Phius Certified Consultant CPHC® Exam

Phase I and Phase II Exam

The Two Parts

The exam following the course consists of two parts to assess various skill sets. A minimum combined score is required for passing.

CPHC Phase I Exam

The online exam consists of multiple choice and multi-select questions. It is focused on building science principles, Phius Certification standards/requirements, and applied passive building physics through calculation questions. The score for this exam is available immediately after submission.

CPHC Phase II Design Exam

The design exam is focused on applying passive building principles and design to a sample client and students have 4 weeks to complete this. The submission is a rough passive building design, concentrated on the elements specific to passive building and Phius Certification. The scope is guided by a checklist rubric provided with the exam. The grade for this exam will returned to students 4 weeks after the submission due date.


About the Exam

Registering for the Exam

Students do not need to register for the exam, the two part exam is included in the course registration. For students that need to re-take or schedule the exam, registration is required.

Preparing for the Exam

The primary preparation for the exam is the training. There is a free self-guided CPHC exam preparation course that students are given access to with CPHC Phase I.

Passing the Exam

A combined score of the Phase I (weighted 70%) and Phase II (weighted 30%) exams used as the students final score. The combined final score of 70% is required to earn the Phius Certified Consultant: CPHC credential.

Upcoming CPHC Phase II Design Exam Dates

  • July 22 - August 21, 2022
  • August 26 - September 25, 2022
  • September 30 - October 30, 2022
  • October 21 - November 20, 2022
  • November 18 - December 18, 2022
  • December 16, 2022 - January 15, 2023

Need to Re-Schedule or Re-Take your Exam? No problem.

Certification Expire?

Re-activate your Phius Certified Consultant credential by passing the Re-Certification Exam. The registration includes full access to the Phius Certified Consultant on-demand training content (Phase I materials) and exam preparation material.

Re-Certification Exam Fee: $150

Phius Certified Consultant Exam FAQ

  • All students who are accepted into the CPHC Training are eligible to take the full CPHC Exam. If you haven't taken the CPHC Training, you must first apply and take the course before the exam. If you are already certified as a CPHD, check out the Accelerated Training.