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to become a PHI Certified Passive House Tradesperson.

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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. 


Benefits of Becoming a CPHT

  • 5 Years of Certification

    Accredited CPHTs are listed on the public PHI Database and can renew their certificates through CE courses or construction site experience.

  • Stand Out

    Show proof of your knowledge! Professional accreditation increases your credibility with clients and colleagues in the industry alike.

  • Join the Emu Mob

    Get listed in Emu's popular alumni directory, and get first access to our CE courses and new research in the world of Passive building science.

96% of Emu students pass the PHI Exam.

(International average is 88%)

No one likes exams. Don't worry, we got you. Emu's CPHT Courses come in both online and in-person options. We cover all the information you'll need to pass the Exam, as well as the practical application of that information in your every day practice. Check our our CPHT Course offerings, and join us!

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!

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Course curriculum

  • 1

    Exam Prep - DUE Nov 5th

    • Verify your Tech Setup

    • Verify your PHI information

    • Prep your work space

    • Some advice for studying

  • 2

    Tech Check Day: Fri, Nov 12th, 9am Mountain Time [REQUIRED]

    • What to Expect at Tech Check

    • 10 Step Self-Guided Tech Check (OPTIONAL)

    • Download Trial Exam files

    • Nov 12th - Tech Check Zoom Room

  • 3

    Exam Day! Fri, Nov 19th, 9am Mountain Time

    • What to Expect on Exam Day

    • Download Exam files

    • Nov 19th - Exam Zoom Room

  • 4

    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!