How to become a certified Passive House Tradesperson
The Passive House Institute offers the “Certified Passive House Tradesperson” certificate which can be obtained after successful completion of a written examination. The contents of the examination can be found in the catalogue of learning objectives.
Training and preparation for the examination will be based on courses. A course comprises 6 interdisciplinary modules and 2 modules which are oriented towards specific skilled trades (thermal insulation/window installation and heat supply/ventilation). The duration of each training module will be about 2 to2.5 hours; altogether this will be around 16 to 20 hours (plus the time for the examination).
The courses and the examination are offered by course providers that have been accredited by the Passive House Institute.
After successful completion of the examination the participant will be awarded the ”Certified Passive House Tradesperson” certificate and will be included in the list of “Certified Passive House Tradespeople”.
The certificate must be extended every five years by providing evidence of participation in a certified Passive House project. Proof shall be provided through documentation of the model project.
Press releases concerning the "Certfied Passive House Tradesperson" training:
Training opportunities for Passive House tradespeople worldwide
Course material now available in English, additional languages coming soon.
Darmstadt, 22 February 2013 - Darmstadt. PHI’s "Certified Passive House Tradesperson" qualification is becoming increasingly popular at the international level. Two months before the International Passive House Conference in Frankfurt, Germany, the Passive House Institute has published the English version of the course material with further translations already under progress, thus responding to the increasing international demand for training opportunities in the field of energy efficient construction.
Quality assurance in Passive House – Construction workers join the club
Wolfgang Feist officially handed over the first "Certified Passive House Tradesman"
Certificate on 27 February in Traunstein, Germany.
Darmstadt/Traunstein, 27 February 2012 – From 23 to 25 January 2012, the Passive
House Institute’s very first advanced training course for on-site construction workers or tradesmen took place in Traunstein, Germany. This Certified Passive House
Tradesman certification follows in the footsteps the Certified Passive House Designer
qualification, which, after a successful begin in 2007, has resulted in more than 2000
trained an certified Passive House Designers. The Certified Passive House
Tradesman certification provides an ideal qualification opportunity for construction