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CPQ - Certified Power Quality Professional

 
  The Certified Power Quality
Professional
(CPQ®)
Program
 
 

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.

Eligibility
The prerequisites to qualify for the certification process have been designed to take into account the possible diversity of education and practical experience an individual may have. However each CPQ candidate must meet one of the following criteria:

Education   Work Experience

A four-year engineering degree OR
Professional Engineer (PE)

AND At least 3 years of experience in power quality, energy or building or facility management, or electrical design, engineering, or contracting
A four-year non-engineering degree AND At least 5 years of experience in power quality, energy or building or facility management, or electrical design, engineering, or contracting
A two-year technical degree AND At least 5 years of experience in power quality, energy or building or facility management, or electrical design, engineering, or contracting
NONE   At least 10 years of experience in power quality, energy or building or facility management, or electrical design, engineering, or contracting
The current status of Certified Energy Manager (CEM®)    

 


Examination and Training Requirement
Each CPQ candidate must attend AEE's Fundamentals of Power Quality three-day training program, and complete and pass a four-hour written, open-book examination. Examination questions are based on concepts and experiences basic to wiring, grounding, powering, and protecting of electrical and electronic circuits and equipment used in industrial and commercial facilities. Questions are a mixture of multiple choice and true-false.


Fees
Fees for the CPQ certification process are as follows:

  • Certification application and examination: $300
  • Seminar registration fee: $1450 for AEE members / $1550 for non-members
  • Certification renewal: $300 every three years

These fees must be paid at the time the CPQ application and seminar registration are submitted.


How to Apply for CPQ 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 SEMINAR.

All CPQ candidates are required to complete the Fundamentals of Power Quality 3-day Training Program. Note: Registering online for the seminar does not automatically register you to take the CPQ exam. After completing your seminar registration, return to this page and go to STEP TWO below. The link below will take you to course information, current schedules and fee information for this program, as well as access to online seminar registration:

Fundamentals of Power Quality
3-day seminar / exam on the afternoon of day three of the seminar.
Click link to view the current schedule:

Seminar Dates / Registration Info | Join AEE |
International Certification Training
| Dates and Locations | Join AEE |

STEP TWO: COMPLETE YOUR CPQ CERTIFICATION APPLICATION

After you have completed your seminar registration, click the link below to complete your online CPQ Certification Application:

CPQ Certification Application Form

The CPQ exam is administered at each Fundamentals of Power Quality seminar site, on the afternoon of day three of the seminar.


Maintaining Certification

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


For Additional Information About CPQ Certification...

If you have any questions about CPQ certification, or if you prefer to receive your Certified Power Quality Professional Application Package by mail, please write, call or email:

Francine Seskin, CPQ Certification Director
Association of Energy Engineers
4025 Pleasantdale Road, Suite 420
Atlanta, GA 30340
(770) 447-5083, ext. 223
email: fseskin@aeecenter.org

 

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