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.

As international DGNB Consultant you are specialised to adapt the DGNB System to local requirements. In countries with DGNB System Partners there are locally adapted versions already available and special training might be needed.

If you plan to carry out DGNB certification projects in future also in Germany, please contact ausbildung@dgnb.de

How to become a DGNB Consultant?

During 8 online sessions, participants will learn about the international application of the DGNB Certification System (Version 2020, international) for sustainable buildings and districts. Two complementary digital workshops assure the practical application of selected DGNB criteria. This way participants gain comprehensive knowledge on the DGNB Certification, the evaluation methodology and the adaptation of individual criteria to local requirements. 

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

Furthermore, we are offering on-site intensive courses, where participants gain the required knowledge for the DGNB Consultant qualification. These on-site training takes three days and locations vary. 

Click here to check-out upcoming training possibilities.

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 DGNB Consultant in Germany? Also see our full DGNB 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