Passivhaus Affiliate

Training & Qualifications

Passivhaus Trust Training Courses

Trust members receive discounted attendance rates for PHT training courses:

Passivhaus Masterclass

The Trust, through its members, will continue to deliver advanced training for experienced Passivhaus practitioners with in-depth training materials and exercises including: Getting to Net Zero, Retrofit, Onsite QA and Advanced PHPP.  


Video Summary of September 2013 PHT Masterclass: Passivhaus Retrofit

Video Summary of February 2014 PHT Masterclass: Passivhaus Delivery - ensuring quality and avoiding risk

If you have any suggestions for topics that could be covered within the masterclass or tutorial training events please email your suggestions to

PHT Members receive a discount on all our events and many of our partners’ events. Further information on our activities can be found here


Certified Passivhaus Courses

In the UK, a number of organisations provide training on Passivhaus principles, how to use PHPP and how to meet the Passivhaus standard. Additionally, a number of organisations have been approved to provide training for Certified Passivhaus Designers/Consultants and Certified Passivhaus Tradespersons including the following Passivhaus Trust partners:

See the list of upcoming Certified training courses here.


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Certified European Passivhaus Designer/ Consultant 

In order to promote adoption of the Passivhaus standard and ensure that it is implemented correctly, the EU funded the CEPH project to deliver robust training for Passivhaus Designers across the EU. The course provides advanced training for architects and energy consultants already experienced in energy optimised construction and renovation. 

The course includes 80 detailed topics covering: The heat-insulating building shell, Construction heat bridges, Passive House windows, Air-tightness and Blower Door Test, Thermography, Ventilation, Summer comfort, Utilisation of residual heat, Quality Assurance of heating and ventilation, Passive House Planning Package (PHPP), Passive House factor 10 renovations, Non-residential Passivhaus, Profitability and Loan program calculations, Tendering and awarding contracts, Construction Supervision and Quality Assurance, Customer support.

On passing the exam individuals are registered by the Passivhaus Institute and issued a certificate and seal to market their services. The certificate and associated materials expire in 5 years. Find out about remewal of the CEPH qualification via the project or credit point route here.

Further information on which PHT courses count towards the credit point route can be found here, or visit

Certified Passivhaus Tradesperson logoCertified Passivhaus Tradesperson

The Certified Passivhaus Tradesperson course is a qualification developed by the Passivhaus Institut (PHI) and is focused towards site managers, supervisors and those with responsibility in overseeing quality assurance on-site.The course content highlights best practice techniques crucial to the successful delivery of Passivhaus buildings.

This qualification provides a seal of approval for contractors and builders and provides them with a distinction which will make them well placed to build to the Passivhaus standard. The qualification gives clients reassurance that a tradesperson has the required level of experience and knowledge to construct a building to meet the Passivhaus requirements.