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120C: Exam Prep, Passive House Designer/Consultant Exam

September 7, 2020 @ 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm


Mon, Sep 7, 2020 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM PDT

Tue, Sep 8, 2020 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM PDT

Wed, Sep 9, 2020 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM PDT

Course description

The Passive House Designer/Consultant Exam is challenging, even for experienced architects and building professionals, so thorough preparation is essential. This two-day exam preparation course is specifically designed for those who have completed courses 120A and 120B (or equivalent), and who wish to write the exam to become a Certified Passive House professional. It gives participants the tools required to write a successful test.

Overviews of each topic that could potentially be tested in the exam will be presented and participants will be able to complete example test questions, including a design exercise, and will learn to identify common mistakes and discuss exam time management.

Review Topics

  • Insulation and airtightness
  • Thermal bridging
  • Windows
  • Passive House design exercise
  • Ventilation and heating
  • Economics
  • Cumulative exercises and common mistakes
  • Exam day: overview and tips

Recommended for

  • Anyone pursuing the Certified Passive House Designer/Consultant designation

Learning resources provided

  • Digital copy of course slides
  • Webinar recordings

Course Instructor

The instructor for this course will be Cillian Collins 

Prerequisites / required knowledge and equipment/software

  • 120A: Passive House Design and Construction, or equivalent
  • 120B: Understanding and Working with the Passive House Planning Package, or equivalent
  • Calculator, notebook, pens, ruler
  • Please note that PHI now requires examinees to supply a valid PHPP registration number when writing the exam. PHPP can be purchased on our website here. Please allow at least 1 week for shipping. 

Professional development

Total number of learning hours: Seeking Accreditation

BC Housing (HPO): seeking accreditation

AIBC: seeking accreditation

AAA webinar credits: self-reported

APEG credits: self-reported

ARIDO credits: self-reported

OPPI credits: self-reported

EGBC credits: self-reported

OAA: self-reported


Cancellation and Refund Policy

Important: please read our refund policy, available in our Course and Exam FAQs page.