Passive House Designer
Exam Preparation

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Get comfortable with the certification exam

Sitting an exam is hard enough without having to deal with surprises around the format and level of difficulty of the test.

This course aims to familiarise you with the types of questions you will encounter during the certification test, so you will be in the best position possible to pass and achieve certification.

As part of the course, you will receive two mock-up exams structured just like the real exam. You will be able to review live recordings of Daniel Kress and Julia Kiefer answering the questions. You will not only see the answers but gain an understanding of how they were arrived at.

Course Content

Learning Objectives

Students should:

  • Gain confidence and skills to pass the certification exam
  • Increase response time and gain an understand of exam pace
  • Become familiar with the type of questions in the exam
  • Become familiar with the 10 points that are often missed
  • Lean the power of priming and gain up to 20% more points

Topics

  • Exam preparation
  • Exam execution
  • Exam structure
  • Tips and tricks
  • Priming

Course fees

Please note that Passive House Designer Exam Preparation can only be booked in combination with The Complete Passive House Designer Certification Package.

$ 397 (including GST)
  • Passive House Designer Exam Preparation
  • 2 days x 6 hours/day
  • Access to course recordings for three months

Save on your tuition fees and receive a certification guarantee by booking The Complete Passive House Designer Certification Package now.

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What’s included in Passive House Designer Exam Preparation?

  • Course hours: 12 hours (2 days x 6 hours/days)
  • Full-time student discount available of up to 50%
  • 2 mock-up exams in PDF format
  • Three months’ access to course recordings
  • Handouts with tips and tricks relevant for the exam

Course details

Prerequisites

Completion of the Certified Passive House Designer course is a prerequisite for this course.

Materials Required for class

This course is conducted remotely with students participating and accessing study materials via the internet. It is the responsibility of students to ensure they have an adequate data connection. Speeds of 3 MBPS are required for coursework. Students need to supply their own PC or Mac computer. Other materials required include: a scientific calculator.

Materials provided for class

You will be provided with recordings of live sessions from either your course or a previous course in which Daniel Kress solves the questions in the mock-up exams. You will be able to review these at your leisure as often as you need to. You will be provided two mock-up exams in PDF format to print and solve as often as you like.

Is this course for you?

This course is aimed at professionals who wish to become a fully certified Passive House designers or consultants by sitting the certification exam.

Access

Students will have access to course recordings for three months.

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Teachers

Daniel Kress

Daniel started his career in the construction sector as a carpenter employed on sites in his native Germany. He next worked in Ireland on what was then the world’s biggest modular residential project. After 10 years on the trades side of building, Daniel completed a Master of Civil Engineering and worked as a researcher on EU sustainable building projects.

Daniel has been based in Australia since 2015, and in 2017 he founded the Smart Plus Academy. His vision is to help build a more sustainable construction sector and to promote dwellings that are comfortable and liveable while using minimal energy.

Daniel is a Certified Passive House trainer and through his work at the Smart Plus Academy and other institutions has helped train more than 50 per cent of the certified Passive House professionals in Australia today. Daniel’s philosophy is to “inspire and lead with passion and love” and “to contribute to society through teaching that inspires growth”.

Julia Kiefer

After studying architecture in her native Germany, Julia moved to Australia in 2006. She then worked for leading architectural practices in Melbourne, Perth and Darwin, along the way gaining an understanding of Australia’s different geographic zones and the extremes of its climate.

Deeply passionate about sustainability and energy-efficient building design, Julia graduated as a Certified Passive House Designer in 2018. She has since made it her mission to bring about change in the building sector and to educate Australians about comfortable, healthy and sustainable living spaces.

In 2020, Julia joined Smart Plus Academy as assistant Passive House trainer. She now educates building professionals across Australia about the Passive House standard.

What our students say

Matt Garrell
Matt Garrell
2021-03-17
Verified
Excellent and detailed training on Passive House concepts, standards, and design. Tons of information packed into 8 days of learning across 2.5 weeks. I feel so much more informed on high performance design and material characteristics than before I took the course. Be prepared to make space in your regular schedule for the amount information that is packed into this timeframe
Jackson Digney
Jackson Digney
2021-03-16
Verified
Leading the way in providing online education in Passive house! Great content delivered well, with a ton of additional resources provided as you go to help make sure you really understand what you have learned and can apply it in the real world!
ianrobertson2010
ianrobertson2010
2021-03-16
Verified
Top Notch...
Astrid Kandiah
Astrid Kandiah
2021-02-24
Verified
The PH designer course was fantastic. Daniel and Julia are passionate and knowledgeable. I felt very inspired after this course, and very well prepared for the exam.
James Ind
James Ind
2021-02-03
Verified
Although there is a lot of information to consume in a short period of time Daniel and Julia teach the passive house principles in a way that is easy to understand. The homework and exam preparation were key factors in being able to retain the information being taught.
Charith Siriwardana
Charith Siriwardana
2021-02-02
Verified
Daniel and his crew is doing an excellent job delivering Passive House knowledge to building industry professionals. I have done my passive house designer course in Nov-Dec 2020 and their help to prepartion for the exam was tremendous. They are not running courses for us to get through exams and leave. Daniel is creating a community by bringing his previous students to the class and let us talk to them and share knowledge. It's one big family we can share the knowledge and help each other so we don't have to figure out everything after the course. Really appreciate his passion to make our built environments more sustainable and efficent. Thank you so much for all your support to become a Pssive House Designer.
Nina
Nina
2021-02-02
Verified
A truely enlightening course. A huge amount of information is taught within a tight timeframe, by a passionate and experienced team.
Henrik Ender
Henrik Ender
2021-01-17
Verified
The SmartPlusAcademy PH Designer course prepares you well for the world of building physics and for understanding PHPP, the software for the very detailed Passive House standard. A year after the course, I am rediscovering my own course notes, refreshing forgotten facts.
Isaac Tyson
Isaac Tyson
2020-12-29
Verified
Daniel, Julia and their team run a very well organised program that gives you The best chance to conquer the passive house knowledge and understanding to pass the exam! It is delivered with a passion and enthusiasm that stems from knowing how big the benefits of Passive House are for the health, comfort and costs of being human and living in a house! Your brain, Business and planet will benefit from what you can learn here. Highly recommend!!
Ferdinand Tonscheidt
Ferdinand Tonscheidt
2020-12-29
Verified
Very knowledgeable and experienced teachers, as well as friendly and quick responding staff. What more can you ask for in an education provider! Can recommend their courses to anyone really!

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How it works

1. Book The Complete Passive House Designer Certification Package

2. Arrange your dates with the SPA team

3. Complete the course

4. Lead your industry

Save on your tuition fees and receive a certification guarantee by booking The Complete Passive House Designer Certification Package now.

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