The Building Biology Course IBN (BBC) is available in German since 1977 – since 2016 in English.
The BBC provides an interdisciplinary educational opportunity for building professionals such as architects, engineers, technicians, tradespeople, staff members of construction companies, building material manufacturers and suppliers, housing agencies, building management companies, as well as (environmental medicine) health care professionals, but also for students from e.g. technical colleges and homeowners.
Even if you do not have any relevant previous knowledge in this field, you can take the BBC after consultation with the IBN. The study of building biology will increase your competence in the field of healthy, sustainable, and holistic building practices as well as open up new career opportunities.
The content of the Building Biology Course is science-based, but also practice-based. The information is presented in a clear and easy-to-understand format. The basic knowledge of building biology is provided in 20 different course modules as well as an ‘Audiovisual Media’ section with videos, online lectures, podcasts and illustrations (this section of the BBC is still under development).
E-learning offers the following advantages:
- Available worldwide from any browser, even while traveling
- Read an learn offline with moole-app
- Global search in complete content
- Current and relevant contents (videos, references, links…)
- Sharing ideas, experiences, and resources with other students via the forum
- Easy learning with multiple choice questions
- Online exam
The Building Biology Course can be started at the beginning of every month and usually takes about one year to complete.
The course fee is €2300 (payable at once or in two installments, each €1200)
The following students receive a 20% discount:
- University and college students
For married couples, common law couples, comparable life partnerships and staff members of companies, special discounts can be negotiated individually.
After payment has been received, you will receive your access code to the Building Biology Course IBN.
To receive the professional title and the certification of a ‘Building Biology Consultant IBN’ participants are required to pass an online exam. The fee for the exam is 200 EUR and the exam can be re-taken if not passed. The final exam has to be written within 6 to 24 months of starting the Building Biology Course.
The BBC also serves as a continually updated reference tool. Therefore, we also offer permanent access to the online version for graduates of the Building Biology Course. Local Partners may provide additional consultation, information, and continuing education opportunities for qualified Building Biology Consultants IBN.
The IBN cooperates with partners across the world. They operate independently of us and offer different services. Please feel free to contact them also for assistance in your own language.
STEP 1: Sign the Participation Agreement
If you would like to sign up for the Building Biology Course, download, print and complete the Participation Agreement (PDF).
STEP 2: Payment
As a student of the Building Biology Course, you receive an invoice after having sent the signed agreement form to the IBN (by mail, email, or fax). You also can pay by PayPal:
STEP 3: Enrollment
After payment of the course fee has been received and the 14-day notice period of cancellation (see “Notice of Cancellatio” in the sidebar) has lapsed, the online access to the Building Biology Course will be activated and you will receive your credentials to access the BBC.