-Domains, as identified in the CPBD Certification Handbook (beginning on page 39), are included with each course description below.

This reference list is for information only, as well as a convenient link to purchase the materials.


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  • The AIBD does not approve, recommend, or endorse any educational programs offered by any organization to prepare individuals for the certification examinations.



Business Administration (Domain 1)

A – Ethics

Product Image Construction Code Review

Ethics and Morality in the Professional Setting

2 Hour Video Class
Learn the fundamental theories of ethics, their weaknesses, and how to create a Code of Conduct that accurately reflects your company’s core values and principles.

B – Licensure

C – Insurance

D – Employment Law

Product Image Sexual Harassment

Understanding and Preventing Sexual Harassment | Professional Development

1 Hour Audio Course
Learn to recognize the forms of sexual harassment, reporting procedures, employer responsibility, and liability in the prevention of sexual harassment.
0.1 ICC Admin CEUs – Approval #25926

E – Accounting

F – Marketing

Product Image Construction Marketing Online Contractor Course

Social Media Marketing for Construction Trades | Professional Development

1.5 Hour Video Class
Learn the ins and outs of social media marketing from experts that work in both social media and construction to upgrade your profiles, drive leads, and increase business.

Business Practices (Domain 2)

A – Project Management

Drones in construction

Drones in Construction | #AIABLTI336.2

4 LU Credit Video Course
Drones are more accessible than ever and very beneficial to Contractors, but before you take flight, learn the rules and regulations that must be followed to operate commercial drones.
0.4 ICC Building CEUs – Approval #25479

Product Image Estimating & Bidding Online Contractor Course

Estimating and Bidding for Success

7 Hour Audio Course
Calculating a more accurate estimate and bid allows you to get the most out of every job.  Improve your bottom line as we cover all aspects of the bidding process.
0.7 ICC Admin CEUs – Approval #25472

Product Image Project Management Online Contractor Course

Project Management

8 Hour Video Course
Take an in-depth look at the responsibilities of a project manager and the methods experienced contractors use to effectively manage all aspects of a building project.

B – Programming and Due Diligence

Product Image Manage Your Way to Big Profits

Manage Your Way to Big Profits | Professional Development

7 Hour Audio Course
Learn the responsibilities a construction project manager must be prepared to perform to maximize the earning potential of each building project you manage with this course.
0.7 ICC Admin CEUs – Approval #25470

C – Contracts