On-Demand Tradesperson Training

Learn about Passive House tradesperson practices and get Certified Passive House Tradesperson (CPHT) Ceritification.

Course Overview

In the Certified Passive House Tradesperson (CPHT) course, you will learn the principles of Passive House as they relate to design/build and construction practices. Discover how to make buildings perform better than traditional construction. Develop your knowledge, and skills, related to identifying passive house construction best practices.

2022 celebrates the 10-year anniversary of the internationally recognized CPHT certification. It is supported with over two decades of building science research. You will explore practical Passive House building strategies with theory that incorporates passive house details and case studies.

The Certified Passive House Tradesperson course is specially designed for construction professionals in the United States. Whether you are a construction manager, design/builder, or other tradesperson, the CPHT course will provide the framework and interdisciplinary skills to support you in the CPHT exam and beyond.

The Certified Passive House Tradesperson training is a core course for construction professionals and tradespeople. The CPHT course provides you with training that is recognized internationally through Passive House Institute (PHI). This course will prepare you for the PHI’s Certified Passive House Tradesperson exam.

Find out more about the CPHT exam.

This course is a hybrid on-demand course. It has 10 units with the course content available on-demand and live-online review sessions specific to each “crew” or cohort. The dates below correspond to the live online reviews with our expert trainers.

Our Training Partner

[NA]PHN currently offers the CPHT training online, in collaboration with our partner, Emu Systems.

For the most up-to-date information, with our Partner’s Trainings please check here: www.emu.systems and here https://emu.systems/calendar/

Why attend this course?

  • Learn how Passive House standards are built
  • Gain tips on proper installation and problems with installation of components
  • Explore the pros and cons of key Passive House components used in construction

Course Takeaways

Learning Objectives

By the end of this course, participants will be able to:


Who Should Attend

This course is primarily for site supervisors, construction managers, home builders, and Developers. However, others involved in pre-construction work, or in specialized aspects of construction, can also benefits from the course. This includes architects, HVAC professionals, and more, who are involved directly and indirectly in building construction. 

Save 10% on the CPHT

Members of The Passive House Network receive up to 20% off on PHN courses plus additional benefits.

A professional level membership pays for itself when registering for the Certified Passive House Designer course. Students and Emerging Professionals memberships also available.

Become a Member

Financial Incentives

Live or Work in Connecticut or Massachusetts? You may be eligible for a 50% reimbursement.

Find out more about available Financial Incentives, or click below to find out more about MassSave and Energize Connecticut. Check to see if you meet the criteria!

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Course Schedule

On-Demand Sessions

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Things to Know

Course Completion Requirements

For PHN On-Demand courses all lessons, topics, and quizzes must be marked complete; any required webinars must be attended; AND the post-training survey must be completed.

For In-Person & Live-Online single day courses, 100% attendance is required to receive a course completion certificate.

For In-Person & Live-Online multi-day courses,no more than 2 hours can be missed to receive a course completion certificate.

Continuing Education Credits

Courses with continuing education credits (AIA or PHI) are noted in the course details section.

AIA credits for Live-Online and In-Person Courses will be reported to AIA by PHN if a participant provides their AIA number during registration. All other participants can use the certificate of completion to report continuing education credits either to AIA, or other agencies that recognize the AIA CE credits.

PHI credits are self-reporting. Find out a courses PHI course number. Report PHI credits.

Technical Requirements

Live-Online and On-Demand courses require a personal computer or laptop with a good internet connection speeds and audio listening capabilities. A web-camera is optional but preferred for Live-Online sessions. Preferred web browsers are Firefox, Chrome, or Chromium-based browsers.

In-Person courses do not require laptops or other devices, unless specifically mentioned. Although a laptop, or other note-taking equipment (pen and paper) are encouraged.

Learning Platform

The PHN learning platform provides instant access to almost all On-Demand courses and some Live-Online courses.

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Group Training

Want to bring one of our courses to your company or organization? Many of our courses are ready to be delivered In-Person, Live-Online, or On-Demand to groups and teams. For more information, including group pricing and quotes, please contact [email protected]

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