Designer Exam

Upcoming Certified Passive House Designer/Consultant Exams


  • Registration is required to sit the exam.
  • Select the correct option for you: if you paid for the Full Course with exam select w/training. If not, then choose exam only.
  • Exam only option is $500.


December 4, 2020 – In Person Exam – CANCELLED

December 10, 2020 – ONLINE EXAM (See assignment deadlines below)
Hosted with our partners, PHA


Deadlines for In Person Exam and Online Exam

  • Each student should have access to the online modules provided with the CPHD training (if not please contact us).
  • Friday, November 27th: Module 6 Design assignment due
  • Students will get feedback the following week and should complete all the quizzes in the remainder of the training modules.

    Online Exam Only
  • December 7th, 10AM-12PM EST: Online Trial Exam is mandatory for anyone sitting the online exam.
  • December 10th, 9AM-12PM EST: Online exam

The PHI fixes the examination dates and prepares the exam. It lasts 3 hours and must be taken in writing.

NAPHN will send the examination documents to the PHI after the first correction. After a second marking by the PHI, we will issue the certificate and send it to successful participants together with the respective seal in digital form via e-mail.

Further information can be found in the examination regulations. The content-related requirements for the examination can be found in the catalogue of learning targets.

A Passive House Planning Package (PHPP) is required to plan and optimize Passive House buildings. To register for the exam, you will therefore need a valid PHPP license, that is to say to acquire a PHPP.