Become an expert in the EDGE software and certification process.

Accredited by IFC, EDGE Experts bring their skills, insights and thorough understanding of the EDGE software to instill confidence that a project is certifiably green. Their persuasiveness paves the way for a client to imagine and realize an entirely green portfolio.

At the individual level, becoming an EDGE Expert results in greater knowledge, career growth and an opportunity to promote your work. At the firm level, credentialing your team helps to upskill your practice while attracting and retaining fresh talent.

A sole practitioner, in-house staff or a member of an engineering or architecture practice can all become EDGE Experts. They are an integral force that binds the design process together while providing outstanding value to clients.

Why become an EDGE Expert?

Increase your understanding of which energy and water-saving systems and solutions are best for a particular location and climate, and how to measure the collective impact of design decisions in the aggregate. Gain deeper knowledge of the EDGE software and certification process.

  • Learn about bioclimatic design.
  • Cross-sell your services.
  • Win new clients.
  • Promote your work.
  • Help to accelerate change.
Why become an EDGE Expert?

Here’s how to earn your EDGE Expert credential.

First, read through the FAQs below about EDGE Experts. Then follow the step-by-step EDGE Exam Prep to guide you through taking the training, reviewing the learning materials, testing your knowledge, and scheduling your EDGE Exam.

How can I become an EDGE Expert?

To become an EDGE Expert, you must successfully complete EDGE training and the EDGE Exam. EDGE training is offered by an official provider either online or in a classroom environment. Once you have completed training, IFC will email an EDGE Exam ID number to you. The EDGE Exam is available in English, Chinese, Spanish, Vietnamese and Indonesian, costs $100 and can be taken at a Prometric test center or in the comfort of your home or workplace.

To schedule your EDGE Exam at a test center, visit www.prometric.com/edge, where you can find a complete list of test center locations by clicking on the “Locate a Test Center” link. You may also call +1 (800) 324-4715 from 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. (EST) Monday through Friday. More information can be found in the Candidate Information Bulletin.

To schedule the EDGE Exam at a remote site, call +1 (800) 813-6779 from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (EST) Monday through Friday, and be sure to have your credit card ready to pay the $100 fee. You may also email Pro-Proctor@Prometric.com. Note that the EDGE Exam, which is 2 1/2 hours in length, can be taken remotely only from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (EST) Monday through Friday. More information can be found in the Remotely Proctored Candidate Information Bulletin.

EDGE Experts are required to have a higher education qualification in a construction industry-related field, or three years’ experience in a construction industry-related field and a higher education qualification of any kind. EDGE Experts are accredited by IFC.

What skills will I acquire during EDGE training?

During the training, you will learn how to quantify the value of passive and active design elements, how to determine which energy and water-saving systems and solutions are best for a particular location and climate, and how to measure the collective impact of design decisions in the aggregate. In addition to gaining a deeper understanding of the EDGE software, you will also discover the EDGE standard and certification process.

What exactly does an EDGE Expert do?

An EDGE Expert influences a client’s decision to design and build green, working closely with or within the design team. By using the EDGE software, an EDGE Expert provides a cost-benefit analysis of green concepts, systems and solutions that best match the client’s aspirations. For clients wishing to certify their projects, an EDGE Expert instills confidence that a project meets the EDGE standard.

If I have previously attended an EDGE Experts Training, can I become an EDGE Expert?

The EDGE Experts Training prepares you to take the exam, however there may be questions that were not covered in the training and can only be answered based on your background and/or experience. EDGE Experts are required to have a higher education qualification in a construction industry-related field, or three years’ experience and a higher education qualification of any kind. To take the exam without further training, please contact IFC at edgeexam@ifc.org.

What is the difference between an EDGE Expert and an EDGE Auditor?

An EDGE Expert precedes an EDGE Auditor, working within or in tandem with the client’s design team on decision-making, confirming that the project meets the EDGE standard by using the EDGE software, and preparing the project for certification. The EDGE Auditor does not influence project design or make recommendations and only becomes involved once the project submission is received. The EDGE Auditor reviews project documentation, verifies compliance with EDGE requirements, provides a rigorous check of the project submission, and recommends the project for assessment to a certification provider.

I’m an EDGE Auditor. Can I also be an EDGE Expert?

EDGE Auditors are automatically considered to be EDGE Experts since they have met all the requirements to become one, including completing training and passing the EDGE Exam. Keep in mind that you cannot provide design advice on a project that you are auditing, as this constitutes a conflict of interest. In other words, you may not serve as both an EDGE Expert and an EDGE Auditor for the same project.

I want to become both an EDGE Expert and an EDGE Auditor. How can I become an auditor?

An EDGE Expert who wishes to also become an EDGE Auditor is required to take additional training with a certification provider and sign an agreement. Depending on the certifier, additional background and experience may be required. To see which certifier(s) operate in the country where you live, visit the Certify section of the EDGE website, and reach out to them directly.

When I become an accredited EDGE Expert, can I include my new status as part of my title to promote my services?

Yes. As an EDGE Expert, you can include your new credential as part of your title on your business card, email signature, throughout your LinkedIn profile and in any other appropriate location. You may also include content on your website to promote your new services. For recommendations, please refer to the Branding Guidelines for EDGE Experts.

Is it mandatory for a client to hire an EDGE Expert for a project to be certified?

No. Hiring an EDGE Expert depends on the client’s needs and the complexity of the project. EDGE is intended to be quick and intuitive, but if the client’s internal team doesn’t have familiarity with EDGE, then having a member of the design team take the EDGE training may be the right choice. A client with a small design team may also wish to hire an outside EDGE Expert, particularly if it is the client’s first project being brought forward for certification.

Become an accredited EDGE Expert.

Take EDGE Experts training to become more knowledgeable about the EDGE App and certification process. The training, which prepares you for the EDGE Exam, can be taken in any of the following ways:

Local Training
Local Training

Local training is provided in a classroom environment by licensed training providers.

  • Cost: Varies
  • Length: One day of eight hours
Online Training
Online Training

Online training is provided in English or Spanish and can be taken at your own time and pace.

  • Cost: up to $150
  • Length: Five to six modules (approximately one hour each)
Livestream Training
Livestream Training

Livestream training is provided by accredited certifiers with virtual trainers leading the webcasts.

  • Cost: Varies
  • Length: Either two days of four-hour sessions or one day of an eight-hour session

Find an Expert

EDGE Experts serve as trusted and experienced advisors, supporting clients in their decision-making as to the best ways to design and build green. They also have extensive knowledge of the EDGE software and certification process. While not required in order to achieve certification for a project, EDGE Experts provide significant value to clients through their skills, insights and technical know-how.

Interested in finding an EDGE Expert? Choose the country where your project is located to find a professional. If your country does not appear, then select a country in your region. It is also possible to download a complete list of EDGE Experts. Note that EDGE Experts provide their services internationally.

María Fernanda Aguirre

Technical Director

Latitud Sur Consultancy Company

Santiago

José María Alfonsin

Civil Engineer

Ing José María Alfonsin

Olivos

Paula Hevia Álvarez

Project Manager

Chile GBC

Santiago

Violeta Amuchástegui

Architect

Bel Air Arquitectura

Buenos Aires

Danilo Antoniazzi

Sustainability Consultant

Accion Sustentable

Buenos Aires

Juan Carlos Aquerreta

Civil Engineer

MBA-ODE Postgraduate

Buenos Aires

Andrea Armentano

Arquitecto

Diseño y construcción

Buenos Aires

Marcelo Artime

Architect

ARS

Mar Del Plata

Mariano Asensio

Sustainability Consultant

Idero

Buenos Aires

Akter Azim

Architect

exceptions

Dhaka

Karim Elnabawy Balbaa

Sustainability Consultant

GBERA Green Building Services

Alexandria

Maria Soledad Vargas Battle

Architect

Arkenergia

Santiago

Lucas Pedro Berman

Titular

arqBERMAN

Caba

Susanne Bodach

Senior Sustainable Building Expert

EcoThinking

Phnom Penh

Edward Borgstein

Architect

São Paulo

Felipe Bruna Cabezas

Jefe De Estudios

Constructora CGC

Coquimbo

Sebastian Caffer

Arquitecto Director

Arista Consultora en Sustentabilidad

Villa Maria

Lucas Rosse Caldas

Researcher

UFRJ

Rio De Janeiro

Carlos Cañellas

Architect, AES Consultant

Architecture + Energy Efficiency + Sustainability

La Plata

Yvon Le Cann

Consultant

BTB CONSULTING

Wavre

Gonzalo Mut Capdevielle

Architect

Pasiva Ltda

Santiago

A T M Iqbal Chowdhury

Head Of Business Operation & Sustainability Consultant

Embtronics Ltd

Dhaka

Andrea Veronica Condurso

Architect & Sustainability Consultant

Buenos Aires

Daniela Corcuera

Architect

Quanta Studio

São Paulo

Victoria Bressan Casas Cordero

Architect

Buenos Aires

Franco Dall'Ongaro

Arquitecto

Independiente

Buenos Aires

Hernan Baulo Darhanpé

Architect

Consultant

Buenos Aires

Patricia Davila

Arquitecta

Patricia Elena Davila

Santiago de Chile

Monica Andrea Tapia Del Rio

Arquitecta

Grupo Empresarial Bob S.R.L

La Paz

Bárbara Ferronato Dos Santos

Architect

São Paulo

David Douek

Development Director

OTEC

São Paulo

Melina Ayelén Duca

Architect

Facultad de Arquitectura, UNR

Rosario

J Scott Edwards

Project Director

Orbit Design Studio

Jakarta

Cristhian Jose Pinto Eid

Project Manager/Director

Valenzuela & Asociados SRL

Santa Cruz De La Sierra

Laura Ell

Sustainable Wellness & Spa Tourism Advisor

Laura Ell Consulting

Calgary

Hesham Elshahaly

Architect

Manama

María Inés Fabro

Arquitecta

Córdoba

Romina Daniela De Falco

Architect, Sustainability Consultant

Buenos Aires

Sebastián Paz Filgueira

Architect, Sustainability Consultant

Tucumán

Rosane Yumi Fukuoka

Energy Management Coordinator

Mitsidi Serviços e Projetos Ltda

São Paulo

Agustina Patricia Galli

Architect

SYASA

Buenos Aires

Adriana Garavaglia

Project Manager/Director

323ARQ PM Consulting

Buenos Aires

Natali Ghawi

Founder

NABAD Consulting

Toronto

Gustavo Goldman

Architect

Consultora Goldman

Buenos Aires

Giovana Gonçalves

Civil Engineer

Mitsidi Serviços e Projetos Ltda

São Paulo

Angel Eduardo Hagopian

Arquitecto, Arquitecto

Consultor en Sustentabilidad de Edificios

Buenos Aires

Muhammad Riazul Hamid

Sustainability Consultant

Ahsanullah University of Science and Technology

Dhaka

Yanina Heinnitz

Architect

Buenos Aires

Paula Andrea Hernandez

Mechanical Engineer

INGENIERO MARIO PEDRO HERNANDEZ

Buenos Aires

Isuru A. Hettiarachchi

Principal Consultant – Sustainable Design

Cundall

Sydney

Tzung Han Ho

Sustainability Consultant

GreenJump Sustainable Design Consulting Company

Phnom Penh

Maxine Jordan

Energy/Environmental Engineer

Mitsidi Projetos

São Paulo

Mariana Juarez

Civil Engineer

ENE Consultores

São Paulo

Simona Kabadova

Sustainability Consultant

Triple Green

Sofia

A K M Nazrul Kabir

Executive Director

NK Green Consulting Inc

Ajax

Madi Kabore

Energy Engineer

GGGI

Ouagadougou

Vasil Kanev

Head Of Division

Bulgarian National Bank

Sofia

M Nazmul Khan

Mechanical Engineer

Quad Energy and Building Services

Dhaka

Samuel Kigondu

Mechanical Engineer | Sustainable Building Consultant

Saleki Engineering Solutions

Gaborone

Maria Eugenia Kralj

Architect

ARKY Sustentable

Buenos Aires

Camila Kramel

Civil Engineer

Ca2

São Paulo

Camila Lacerda

Civil Engineer

Conta Própria

São Paulo

Nelson Leung

Sydney

Ricciano Liberali

Engineer

Petinelli

Porto Alegre

Fabricio Lucchesi

Co Founder

Hygge

Curitiba

Larissa Azevedo Luiz

Architect

Ca2 Consultores

São Paulo

Marco Luzzani

Ingeniero Civil

Gestión de Proyectos

Buenos Aires

Alejandro Maggi

Architect

Buenos Aires

Patricia Manghi

Construction Manager

Buenos Aires

Tatiana Manotas

Architect

Buenos Aires

Maria Alejandra Manrique

Arquitecto

Trazza

Carilo

Zlatko Bacelic Medic

Project Manager/Engineer For Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy Projects

CES clean energy solutions GesmbH

Vienna

Blaise Mempouo

Smart Green Building Consultant

ARPEDAC

Yaounde

Nicole Michel

Sustainability Consultant

Buenos Aires

Rafael Monti

Arquitecto

HA Emprendimientos

Capital Federal

Mariela Moré

Architect, Sustainability Consultant

Urban Environmental Management

Buenos Aires

Gisela Moresi

Arquitecta

MSR

Rosario

Milen Moskov

Edge Auditor

SGS Bulgaria

Sofia

Camila Mostaza

Architect

Independent

Buenos Aires

Alejandro Muty

Civil Engineer

Rosario

Ivailo Nikolov

Energy/Environmental Engineer

Botanic Flo

Sofia

Marcelo Nudel

Sustainability Consultant

Ca2 Consultores

São Paulo

Ana Carolina Montecinos Ongini

Sustainability Consultant

Sustainability Consultant

Capital Federal

Camila Del Gaudio Orlando

Sustainability Consultant

CTE – Centro de Tecnologia de Edificações

São Paulo

Marcelo Valenzuela Ortiz

Executive Director

Valenzuela & Asociados S.R.L

Santa Cruz

Mila Ossaille

Analyst

CTE – Centro de Tecnologia de Edificações

São Paulo

Diana Paes

Civil Engineer

Green Edifica Consultoria

Salvador, Bahia

Florencia Pappagallo

Arquitecto

Sustainability Consultant

Tigre

Hugo Felix Rocabado Paravicini

Gerente

Profesional Independiente

Santa Cruz

Gisele Graciela Poitevin

Sustainability Consultant

Green Group

Don Torcuato

Deependra Pourel

Architect & Sustainability Consultant

Design Studio

Thimphu

Marcelo Pueyo

Electrical Engineer

MP Ingenieria

Buenos Aires

Ariel Dietze Goytia Ramirez

Civil Engineer, Consultant

La Paz

Anabela Remondino

Architect

Quilmes – Buenos Aires

Carolina Rocco

Arquitecta

Arquitectura

Rosario

Ekeh Andre Romain

Civil Engineer

GREEN BUILDING COUNCIL CAMEROON/FORALL Inc

Yaoundé

Laura Romanello

Architect

Buenos Aires

Diego Rosolen

Architect

Buenos Aires

Pedro Rossi

Sustainability Consultant

Ca2 Consultores

São Paulo

Joanna Rowbotham

Sustainability Consultant, Te Whiti Services

SPC

Manama

John Javier Villabona Rueda

Sustainability Consultant

Ontario

Lorena Saab

Arquiteta

Atelier Plural

Salvador

Naimeh Sadeghi

Sustainability Consultant

Smart Plan Solutions Co.

Edmonton

Jimena Sanchez

Analista De Operaciones

BID

La Paz

Camila Schön

Architect

ASZ

Ciudad Autónoma De Buenos Aires

Andres Schwarz

Sustainability Consultant

NRG-AR

Martinez

Kagiso Sebetso

Green Buildings- Manager

Time Projects

Gaborone

Atanas Shutov

Civil Engineer

SGS

Sofia

Maria Celeste Siccardi

Project Manager/Director

estudio siccardi

Pinamar

Micaela Smulevich

Architect

Green Group

Buenos Aires

Taiane Souza

Sustainability Consultant

proActive Consultoria

São Bernardo Do Campo

Laureano Stangaferro

Jefe De Obra, Presupuestador

NB Construcciones

Rosario

María Daniela Sueldo

Architect, Sustainability Consultant

Cordoba

Martin Szmulewicz

Electrical Engineer

Martin Szmulewicz

Caba

Xhensila Thomollari

Sustainability Consultant

Pro BIM

Tirane

Nwancha Roger Tikum

CEO

Green Building Council Cameroon (GBC CAM)

Yaoundé

Rafael Torres

Engineer

Petinelli

Porto Alegre

Olman Joaquin Ledezma Unzueta

Electromechanical Engineer

Valenzuela & Asociados SRL

Santa Cruz De La Sierra

Carlo Rodrigo Leon V

Ceo

Habite

Santa Cruz

Luciana Vaihinger

Architect

Techint

Buenos Aires

Vessela Valtcheva-Mcgee

Sustainability Consultant

Triple Green Building Group

Sofia

Lorena Aguerre Varela

Ingeniera Civil

AD Barbieri

Ciudad Autónoma de Buenos Aires

Paula Vettorelo

Civil Engineer

RODE

Córdoba

Leandro Vigna

Architect

Buenos Aires

Matias Villamil

Architect

Estudio Swiecicki Arquitectos

Caba

Sopharith Vuthy

Project Engineer

BEE Incorporations

Phnom Penh

Maria Carolina Waldheim

Architect, Sustainability Consultant

Cordoba

Tânia Cristine Walter

Technical Director, Architect and Urban Planner, Sustainable Construction Specialist

EECOAH

Santa Cruz do Sul

Ziyu Wang

Civil Engineering Student

Concordia University

Montreal

Daniela Yordanova

Sustainability Consultant

Tripple Green Building Group

Sofia

Jiqing Zhang

主持建筑师 / Architect

杰兹建筑设计咨询(上海)有限公司 / JZs | architects Co.,Ltd.

BEIJING

Luísa Zucchi

Intern

Mitsidi

São Paulo

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