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BEP - Certified Business Energy Professional

 


The Certified Business Energy Professional (BEP®Program


AEE's Certified Business Energy Professional (BEP) program awards special recognition to those business/marketing and energy professionals who have demonstrated a high level of competence and ethical fitness for business/marketing and energy management related disciplines, as well as laws governing and affecting energy professionals.

   

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Objectives

To raise the professional standards of those engaged in business/marketing, energy management, utility account management and customer service representative.

The Association of Energy Engineers (AEE) is pleased to be an official sponsor of the U.C. Davis University Energy Resource Management Certificate program. This initiative aims at enhancing student's involvement and increases their role in the growing energy management discipline. The course will serve as a solid foundation for students to move towards obtaining their CEM or BEP Certification. For more information on the U.C. Davis certificate program CLICK HERE.

To improve the practice of energy management by encouraging energy business professionals in a continuing education program of professional development.
To identify persons with acceptable knowledge of the principles and practices of business/marketing and energy management related disciplines and laws governing and affecting energy professionals through completing an examination and fulfilling prescribed standards of performance and conduct.
To award special recognition to those business/marketing and energy professionals who have demonstrated a high level of competence and ethical fitness for business/marketing and energy management.

 

Eligibility
The candidate for the BEP certification must have one of the following:

Education   Work Experience
4-year degree in business/marketing/finance, engineering or architecture OR
Professional Engineer (PE) or Registered Architect (RA)
AND 2+ years of experience in
business/marketing/sales in the energy field
4-year non-technical degree AND 3+ years of experience in
business/marketing/sales in the energy field
2-year technical degree AND 5+ years of experience in
business/marketing/sales in the energy field
NONE   8+ years of experience in
business/marketing/sales in the energy field
The status of Certified Energy Manager (CEM®)    

*If you don't yet meet the education or experience eligibility requirements for the BEP, you may be interested in pursuing our
Business Energy Professional in Training (BEPIT)
certification


Required Body of Knowledge
The effective practice of business/marketing and energy management in the energy field requires in-depth knowledge of a wide variety of subjects. However, the candidate need only demonstrate to the satisfaction of the certification board the knowledge and ability to apply the essentials of business/marketing and energy management. To aid candidates in preparing for the examination, the certification board makes available a bibliography of suggested reference materials. 

 

Examination and Training Requirement
All BEP candidates must attend one of AEE's preparatory BEP training seminars, and complete and pass the four-hour written BEP examination, proctored by an AEE-approved exam administrator. Information on seminar training options is provided below. The examination questions are based on concepts and experiences basic to business/marketing and energy management on recognized tests, and on supplemental reading, covering such subjects as codes and standards, energy fundamentals, energy audits, energy economics, metering issues, performance contracting and project financing, measurement and verification, energy-efficient equipment and applications, building systems, and procurement of energy.

The exam is open book, and questions are a mixture of multiple choice and true/false. A passing score of at least 70% is required in conjunction with meeting all other eligibility requirements to become certified.

Click here to see an outline of the content that will be covered on the BEP examination.


Fees
Fees for the BEP certification process are as follows:

  • Certification Application and Examination:
    • $300 if exam is taken in conjunction with AEE's 5-day live BEP training seminar
    • $400 if exam is taken at a remote testing center following completion of AEE's realtime online BEP training seminar
  • Seminar Registration:
    • Live Seminar Option: $1895 for AEE members / $1995 for non-AEE members
    • Realtime Online Seminar Option: $1050 for AEE members / $1150 for non-AEE members
  • Certification Renewal:
    • $300 every three years

These fees must be paid at the time the BEP application and the seminar registration are submitted. No application or examination fee refunds are allowed.  


How to Apply for BEP Certification

Application Deadlines: Your completed application must be received by the Certification Administrator 3 weeks prior to date of the examination for which you wish to sit in order to guarantee you are pre-registered for the examination.  After this date, you may be required to complete a waiver on-site if your name is not pre-registered.


STEP ONE:
REGISTER FOR THE AEE BEP TRAINING SEMINAR OF YOUR CHOICE

All BEPTM candidates are required to complete either the Comprehensive 5-Day Training Program for Business Energy Professionals live seminar at one of its scheduled locations, or the web-based seminar, Fast Track BEP Certification Training Course for Business Energy Professionals (12 hours in 6 two-hour online sessions) offered several times each year.

Note: Registering for the seminar does not automatically register you for the BEP exam. After completing your seminar registration, return to this page, and go to STEP TWO. The links below will take you to seminar course information, current schedules and access to online seminar registration:

SEMINAR OPTION 1
(Live Seminar):

SEMINAR OPTION 2
(Online Seminar):

SEMINAR OPTION 3
(On Demand Seminar):

Comprehensive 5-Day Training Program for Business Energy Professional
5-day live seminar
Earns 3.6 CEU

Click above link for seminar description, dates and locations, fee information, and online registration.

NOTE: If you register for the live seminar, be sure to select the live exam option under "Testing Location" on your BEP certification application if you wish to take the BEP exam at the seminar site immediately following your seminar.

Fast Track BEP Certification Training Course for Business Energy Professionals
12-hour (over 6 days) realtime online seminar
Earns 1.2 CEU

Click above link for seminar description, dates and times, fee information, and online registration.

NOTE: If you register for the online seminar, be sure to select the remote exam option under "Testing Location" on your BEP certification application. The BEP exam is administered at remote testing centers, located throughout the U.S. See detailed instructions below.

Self Paced Comprehensive Certification Training for Business Energy Professionals (BEP)
On Demand  Program

21-hour (over 25 modules) on demand online seminar
Earns 2.1 CEU

Click above link for seminar description, dates and times, fee information, and online registration.

NOTE: If you register for the online seminar, be sure to select the remote exam option under "Testing Location" on your BEP certification application. The BEP exam is administered at remote testing centers, located throughout the U.S. See detailed instructions below.


STEP TWO:
COMPLETE YOUR BEP CERTIFICATION/EXAM APPLICATION

After you have completed your seminar registration, click the link below to complete your BEP certification/exam application:


Maintaining Certification

For information on maintaining your certification, please go to our certification renewals website.

 

Use of BEP Designation

For information on using your AEE certification designation, please go to our use of certification designation website.
 

For Additional Information About BEP Certification...

If you have any questions about BEP certification, please contact:

Helen Johnson, BEP Certification Director
Association of Energy Engineers
(770) 447-5083, ext. 218
email: Helen@aeecenter.org

 

 

 

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