DGNB Consultant

Give advice on the application of the DGNB System and support during the certification process

The modular training to become a DGNB Consultant will make you a recognised expert in sustainable planning and building and DGNB Certification. The training prepares you to apply the requirements of DGNB Certification in the design, planning and construction process and to implement them optimally in practice.

The Training will be held in German.

Learning objectives and skills taught

  • You will gain extensive knowledge of the basics of DGNB certification and proof of a recognised degree.
  • You will learn to implement the DGNB requirements for sustainable buildings and districts in the design, planning and construction process.

The title DGNB Consultant distinguishes experts in sustainable building and the DGNB System. DGNB Consultants are competent advisors on the certification process and support it with their expertise, for example in cooperation with a DGNB Auditor. The training to become a DGNB Consultant is a prerequisite for the advanced training to become a DGNB Auditor.


Please note: If you are interested in advising projects outside Germany, in countries where there is no adapted version of the DGNB System, you can find all the information about the International DGNB Consultant training here.

To the International DGNB Consultant


The most important facts at a glance

  • Architects
  • Specialist planners
  • Civil engineers
  • Urban planners
  • Project developers
  • Project managers
  • Building product manufacturers
  • Energy consultants
  • Building owners and developers
  • Persons who intend to become a DGNB Auditor or who would like to actively participate in a DGNB certification process.

  • System module 1: Basics of the DGNB System

Duration: 1 digital seminar day (3,5 h)


  • System module 2: Ecology and economy in building certification

Duration: 1 digital seminar day (3,5 h)


  • System module 3: User comfort, technology and processes in building certification

Duration: 1 digital seminar day (3,5 h)


  • System module 4: The DGNB System for Districts

Duration: 1 digital seminar day (3,5 h)


  • Praxis module: freely selectable

Duration: 2 digital seminar days (2 x 90 min. each)


  • Exam to become an DGNB Consultant

Duration: 45 min. or 75 min. on one exam day


Note on the exam: The online exam for the DGNB Consultant qualification is best taken with sufficient time between your attendance of the DGNB system modules and the practical module. This will enable you to prepare thoroughly for the exam. The self-study in preparation for the exam takes between 40 and 100 hours, depending on your personal learning style and previous level of knowledge.

We use multiple choice questions to test the contents of the four DGNB system modules in a 45-minute examination. If you have not yet completed the training to become a DGNB Registered Professional, we will also ask you to complete the content of the compact course Basics of Sustainable Building – this extends the examination time to 75 minutes. Please also take into account the additional time required for self-study of the DGNB Registered Professional examination content. To pass the exam, you must achieve at least 70 percent.

System module 1: Basics of the DGNB System

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System module 2: The DGNB System for Districts

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System module 3: Ecology and economy in building certification

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System module 4: User comfort, technology and processes in building certification

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Practical module: freely selectable

The choice of practical module determines the basis of your specialisation as a future DGNB Auditor.

DGNB PRACTICAL MODULES AT A GLANCE

  • Attendance certificates for the system and practical modules you have attended in digital form

After passing the exam and signing the licence agreement:

  • Acquisition of the recognised degree of DGNB Consultant
  • DGNB Consultant certificate in digital form
  • Listing as DGNB certification expert on the DGNB website
  • DGNB Consultant logo in digital form for communicating your qualification (e.g. for your e-mail signature, website or communication materials)
  • Access to the DGNB System Software and the building products platform DGNB Navigator
  • Access to the exclusive area for DGNB Consultants and DGNB Auditors on the network platform myDGNB
  • Possibility to participate in the DGNB Expert Day for your quick, compact and cost-effective further training as well as for exchange and networking with other DGNB certification experts
  • Regular newsletter for DGNB certification experts

In order to be able to register for the exam, you must prove that you have attended the four DGNB system modules and one DGNB practical module. You may take the exam no later than 24 months after attending the first system module.

Furthermore, we require:

  • a degree in urban planning, architecture, civil engineering, construction or real estate management
    with one year of relevant professional experience (Master / Diploma) or
    with three years of relevant professional experience (Bachelor)
  • or a degree as a state-certified / recognised technician with three years of relevant professional experience
  • or a completed commercial-technical vocational training in industry or in the construction/manufacturing sector with five years of relevant professional experience
  • or an entry in the energy efficiency expert list for federal funding programmes as a demonstrably qualified specialist for energy-efficient construction and refurbishment.

We also recognise qualifications acquired elsewhere in individual cases.

In order to be able to maintain the title of DGNB Consultant, there is an obligation to provide evidence of 6 DGNB further education points per year as part of the licence agreement. You can collect these points by attending a DGNB expert day or the training and further education courses offered by the DGNB Academy. You can find an overview of the offers for obtaining a licence with the respective DGNB further education points here.

Proof of the first further education points is only to be provided in the following calendar year after signing the licence agreement. The general licensing conditions can be found here.

 DGNB member,
Member of a Chamber of Architects
DGNB non-member
System module 1195 €275 €
System module 2195 €275 €
System module 3195 €275 €
System module 4195 €275 €
Pracatical module300 €440 €
Exam  
for participants with the title DGNB Registered Professional390 €490 €
for participants without the title DGNB Registered Professional490 €630 €
Total  
for participants with the title DGNB Registered Professional1470 €2030 €
for participants without the title DGNB Registered Professional1570 €2170 €

All prices exclude VAT.

Groups (from 10 persons)
For group bookings of 10 people or more, please contact us by email at ausbildung@dgnb.de.

Dates and registration

Become a DGNB Consultant

 

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Frequently asked questions about the DGNB Consultant

As a rule, the training to become a DGNB Consultant takes about three months. Participation in the four DGNB system modules and one practical module takes a maximum of 8 days. Self-study in preparation for the exam takes between 40 and 100 hours, depending on your personal learning style and previous knowledge.

In order to prepare for the examination, an additional home study of the DGNB criteria is necessary for each system module. Self-study in preparation for the exam takes between 40 and 100 hours, depending on your personal learning style and previous knowledge.

After failing the DGNB Consultant exam for the first time, you will receive a second attempt free of charge. A third attempt is possible. For this, we charge 50 percent of the examination costs.

If you do not pass at the latest on the third attempt, you have the option of taking an oral examination as a last resort. This will only take place on request and in person at the DGNB office. We charge the full exam fee for this.

In order to be allowed to use the degree DGNB Consultant as well as the logo, we require the signing of a licence agreement.

There is no licence fee. As a licensed DGNB Consultant, you have to fulfil your annual continuing education obligation in order to maintain your licence. You receive DGNB continuing education points by participating in events for which a fee is charged.

After completing the training as a DGNB Consultant and the subsequent training as a DGNB Auditor, you will normally first become a DGNB Auditor for buildings. However, if you attend the DGNB practical module "Planning sustainable and liveable districts" as part of your DGNB Consultant training and then successfully complete the path to becoming a DGNB Auditor, your competence as a DGNB Auditor is extended to include the system application of districts.

The DGNB system modules predominantly provide you with very specialised knowledge in relation to DGNB criteria and certification processes and are only offered by us and our cooperating training centres. Cooperating training centres issue a certificate of attendance which proves that you have attended the DGNB system modules or the DGNB practical modules. It is not possible to recognise seminars offered by providers other than our cooperating training centres.

The offer to attend the DGNB system and practice modules is open to all interested persons. Dates and registration can be found here.


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