Emu is an accredited Training Provider with the International Passive House Institute (PHI). We are authorized to offer Certified Passive House Tradesperson (CPHT) courses + accreditation exams for building professionals.

What is a CPHT?

CPHT = Certified Passive House Tradesperson. The CPHT training ensures participants are equipped with the necessary framework and interdisciplinary skills to effectively convey the international Passive House (PH) standard. Learn More.

Emu’s classes are different! By registering for one of Emu’s CPHT class “tracks,” participants who are interested in earning the Passive House Certification will have the opportunity to: 1. Learn the material in a classroom setting, 2. Gain hands-on practice with a knowledgable team, and 3. Acquire helpful test-taking strategies for the certification exam.

Our CPHT training tracks ( Track 1 + Track 2 ) each consist of 2 modules (4 total days of coursework + workshops), leading up to an international exam date set by PHI.

Tracks_Modules (1)Next CPHT Exam date is: Saturday, February 24, 2018

Come learn from
 our Emu experts and give yourself a competitive advantage in a fast changing industry!


The Breakdown: Track 1 + Track 2
Choose the track that best suits you!

Track Graphic Only (2)

Track 1: The Weekend Warrior Track

Taking time away from your work schedule can be tricky! We offer a 2-part track that breaks up the modules over 2 consecutive weekends, followed by the CPHT exam. This track is suitable for local builders and/or those who prefer to take the course outside of regular business hours.
Track Graphic Only_Track1

Track 2: The Get-‘er-done Track

Just want to get it done? For registrants traveling from out of town, or those who just prefer to take the class in one go, we offer an intensive 4-day course during the week leading up to the CPHT exam.track-graphic-only_track-2.png

Participants can choose to split up the modules over a one-year period (i.e. take the modules in two separate sessions). Note that the completion of Module 1 is required for participants to register for Module 2.

What is the International CPHT Exam?

The International Certified Passive House Tradesperson (CPHT) exam is an open-book, internationally recognized test. If you register for one of our Tracks, you will automatically be registered for the exam. Our class will provide you with the necessary materials to guide you through the exam. Once you pass the exam, you will be awarded a “Certified Passive House Tradesperson” certificate by PHI, and listed in the international database for 5 years.

Exam Structure (2 Sections Minimum – 45 mins per section):
Exam Structure Graphic Draft1

You only need to pass 2 sections to get your CPHT certificate. Each participant may choose between exam Section 2 or Section 3. If you’re really ambitious, take both! 

Grades are issued by PHI. If you fail the exam, you will receive a 45 min. post-exam review session with Emu – covered by the exam fee.

Why are Emu’s classes different?

By offering two CPHT ‘Tracks,’ Emu is providing busy professionals with accessible PH learning opportunities. Emu has strategically reconfigured the course content in a format that is more understandable, hands-on, and industry-specific (to North America). These classes are only offered by Emu Systems. We are excited to pilot both classes this upcoming February at our headquarters in Denver, Colorado! For more information, contact us now!

Register for CPHT Training Today!