Be­come a PHPP Ex­pert

You already have a val­id Pass­ive House Con­sult­ant / De­sign­er cer­ti­fic­ate and you want to high­light your ad­di­tion­al  know­ledge re­gard­ing PHPP ad­vanced fea­tures, design­PH, bim2PH and thermal bridges?

Then get the ad­di­tion­al seal "PHPP Ex­pert" by passing the next PHPP Ex­pert ex­am!

An in­creas­ing num­ber of pro­viders of the Pass­ive House De­sign­er ex­am also of­fer the PHPP Ex­pert ex­am - on­line as in-class or home-of­fice ex­am, us­ing the on­line ex­am plat­form of the Pass­ive House In­sti­tu­te.

Ex­am dates are set by the re­spect­ive course/ex­am pro­viders.

Please con­tact your course/ex­am pro­vider for course and ex­am dates.

> Please register for the exam in the Passive House Institute database!

Once the course/ex­am pro­viders have sub­mit­ted their ex­am dates to the Pass­ive House In­sti­tu­te, you can find those dates in the data­base of the In­sti­tu­te.

All you need is to cre­ate a user ac­count for the Pass­ive House In­sti­tu­te data­base (if you don't have one yet) and to fill in your de­tails on this page to re­gister for the ex­am.

We wish you every suc­cess with your ex­am!


PHPP Expert exam

Exam setup

As a pre­re­quis­ite for the PHPP Ex­pert ex­am, can­did­ates must first suc­cess­fully com­plete a home­work as­sign­ment (set­ting up a PHPP for a non-res­id­en­tial build­ing), which will be is­sued by the course/ex­am pro­vider with­in the course.

The PHPP ex­pert ex­am is con­duc­ted on­line as in-class or home-of­fice ex­am by the course/ex­am pro­vider, us­ing the on­line ex­am plat­form of the Pass­ive House In­sti­tu­te. The ex­am lasts 2 hours and con­sists of two parts: Mul­tiple Choice tasks and prac­tic­al in­put in PHPP-like tables.

Learning targets

The ba­sic know­ledge and com­pet­en­cies re­gard­ing the hand­ling of PHPP is part of the ex­am for the “Cer­ti­fied Pass­ive House De­sign­er/Con­sult­ant” and is as­sumed to be known. Thus the PHPP ex­pert ex­am cov­ers tasks re­gard­ing deep­er PHPP know­ledge and ques­tions about the entry of com­plex build­ings (res­id­en­tial and non-res­id­en­tial, new build­ings and re­fur­bish­ments). To pre­pare for the ex­am, you may take part in a ded­ic­ated range of  Passive House Tools Work­shops and check the PHPP Ex­pert Learn­ing tar­gets.