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ON HYBRID: Pathway to Passive House Trades Certification (150P) – June 2024

Learn how to build a Passive House building! Gain a good understanding of the interactions and interdependencies of building components in a Passive House project. This course also enables you to understand the impacts on energy efficiency of any change orders and to collaborate with designers to solve problems involved in the construction process.

The Pathway to Passive House Trades Certification is the perfect combination of three courses:

  • 150A: Passive House Construction Training Course for Trades – Theoretical
  • 150B: Passive House Construction Training Course for Trades – Practical
  • 150C: Exam Preparation for Trades Certification

Our Pathway to Trades Certification has proven to be the most effective program to get participants ready to pass the tradesperson exam.

Please see descriptions below for more information on each course.


This course teaches practical Passive House building techniques and theory about this high-performance building standard.

Day 1: Friday Jun 28, 2024 from 9am to 4pm ET (in person)
Day 2: Saturday Jun 29, 2024 from 9am to 4pm ET (in person)
Day 3: Sunday Jun 30, 2024 from 9am to 4pm ET (in person)
Day 4: Wednesday July 3, 2024 from 12pm to 4pm ET (online)

Location: George Brown College. Casa Loma Campus – Room C106. 1 Dartnell Avenue, Toronto, ON M5R 3A3

*Dates are subject to change

*Campus map can be found here

*If you are experiencing cold or flu-like symptoms please refrain from joining us in person and contact [email protected] to go over your course deferment options.

Special member pricing for this bundle is $1709, a savings of over $600!

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Passive House Construction Training Course for Trades – Theoretical (150A) & Practical (150B)

It is essential that those working on Passive House buildings can properly install components, accurately implement design details, and also assess the impact that changes from planned work will have on the performance of the building. Mistakes during construction can be costly, especially in high performance buildings where certification is being pursued. This in-person three-day course teaches the theory of Passive House building techniques and prepares participants for the Certified Passive House Tradesperson exam. It includes lectures and hands-on workshop experience, incorporating actual building of Passive House elements relevant to the Canadian construction industry.

The following theoretical topics will be covered:

  • Passive House criteria and principles
  • Building ecology, comfort and economic efficiency
  • Introduction to Passive House design tools (e.g. PHPP)
  • Construction process and quality assurance
  • Thermal insulation
  • Thermal bridge-free construction
  • Windows and airtightness
  • Ventilation and heat supply
  • Building envelope specialization

Practical topics covered:

  • Airtightness test
    • How to set up a building to do an Airtightness test
    • We will look for leakage and how to prevent them
  • Windows installation
  • Ventilation system

Day 1: Friday Jun 28, 2024 from 9am to 4pm ET (in person)
Day 2: Saturday Jun 29, 2024 from 9am to 4pm ET (in person)
Day 3: Sunday Jun 30, 2024 from 9am to 4pm ET (in person)

*Dates are subject to change


Exam Preparation for Trades Certification (150C) ONLINE

The Passive House Trades exam is challenging, even for experienced building professionals. This one day exam preparation course is specifically designed for those who have completed courses 150A and 150B (or equivalent), and who wish to write the exam to become a Certified Passive House Trades Person. It gives participants the tools required to write a successful test.

Overviews of each topic that could potentially be tested in the exam will be presented and participants will be able to complete example test questions, and will learn to identify common mistakes and discuss exam time management.

*Please note: This course teaches the skills and knowledge required for the Certified Passive House Tradesperson – Building Envelope Specialization exam. We do not currently offer the curriculum necessary for the Certified Passive House Tradesperson – Building Services Specialization exam.

Day 4: Wednesday July 3, 2024 from 12pm to 4pm ET (online)

*Dates are subject to change


Recommended for

  • Tradespeople, site supervisors and general contractors who will be involved in the construction of Passive House building.
  • It may also be of interest to designers, architects, architectural technologists and developers. All theoretical components of this course are covered in 120A: Passive House Design & Construction.

Participants should have prior knowledge/experience in the construction industry or related fields.

Learning resources provided

  • Digital copy of course slides
  • Access to webinar recordings for 150C exam preparation (up to 3 months)

Course Instructors

The instructor for this course is Connor Malloy.


Course Fee

Member bundle (150A/B/C) = $1709
Non-member bundle (150A/B/C) = $2310

*The exam needs to be purchased separately

If you are interested in our pathway course bundles, but need some payment flexibility, we can help. You can now pay 50% of the course fee when you register and pay the balance within 30 days (Full balance must be paid prior to starting the course).  Please contact [email protected] for more information.

Register soon

If insufficient registrations are received by 14 days before this course is scheduled to start, it may be cancelled. While we do our best to plan our course schedule well in advance, course dates, venues and instructors are subject to change.

Funding Opportunities

At Passive House Canada we are committed to supporting our community in a number of ways. As a potential course participant, you might qualify for government funding that could be applied to any of our courses and certification exams. Please consult the links here to find out more about funding available in your province.

Cancellation and Refund Policy

Important: please read our refund policy, available in our Course and Exam FAQs page.

The health and safety of our participants is important to us. Participants are not permitted to attend in-person courses if they are exhibiting any symptoms of a cold, flu or COVID-19, such as fever, cough, shortness of breath, sore throat and difficulty swallowing, coughing or sneezing, or other symptoms as described by the Public Health Agency of Canada. No refunds will be allowed and courses can be transferred to an alternate date.


Professional development

Total number of learning hours: 21.75 (based on attendance of live course)

OAA: self-reported