Phius Certified Consultant CPHC® Exam

Online and Design Exams

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.

The Online 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.

The 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

The two part exam is included in course registration.

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.

Accessing the Exam

Both the online and design exams will be accessed through the Phius Training Site. The online exam is available immediately after course registration, while the design exam is available within predefined date ranges. By default, students are enrolled in the Design exam that immediately follows their live session training but may reschedule if they wish.

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 Training.

Passing the Exam

A combined score of the online (weighted 70%) and design (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 Design Exam Dates

  • March 31 - April 30, 2023
  • May 4 - June 3, 2023
  • June 9 - July 9, 2023
  • July 21 - August 20, 2023
  • August 25 - September 24, 2023
  • September 21 - October 21, 2023
  • November 3 - December 3, 2023
  • December 15, 2023 - January 14, 2024

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

Certification Expire?

Re-activate your Phius Certified Consultant credential by passing the Recertification Exam. The registration includes 3-months of full access to the Phius Certified Consultant on-demand training content, exam preparation material, and the exam.

Recertification 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.