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Pacific Winter 2024 Cohort


The Passive House Network (PHN) is offering this hybrid Certified Passive House Designer course for professionals in states from Arizona to Washington.

The cohort spans about 8 weeks from kick-off to completion and includes registration for the international CPHD/C exam and exam preparations (about 5 weeks). The 8-week cohort includes PHN’s On-Demand CPHD course with 2 Live-Online Instructor-led webinars that dive into passive house calculations, plus Q&A Discussion Sessions facilitated by local Passive House professionals.

Included in this course:

  • 35 AIA LU/HSW credits & certificate of completion.
  • On-demand digital course materials.
  • Passive House Planning Package (PHPP) software (individual license), digital manual, and Using PHPP in Passive House Design and Certification course access (see below).
  • 2 required live online instructor-led webinars.
  • Q&A sessions w/ a Passive House practitioner.
  • Supplemental exam preparation material.
  • Complimentary PHN & iPHA Membership for 1 year.

CPHD course registrants will now receive access to the Using PHPP in Passive House Design and Certification course that is jointly provided by PHN and Peel Passive House Consulting Ltd. In this course, students will learn how to use the PHPP for residential building design and certification. Participants will be guided step-by-step through the relevant worksheets while learning the correct conventions for measurements and calculations. Proper documentation will also be covered in detail. A case study will provide participants with practical experience in completing and documenting PHPP calculations for building certification.

Group Course Schedule

This schedule breaks down the course content into weekly segments of approximately 2-3 hours of content.
Additional time requirements for the two 3-hour Instructor-led webinars will be needed, plus kick-off and Q&A sessions.

Weekly Schedule


Weekly Events

Week 1
January 17-26

Module 1: Introduction

Module 2: Insulation

Live-Online Kickoff: Meet & Greet

January 18th | 12-1 PM PT

Week 2
January 29-February 2

Module 3: Airtightness

Module 4: Thermal Bridging

Module 5: Windows

Live-Online Q&A Session #1

February 1st | 12-1 PM PT

Week 3
February 5-February 9

Webinar 1: Building Envelope

Module 6: Ventilation

Live-Online Webinar: Building Envelope

February 8th | 9-12 PM PT

Week 4
February 12 -16

Module 7: Heating & DWH

Module 8: Cooling

Module 9: Certification

Live-Online Q&A Session #2

February 15th | 12-1 PM PT

Week 5
February 19 -23

Module 10: Economics

Module 11: QA/QC

Module 12: Bidding

Live-Online Q&A Session #3

February 22nd | 12-1 PM PT

Week 6
February 26-March 1

Webinar 2: Building Services & Economics

Module 13: designPH

Live-Online Webinar: Building Services & Economics

February 29th | 9-12 PM PT

Week 7
March 4-8

Module 14: PHPP

Week 8
March 11-15

Module 15: Exam Prep Course & Wrap-up

Week 9-12
March 18-April 5

Exam Prep

Live-Online Exam Review

March 28th | 9-11 AM PT

Tech Setup

April 4th | 9-10 AM PT

Week 13
April 8-10


Live-Online Exam

April 11th | 9-12 PM PT

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