Certified Passive House Tradesperson - Building Envelope (CPHT - BE)


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Course Fee

Course Fee - $995

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

Target Participants:

This course is aimed at building contractors working on building envelopes as well as designers and consultants looking to learn the practical skills required of building to the Passive House standard. Please see visit www.passivhaushandwerker.net for further details.

Course Duration:

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


Combination of classroom lectures and presentations (about 50% of course) as well as practical work and experience in the Passive House building. The on-line material is accompanied by assistance from our staff and is fully geared towards assisting the study process to pass the PHI exam.

Training Materials: 

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

Class size:

Class size is typically between 10 and 14 persons.

Optional Exam:

The CPHCT-BE exam is set by the International Passive House Institute and takes place all round the world on 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 Tradesperson - Building Envelope Specialist', joining a rapidly expanding global community.

Certified Passive House Tradesperson - Building Envelope (CPHT - BE) US

New York Course February 2018


  • Part 1: February 20, 21, 22, 23;
  • Part 2: Optional online;
  • Part 3: Optional exam on February 24


  • 1st dedicated Passive House training lab in North America, located at 1695 Boone Avenue, Bronx, NY 10460
    Google map coordinates: 40.8351479,-73.8863137


New York Course May 2018


  • Part 1: May 21, 22, 23, 24;
  • Part 2: Optional online;
  • Part 3: Optional exam on May 25


  • Association for Energy Affordability, Inc., 105 Bruckner Blvd., Bronx, NY 10454
    Google map coordinates: 40.805317,-73.9253326


New York Course November 2018


  • November 13, 14, 15, 16
  • Exam: November 17


  • NY - Energy Management Training Center, 105 Bruckner Blvd, Bronx, NY 10454
  • Room TR1