We are hosting the Certified Passive House Designer/Consultant exam on October 8th and a two day exam preparation course in Vancouver on October 1st and 2nd.
We recommend the exam preparation course to anyone taking the exam for the first time. We offer the exam prep course and the exam together as a package.
Topics covered include:
- Introductions and overview
- Insulation and airtightness
- Thermal Bridging
- Windows (Part 1)
- Windows (Part 2)
- Passive House design exercise
- Q&A and feedback
- Ventilation and heating
- Spot the mistakes exercises
- Q&A and practical arrangements for the exam
Please note that PHI now requires examinees to supply a valid PHPP registration number when writing the exam. PHPP can be purchased on our website here.
Morning coffee and tea will be provided at the course. Lunch will not be provided, but there are options for purchasing lunch nearby.
Examination dates are fixed by the Passive House Institute (PHI) and offered by examination providers in cooperation with PHI on a contractual basis.
The written examination is marked by the examination provider and then sent to PHI for second review. PHI will issue either a Passive House Designer certificate or Passive House Consultant certificate to successful participants.
To acquire the Passive House Designer certificate a substantiated educational qualification is required, which allows the applicant to independently design buildings or technical building systems. A copy of a document providing evidence of this qualification (degree, master craftsman’s certificate or similar documents, translated into German or English if applicable) must be provided to the examining institution which will forward this proof to the Passive House Institute.
Examination participants whose qualifications do not meet the specified requirements or who do not provide any proof of their qualification will receive the Passive House Consultant certificate.
More information on Certified Passive House Designer vs. Consultant.
Certified Designers and Consultants will be listed on our website.