We are hosting the Certified Passive House Designer/Consultant exam on June 9th in Toronto.
Please note that PHI now requires examinees to supply a valid PHPP registration number when writing the exam. PHPP can be purchased on our website here.
Examination dates are fixed by the Passive House Institute (PHI) and offered by examination providers in cooperation with PHI on a contractual basis.
The written examination is marked by the examination provider and then sent to PHI for second review. PHI will issue either a Passive House Designer certificate or Passive House Consultant certificate to successful participants.
To acquire the Passive House Designer certificate a substantiated educational qualification is required, which allows the applicant to independently design buildings or technical building systems. A copy of a document providing evidence of this qualification (degree, master craftsman’s certificate or similar documents, translated into German or English if applicable) must be provided to the examining institution which will forward this proof to the Passive House Institute.
Examination participants whose qualifications do not meet the specified requirements or who do not provide any proof of their qualification will receive the Passive House Consultant certificate.
More information on Certified Passive House Designer vs. Consultant.
Certified Designers and Consultants will be listed on our website.
Passive House Canada -Maison Passive Canada is the national non-profit organization that offers industry, government and public education and advocates for policy changes towards high-performance building in Canada. Passive House design and construction is able to reduce heating and cooling demands of a building by up to 90%. In July 2016, an update to the Ontario Building Code (OBC) SB-12 was published, stating that the Passive House Planning Package (PHPP) will now be accepted as a tool to demonstrate compliance with the OBC SB-12 supplement (Part 9 low-rise residential buildings). In December 2016, the federal government released the Pan-Canadian Framework on Clean Growth and Climate Change, highlighting the need for dramatically improved building energy efficiency across Canada, positioning the Passive House standard as a vital tool in achieving energy reduction targets.