In a hybrid format of self-learning phases with exercises, online live events and a final classroom event, we train you to become a DGNB Auditor within two months. Using explanatory videos, short texts and learning success checks, you will acquire the process and application knowledge on our learning platform to successfully register and submit a project to the DGNB. Several exercises will give you a first feel for working with the DGNB Criteria. On the final attendance day, experienced DGNB Senior Auditors will give you an insight into the practical handling of a DGNB project. From the initial meeting, to the preparation of the tender, to project management during the project, you will gain valuable experience and advice.
The training is held in German.
The training will provide you with the necessary start-up support to accompany projects from client consultation to the successful completion of DGNB Certification. You will learn about the process steps and tools used by the DGNB, as well as how to work with clients and trades during project support.
Phase 1: DGNB processes and criteria processing (learning platform)
In phase 1, you will use our learning platform to acquire the process and application knowledge required to successfully register and submit a project to the DGNB using explanatory videos, short texts, exercises and learning success checks.
- Understanding the process steps of a successful application to the DGNB
- Learning how to deal with the criteria and principles of successful verification through several exercises and different forms of evaluation
- Learning how to use DGNB tools correctly and integrate them into the process
- Learning how to use the DGNB System Software correctly for in-process audit processing
- Understanding the legal basis for drafting contracts with building owners and for project monitoring
Please note: The online phase includes various online live dates and deadlines (see "Procedure and technical requirements").
Phase 2: Practical project support (attendance day)
On the attendance day, experienced DGNB Senior Auditors will give you an insight into the practical handling of a DGNB project. From the initial meeting to the preparation of the offer and project management during the project, you will receive valuable experience and advice.
- Starting the audit: advising building owners, understanding the project and classifying it for a pre-check
- Managing the offer and contract for auditor services
- Carrying out a pre-check and using it for project and team management
- Calculating your own audit services and organising coordination
- Monitoring, accompanying and documenting the audit during implementation successfully
On the attendance day, we offer coffee breaks, a lunch break including catering and a joint evening meal as well as space for informal exchange with other participants and our experts. The training ends with the ceremonial award of your title as a DGNB Auditor.
- You know the necessary steps and timeframe for registering and submitting projects to the DGNB.
- You know the main functions of the DGNB System Software and the DGNB Navigator and feel able to use them in the context of certification.
- You understand what is important when processing criteria and providing evidence.
- You are able to correctly assess the scope and your own role in DGNB Certification and, on the basis of the training, submit a realistic offer for project support.
- You know important legal information for the preparation of an offer.
- You know the components of a pre-check and be able to carry it out.
- You know important success factors for cooperation with clients and trades, as well as project organisation and document management.
Duration and event location
Duration: 8 weeks
Week 1 to 7: Online phase on the learning platform
incl. 2 online live events (60 min. + 180 min.)
Total learning time: approx. 18.5 hrs (individual)
Week 8: One-day attendance event
incl. dinner (possibly on the previous day)
1,690 € for DGNB members / members of a Chamber of Architects
2,090 € for DGNB non-members
Prices exclude VAT.
Please note: As the training is held in German, please switch to German language settings to make a booking.
Prerequisite for participation is the status as a licensed DGNB Consultant.
You can already register for the training as soon as you have registered for the DGNB Consultant examination. There must be at least three months between the date of the DGNB Consultant exam and the start of the DGNB Auditor training in order to process any retakes of the exam before the start.
Week 1 to 7: Online phase on the learning platform, incl. 2 online live events
A one-hour online Q&A session in week 3 allows you to submit queries to the DGNB on how to complete the exercises (optional).
In week 5, there will be a three-hour online workshop consisting of two programme items. Attendance is compulsory. In a 90-minute group exercise, you evaluate each other's solutions to an exercise task. The exercise must be completed before the online live event. Afterwards, in a 60-minute lecture, you will learn about the legal framework conditions in the preparation of offers and contracts for an audit.
During the online phase there are some (compulsory) online live events and deadlines:
- A one-hour online Q&A session in week 3 allows you to submit queries to the DGNB on how to complete the exercises (optional).
- In week 5, there will be a three-hour online workshop consisting of two programme items. Attendance is compulsory. In a 90-minute group exercise, you evaluate each other's solutions to an exercise task. The exercise must be completed before the online live event. Afterwards, in a 60-minute lecture, you will learn about the legal framework conditions in the preparation of offers and contracts for an audit.
For the online phase, you should plan a total of approx. 18.5 hours:
- You should plan about 4 hours for the theoretical input (explanatory videos, texts).
- You should plan about 12 hours for working through the exercises. The online live events last 60 minutes (question time) or 180 minutes (group exercise + legal excursus).
Please note: You can only participate in the attendance day and thus complete the training if you have completed the course part on the learning platform, i.e. after working through the exercises in full by the end of week 7.
Week 8: One-day attendance event
After completing the course section on the learning platform, you will take part in the attendance day in week 8. This takes place either in Stuttgart, Berlin or Frankfurt am Main, depending on the programme run. There are two groups in each programme run. Group 1 starts the event on day 1. In the evening, group 1 meets group 2 at the joint dinner. Group 2 takes part in the attendance day on the following day. You decide which group you are in when you register.
Part of the attendance day is a free dinner to which the DGNB invites you. Here you will have the opportunity to network with other prospective auditors and exchange experiences. Please let us know in good time by e-mail if you do not wish to attend the dinner.
At the end of the attendance day, you will receive your certificate as a DGNB Auditor.
Please note: Afterwards, you will receive your licence application as a DGNB Auditor by e-mail together with your confirmation of participation. In order to officially become an auditor, a licence agreement must be concluded between you and the DGNB.
You will receive further information on the attendance day with the dial-in data for the learning platform approx. three working days before the start of the training.
|Week 2||Self-directed learning|
|Week 4||Self-directed learning|
Compulsory attendance: Exercise 1 must be completed beforehand.
|Week 6||Self-directed learning|
Completion of the online phase
The online course must be completed by the end of week 7 in order to visit the attendance day.
Joint dinner of group 1 and 2
Participation in the attendance day is compulsory. At the end of the course you will receive your DGNB Auditor certificate.
Completion of the course and qualification as DGNB Auditor
Language of teaching
Recognition as further education and training
This course will be submitted to the Chamber of Architects Baden-Württemberg and to the German Energy Agency (dena) for recognition as continuing education and training.
Learning platform (week 1 to 7): free time allocation
Attendance day (week 8): two coffee breaks and one lunch break
Max. number of participants
35 participants per group, 70 participants in total per training
4 working days before the start of the event