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Learn everything you need to know as a vegan nutrition expert and live your passion with a forward-thinking (second) profession.
Acquire solid nutritional knowledge and provide yourself and your family with healthy and nutritious food: Put an end to myths, half-truths, and uncertainty.
Become a professional multiplier of the vegan idea – engage with us and stand up for the future of our world with us.
in a Nutshell
Education From the Very Best
Our distance learning school is ideal for you if these aspects are important to you:
- Latest Study Content: 15 chapters with approx. 100 lessons plus additional materials which are on the cutting edge of science
- Motivating Community: Network with like-minded people in forums and groups in a protected atmosphere
- Digital Nutrient Database: Access to profiles of approx. 15,000 foods with different filter options
- Professional Support: If you wish, you can be listed in our International Directory for Vegan Nutritionists
- Qualified Support: Our vegan nutrition experts are always there for you – with passion and insightful knowledge
- Well-structured Online Campus: Easy to use and accessible from anywhere – with a notebook, tablet, or smartphone
- No Additional Costs: All exams included
- Full Security: Government tested and approved, 14 days free trial and can be cancelled at any time
- Modern Learning Media: Course books, audiobooks, and videos – the optimum medium for every situation
- Instant Test Results: No handing in, no waiting – test results will be emailed to you immediately
- Unlimited Access: 24 months access plus 12 months free renewal – even multiple times possible
In this chapter you will get a first overview of your course: What does vegan nutrition actually mean and how does it affect our wellbeing, but also world hunger, animals as our fellow beings and the environment in general? What could your future job as a Vegan Nutritionist look like and what makes this profession so diverse? Understanding and assessing scientific studies as a lay person – what do you have to pay attention to? You will know the answers to these questions when you have finished the first chapter of your course. If you would like to delve deeper into the subject matter right at the beginning, the additional course material "Basic Knowledge for Nutritionists – Introduction to Biochemistry" is also available to you.
02The Evolution of Human Nutrition
In today's industrialized nations, we have a wide variety of foods to choose from. This has not always been the case. Eating what is edible has therefore been essential for human survival for a long time. In this chapter, you will learn what this meant for our ancestors, whether there is a "species-appropriate" diet for humans, and what influence industrialization had on the culinary blessings and pitfalls of our diet today.
03Basics of Vegan Nutrition
A plant-based diet does not only have positive ethical consequences. Choosing a vegan diet also affects health, environmental, economic and social issues. In this chapter of the course, you will also learn which impact the vegan lifestyle has on the future of our world.
04Basics of Nutrition Counseling
Human eating behavior is highly complex and changing our eating habits can be a great challenge. In addition, you will encounter a wide variety of people with completely different desires and motives in your counseling practice. Before you dive into the world of nutrients in the next chapters, this chapter will first be of psychological nature: with the topic of social and communication skills. This knowledge will not only help you as a Vegan Nutritionist – it will also be very useful in your daily life!
05Nutrients and Their Functions
In this chapter you will dive into the exciting world of micro and macronutrients, you will learn all about the importance of vitamins, minerals, dietary fiber and secondary phytochemicals, why they are important for you and in which foods you can find them. Last but not least: You will learn everything you need to know about water, which is an important basis of our life.
06Potentially Critical Nutrients in a Vegan Diet
"If you want to eat a vegan diet, you need the knowledge to do so", that's what specialists and lay people agree on. The concern about possible nutrient deficiencies is by no means unjustified. Despite all the benefits of a plant-based diet, knowledge about potentially critical nutrients is essential. Find out what those are, how to get enough of them, and when supplementation is needed in this chapter of your course.
Everyone does it, hardly anyone wants to talk about it and more and more people have problems with it: Digestion. But what exactly happens in your body when your meal is broken down into amino acids, minerals and other substances, and made available to your cells? Which enzymes are secreted and where are they produced? What does the microcosm in your intestine look like and what influence does it have on your well-being? In this chapter, you can expect interesting facts about the often underestimated tubular system.
In the previous chapter you learned how digestion works. In this chapter, you will delve a little deeper into the mysteries of our bodies. Why is glucose of fundamental importance, how does the fat from your meal actually get into your cells and what is meant by adenosine triphosphate? After this chapter, you will know the answers.
To be able to assess the quality of food items, you will get to know health-promoting and health-limiting features in this chapter of your course. This is not only about nutrients, ripeness and freshness, but also about pathogens, toxins and biogenic substances. You will also learn more about substances of animal origin in food items where you might not immediately suspect them, and about food additives.
10Food Groups in a Vegan Diet
What are legumes and why are they also called the "Holy Grail of vegan nutrition"? What is the role of nuts and seeds? What to think about so-called superfoods? In addition: Does a nutritionist need to know calorie tables by heart? These and many other exciting facts await you in this chapter of your course.
11Nutrition and Acid-Base Balance
What are acids and bases anyway and what is the pH value all about? What is meant by acidosis and alkalosis? What roles do the liver and the kidneys play? In this chapter, you will find out why "sour makes merry" is not true for our body.
12Nutrition and Bodyweight
When it comes to the topic of body weight, people usually immediately think of obesity, too many sweets and lack of discipline. But that is only one aspect of nutrition. In this chapter, you will learn why discipline and eating behavior are only connected to a limited extend. You will also learn why being underweight is an equally serious issue, what healthy weight management can look like, and where to draw the line to an eating disorder, which belongs in the hands of therapists.
A wide selection of food items is available to us at anytime and anywhere, which can be both a blessing and a curse. “Too salty, too fatty, too sweet” – these are the scourges of our time, often resulting in problems and ailments that should be known to you as "diseases of modern civilization". Obesity and caries are typical consequences, but cancer, osteoporosis, rheumatic diseases and other serious conditions that drastically affect both quality and life expectancy can also be linked to our food choices. In this chapter of your course, you will learn more about the role that a healthy plant-based diet can play in this.
14Vegan Nutrition in Different Phases of Life
Throughout our lives, our needs constantly change on different levels, and energy and nutrient needs are not a constant either. A child has different needs than an adult, the recommended dietary intakes for expectant mothers differ from those for athletes. How do these needs look like in different phases of life and how can they best be met?
By the way, the needs and adequate intakes in senior age are often overlooked. The following chapter will give you an overview of how you can cover all your dietary needs in every phase of life when you are eating a plant-based diet.
15Movement, Relaxation and Meditation
In this final chapter, you can, quite literally, take a deep breath because you will learn more about breathing exercises and meditation. Taking good care of yourself and your health not only means "taking in nutritious food "to fuel your body", but it also means keeping yourself fit – physically and mentally. Now, more than ever, we need to move, relax and manage our stress levels.
We recommend to you that you practice yourself and enjoy it. This is the best way to experience firsthand, why passing on this knowledge to your clients, to your family and to your friends will be worth it. And with lots of wonderful tools (and insights) at hand, you complete the last chapter of your course.
Successfully Reach Your Goal and Go Beyond in 9 Steps
Learning with ecodemy means learning systematically: effectively, proven, and with success.
Register AnytimeYou can register for our distance learning courses 365 days a year, 24/7. With our convenient online registration, you will be activated immediately and you can get started right away.
Test Free of ChargeWant to make sure distance learning is for you? We absolutely understand that, which is why you can test the first chapter plus further trial lessons, the online campus and the community and get to know us personally in the process – for a full 14 days and, of course, free of charge!
Flexible LearningOur study compass "Stay on Track and Reach Your Goals" helps you to quickly find your way around the online campus and to get started with your everyday learning. With our modern learning media mix of course books, audiobooks and videos, you will continuously acquire more knowledge. With a laptop, tablet or smartphone, you can learn flexibly from anywhere and at any time – in the way that suits you best!
Supporting Each OtherThe ecodemy family is a strong community: our team of vegan nutrition experts is there to help and advise you in the community and expert forums, and our student community is known for always supporting each other. If you have any questions, we are there for you and support you – you're never alone.
Completing TestsAfter you have worked through a chapter with all the self-monitoring tasks, you will complete it with a multiple-choice test. You will receive your test result immediately afterwards by e-mail, for your records – no handing in, no waiting times.
Taking the ExamAn exam situation that is most comfortable. At home, in your familiar surroundings, with a cup of tea in front of your PC. As soon as you're ready, you can take your final exam online. You decide when to take it – early in the morning or late at night.
Receive Your CertificateSince the success rate of the final exam is 98 % at the first attempt, you will most likely be able to hold your ecodemy® certificate in your hands a few days later, beaming with pride. You will receive it once with, and once without a grade, digitally. In addition, your ecodemy® Open Badge is available to you: A digital proof of qualification for your profiles on LinkedIn & Co.
Become SuccessfulOf course, we will also support you after the course with a free entry in International Directory for Vegan Nutritionists and with the ecodemy® seals, which you can use for advertising purposes. In addition, we will be there for you even after your course with multiple 12-month extensions – for your success and that of the vegan idea.
Expand Your KnowledgeIf you want to learn more afterwards and want to specialize, you can expand your knowledge with additional trainings from our house – on the familiar platform and with the lecturers you already know.
Are Also Convinced
What well-known supporters of the vegan idea say about our distance learning courses:
If you want to acquire professional nutrition knowledge flexibly and from any location, ecodemy is the right choice for you. The teaching quality is at a very high level here. As the creator of the Vegan Masterclass, I know how much passion, heart and soul and commitment are needed to prepare and convey the course content to participants of the online lessons in such a way that they not only benefit from it, but also really enjoy learning. The ecodemics have a first-class concept and implement it excellently.
ProVeg e. V.
At ProVeg, we get asked what courses we recommend for plant-based nutrition all the time. ecodemy is, in my opinion, a fantastic option for newbies as well as for experienced nutrition professionals who want to refresh or deepen their knowledge. In addition to detailed course books, factsheets on individual nutrients and diseases, manuals for preparing for self-employment are available. The course teaches the fundamentals of nutritional science as well as counseling skills, which are essential in nutrition education.
As a result of the educational work of animal protection and animal rights organizations, more and more people are opting about a fully vegan diet. Simultaneously, there are an incredible number of myths and misinformation about purely vegetable nutrition. The fact that ecodemy made it its mission to teach people of all age groups and to carry that science-based knowledge further, is an important component of a world in which vegan nutrition no longer the exception, but the rule.
Plant-based nutrition is hip and therefore also plays a major role in the nutrition software of Natty Gains. At ecodemy, we particularly appreciate the professionalism and passion of the entire team. The possibility of acquiring knowledge about vegan nutrition from anywhere and at any time, is great. ecodemy is doing an outstanding job.
Albert Schweitzer Foundation
I have long been looking for a good way to scientifically substantiate my previous knowledge of vegan nutrition. ecodemy convinced me: The teaching material is well laid out, the support by the experts on the online campus is excellent. I can recommend the distance learning course at ecodemy to anyone who wants to acquire well-founded, applicable knowledge and is looking for a challenging training opportunity that is varied and fun.
Vegan en vogue-Magazin
ecodemy is considered The Professional Distance Learning School for Vegan Nutrition in German-speaking countries and was already awarded many times – rightly, as we of the Vegan en vogue think. The team of vegan nutrition experts consists of highly competent nutrition scientists and coaches, who educate students at the highest level and turn them into qualified multipliers of the vegan idea: scientifically educated nutrition experts in the field of plant-based nutrition. If you are looking for training in this field, ecodemy is the right place.
Welt Vegan Magazin
Dominik Grimm and his team obviously succeed in imparting (distance) knowledge in such a way that the participants are enthusiastic, keep at it, and can also use this know-how on the job market after graduation. As employers, we benefit greatly when applicants or self-employed partners bring such complex knowledge with them. It makes countless things easier and saves time and money. The future will need more top trained Vegan Nutritionists, but we are not worried about that, THANKS to ecodemy.
Vegan für mich
Anyone who knows Dominik Grimm and his highly competent team knows they are in the best hands! Here, professional quality and creativity meet vocation and responsibility for a sustainable, plant-based life. This in a fast-growing market: Vegan nutritional counseling is a profession to which the future most certainly belongs. With a solid training, as offered by ecodemy, you can only win.
Top organized distance learning courses with very individual, efficient and fast support. They are extremely professional and well-informed. Currently, unique in the field of veganism. The learning material is great and in addition to the written material, there are also videos for all modules and topics, which make studying more varied and easier. In addition, there is a lot of information on current topics and for diving deeper into the content available.
Kochen ohne Knochen
The sharing of expert knowledge about vegan nutrition is essential to train future professionals in this field and thus to set a counterpoint to the conventional offers, which are mostly still very fixated on animal products. ecodemy makes a valuable contribution to this.
Our Experts – Your Vegan Nutrition Experts.
As a distance learning school, teaching scientific facts is not the only thing that matters to us. We are also living what we are teaching: Our lecturers, who help you in the expert forums, and your study support, who supports you throughout your distance learning course whenever it is necessary, also live vegan themselves. So, we know what we are talking about.
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Testimonials from our student community say a lot more than slick advertising copies – and transparency is important to us in all areas. By the way, you are also welcome to share your experiences with our students and graduates in our Facebook group "ecodemy Family".
State-Approved by German Authority
Distance learning course state-approved by German authority.
Part-Time or Full-Time
You have full access to the course content for at least 24 months, are completely flexible and can complete your training while working.
Network, ask questions, talk shop, interact with students and experts. Our closed community offers a variety of opportunities that make learning even more effective and exciting.
No Additional Costs
Hidden examination fees, travel costs, expensive additional seminars – none of this is the case with us.
Committed to Science
Up-to-date nutritional science, biochemistry and psychology form the basis of our study content.
Course Books, Audiobooks & Videos
Modern didactics, different channels, exciting expert knowledge, fast exchange with students and lecturers – studying on a contemporary level.
Learn from Anywhere
Course books, audiobooks, videos, tests, online seminars, professional exchange, final exams: With us, everything takes place completely online. Study from wherever you want.
Test First – Then Pay
You have full security: You can test the first of 15 chapters plus some trial lessons for 14 days free of charge. In addition, your contract with us can be terminated at any time.
Digital Nutrient Database
You get free access to our Nutrient Database with around 15,000 foods.
Technically, professionally, personally – we are always there to help and advise you.
Well-Structured Online Campus and Modern Learning Media Mix
With a notebook at your desk, a tablet on the sofa or a smartphone on the move: Read through course books, listen to audiobooks, watch videos or post in the forum. Our online campus and community are available to you on any device and transform your learning into an experience: Learning has never been so easy and convenient!
5 x Gold
for Plant Power
Number 1 for five years in a row – five times gold for the vegan idea! The renowned rating portal FernstudiumCheck.de has once again awarded us the title of the most popular German distance learning school in 2023, as it did in 2022, 2021, 2020 and 2019. We say thank you!
Visible From the Beginning
You are already self-employed or would like to become self-employed? We support you so you can become (even) more successful!
The ecodemy® Seals
The ecodemy® seals are made exclusively for students and graduates of our own distance learning courses. They serve as a confidence-building measure, because your clients can see right away that you are currently completing a course at ecodemy. In addition, when used online, they lead directly to your entry into the International Directory for Vegan Nutritionists.
Your Entry into the International Directory for Vegan Nutritionists
As a Vegan Nutritionist, you can be registered into the International Directory for Vegan Nutritionists. In the directory you will be visible you with your key areas of expertise and the contents of your courses are also visible to your potential clients.
The entry in our directory also emphasizes your competence, seriousness, and fairness towards your clients because you show that you stand behind the ecodemy ethical guideline.
How much is this in my currency?
Please note that we cannot guarantee the accuracy of the converted amounts and that exchange rates are subject to fluctuation.
Choose for yourself which plan suits you best. With both plans you will get 24 months of access to all the course materials, to the campus and the community, and you can take the final exam during this time. If you wish, you can extend this time free of charge and you can do it several times for 12 months and thus receive unlimited access.
- Three chapters will be unlocked per month.
- The second and third chapter will be unlocked after 14 days.
- You only pay 5 monthly installments.
- You can already complete your course after 5 months.
- Up-to-Date Course Content:
- 15 chapters with approx. 100 lessons plus additional materials which are at the cutting edge of science
- Our vegan nutrition experts are always there for you – with passion and expertise.
- Modern Learning Media Mix:
- Course books, audiobooks and videos – the perfect medium for every situation
- Fast Test Results:
- No handing in, no waiting times – test results sent immediately via email
- Structured Campus:
- Easy to use and accessible from anywhere – with a notebook, tablet or smartphone
- Motivating Community:
- Exchange with like-minded people in forums and groups in a protected environment
- Digital Nutrient Database:
- Access to profiles of approx. 15,000 food items with versatile filter functions.
- No Additional Costs:
- All exams included.
- Full Security:
- State-approved, 14-day free trial and can be cancelled at any time
- Unlimited Access:
- 24 months of access plus 12 months of a free renewal – can even be done multiple times
- Professional Support:
- If you wish, you can use our ecodemy® Seals free of charge and be listed in the directory.
- Your Benefit:
- After the trial period, your student ID card will be available.
What others have asked
What are the requirements for the distance learning courses?
To successfully complete our courses, we recommend an intermediate school-leaving qualification. Special previous knowledge is not necessarily required.
What is required is a strong interest in scientific and medical topics. If you are wondering whether the course might be too difficult, too easy, too comprehensive or not comprehensive enough for you, feel free to take advantage of our free 14-day trial period and get an idea of what to expect.Read the full answer
How long does the course take?
The weekly study time with the "Standard" plan is about 10.5 time hours, or 1.5 hours per day. The total study time is approx. 675 hours – depending on previous knowledge – and is shown on your certificate.Read the full answer
What sets yours apart from other vegan/vegetarian distance learning courses?
This is a legitimate question, because if you are going to invest your time and money in a distance learning course, you want to be sure that you are choosing the right school.
Of course, we could say: ecodemy as a distance learning school provides nutritional knowledge around vegan nutrition based on the current data from science and research, as no other distance learning school currently does so. We could also say: We are simply the nicer people 😊
But maybe that's not enough for you. That's why we've put together a checklist for you to decide if you want to become part of the ecodemy Family.Checkliste ansehen
Can I benefit from the "Vegan Nutritionist Course" even if I do not want to use it professionally?
Of course! Our training is for anyone who wants to gain sound knowledge about vegan nutrition.
People transition to a vegan diet for a wide variety of reasons. What is your drive? Is it an ethical motivation? Have you been convinced by the health benefits? Or are environmental aspects decisive for you?
Whatever your reason for the vegan lifestyle might be, you will benefit from our course in any case.See the reasons
Is your "Vegan Nutritionist Course" officially recognized or state-approved?
As the vegan lifestyle becomes more popular, there is a growing need for Vegan Nutritionists who can provide professional and personalized advice to interested individuals. Right now, people are trying to help each other, especially on social media, and they sometimes share questionable and dangerous information.
An officially recognized "Vegan Nutritionist" training does not exist in Germany. Well-known nutritional scientists say that there is a lack of competent specialists in that area in Germany, but the government probably won't set out any changes in the near future.
However, an official recognition by the state is actually not necessary for working as a nutritionist within the health and wellness field in Germany and many other countries.
Our foundation training "Vegan Nutritionist Course" is quality-tested and approved by the State Central Office for Distance Learning.
They check whether a distance learning course meets the requirements of the German Distance Learning Protection Act and whether the courses or the study materials are appropriate for distance learning purposes in terms of technical competence and didactics. A specialist in that field reviews the study materials and evaluates its technical suitability. In addition, the registration form and the information materials must meet the legal requirements. This mainly serves the protection of the students and highlights the professionality of the distance learning school.Read the full answer
Can I use your course to advise clients on a vegetarian and/or mixed diet?
Yes, you can. Even if we do not directly address vegetarian and omnivorous diets in the course, the basic knowledge – such as the nutrient functions and requirements or the metabolism of humans – applies to everyone and is therefore independent of the diet.
Our ecodemy Nutrient Database can help you to apply the acquired knowledge to clients with different dietary habits.
What is the difference between "Standard" and "Premium"?
These two plans differ in the release of the course content and the payment model.
If you choose the "Premium" plan, you will receive 3 chapters for 5 months each. You can take the exam after 5 months, but you don't have to. You can also use your entire study time of 24 months or take the exam at any time of your choice, somewhere in between – this plan offers you the greatest possible flexibility. You pay the complete price (includes the exam) of 1895 € in 5 monthly installments of 379 € each.
With the "Standard" plan, you will get access to one chapter per month and have plenty of time and space to complete your course without stress, which is possible after 15 months. You pay the complete price (includes the exam) of 1935 € in 15 monthly installments of 129 € each.
Both options offer you 24 months of regular study time – in case something comes up for you in life. By the way: You can extend your study period by 12 months free of charge, even several times. This gives you the opportunity to complete your course successfully in a relaxed manner.
Can I work as a nutritionist in my country after attending the "Vegan Nutritionist Course"?
Our distance learning course is state-approved by the State Central Office for Distance Learning (ZFU) in Germany. The profession of a (Vegan) Nutritionist is a free health profession in many countries. This means that the training is not regulated by public law and the job titles are not protected.
Therefore, anyone can attend our course. Whether you are allowed to work as a Vegan Nutritionist depends on the public law regulations of your country.Show regulations of your country
How will I be supported during my studies?
Expert forums, chat corner, connecting with other students and our vegan nutrition expert team: Our lively community makes learning more fun. Not only do we pose and answer questions about the course material. We also discuss certain topics, shop talk and friendships are made. You can create your own profile, chat privately with other students, become a member of local or private student community groups (from "vegan singles" to "vegan musicians"), or even start your own group. In the community, you can participate in exercises and thus practice what you've learned to transfer your theoretical knowledge into practice.
By the way: Submitting assignments was yesterday. Instead of waiting days or weeks for feedback from your lecturers, you'll receive the result of your multiple-choice-tests immediately via email. Of course, the entire nutrition expert team is also available at any time to provide you with quick and competent advice and support in the expert forums of the community.
Good to know: Our team is not only competent and highly motivated. The lecturers, who develop and update your course books, support you in the expert forums, mark and grade your exams, also live vegan themselves. So we know what we are talking about :-)
Will I receive further support after the "Vegan Nutritionist Course"?
In addition to the necessary expert knowledge, we will also provide you with tips and information on self-employment and are constantly working on new ideas to give you the best possible support after your graduation. In order for you to expand or deepen your knowledge, we also offer additional trainings on various topics (coming soon!).
In our community, the expert forum "Business and Self-Employment" is also available for exchanging ideas and talking shop. You can use our ecodemy® Seal on your website and other advertising materials.
As soon as your business is up and running, and you can see your first successes, we would be happy to introduce you to our readers in an interview on our blog.
After your graduation, you can be registered in our International Directory for Vegan Nutritionists and thus become more visible for (potential) clients and business partners.
If you wish, you can extend your community membership and have access to the entire content, updates, expert forums and the ecodemy Nutrient Database for 12 more months. You can extend your membership as often as you like – free of charge, of course.
How successful can I become as a Vegan Nutritionist?
Asking about the job opportunities is absolutely justified. The professional path of a Vegan Nutritionist usually leads to self-employment, you have to be aware of that – and being self-employed has benefits, but also drawbacks. You are "your own boss", but also bear the full risk, and especially in the initial phase it requires to have perseverance.
While personal and physical 1:1 consulting can certainly be a part of your business if you live in a city or urban area, it is somewhat different in rural areas. But in addition to the opportunities for nutritionists that you have online, there are many other possibilities that you can successfully conquer. Whether you want to work with athletes, young families, in a hotel or the field of hospitality ... find "your niche" and become one of the best people out there! Basically, it is always helpful to find your own "area of expertise" on the market and develop it for yourself, preferably it is something that you are passionate about.
Today, it is more important than ever before to have solid knowledge about health and a nutrient-rich as well as resource-conserving diet.
We are constantly working on new ways to support our graduates into a successful self-employment, both in the area of marketing and through new additional trainings. For example, we offer our ecodemy® Seals, and an entry in the International Directory for Vegan Nutritionists
If you choose the way of being self-employed as a Vegan Nutritionist, you will have to spend some time and energy. It would be untrustworthy and also unfair to make vain promises.
Whether you are ready for the adventure of self-employment – with all its ups and downs – is ultimately up to you.Read more
How does the 14-day trial period work?
For the 14-day trial period of our training, you can sign up on the online campus. You can then sign your registration form directly online (with online signing via Xodo Sign you will have access to your free trial period within a few minutes; we process submissions via e-mail manually). Your trial period starts with the day of approval.
Integrity and transparency are our highest priorities. That's why you now have the opportunity to get a comprehensive impression of the content and didactics of your training. During the trial period, you can work on the first chapter (including the first multiple-choice test), read a few lessons from other chapters, watch videos, listen to audiobooks, and get to know the community – for two weeks in total.
When you decide to continue with the course, you don't have to do anything further. In case you don't want to continue with the course after the trial phase: There is no need to send annoying cancellation emails or to send back any documents, no annoying phone calls to make – just one "click" on our campus is enough to cancel your contract with us. Of course, there won't be any costs for you, and you are welcome to sign up again at a later time.
Are the course books also available as audiobook (mp3)?
Yes, our course books are also available as audiobooks.
Our audiobooks (mp3s) are created with the use of high-quality voice synthesis (text-to-speech technology). They are primarily intended for students with visual or reading impairments. Of course, everyone else can also make use and benefit from this additional learning medium. However, the audiobooks should be used as supplementary material – just like the videos. Some elements, such as tables, figures or self assessment tasks, are not read aloud: So having a look into the course book is still needed.Read the full answer
Are the course books also available in printed form?
Because we update our study materials every year and integrate the latest scientific findings as well as out of environmental protection, we do not offer a printed version of the course books. However, they are available for download, and you can of course print them out yourself.
If that is overtaxing your printer at home and you have no reliable copy shop nearby, you can have a look online, as there are several environmentally friendly online print stores available.
What does my ecodemy Certificate look like?
In addition to your personal data and the title of the training, the certificate also states the course content, the processing time and the type of exam/tests.
Our certificates for the foundation and additional trainings are issued twice, once with and once without a grade. The certificates are available digitally.View a sample certificate
Where does the final exam take place and how does it work?
The final exam also takes place online.
After you have worked through all the chapters and are prepared for the exam, you can start it – whenever you decide to do so.
As soon as you started your exam, you will receive five questions that you have to answer in continuous text. You have a maximum of 3,000 characters (including spaces) for each question, and the overall exam must be finished within 3 hours.
Good to know: If you do not pass the final exam, you will receive pedagogical feedback in order for you to know exactly where your weak spots are. You can then repeat the exam once – at no extra cost, of course.