CPHD/C Exam

Online Exam Registration

  • Registration is required to sit the exam.
  • Included in your NAPHN Exam registration
    • Exam prep materials
    • Design Assignment (required)
    • NAPHN Trainer-led Exam Review Session (optional)
    • Tech Setup (required)
    • PHI Exam
  • Exam Registration closes about 5-6 weeks prior to the exam to accommodate the additional preparations that are required to sit the exam.
  • A Passive House Planning Package (PHPP) is required to plan and optimize Passive House buildings. To complete your PHI exam registration, you will need a valid PHPP license. Our CPHD training includes the PHPP.
  • If you took our ‘Live-Online CPHD’ Training, you should have access to the online modules provided, they are essential to prep for the exam.

Exam Details

  • The PHI fixes the examination dates and prepares the exam. All exams are held online and last 3.5 hours.
  • The examination documents will be submitted to PHA for the first correction, then a second marking will be completed by PHI. PHI will issue your final grade and send certificates to successful participants together with the respective seal in digital form via e-mail, about 6-8 weeks after the exam.
  • 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.

2021 Quick Exam Schedule

Detailed Exam Dates below.

  • October 7, 2021
  • December 16, 2021

Online Exam Results – 87% pass

The PHI Certified Passive House Designer / Consultant Exam is tough. We’re proud of our 87% pass rate with the new online exam format.

Online Exam Dates

When registering below for an exam date, please select the correct option for you:

  • Pre-Paid Exam Registration – if you previously paid for the Full Course with exam (cost is $0).
  • Exam Registration – If not choose this option ($500 members, $600 non-members).
  • We reserve the right to cancel any exam for any reason. See our Refunds & Cancellation Policy

October 7th Exam

September 20th: Design Assignment Due (required)
September 23rd, 12 PM-2 PM ET: Review Session with NAPHN
September 30th, 10 AM-12 PM ET: Online Technical Setup (required)
October 7th, 10 AM-1:30 PM ET: Online exam
Registration Closed September 16th

December 16th Exam

November 15th (end of day): Registration closes
November 15th (end of day): Last day to drop with no fees
November 30th | 3 PM ET: Last day to drop
December 1st: Design Assignment Due (required)
December 2nd, 12 PM-2 PM ET: Review Session with NAPHN
December 9th, 10 AM-12 PM ET: Online Technical Setup (required)
*December 15th, 10 AM-1:30 PM ET: Online exam
(*Date changed)
Registration Open
Registration closes November 15th (end of day)