Initial qualification through a written examination


You can obtain the Certified Passive House Designer/Consultant certificate by successfully completing a written examination. Exams are offered at regular intervals by course/exam providers in cooperation with the Passive House Institute on a contractual basis.


The PHI fixes the examination dates and prepares the exam: It lasts 3 hours and must be taken in writing. The course/examination host will send the examination documents to the PHI after the first correction. After a second marking by the PHI, we will issue the certificate and sent it to successful participants together with the respective seal in digital form via e-mailFurther information can be found in the examination regulations. The content-related requirements for the examination can be found in the catalogue of learning targets.


Exam fees will be charged by the respective course/exam providers. They include the costs for services provided by the PHI (second marking, issue of the certificate and inclusion on the database).



Examination dates



Friday Dec. 09, 2016



Saturday Mar. 11, 2017 | Friday Jun. 09, 2017 | Saturday Oct. 07, 2017

Friday Dec. 01, 2017


Anyone can register for the exam at any date offered by any course/exam provider. Please hand the filled and signed application to the course/exam provider.