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Certified Passive House Designer Exam

April 9 @ 9:00 am - 12:30 pm


The Certified Passive House Designer/Consultant credential is managed through Germany’s Passive House Institute (PHI), and Green Building Alliance is a certified exam provider. PHI’s Passive House standard is a performance-based certification focused on high levels of energy efficiency, thermal comfort, and indoor air quality. 

Professionals who want to become certified Passive House Designers or Consultants have two pathways through the Passive House Institute: design and document a certified Passive House, or pass the PHI exam. Green Building Alliance is hosting an online PHI exam which lasts 3.5 hours and includes multiple choice questions, calculations, construction detail drawings, and a design task. Taking the online exam requires test takers to have internet access on their computer, as well as a second computer or smart phone which will be used by the remote exam proctor via a meeting app. Test takers will also need a PHPP license to take the exam (which can be purchased through 475 Building Supply) and will need to download a safety browser for security purposesThe professional certification lasts for five years and requires continuing education to maintain. 

If you have taken a CPHD training course from Green Building Alliance or another course provider, you will already have the study materials you need to prepare for the exam. All test takers for the GBA online exam will also get access to a short study session with one of our trainers. 

Preparation is needed prior to the exam, so registration for the exam will close two weeks in advance. 

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April 9
9:00 am - 12:30 pm
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Leslie Montgomery