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


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Course Fee

5-day in-class and workshop training: $995 

Optional Exam Fee

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

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. 

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.

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