The written theory exam is in three parts:

        • Passive House Basics – 45 minutes
        • Building Envelope – 45 minutes
        • Building Services – 45 minutes

The first section, Passive House Basics, is required.  Each participant may chose to take the exam specifically for Envelope, Services, or both. Emu assumes responsibility for grading, distribution of grades, and all communication with PHI. The exam fee includes on 45-minute review session on any failed exam result.


Exam dates for the accreditation exam to become a Certified Passive House Tradesperson through the international Passive House Institute are set in advance by the main office in Germany. Usually, they fall around February, May, and November of each year. We will try to keep the most up to date information here, but please refer to PHI for official information.

Saturday, February 24, 2018 – Denver, Colorado
The preceding course and the exam will be hosted by Emu at our Tradecraft Industries offices in Denver, Colorado.
Register here.

Friday, May 25, 2018 – Bozeman, Montana
The preceding course and the exam will be hosted by Love|Schack Architecture in Bozeman, Montana. Curriculum, instruction, and exam proctoring by Emu.
Register here.

Saturday, November 17, 2018
Information coming soon.


Are you interested in hosting a CPHT class and/or exam in your home city? Get in touch!