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.
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:
A four-year engineering degree and/or P.E.,
with at least three years experience in power quality, energy or building or facility management, or electrical design, engineering or contracting.
A four-year non-engineering degree,
with at least five years experience in power quality, energy or building or facility management, or electrical design, engineering or contracting.
A two-year technical degree,
with five years experience in power quality, energy or building or facility management, or electrical design, engineering or contracting.
Ten years or more verified 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 for the CPQ certification process are as follows:
Certification application and examination: $300
Seminar registration fee: $1350 for AEE members / $1450 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 at least 3 weeks prior to the date of the examination for which you wish to sit.
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:
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.
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 Administrator
Association of Energy Engineers
4025 Pleasantdale Road, Suite 420
Atlanta, GA 30340
(770) 447-5083, ext. 223