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Biomimicry Specialist Certification

Infuse biomimicry Into Your Career or Organization

Named by Fortune in 2017 as a “one of today’s smartest ideas,” the biomimicry methodology inspires sustainable design, systems-thinking, creativity, and interdisciplinary collaboration that drives solutions to the toughest challenges facing the world today.

Designed to be highly flexible and affordable, our Biomimicry Specialist Certification professional training program combines online coursework accredited through Arizona State University with our in-person immersion workshops that take place around the world.

A resume builder for any professional looking advance sustainability and innovation in their careers, graduates will be able to integrate biomimicry principles and tools into their primary disciplines. Alumni include software designers, engineers, architects, entrepreneurs, investors, educators, biochemists, sustainability professionals, biologists, and many more.

No matter your profession, with the BSpec training you’ll gain:

  • a 21st century skill set for innovation, sustainability, creativity, and collaboration
  • tools to apply your knowledge and passion to your toughest challenges
  • access to an interdisciplinary network of biomimetics doing inspiring work
  • a deeper connection to nature in your work and personal life

Course Instructor

Biomimicry 3.8 co-founder Dr. Dayna Baumeister

Program outcomes

Program Format 

ASU Accreditation

The 15 credits of online coursework required for the BSpecialist Certificate program are accredited through ASU as a Graduate Certificate in Biomimicry. The coursework is taught by Biomimicry 3.8’s deeply experienced instructors. For more information see:

A visual representation of the components and relationship between the ASU programs and Biomimicry 3.8 programs, including a course calendar and catalog.

A video that reviews your ASU programs options, and how ASU and B3.8 are interrelated.

Program costs

Step-by-step application process

  1. Register your intent here
  2. Apply and enroll at ASU here
  3. Complete two workshops; more information here
  4. Apply for certification here

Program prerequisites

Biomimicry ushers in an era based not on what we can extract from nature, but on what we can learn from her. This shift from learning about nature to learning from nature requires a new method of inquiry.

— Janine Benyus, Biomimicry 3.8 Co-Founder
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