Certification

CERTIFICATION NEWS

Why Become Certified?
Since 1981 AEE has certified more than 16,000 professionals, enabling them to receive special recognition for their expertise in a variety of specialized areas of the energy industry. AEE's certification programs are recognized by such government agencies as the U.S. Department of Energy and the U.S. Agency for International Development, as well as by corporations, utilities and energy service companies. When you earn your certification credential, you are distinguishing yourself among colleagues in your field, and demonstrating high levels of experience, competence and specialized knowledge.

What certifications does AEE offer?
In the face of increasing demands for specialization within today's businesses and industries, certification can help individuals meet those requirements. The Association of Energy Engineers presently offers fourteen certification programs.


INTERNATIONAL CERTIFICATIONS:
Our International Certification Programs are being currently offered in:

  • Quebec
  • Canada
  • China
  • Hong Kong
  • Egypt
  • Ireland Mexico
  • South
  • Africa
  • South Africa

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New locations will be added periodically.


AEE Announces Four New Certification Programs for 2010

The Certified in the use of RETScreen (CRU) certification, coming to the US in 2011, is currently being co-developed by AEE and Econoler to recognize individuals experienced in utilizing the Canadian Government’s RETScreen® Clean Energy Project Analysis Software to evaluate business’ energy efficiency while analyzing renewable energy technologies. We will have more information regarding this new certification on our website as the year progresses.


The Most Widely Recognized Professional Certification in the Energy Management Field

AEE is pleased to offer an official stamp that will authenticate your status as a CEM® in good standing.

   Stamp includes name, CEM® ID number, and
the expiration date of your certification.

Stamp image size: 2”
Price: $50.00 includes shipping

To order your stamp, please click here.


click here
to see what companies and government agencies
are requiring a CEM


 
AEE Columbia River Chapter
 “In-House” C.E.M. Training; Lessons Learned
The Columbia River Chapter (CRC) ventured into uncharted waters during the week of 12-16 October 2009 when it elected to host an in-house C.E.M. training program in Portland, Oregon. The rationale to host the training had four components, click here to read full article. (PDF format)

 


  • Certified Building Energy Simulation Analyst (BESA) Board: Ravi Srinivasan, Chair
  • Certified Business Energy Professional ( BEP) Board: Mark Roche , C.E.M., B.E.P., Chair
  • Certified Building Commissioning Professional (CBCP) Board: Paul Banks , P.E., C.E.M., C.B.C.P., Chair
  • Certified Carbon Reduction Manager (CRM) Board: Eric Woodroof, Ph.D.,C.E.M., C.R.M., Chair
  • Certified Energy Auditor (CEA) Board: Terry Niehus, C.E.M., Chair
  • Certified Energy Manager (CEM) Board: Tim Janos, C.E.M., C.D.S.M., B.E.P., C.S.D.P., Chair
  • Certified Energy Procurement Professional (CEP) Board: Richard Costello, P.E., C.E.M., C.L.E.P., Chair
  • Certified Geoexchange Designer (CGD) Board: Phil Schoen, Chair
  • Certified Indoor Air Quality Professional (CIAQP) Board: Raymond Patenaude, P.E., C.E.M., C.I.A.Q.P., Chair
  • Certified Lighting Efficiency Professional (CLEP) Board: John Fetters , C.E.M., C.L.E.P., Chair
  • Certified Measurement & Verification Professional (CMVP) Board: Steve Kromer , P.E., C.M.V.P., Chair
  • Certified Power Quality Professional (CPQ) Board: John Waggoner , C.P.Q., Chair
  • Certified Renewable Energy Professional (REP) Board: Stephen Roosa, Ph.D., C.E.M., C.I.A.Q.P., C.M.V.P., B.E.P., C.D.S.M., Chair
  • Certified Residential Energy Auditor (REA) Board: Frank Walsh
  • Certified Sustainable Development Professional (CSDP) Board: Stephen Roosa , Ph.D., C.E.M., C.I.A.Q.P., C.M.V.P., B.E.P., C.D.S.M., Chair
  • Distributed Generation Certified Professional (DGCP) Board: Barney Capehart , Ph.D., C.E.M., B.E.P., D.G.C.P., C.E.A., Chair
  • Existing Building Commissioning Professional (EBCP) Board: Paul Banks, P.E., C.E.M., C.B.C.P., Chair
  • Green Building Engineer (GBE) Board: Eric Oliver , P.E., C.E.M., G.B.E., Chair
  • International Certification Board: Larry Good , C.E.M., B.E.P., C.E.A., C.S.D.P., Chair

 

The Certified Renewable Energy Professional (REP) certification introduced by AEE in 2010 is designed to recognize the expertise and experience of professionals involved in the specification and application of renewable and alternative energy technologies, assessment of renewable energy projects, and development of achievable low-carbon and sustainability goals for organizations. 

AEE’s Existing Building Commissioning Professiona (EPCP) certification provides recognition for qualified professionals with expertise in the area of retrofitting existing buildings into more sustainable efficient facilities while meeting existing building commissioning criteria. 

New for fall in 2010, AEE’s Building Energy Simulation Analyst (BESA) certification is designed to recognize individuals with special expertise and experience in the area of utilizing building energy simulation software to assess a facility’s energy performance.

Rising energy costs and inefficiencies in homes and residential structures are increasingly driving the need for qualified energy auditors.  In response to this demand, AEE now offers the Certified Residential Energy Auditor (REA) certification program, which recognizes professionals with energy auditing expertise and experience specific to assessing residential energy use.

CERTIFIED ENERGY MANAGER® (CEM®) program is broad-based and emphasizes the technical aspects of what energy managers in government and the private sector need to know. The CEM represents a “Who’s Who” in energy management. Since 1982, more than 7,000 individuals have gained the status of CEM.


CERTIFIED SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT PROFESSIONAL (CSDP)
AEE's Certified Sustainable Development Professional (CSDP) program is designed to provide recognition for professionals who have distinguished themselves as leaders in the sustainable development field. The designation CSDP identifies individuals who have demonstrated high levels of technical expertise in energy management and environmental practices.

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.
CERTIFIED LIGHTING EFFICIENCY PROFESSIONAL (CLEP) program was developed to identify specialists in lighting efficiency. This program is also recognized as meeting the certification requirements of the EPA Green Lights’ Lighting Management Company Ally Program.
CERTIFIED INDOOR AIR QUALITY PROFESSIONAL® (CIAQP®) program is designed to meet the growing needs of businesses to identify qualified indoor air quality practitioners who are equipped to solve problems created by “sick buildings,” as well as facility managers who are responsible for operating healthy buildings while maintaining comfort and reducing energy costs.
CERTIFIED POWER QUALITY PROFESSIONAL® (CPQ®)
AEE's Certified Power Quality Professional (CPQ) program is designed to award special recognition to power quality professionals who have demonstrated a high level of knowledge, experience, competence and ethical fitness in this emerging, highly specialized field. The knowledge required of power quality specialists covers a broad range of applications and issues, ranging in scope from the vastness of the nation's power distribution networks to the immediacy of devices sharing a wall outlet. By obtaining the CPQ credential, you will be establishing your status as a qualified expert in this growing area of specialized expertise. The CPQ certification process requires the completion of a three-day training program, followed by successful completion of a four-hour written examination.

CERTIFIED GEOEXCHANGE DESIGNER® (CGD®) program is designed to recognize professionals who have demonstrated high levels of experience, competence, proficiency, and ethical fitness in applying the principles and practices of geothermal heat pump design and related disciplines. The CGD certification is granted by the Association of Energy Engineers and sponsored by the Geothermal Heat Pump Consortium® (GHPC). Associated training programs are presented by the
International Ground Source Heat Pump Association (IGSHPA).

CERTIFIED ENERGY PROCUREMENT PROFESSIONAL® (CEP®) program covers the acquisition of both electricity and natural gas from both the purchasing/ procurement and selling/marketing perspectives.
DISTRIBUTED GENERATION CERTIFIED PROFESSIONAL® (DGCP®)
AEE's Distributed Generation Certified Professional (DGCP) program is designed to provide recognition for professionals who have distinguished themselves as leaders in the distributed generation field. The designation DGCP identifies individuals who have demonstrated high levels of experience, competence, proficiency, and ethical fitness, bringing to their professional activities the full scope of knowledge essential to the effective development and management to today's distributed generation projects.

CERTIFIED MEASUREMENT & VERIFICATION PROFESSIONAL® (CMVP®) program was established by the Association of Energy Engineers in cooperation with the International Performance Measurement & Verification Protocol (IPMVP), with the dual purpose of recognizing the most qualified professionals in this growing area of the energy industry, as well as raising overall professional standards within the measurement and verification field.

CERTIFIED BUILDING COMMISSIONING PROFESSIONAL® (CBCP®) program was developed with the dual purpose of recognizing the most highly qualified professionals in this rapidly expanding area within the industry, while raising overall professional standards in the building commissioning field.


CERTIFIED GREEN BUILDING ENGINEER(GBE™) program awards special recognition to those green building, design and construction engineering professionals who have demonstrated a high level of competence and ethical fitness for green building related disciplines, as well as laws governing and affecting green building professionals.
ENERGY MANAGER IN TRAINING (EMIT) designation is for the many talented energy professionals out there, that can demonstrate technical strengths by passing the CEM test but do not have the necessary credentials. Candidates must have a degree in engineering or architecture with less than three years in the field. Candidates are required to pass the CEM exam.

 CERTIFIED ENERGY AUDITOR
is one that identifies rofessionals as having the required knowledge and experience needed to succeed in the growing field of energy auditing. Rising energy costs and inefficiency in plants and buildings is continually driving the need for trained and experienced energy auditors.


CERTIFIED CARBON REDUCTION MANAGER (CRM) Just as the internet changed the way we live and work, making your business as “carbon neutral” as possible is becoming a pre-requisite to succeed in our “green-minded” economy, where consumers are asking about the “carbon footprint” of companies… even products.   The CRM certification is one that identifies professionals as having the required knowledge and experience needed to succeed in the growing field of carbon reduction. 


The Renewable Energy Professional (REP) certification introduced by AEE is 2010 is designed to recognize the expertise and experience of professionals involved in the specification and application of renewable and alternative energy technologies, assessment of renewable energy projects, and development of achievable low-carbon and sustainability goals for organizations.


AEE’s Existing Building Commissioning Professional (EBCP) certification provides recognition for qualified professionals with expertise in the area of retrofitting existing buildings into more sustainable efficient facilities while meeting existing building commissioning criteria. 

New for 2010, AEE’s Building Energy Simulation Analyst (BESA) certification is designed to recognize individuals with special expertise and experience in the area of utilizing building energy simulation software to assess a facility’s energy performance.

Rising energy costs and inefficiencies in homes and residential structures are increasingly driving the need for qualified energy auditors. In response to this demand, AEE now offers the Residential Energy Auditor (REA) certification program, which recognizes professionals with energy auditing expertise and experience specific to assessing residential energy use.

 

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