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Independent PH Certifier Training

posted Jan 15, 2012, 4:41 PM by North American Passive House Network
The following information was received from Susanne Theumer of PHI, Darmstadt. Her contact information is:susanne.theumer@passiv.de. If anyone would like to submit their resume (CV) to participate in the May, 2012 training session, feel free to contact her directly. It would be great to have a group there from each region of the US. 

The process to become a certifier is as follows:

a) Send CV to the Passive House Institute (mail@passiv.de): Involvement with Passive House must be clear
b) CV shows PHPP experience
c) CV shows that you have at least worked on three certified Passive House projects
d) Passive House Designer/Consultant exam successfully passed (http://www.passivhausplaner.eu/englisch/planer_werden.html)
e) Participation at certifier course
f) Certifier course exam successfully passed
If all above requirements are met, you could be offered a contract to become accredited building certifier.

More information on the certifier course:
The next English course will be offered in Darmstadt, Germany, in summer 2012, dates to be confirmed, but probably close to the Int'l Passive House Conference (04./05. May 2012). The course is divided into three parts:
First part: Five course days (Topics: Building certification, Climate data, Ventilation, Certification of residential Passive Houses, Certification of Non-residential Passive Houses and Renovation with Passive House components: EnerPHit projects, Other climate zones, iPHA - The International Passive House Association)
Second part: Three projects as homework (residential, non-residential, EnerPHit) with feedback from the Passive House Institute
Third part: One day revision (optional), 1/2 day exam (can be also be done at an embassy in your country)
Costs: 4500 EUR
Fee to be an accredited certifier: 2000 EUR per year (no fee applies in the first year).