Join the growing community of construction professionals, trained to use international best practices to cost-effectively implement Passive building standards in any climate.

Become a PHI Certified Passive House Tradesperson (CPHT)

Upcoming Exam Dates

Sat, Sep 12, 2020

Sat, Nov 14, 2020

COVID19 Update

Due to concerns about holding in-person events, PHI will be offering the exam online this year. Online Exam registration details will be updated as we receive more information. Meanwhile, registration for the in-person Exam on Sep 12, 2020, in Denver, CO, will open July 1st. 

Waiting for the next exam date? Sounds like a great time to study up and practice!

OFFER: Sign up for one year on-demand CPHT course access by July 15th, and get 6 live sessions in Emu's Summer 2020 Crew for free!

Due to recent developments and future uncertainties related to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are working hard to supplement our in-person CPHT courses with affordable online content to allow builders to get started from home.  Any questions? Call us at +1 (833) WILD-EMU or email 

$475 (limited seats)

Bring international best practices to your local construction business


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Think you know how to build? Strut your stuff!
Get accredited as a PHI Certified Passive House Tradesperson (CPHT).

This course is for building professionals who are concerned about moisture control, air sealing, thermal bridging, healthy indoor air, durability, resiliency, and affordability of high-performance.

We use the Passive standard as our benchmark, simply because it is the most stringent building code we can find. We teach the physics and building science behind decisions that you can apply to any method of construction, building typology, or sustainability certification scheme.

Emu has developed a first-of-its kind, North American-specific curriculum with a hands-on workshop component for building professionals.

Still unsure? Check out the video below to see what our February 2018 graduates had to say about their week with us. (See a list of our alumni).
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Don’t want to come to Colorado? You don’t have to attend our Rocky Mountain Retreat to learn about advanced building science. Emu’s curriculum is now being taught in classrooms all over North America as well as ONLINE, and we’re adding trainers from other cities to our circle all the time. Leave your feedback on the Waitlist & Location Request Form, and make sure to specify where you’d like to see a class happen. We’ll try to make it happen!

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.