Any development that revolves around sustainable building has to be based on the same knowledge: an understanding of the issues and topics that are pertinent to sustainable building. The DGNB Academy offers a first point of entry to these topics with special training to become a DGNB Registered Professional.
The Registered Professional course is aimed at young professionals, students, and keen stakeholders within the construction and real estate industry, and beyond, who would like to acquire knowledge about sustainable building and planning.
Upcoming international Registered Professional Trainings can be found in the overview of upcoming events.
The compact three day training provides participants with an insight into sustainability in the construction and real estate industry.
The course is set up in small groups. Interactive exercises ensure close participation and interaction within the group. During six 90 minutes online sessions participants gain knowledge in following fields of sustainable planning, construction and operation of buildings:
- Designing and evaluating sustainability
- Holistic design and construction
- Design and social issues
- Health and User Satisfaction
- Life cycle oriented design
- Life cycle assessment
- Preserving resources and the environment
- Integrated design
After participating, an online exam qualifies the participant as Registered Professional - a title to position as young expert in the growing market of sustainable construction.
The knowledge on sustainable building taught in this course provides the optimal foundations for those professionals seeking to become DGNB Consultants or DGNB Auditors.
62 universities and colleges are currently cooperating with the DGNB. Students, whose university is part of this cooperation, have the opportunity to learn the basic knowledge of the DGNB during their studies. After successful completion of the course, students can register for the exam to qualify as DGNB Registered Professional.
Professionals and keen stakeholders who want to explore the principles of sustainability with focus on the construction and real estate sectors. Also see our full Registered Professional program in German here.
No specific admission requirements need to be fulfilled to join the training course. After successfully passing the exam, participants will qualify as DGNB Registered Professionals.
To register for the exam you need to fulfil the following requirements:
Students enrolled at a university are admitted to the exam. However, you will only receive the certificate as a DGNB Registered Professional after you have completed your studies and send a copy of your graduation certification (or equivalent) to the DGNB Academy.
Note: All applications will be reviewed by the DGNB Approval and Review Committee, which has the final say on decisions concerning participant admission.