*Applications for the 2013 cohort are now closed*
Biomimicry Specialist Certification Program
Biomimicry 3.8 is pleased to offer the Biomimicry Specialist (BSpecialist) certification program, an 8-month training program designed to grow regional biomimicry expertise. Participants in the program will graduate as Biomimicry Specialists, empowered to incorporate biomimicry into their current or planned professions and serve as leaders in the biomimicry network.
The program is delivered through three (3) in-person and also online learning experiences. The in-person work will be conducted in the Western U.S. (Mill Valley, California) .
Looking for the 2-year Biomimicry Professional program? Click here.
Program at a Glance
When is it?
| The eight-month intensive program runs March – November, 2013.
Who is the ideal Biomimicry Specialist?
| The program is created for professionals from all sectors looking to apply biomimicry to their work
How much time will it take?
| 3 – 6 hours per week for the 29-week online program, plus a total of 15 days for the in-person sessions.
How much does it cost?
| The program costs $12,800 and includes program tuition, workshop materials, accommodations, meals, and local travel. It does not include transportation to/from the in-person sessions.
Are there any discounts available?
| Yes! Members of our biomimicry network, Designers Accord, and USGBC’s LEED AP and Green Associates can receive a 7% discount (one discount per person). There is also a 2% discount available for candidates that pay their tuition in full. Only 16 discounted seats per cohort are accepted. Scholarships (up to $3,000) are available, but limited. A 5% Early-Bird discount was offered for enrollment prior to December 17, 2012 (now closed).
How do I apply?
| Click here to fill out an online application ($25). The enrollment period closes February 10, 2013.For a detailed outline of the program format and delivery style as well as course and in-person session descriptions please download our detailed program brochure below.
2013 Western North American Cohort
| Mill Valley, California (Temperate Evergreen Forest)
This cohort will meet in-person for three sessions throughout the course of the program at The Ralston White Retreat Center in Mill Valley, Marin County, California in North America.
Research and Education Specialist, Biomimicry 3.8
Certified Biomimicry Professional
Based in Missoula, MTSherry has worked much of her career as a wildlife ecologist for state wildlife agencies, and as a research/management coordinator for the U.S. Forest Service. Read full bio
Director of Certification and Design Strategist, Biomimicry 3.8
Certified Biomimicry Professional (CBP), LEED AP BD+C
Based in Mexico City, Mexico Coming from a background in architecture and sustainable building advisory, Erin now oversees the development and delivery of the world’s most innovative and comprehensive biomimicry educational program with Biomimicry 3.8. Read full bio
Still unsure if the Biomimicry Professional or Biomimicry Specialist certificate program is right for you? Watch a recording of a live Q&A session with Dayna Baumeister. She will talk about the Specialist and the Professional programs at Biomimicry 3.8 and offer insight from program alumni on the program experience and value followed by a moderated questions and answers period.