Initial qualification through a written examination


You can obtain the Certified Passive House Designer/Consultant certificate by successfully completing a written examination. Exams are offered at regular intervals by course/exam providers in cooperation with the Passive House Institute on a contractual basis.


The PHI fixes the examination dates and prepares the exam: It lasts 3 hours and must be taken in writing. The course/examination host will send the examination documents to the PHI after the first correction. After a second marking by the PHI, we will issue the certificate and sent it to successful participants together with the respective seal in digital form via e-mailFurther information can be found in the examination regulations. The content-related requirements for the examination can be found in the catalogue of learning targets.

A Passive House Planning Package (PHPP) is required to plan and optimise Passive House buildings. To register for the exam, you will therefore need a valid PHPP license, that is to say to acquire a PHPP.


Exam fees will be charged by the respective course/exam providers. They include the costs for services provided by the PHI (second marking, issue of the certificate and inclusion on the database).



Examination dates



Saturday 23. March 2019 | Friday 28. June 2019 | Friday 11. October 2019 | Saturday 07.December 2019


Anyone can register for the exam at any date offered by any course/exam provider. Please hand the filled and signed application to the course/exam provider.

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