International Training

International DGNB Consultant

The DGNB Consultant training is aimed at key players in the construction and real estate industry with prior professional experience. In general terms, the training builds on the basic knowledge taught at the DGNB Registered Professional.

DGNB Consultants carry out auditing work for DGNB Certificates and Pre-certificates for buildings and districts. The training to become a DGNB Consultant entails you to work closely with the design team and the client during the design and construction process within the meaning of the DGNB Certification. As members of the DGNB Community, DGNB Consultants also help to implement the international application and adaptation of the DGNB System.

Join the next DGNB International Consultant Training

How to become a DGNB Consultant?

During 3 days, the participants will learn about the international application of the DGNB Systems for sustainable buildings and districts. Thereby an overview of the DGNB Criteria is given and relevant topics and background knowledge will be discussed in detail. The application of selected criteria will be taught in team work session, so that the participants will also get a practical approach.

To qualify as DGNB Consultants, participants need to take and pass the DGNB Exam.

The exam is done online in a separate appointment and can be taken within a period of 24 months after the training course. In general, an average of 40 learning-hours is recommended to ensure passing the exam, but this might vary depending on individual prior knowledge.

Teaching language and training material: English.


Why to attend?

  • Highlight your expertise in sustainable building and the DGNB System
  • Enjoy the networking opportunities offered by the DGNB Community
  • Enhance your portfolio of consultancy and auditing services
  • Use the DGNB Consultant credentials, logo and present your profile on the DGNB Website

Who should attend?

Architects, designers, engineers, developers, site managers, technical experts and product managers.
You want to qualify as a Consultant in Germany? Also see our full Consultant program in German here.

Admission requirements

No specific admission requirements need to be fulfilled to join the training course. After successfully passing the exam, participants will qualify as international DGNB Consultants.

To register for the exam you need to fulfil the following requirements:

Proof of participation in the DGNB Consultant Training (within 24 months prior the exam date)
Completed academic studies in urban planning, urban design, spatial planning, architecture, civil or construction-related engineering, natural sciences, economics or building physics or related disciplines and

  • 1 year of relevant professional experience following completion of a post-graduate degree or
  • 2 years of relevant professional experience following completion of an undergraduate degree or
  • training in the real estate or construction sectors with 5 years of relevant professional experience

Note: All applications will be reviewed by the DGNB Approval and Review Committee, which has the final say on decisions concerning participant admission