120C: Exam Preparation for Passive House Designer/Consultant Exam, Passive House Canada - online


Mon 25 Jan 2021 18:00 – Wed 27 Jan 2021 22:00


120C Exam Preparation for Passive House Designer/Consultant Exam 



Day 1-3: Monday Jan 25 - Wednesday Jan 27, 2021– 9am to 1pm (PST) each day   

Course description    

The Passive House Designer/Consultant Exam is challenging, even for experienced architects and building professionals, so thorough preparation is essential. This two-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

Learning resources provided                    

  • Digital copy of course slides
  • Webinar recordings

Course Instructor

The instructor for this course will be Cillian Collins 

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.


*You can re-register for 120C at a special price of $200 if you have already completed the course in the past. Please email training@passivehousecanada.com to obtain the discount code.


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 the certification exam. Please consult the links here to find out more about funding available in the province you live in.


Professional development

Total number of learning hours: 12

BC Housing (HPO):12 CPD Informal

AIBC: 11.25 Core Learning Units (based on attendance of live course)

ALBNL: 11.25 Core Learning Hours (based on attendance of live course)

AANB: 11.25 Core Learning Hours (based on attendance of live course)

NSAA : 11.25 Core Learning Hours (based on attendance of live course)

AAA webinar credits: self-reported

APEG credits: self-reported

ARIDO credits: self-reported

OPPI credits: self-reported

EGBC credits: self-reported

OAA: self-reported

Register soon

Ifinsufficient registrations are received by 14 days before this course isscheduled to start, it may be canceled. While we do our best to plan ourcourse schedule well in advance, course dates, venues and instructors aresubject to change. 

Cancellation and Refund Policy

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