Certified Passive House Designer & Consultant course

05 - 13 November 2018, Darmstadt



Want to design energy-efficient & cost-optimal buildings worldwide?


Then the Passive House standard is what you are looking for, and this course is for you! Here you will learn first-hand from experts at the Passive House Institute, everything from how to define the thermal envelope to how to overcome frequent planning and construction challenges. This course is aimed at all building professionals, including architects, engineers, contractors and builders. It consists of a 3-day e-learning module and 7 days of in-class training.

All you need is a good level of English (B2 or equivalent), basic knowledge of Building Physics, as well as the ability to use Microsoft® Excel.


Register and pay before the end of September to get roughly 15% discount!


3-day e-learning module: Passive House Fundamentals

The e-learning module is located on the Moodle platform: participants can access it from wherever they want, in their own time and at their own pace. This allows for a tailored learning experience and reduces travel and accommodation costs.

It covers 10 topics: each one is divided into sub-units, including a video presentation followed by further material and a quiz. You need to pass the final assessment by the end of October, so we can best address knowledge gaps during the in-class training. Our staff will monitor your progress and provide you with technical support if needed.



7 days of in-class training at the Passive House Institute

Besides lectures and discussions, you will deepen your knowledge with workshops, as well as calculation and design exercises. In addition, you will have a closer look at our Passive House component and materials collection!

Day 1: Passive House Concept

Day 2: Building envelope

Day 3: Ventilation

Day 4: Heating and cooling

Day 5: Retrofit and economics

Day 6 and 7: Hands on PHPP



Certification exam

This course will prepare you to pass the Certified Passive House Designer / Consultant exam. The exam itself however is not included in the course. It can be taken on one of the following dates and at one of the following examination centres. On successfully passing the exam, you will receive an internationally recognized certificate and be listed on our worldwide database for 5 years.

Save 200€ by taking the course and the certification exam at the Passive House Institute! The next exam is on December 7th at 9:00.


Additional highlights

We offer a review session on Saturday morning. It is optional, but we highly recommend it as it is aimed at getting you better prepared for the certification exam.

And because the Passive House standard is much more than just theory, participants will be able to tour Passive House buildings during the International Passive House Days over the weekend. Visits to local Passive House buildings will be planned, to gain insights from owners and building professionals.


This course is eligible for DENA further education points. More information at registration.



When 05 - 13 November 2018, 9:00 - 17:30
(Next exam on December 7th)
Location Passive House Institute
Rheinstraße 44/46
64283 Darmstadt, Germany

Contact +49 6151 826990


Course options
(VAT 19% included)
Early Bird Fees Standard Fees
Full course
(E-learning included)
        1680 €     1975 €
Revision session           200 €       220
Certification exam           355 €       415 €
iPHA discount         - 250 €     - 295 €
Or student discount         - 715 €     - 840 €

Or exam only
(VAT 19% included)

Standard fee           550 €       650 €
iPHA fee           495 €       580 €
Student fee           370 €       435 €



Course participants can additionally book the next designPH and PHPP_Advanced workshops with the 50% student discount!



The highest discount will be granted as soon as you have provided us with proof of membership or student status. Prices include training material, a single-user access to the e-learning course and catering.

The PHPP software and manual are not included. A PHPP license must be purchased separately and is needed for the exam registration. Participants of this course, can purchase this for a reduced course price here (Please enter your attendance in the workshop under "remarks")


Cancellation Terms
If the participant cancels the course up to three weeks before the course starts, a processing fee of 15% of the course fee will be charged. In case of later cancellation, a fee of 50% of the course fee will be charged. Cancellation or termination after the start of the course can no longer be considered. The same applies in the event of non-appearance without prior cancellation.

Cancellation of the course by the PHI: Should the course be cancelled for an important reason (e.g. illness of the course instructor or insufficient number of participants), the course fee will be refunded in full.

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