Get Certified. Walk the walk.

Passive standards are the building codes of the future. Get on board before you get left behind.

Join the growing community of construction professionals, trained to use international best practices to cost-effectively implement Passive building standards in any climate. 

Register by March 14th to become a PHI Certified Passive House Tradesperson.

Exam will be proctored at a location TBD in the SF Bay Area, CA

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Benefits of Becoming a Certified Passive House Tradesperson

  • Five Years on the PHI Database

    After passing the exam, CPHTs are given membership and are listed on the database on the International Passive House Institute (PHI) website for 5 years

  • Listed in the Emu Directory

    We get emails every week asking if we know anyone in their area that is a CPHT. Your name and contact information will come up when people search for Certified PH Tradespeople in their area on our in-house Emu Directory.

  • Stand Out

    Professional accreditation increases your credibility with clients and colleagues in the industry alike.

96% of Emu CPHT students pass the PHI CPHT Exam.

Have you been thinking about enrolling in a CPHT course? Did you know that Emu runs a CPHT online course 4 times per year, and that our students have a 96% pass rate when they take the PHI CPHT exam. We don't want to brag but we think those are pretty awesome results. If you are thinking about enrolling in a CPHT course you should check out our course and exam bundle. If you purchase both at checkout you'll receive a discount!

Exam fees

This includes all PHI fees for taking the exam, as well as technical support from Emu and one Exam Prep session.

Why is taking the exam important?

From marketing yourself and your business to making sure you are listed in the right places for potential customers to see your Passive House expertise, getting the CPHT credential is the natural next step. It also shows Passive House architects, designers, and consultants that you speak their language – a KEY aspect to growing a project team that has high-performance building science as a goal.

What is a future Certified Passive House Tradesperson to do?

  • Enroll in Emus CPHT on-line course and meet fun and exciting people

  • Enroll in the PHI CPHT exam and become a Certified Passive House Tradesperson and the envy of all your colleagues

  • Consider traveling to one of Emu's in-person Passive Pod Workshop to really turbo boost your skills!

Still have questions?

Fill out the form on our website's Exam page, and we will call you as soon as we can.

Do you have questions about the exam, registration, the course, the universe or just signing up more than one person to receive an awesome discount? Click here to leave us your contact information and a real live Emu will call you back!

Course curriculum

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    Exam Prep - DUE Mar 25th

    • Exam Prep - Due Mar 25th

    • Verify your Tech Setup

    • Verify your PHI information

    • Location for CPHT Exam

    • What to Bring to Exam Day

    • Some advice for studying

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    Tech Check Day: Mon, Mar 28th [REQUIRED]

    • What to Expect at Tech Check

    • 10 Step Self-Guided Tech Check (OPTIONAL)

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    Exam Day! Fri, Apr 1st, 9am Pacific Time

    • What to Expect on Exam Day

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    After the Exam

    • Look out for an email from PHI.

    • Did you Pass? Strut your stuff!

    • Do you need to retake it?

    • Continue your Passive House journey!