Certified Passive House Designer/Consultant Exam (PHDE):
The Certified Passive House Designer/Consultant course will prepare you to pass the Certified Passive House Designer/Consultant exam. Link
The test can be done 4 times a year at any examination centre worldwide. When taking the exam with Smart Plus Homes you have the option of one day of preparation on the day before the exam.
On successfully passing the exam you will receive an internationally accredited Certified Passive House Designer or Consultant certificate together with the respective seal (icon shown above) and be listed on the Passive House Institutes worldwide database for 5 years.
The Passive House Institute fixes the examination dates and prepares the exam. It lasts 3 hours and must be taken in writing.
Smart Plus Homes will make the first correction and send the examination documents to the Passive House Institute. The Passive House Institute will carry out a second marking.
On successfully passing the exam, we will issue the internationally accredited Certified Passive House Designer or Consultant certificate together with the respective seal in digital form via e-mail. Additionally, you will be listed on the Passive House Institutes worldwide database for 5 years.
It is highly recommended by Smart Plus Homes that you register with the Australian Passive House Association to be as well listed as a Passive House professional on the Australian Passive House Association website.
The designation “Designer” is reserved for architects, engineers and similarly specialized building professionals. The “Consultants” designation is for non-specialized professionals and others. A more detailed guideline can be found here.
Students need to bring writing materials and a calculator. Coloured pens are recommended. The exam is open book. No electronic devices connected to the internet are permitted. Your final answers (including drawings) of the exam must be in ink, not pencil. To register for the exam, you will need a valid Passive House Planning Package (PHPP), with a PHPP serial number, registered to the attending participant.
Registration/Ticket Options: *All prices excluding GST
□ Full Course and Exam Package (Course, PHPP, preparation day and exam) $ 4,450.00
□ Full Course Package and Exam – Fulltime Students (Course, PHPP, preparation day and exam) $ 2,950.00
□ Course only $ 3,200.00
□ Course only – Fulltime Students $ 1,950.00
Cost and Package Breakdown:
Passive House Designer Course $ 3200.00
9 full days of learning about Passive House and how to design a Passive House.
Included in this price is:
- The Passive House Designer workbooks with about 1800 pages
- Additional course material like the “cheat sheet” and exam-like questions
Passive House Planning Package $ 300.00
The PHPP software and Handbook
(Highly recommended for the course and a requirement for the exam)
One-Day Passive House Designer Exam preparation $ 250.00
The day before the exam specific preparation with exam-like questions and exercises.
Passive House Designer Exam $ 750.00
The exam will be 3-hours.
On successfully passing the exam, you will receive an internationally recognised certificate and
be listed on the Passive House Institutes worldwide database for 5 years.
Disclaimer: By schedule and financial necessity, this course is not meant to produce fully formed Passive House professionals, but rather form a foundation of knowledge that the professional can then take and build on with a lifetime of learning. This is a nine-day intensive course, in the basic building science and learning objectives which provides specific knowledge to prepare for the Certified Passive House Designer or Consultant examination and working as a Passive House Designer or Consultant.
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You are also providing confirmation that the information you have provided to enrol, is complete and correct. Fee refunds will only be issued if a course withdrawal request is received at least thirty (30) days prior to the date of course commencement. A $50 administration fee will be charged. No refunds will be issued for withdrawal requests received after this time. Course Transfers: Students wishing to transfer to a future start date of the same course will be accepted if a request is received at least thirty (30) days prior to the date of course commencement and providing a suitable future course offering is available. Course Cancellation by Smart Plus Homes reserves the right to cancel a scheduled course. In the event of a cancellation, students will be notified two days before the scheduled start date. Classes are subject to sufficient enrolment numbers. Smart Plus Homes makes every effort to ensure that information is correct at the time of publication, but reserves the right to change or postpone courses, and to alter schedules, locations, fees and teachers due to unforeseen circumstances. Where a course is cancelled by Smart Plus Homes, a full refund will be issued. Processing of all withdrawal and course cancellation refunds takes a minimum of fifteen (15) working days. Refunds will be made directly to the payee and will be mailed to the payee’s address as shown on the application form
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