On-Demand Tradesperson Training

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

Course Overview

CPHT = Certified Passive House Tradesperson. The CPHT training ensures participants are equipped with the necessary framework and interdisciplinary skills to effectively convey the international Passive House (PH) standard. 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.

This course teaches practical Passive House building strategies with theory  –  that incorporates actual building of Passive House details relevant to the US construction industry.

This course has 10 units and is structured as a hybrid on-demand training with the course content available on-demand and live-online review sessions. 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 for all building professionals: tradespeople, site supervisors, general contractors builders, and construction managers, who will be involved in the construction of Passive House building. 

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.

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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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Which course option is right for you?


For additional information about the exam see the exam page.

To receive certification credentials and some incentives, the exam must be passed.

Register for the course and exam bundle and receive additional savings on the course.

On-Demand Only

Anywhere. Anytime.
Starting at $895
  • Self-Paced Modules
  • Course Forums
  • No commute
  • Any-time
  • Instant Access
  • 1-year course access

Course Schedule

On-Demand Sessions

Certified Passive House Tradesperson - 3/23/22

This On-demand course is synchronous with a Live Course Kick-off Session and Q&A Review Sessions. Dates: 3/23, 3/30, 4/6, 4/13 | 3 PM - 5…


CPHT 3/23/22 + Exam


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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