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 $600.


March 23, 2021 – ONLINE EXAM
Registration Closed

June 17, 2021 – ONLNE EXAM
Registration TBA

Deadlines & Info for Online March Exam

  • If you took our ‘Live CPHD Online’ Training, you should have access to the online modules provided (if not please contact us).
  • Monday, March 1: 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 Schedule
  • March 18, 10AM-12PM EST: Online Technical Setup
    This is mandatory for anyone taking the online exam.
  • March 23, 10-AM-1PM EST: Online exam

The PHI fixes the examination dates and prepares the exam. It lasts 3 hours and can be taken online or in-person (when available).

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.