PHIUS Certified Passive House Consultant Training (CPHC) now online


Certified Passive House Consultant (CPHC)

We’re happy to announce that the full CPHC training program — Phase I AND Phase II — is now offered entirely online. Now you can get your CPHC credential — the leading and most rigorous professional passive building distinction in the industry — without traveling and while maintaining safe social distancing.

Phase II previously required five full days of in-class instruction. PHIUS instructors have reconfigured the in-class portion, and it’s now spread over 12 days of shorter, live, online segments that run from 30 minutes to three hours. In addition to live sessions (which will be recorded for later review), Phase II includes group projects, homework activities, and other pre-recorded material.

  • Phase I consists of online videos, available on demand, making it easy and convenient to learn foundation principles at your own pace. PHIUS has partnered with Saturn Resource Management, a leader in the world of designing online learning systems to develop regularly updated modules feature experienced PHIUS instructors. We recommend allowning four to six weeks to cover the material.
  • Phase II is now also offered online, but is based on live presentations spread over 12 days. The live sessions run from 30 minutes to a maximum of 3 hours. Phase II also includes group group projects, homework assignments and online tutorials.The sessions are recorded for later review. (Phase II previously required five days of in-class instruction; when conditions allow, PHIUS will offer both an in-class an online option for Phase II).
  • The CPHC exam (separate registration) comprises an online component, offered on the last afternoon of training, as well as a take-home design exercise. Participants must complete both Phase I and II of the training to be eligible to take the final exam.

Course 2 Online: June 8 — 26, twelve live sessions 11:00 — 1:00 / 2:00 EDT

Course 3 Online: July 6–24, twelve live sessions 11:00 — 1:00 / 2:00 EDT

For more details on scheduled upcoming CPHC trainings and exams, visit the CPHC Training Schedule & Registration page.

Certified Passive House Builder (CPHB)

RDH Building Science and PHIUS have reformulated the CPHB program–which previously required one online module plus three days of in-class instruction–into an all-online format. No in-class instruction is required.

Superinsulation, airtight envelopes, high-performance window installation, site management, component sourcing—passive house construction presents special challenges to builders. The PHIUS CPHB training program prepares construction professionals to meet the passive house challenge. The PHIUS/RDH CPHB training program prepares construction professionals to meet the passive building challenge. Instructors bring a wealth of knowledge having built dozens of successful passive house projects. Topics range from design theory and climate-specific detailing to materials, techniques, project management, and quality assurance.

Course 2 Online:
June 2–12, eight live sessions 12:00–2:00 pm EDT / 9:00 am-12:00 noon PDT

For more details on scheduled upcoming CPHB trainings and exams, visit the CPHB Training Schedule & Registration page.


John Loercher
John Loercher
John is an instructor for the Passive House Institute U.S., Secretary of the Passive House Alliance - Hudson Valley chapter and Owner of…

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