Become an accredited
Passive House Certifier for Buildings
Minimum requirements to be considered for the accrediation
- In-depth Passive House experience: Participation in at least three certified Passive House/EnerPHit projects. The candidate's involvement in the projects must be clearly evident. Preference will be given to candidates who have worked on at least one non-residential project.
- PHPP knowledge, as this tool is used to assess the energy performance of the building. The PHPP expert seal is the preferred way to demonstrate this.
- Successfully passed Passive House Designer/Consultant exam with valid certificate.
- Fluency in English or German: Training and most discussions with certifiers take place in English, and most Passive House Institute resources are published in German and/or English. Therefore, fluency in one of these languages is also required.
Please note that these are the minimum requirements to be considered for accreditation. The Passive House Institute reserves the right to accept or reject applications if it is in the interest of the development of the Standard in a particular region or country.
Several steps are required to become an accredited Passive House Certifier for Buildings - click on each box for more details!
The Passive House Institute publishes a call for candidates for the accreditation through different channels (e.g.: iPHA Newsletter). Candidates must then send their CV to the contact person indicated on the call. The CV must clearly state the fulfillment of the minimum requirements.
Selected candidates must take part in the building certifier’s course. The course consists of approximately 42 training units (*) of 45 minutes each, and includes the following topics:
- Building certification
- Climate data
- Certification of residential Passive Houses
- Certification of non-residential Passive Houses
- Renovation with Passive House components: EnerPHit projects
- Passive House Standard in different climate zones
- iPHA - The International Passive House Association: Passipedia
- PHPP exercises
The course is usually offered in one of two formats:
- Online: split into 13 sessions of 2-3 hours each, once a week (*)
- Hybrid: 2 full days in-person, usually at the Passive House Institute (Location Darmstadt, Germany) and the rest of the modules as 2-3 hour sessions, online, once a week.
Selected candidates also need to complete a take-home exam after the course. Instructions for the exam are given during the course.
The accreditation as a Building Certifier is linked to a contract with PHI, offered to successful candidates after the course. If you have any questions please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Accredited Passive House Certifier for Buildings
You will find in this list all the experts who have been accredited by the Passive House Institute to certify Passive House buildings, EnerPHit retrofits and Low Energy Buildings worldwide on behalf of the Institute and in accordance with their criteria.