The CPHD course is the premier core Passive House professional training for architects, engineers, consultants, developers, policymakers and more. The course is supported by the 30+ year history of global technical leadership and scientific research of the Passive House Institute.

The course is structured to be flexible in timing, yet get you to the exam date prepared for the test and ready for designing and building.

Financial Incentives

50 to 100% reimbursement is available in support of CPHD, CPHT and specialized training in some areas, as well as the PHN Fellowship in support of Black professionals. Discounts are also available to Veterans, Educators, Non-Profit Staff and Public Employees.

Always Open CPHD

On-Demand/Live-Online Hybrid

Regionally organized hybrid courses are a mix of on-demand and live online instruction, flexibly paced for your individual needs. So, depending on your learning preferences, you can tackle the same course in three ways:

  1. Focus on the on-demand content and view recordings of live-online content. (Most flexible)
  2. Stick to the cohort schedule of live online-sessions. (Best for clear pacing and making connections and community)
  3. Do a mix! Start before or after the cohort registration deadline, focus on the on-demand format at your pace, and also attend the live-online sessions as makes sense for you. (Most popular)

No matter the path, you’ll be aiming for a specific exam date. And remember, you can start coursework upon registration and join upcoming live-online sessions as you can. So, register today!

Atlantic CPHD | Spring Cohort

(for students in Eastern & Central time zones)

  • Cohort Kick-Off: April 18th
  • Target Exam: July 9th
  • $2,295

Pacific CPHD | Spring Cohort

(for students in Mountain & Pacific time zones)

  • Cohort Kick-Off: April 18th
  • Target Exam: July 11th
  • $2,295

Organization Specific CPHD Courses

In-person or online – we can provide customized scheduling and content for your company or organization.

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Fantastic. Deep learning. It really re-aligned my design world view.” – Matt Hutchins, Architect

The course materials were very well organized & easy to follow, and the instructors were excellent.” – Juhani Kelvin, Architect

Course Overview

The CPHD course is the premier core Passive House professional training for architects, engineers, consultants, developers, policymakers and more. The course is supported by the 30+ year history of global technical leadership and scientific research of the Passive House Institute.

The course is structured to be flexible in timing, yet get you to the exam date prepared for the test and ready for designing and building.

The CPHD/C training is a specially designed for professionals in the U.S. construction industry. It features Passive House calculations in Imperial units, and has a variety of case studies, with both U.S. and international examples. Regardless, of what type of projects you design, the Passive House standard can be applied. Find out how Passive House standards work with residential, commercial, or institutional projects, or with new and retrofit construction.

Why Attend This Course
  • Gain a strong foundation in PassivehHouse principles, and their application, that can influence all your building projects, including single-family, multi-family, mixed-use, commercial, and industrial.
  • Learn Passive House standards and calculations using Imperial units rather than metric.
  • Develop the skills needed to calculate for high-performance buildings.
  • Explore case studies of passive house buildings from a variety of projects, and learn best practices and design tips for different conditions.
  • Learn the core requirements for all certified Passive House designers and consultants so that you can take the certification exam.
  • Once you pass the certification exam, you’ll possess an internationally regarded professional credential demonstrating leadership in high-performance, low-energy building design.
Who Should Attend

The Certified Passive House Designer / Consultant course was developed for a wide range of student profiles include architects, MEP and structural engineers, façade, energy and sustainability consultants, contractors, developers, policymakers, regulators, and more.

  • Architects

  • Engineers

  • Planners

  • Designers

  • Project Managers

  • Consultants

Things to Know

Course Completion Requirements

For PHN On-Demand courses all lessons, topics, and quizzes must be marked complete to receive continuing education credits.

For In-Person & Live-Online multi-day courses, no more than 2 hours can be missed to receive a course completion certificate.

This course will prepare you for PHI’s Certified Passive House Designer/Consultant exam, and a lifetime of Passive House design and building.

Exams

Find out more about the CPHD/C exam.

Learn the difference between PHI’s Certified Passive House Designer and Certified Passive House Consultant

Continuing Education Credits

Courses with continuing education credits (AIA or PHI) are noted in the course details section.

AIA credits for Live-Online and In-Person Courses will be reported to AIA by PHN if a participant provides their AIA number during registration. All other participants can use the certificate of completion to report continuing education credits either to AIA, or other agencies that recognize the AIA CE credits.

PHI credits are self-reporting. Find out a courses PHI course number. Report PHI credits.

Technical Requirements

Live-Online and On-Demand courses require a personal computer or laptop with a good internet connection speeds and audio listening capabilities. A web-camera is optional but preferred for Live-Online sessions. Preferred web browsers are Firefox, Chrome, or Chromium-based browsers.

In-Person courses do not require laptops or other devices, unless specifically mentioned. Although a laptop, or other note-taking equipment (pen and paper) are encouraged.

Learning Platform

The PHN learning platform provides instant access to almost all On-Demand courses and some Live-Online courses.

Transfers, Cancellations, & Refunds
Group Training

Want to bring one of our courses to your company or organization? Many of our courses are ready to be delivered In-Person, Live-Online, or On-Demand to groups and teams. For more information, including group pricing and quotes, please contact [email protected].

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