The PHI shall issue the “Passive House Designer” or “Passive House Consultant” certificate after successful completion of the examination.

In order to qualify for a certificate, evidence of a qualification in an appropriate professional field is required, which allows the holder to carry out planning of buildings or technical building services at his or her own responsibility. A copy of a letter (eg diploma, master craftsman’s diploma or similar document, translated into German or English if applicable) proving this qualification must be provided to the examining institution. On the basis of these documents the examining institution shall decide whether to issue a Passive House Designer or Passive House Consultant certificate to the applicant upon successful completion and shall also recommend the professional title under which he/she will be listed on the internet later on. The examining institution shall forward a copy of the qualification document to the PHI, together with the original signed application and the examination booklet.

Applicants who cannot provide proof of their qualifications or whose documents do not meet the required conditions will receive the “Passive House Consultant” title.

The final decision regarding the award of the “Passive House Designer” or “Passive House Consultant” title will be made by the PHI.

Exam conditions are provided in detail at:

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Further information about this exam can be obtained by contacting

To enrol, complete the relevant form, which you can find online. Scan and return to

National Code 0008CPHD2
Study Areas Building Design
Study Level Short Course

None, however completion of the Passive House Designer/ Consultant Course is highly recommended.

Writing materials & a calculator.  Coloured pens are recommended and final answers (including drawings) must be in ink not pencil.

The exam is open book.  No electronic devices connected to the internet are permitted

Registration at 8:30am.  Participants should be seated (with PHI registration forms filled in & signed) & ready for exam document distribution & instructions by 9:00am

Certification as a Passive House Designer/Consultant by the Passive House Institute (PHI), Darnstadt, Germany will only occur on successful completion of the PHI exam.

The exam correction procedure can take up to 8 weeks.  Participants will be informed directly by PHI of their results, first by email & successful participants will then receive their Certificates by post.

Last updated: December 3, 2017 12:10am