(OLD) Certified Passive House Consultant & Designer (CPHC&D)

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Course Fee


Exam Fee

$350, including 5 year listing on the international PHI database

Target Participants

This course is aimed at ALL Building Professionals, including Architects and Mechanical, Civil, Structural and Electrical Engineers, Contractors and Builders.


Five days of direct contact classroom training, from 8.30am to 5.00pm plus access to e-learning modules that participants can complete from home or office in their own time and at their own pace.


Combination of lectures by leading Passive House experts, group design and calculation exercises and workshops. The programme is structured into eight days in-classroom, with additional on-line material using the Learning Management System (LMS) Moodle with tech assistance from our staff.

PHPP software

As part of this program, 1 day will be dedicated to hands-on introductory training in the use of the PHPP software (Passive House Planning Package). Furthermore, throughout the course the trainers will demonstrate key elements of the software as it pertains to energy balancing of Passive House projects. For those that wish to gain a full working knowledge of the software, PHA delivers a separate 3-day PHPP course which is best taken on completion of the Certified Passive House Consultant / Designer program

Training Materials

High quality color training manuals are provided at course commencement. Access will also be provided to our on-line learning platform, including oodles of interactive test-preparation materials.

Class size

Class size is typically between 10 and 20 persons.


The CPHC&D exam is set by the International Passive House Institute and takes place all round the world on four pre-determined dates per year. We aim to schedule our training to allow sufficient study time between course completion and the exam dates.

Course Accreditation

On successfully passing the exam, Participants will receive the internationally recognized accreditation as Certified Passive House Consultant / Designer, joining a rapidly expanding global community.
This course is also accredited by the AIA and is worth 45 CPD Points.