Core Passive House Certification Courses:
PHN’s Certified Passive House Designer/Consultant course is the premier training program for Passive House building professionals working on residential, institutional and commercial projects. Supported by a 25+ year history of global technical leadership by the Passive House Institute.
The courses are structured to not only provide a deep understanding of Passive House but prepare students to take the exam required for certification. After passing the exam, depending on the course and your professional profile, you may be accreditated as a Certified Passive House Designer, Consultant or Tradesperson.
These core Passive House trainings and are appropriate for a wide range of building industry stakeholders that want to know the guts of what makes Passive House tick. Student profiles include architects, MEP and structural engineers, facade, energy and sustainability consultants, contractors, developers, policymakers, regulators, and more.
There are two types of core certification courses, the Designer course and the Tradesperson course.
Certified Passive House Designer/Consultant
PHN’s Certified Passive House Designer/Consultant course is the premier training program for Passive House building professionals working on residential, institutional and commercial projects. Supported by a 25+ year history of global technical leadership by the Passive House Institute, this course is specifically designed to teach the international Passive House Standard (PHI) to American professionals in the US construction industry.
The CPHD courses are accredited by the AIA for 35 HSW LUs.
Certified Passive House Tradesperson
The CPHT training ensures participants are equipped with the necessary framework and interdisciplinary skills to effectively build Passive House buildings. Topics include: criteria and principles, and construction process and quality assurance; thermal bridge free and airtight construction; windows and doors; and building systems.
After passing the exam, CPHTs are given membership and are listed in the database on the International Passive House Institute (PHI) website for 5 years.
The on-demand course provides full CPHD instruction at your own pace, geared to pre-scheduled live webinars and the exam. You can register and start at anytime. Exam periods are held quarterly.
5 days of online live instruction with additional e-learning modules provide a thorough grounding. Course days and exams are scheduled. Click below for more information on schedule and pricing.
The on-demand CPHT course has 10 self-paced units structured over 4-7 weeks, to correspond with regular live-online webinar unit reviews. The exams are scheduled with the completion of the course.
Live-Online and In-Person courses are custom scheduled versions of the on-demand course for in-house company trainings to provide full team training while accommodating difficult work schedules.