ONLINE: Exam Preparation for Passive House Designer/Consultant Exam (120C) – 22 Oct 2024


Day 1-2: Tuesday October 22 & Wednesday October 23, 2024 – 9am to 1pm (PT) each day
Day 3-4: Tuesday October 29 & Wednesday October 30, 2024 – 9am to 1pm (PT) each day

*Dates are subject to change

Course description

The Passive House Designer/Consultant Exam is challenging, even for experienced architects and building professionals, so thorough preparation is essential. This four half-day exam preparation course is specifically designed for those who have completed courses 120A and 120B (or equivalent), and who wish to write the exam to become a Certified Passive House professional. 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, including a design exercise, and will learn to identify common mistakes and discuss exam time management.

Review Topics

  • Insulation and airtightness
  • Thermal bridging
  • Windows
  • Passive House design exercise
  • Ventilation and heating
  • Economics
  • Cumulative exercises and common mistakes
  • Exam day: overview and tips

Recommended for

  • Anyone pursuing the Certified Passive House Designer/Consultant designation

Prerequisites / required knowledge and equipment/software

  • 120A: Passive House Design and Construction, or equivalent
  • 120B: Understanding and Working with the Passive House Planning Package, or equivalent
  • Calculator, notebook, pens, ruler

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. Please allow at least 1 week for shipping.

Learning resources provided

  • Digital copy of course slides
  • Course recordings (available for 3 months after end of course)

Course Instructor

The instructor for this course will be Cillian Collins 

Course Fee

PHC Member – $832*
Non-Member – $924

*Member prices will be displayed for current members once added to the cart

**The exam needs to be purchased separately

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.

Professional development

Total number of learning hours: 15 (based on attendance of live course)

BC Housing (HPO):15 CPD Informal (based on attendance of live course)
AIBC: 15 Core Learning Units (based on attendance of live course)
ALBNL: 15 Core Learning Hours (based on attendance of live course)
AANB: 15 Core Learning Hours (based on attendance of live course)
NSAA : 15 Core Learning Hours (based on attendance of live course)
AAA webinar credits: self-reported
OAA: self-reported