Premier Scholar Accreditation Program

Premier Scholar Accreditation Program

Value for your Organization and Your Engineers

Helping Users Thrive

The success of Bentley users largely depends on their ability to utilize our software solutions with confidence. Bentley’s accreditation programs offer organizations the chance to gain a better understanding of our software functionality while earning meaningful certifications for their users. The Premier Scholar Program is an exclusive program that recognizes the most exceptional technical industry professionals who honed their craft over the years and continually strive for excellence. Premier Scholar brings business success to Bentley E365 users by boosting credibility, certifying software experts, and fostering an environment of continued learning and growth. The program includes a technical bootcamp to drive critical thinking, deductive reasoning, and problem-solving through case studies, presentations, and a capstone project.

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Advance Skills and Career

  • Connect learners with opportunities
  • Advance career, credibility, and reputation
  • Network with peers
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Value for your Business

  • Win more business
  • Drive continual technology enhancements
  • Maximize portfolio investment
  • Inspire future leaders
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Value for your engineers

  • Gain access to conferences, round tables and other events
  • Gain online verification and recognition for accredited users with a digital badge
  • Advance professional development

Technical Bootcamp

Challenge | Solution | Success

Premier Scholar Gold Badge

Premier Scholars receive a gold badge they can include on LinkedIn, email signatures, and other online platforms to make it easy to share their enthusiasm with their professional network.

Ultimately, Premier Scholar is designed around continual engagement and learning through the Premier Scholar Alumni network. Participants are required to renew their accreditation every 18 months and are encouraged to stay engaged and continue learning through unique events and opportunities. This gives Bentley users with E365 agreements the benefit of open communication and continual learning to stay competitive in the industry.

Premier Scholar OpenRoads Designer Badge

Hear it from the Scholars

Krissy Hoffman
Krissy HoffmanPE, Senior Transportation Engineer at Arcadis
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“I was proud to be selected by Arcadis to participate in the Premier Scholar Program, and to also be the only woman…”
Aaron Van Der HeydenDesign Manager, Chartered Professional Engineer
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“The much-needed digital evolution of how we design and deliver road projects is well underway and I’m proud to be leading the charge with Bentley presenting me with Premier Scholar accreditation. Most road and highway projects require multiple designers to work collaboratively together and with other disciplines such as drainage, structures, geotechnical and utilities. OpenRoads provides the ability for the whole project team to have complete visibility of, and work on, a single source of truth so that issues and changes can be addressed rapidly, greatly reducing the risk of error… I am genuinely excited to see what the future holds for the industry with software like this now at our fingertips!”
 Chethan ML
Chethan MLSenior Designer Engineer at WSP, GMICE
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“Happy to mention, I have achieved Bentley’s NEW “ORD Premier Scholar” accreditation. It was a great program hosted by Bentley’s team which gave me a quality time to interact with industry experts, preparing project and with capstone presentation.”
Taylor BrownlowRoadway Designer, AECOM
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"Through the Bentley Premier Scholar Program, I was systematically taken through an introduction and the future of 3D modeling as it relates to the transportation industry. I was also given tools to increase my understanding and capabilities in OpenRoads. The program capstone projects served as my next step in continued learning and development of my professional capabilities, even after completing hours of course on the Bentley Learn Server. They presented real-life engineering challenges that I had yet to encounter and modeling solutions that I didn’t know existed. Holding the Premier Scholar Accreditation ensures that myself and others are better positioned to add value to our organizations and clients, as well as be a technical leader in our offices."
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