Certified Passive House Tradesperson
Congratulations on being a Certified Passive House Tradesperson! You’re a leader in the Passive House community. However, in order to maintain your certification and ensure that you’re updated on the latest Passive House has to offer, you must renew your certification every 5 years. There are 2 ways to renew your certification status:
- Earn further education credit points
- Work on a certified Passive House
Earn further credit points to renew the certificate
Visit Passive House relevant courses and events, or engage in Passive House teaching activities to collect further training credit points (CPs). 30 CPs must be achieved altogether to renew your tradesperson certificate; 20 CPs at the most may be obtained in one of the possible areas (teaching, events or advanced training courses).
Work on a certified Passive House and document it
Renew your Passive House Tradesperson certificate by documenting your work on a highly energy efficient building or a certified Passive House project. This work must meet some technical requirements, which will depend on the trade discipline, as well as on the location and climate of the building.
If the building has not been certified by the Passive House Institute, please make sure that the energy-relevant criteria for your trade discipline work have been achieved. Because these criteria are specific to the trade discipline, your construction work does not have to be carried out in a Passive House building.
For more information about renewing your Tradesperson certificate visit the PHI website here.
All the Certified Tradespersons may be found here.
How often do I need to renew my certification?
Every 5 Years.
How many credit points do I need for Tradesperson certificate renewal?
30 CPs must be achieved altogether to renew your tradesperson certificate; 20 CPs at the most may be obtained in one of the possible areas (teaching, events or advanced training courses).
Can I obtain continuing education credits at the NAPHN Conferences?
NAPHN Conferences are a great opportunity to receive continuing education credits.
Does NAPHN report my credits or do I?
All continuing education credits are self-reported by the student to PHI. For NAPHN events and conferences, NAPHN will provide certificates of attendance for students on request.
Who certifies Passive House projects?
Passive House Institute is the only entity that certifies projects. NAPHN does not certify.
How do I submit my Tradesperson certificate renewal through credit points to PHI?
Fill out this document and submit to PHI.
- If you attend an event or advanced training fill in the event ID number which can be found on the list of approved courses/events. One learning unit (45 minutes) equates 1 CP. Be sure to attach the respective confirmations of participation.
- If you gave a course please fill in this form.
Where can I find approved classes or events for Tradesperson certificate renewal?
You can search for qualified classes/ events here.
How do I submit my Tradesperson certificate renewal by documenting my work on a certified Passive House?
Learn more about documenting a project for Tradesperson certificate renewal here.
My certificate has already expired or is about to expire, what can I do?
By submitting a project documentation, it is possible to renew a certificate at any time, even if your certificate has already expired some time ago. Learn more here.
Is there a fee to renew my certification?
The Passive House Institute will check your application for a certain fee and after successful renewal of the certificate, send the certificate in digital form via email.