The CPHT course is the premier core Passive House training for builders, tradespeople, construction managers, 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 delivered by Emu and 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.

Upcoming CPHT Courses

Hybrid courses with mix of on-demand, live-online & in-person instruction organized regionally.

Boston CPHT Bootcamp

May 6-9

Pittsburgh CPHT Bootcamp

June 3-7

Fort Collins CPHT Bootcamp

June 24-28

Certified Passive House Tradesperson (CPHT)


CPHT Training Overview

In the Certified Passive House Tradesperson (CPHT) course, you will learn the principles of Passive House as they relate to design/build and construction practices. Discover how to make buildings perform better than traditional construction. Develop your knowledge, and skills, related to identifying passive house construction best practices.

2022 celebrates the 10-year anniversary of the internationally recognized CPHT certification. It is supported with over two decades of building science research. You will explore practical Passive House building strategies with theory that incorporates passive house details and case studies.

The Certified Passive House Tradesperson course is specially designed for construction professionals in the United States. Whether you are a construction manager, design/builder, or other tradesperson, the CPHT course will provide the framework and interdisciplinary skills to support you in the CPHT exam and beyond.