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CPHC Training Schedule & Registration

Continuing Education Credits

PHIUS is an AIA National, International, and Distance CES Provider
Earn 63 LU/HSW units

PHIUS CPHC Training is approved by GBCI
Earn 32 CEU

Continuing education credits available from the Building Performance Institute
Earn 27.13 CE credits 


PHIUS-trained CPHC® consultants are leading the adoption of passive building from coast to coast by designing and building quality-assured projects across all of North America's varied climate zones. Join a robust community of passive building practitioners and register for CPHC training today!

Become a CPHC®

  1. Apply for CPHC Training
  2. Complete Phase I 35-40 hour online training modules -- rolling registration
  3. THEN Compete Phase II 5-day In-Class training -- register early to ensure your spot in class 
  4. OR attend Phase I+II combined 100% In-Class training at Yestermorrow (only offered once a year)
  5. Complete and pass the CPHC Exam comprising both In-Class and Take-Home portion
  6. You are now a CPHC!


Phase I: Online Sessions (recommended 4/6-weeks)

Phase I of the CPHC training comprises a series of pre-recorded online virtual sessions taught by expert instructors, collected readings, recommended resources, and quizzes; altogether comprising about 35-40 hours of learning material. Participants can ask questions and connect with other CPHC course registrants via our online training platform. Students should complete Phase I training prior to starting Phase II. Access to Phase I materials remains available for reference until a month after Phase II concludes.  

2018 Phase I Dates/Locations

NEW! Starting in 2018, Phase I—the online training component—is now available anytime! You can complete the (roughly) 40 hrs. of class work at your convenience; it'll take about four weeks.

Phase II: In-Class Instruction (5-days)

The second phase of CPHC training follows the online portion and is focussed on design exercises, and WUFI Passive and THERM software training. Both Phase I and II are required to successfully complete the course and to be eligible to take the final exam. 

Please Note: You must first apply for acceptance to the program using the form below under the "Apply for Admission Today" section and be accepted prior to registering for the training.

2018 Phase II Dates/Locations

Location Class Dates Early Bird
Exam Date**

Hosted by PHIUS at
Brightworks Sustainability

412 NW Couch Street, Suite 202
Portland, OR 97209

April 17 - 21 (Tue-Sat)
9:00 am – 5:00 pm


(Registration cut-off April 3)

April 21 (Sat)
1:00 – 5:00 pm

Hosted by PHIUS at 
DC Sustainable Energy Utility (DCSEU)

80 M Street SE, Suite 310
Washington, DC 20003

April 23 - 27 (Mon-Fri)
9:00 am – 5:00 pm


(Registration cut-off April 9)

April 27 (Fri)
1:00 – 5:00 pm
New York, NY May 7 - 11 (Mon-Fri) Apr 16* May 11 (Fri)
1:00 – 5:00 pm

Co-Hosted by PHIUS & Passivehouse Massachusetts at Perkins+Will  

225 Franklin Street, Suite 1100, Boston, MA 02110

May 14 - 18 (Mon-Fri) Apr 23* May 18 (F)
1:00 – 5:00 pm
Hosted by PHIUS at WSP

600 W Chicago Ave Ste 650
Chicago IL 60654
June 4 - 8, (M-F)
9:00 am – 5:00 pm
May 14* June 8
1:00 – 5:00 pm

San Francisco, CA

June 25 - 29 June 4* Fri, June 29
1:00 – 5:00 pm
Pittsburgh, PA July 23 - 27 (M-F) July 2* Fri. July 27
1:00 – 5:00 pm

Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN

Jul 30 - Aug 3 (M-F) July 9* Fri. Aug 3
1:00 – 5:00 pm
Rocky Mountain Institute
Basalt, CO
Aug 13 - 17 (M-F) July 23* Fri. Aug 17
1:00 – 5:00 pm
Austin, TX Oct 22 - 26 (M-F) Oct 1* Fri. Oct 26
1:00 – 5:00 pm
Philadelphia, PA Oct 29 - Nov 2 (M-F) Oct 8* Fri. Nov 3
1:00 – 5:00 pm
New York, NY Dec 3 - 7 (M-F) Nov 12* Fri. Dec 7
1:00 – 5:00 pm


Registration Fees - PHIUS Hosted Trainings
Apply for admission/register through PHIUS below
PHAUS Member $750 $900 $800
General $800 $1000 $900

*Split Phase pricing in effect starting with May 7-11 NYC and later trainings (April trainings in Portland and DC priced under old structure; single price for Phase I + II combined: PHAUS Member $1650, Non-Member $1800)

**The CPHC Certification exam requires separate registration. See the CPHC Exam page for details.

Apply for Admission Today - PHIUS Hosted Trainings

Please note: You must apply for admission and be accepted by PHIUS before registering and paying for the course. 

This course requires a base knowledge in building science commensurate with architectural training, hands-on building experience, or similar background. PHIUS reserves the right to admit applicants into training without all pre-qualifications complete, with the understanding that the candidate will demonstrate proficiency in all required areas prior to certification.

For full details and admission requirements, please see below. Once you've reviewed the Paths to Acceptance:

  1. Please fill out the application form (immediately below) and submit.
  2. Wait for a confirmation email from regarding your admission status.
  3. Once you have been admitted, register using the online registration form at the bottom of this page.




*Portland (April 17 - 21) and DC (April 23 - 27) registrants, split phase pricing is unavailable for your sessions. Register imediately below for the combined Phase I + II training.

Please apply for admission following the instructions above. Once you have received an acceptance email, use the links below to register and pay for the program. Do not proceed to registration and payment below until receiving your acceptance message from


Register here only after receiving confirmation of being accepted to the program from and having registered and being on track to complete Phase I Online. 

Please click here to let us know where
you would like to see a future training be held.

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