Certified Passive House Designer/Consultant - Exam preparation course (CEPH2)

Preparation for the externally assessed exam to become a Certified Passive House Designer/Consultant is available as an online course. There will be 4 self-directed weeks of online learning, and 12 weeks of online lectures (2 hours per week), as well as self-directed online learning modules in between lectures. The course builds on material discussed in CEPH1, but goes into more detail. It is structured along the learning targets for the Certified Passive House Designer exam, which can be obtained here.
After course completion, students have the option of sitting the externally assessed exam leading to the internationally recognised qualification Certified Passive House Designer/Consultant.
Please be discouraged from enrolling without possession of the prerequisites. If you have not completed a course of study listed below, you need comparable skills to be successful in this course.
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Online training commences on 22 November 2022. The video lectures will start on 20 December 2022 on Tuesday evenings from 6-8pm. We will break for the holiday period and continue on 24 January 2023. While it is preferable that you attend lectures when they are scheduled, lectures will be recorded, and you still have the option of asking questions on the online forum if you missed the live opportunity. Shorter, instructional videos will complement the streamed lectures.

Additional charges for the optional examination (NZ$575, GST included) apply. It is furthermore necessary to buy a copy of the latest Passive House Planning Package.

While successfully completing this course increases the chances of passing the externally assessed exam significantly, it is no guarantee. The exam is notoriously tough.

When: Online training from 22 November 2022.

Where: Online

Early bird course fee (until 31 August 2022): NZ$2,732.40, including 15% GST 

Specific requirements: Laptop, PHPP software and handbook, fast internet connection. Prerequisites: (CEPH1) Introduction course.
Alternatively, a demonstration that the skills gained from successfully completing this course are mastered (online test).