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CRM - Certified Carbon Reduction Manager

 
crm   The Certified Carbon & GHG Reduction Manager (CRM®) Program for Professional Certification
 
 

AEE's Certified Carbon & GHG Reduction Manager (CRM) program is designed to provide recognition for professionals who have distinguished themselves as leaders in the growing field of carbon reduction. AEE's widely respected CRM certification and its associated training program were originally launched in 2008. The seminar has now been presented on 4 continents, and the certification has gained broad acceptance both in the U.S. and abroad. The designation CRM identifies individuals who have demonstrated high levels of technical expertise in energy management and environmental practices.

Program Objectives

  • To raise the professional standards of those engaged in carbon reduction
  • To improve the practice of carbon reduction through a targeted continuing education program of professional development
  • To identify persons with acceptable knowledge of the principles and practices of carbon reduction through successful completion of an examination and fulfillment of prescribed standards of professional performance and conduct
  • To award special recognition to those individuals who have demonstrated a high level of competence and ethical fitness in the carbon reduction field

 

Videos About the Course

Check out these brief videos about the CRM course!

As preparation for the CRM course, please refer to the webinars below. Students are strongly encouraged to review the agenda and prepare for the class.  The links below are free webinars that will help students review concepts related to the "time value of money" as well as "financing."  It is encouraged to review this material prior to the course.

 

Eligibility
The prerequisites to qualify for the certification process have been designed to take into account the possible diversity of education and background an individual may have. However, each candidate for CRM certification must meet one of the following criteria prior to sitting for the CRM examination:

Education   Work Experience
A four-year engineering or achitectural degree and/or the current status of Certified Energy Manager (CEM®) in good standing    
A four-year business or related degree AND At least 3 years of experience in energy/carbon management
A two-year technical degree AND At least 5 years of experience in energy/carbon management
NONE   At least 8 years of experience in energy/carbon management

 

Examination and Training Requirement
All CRM candidates must attend one of AEE's prepartory CRM training seminars, and complete and pass the four-hour written CRM examination. Information on seminar training options is provided below. CRM examination questions are drawn from areas of knowledge such as applicable codes and standards; carbon auditing; emissions reporting/verification; emissions conversions; energy efficiency technologies; renewable energy sources and green power; fleet management; emissions trading; recycling and water management; and applicable financing and marketing strategies.

The exam is open book, and questions are a mixture of multiple choice and true/false.

Fees
Fees for the CRM certification process are as follows:

  • Certification Application and Examination:
    • $300 if exam is taken in conjunction with AEE's 3-day live training seminar
    • $400 if exam is taken at an ACT remote testing center following completion of AEE's realtime online CRM training seminar
  • Seminar Registration:
    • Live Seminar Option: $1350 for AEE members / $1450 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 CRM application and the seminar registration are submitted.


How to Apply for CRM 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 CRM TRAINING SEMINAR OF YOUR CHOICE

All CRM candidates are required to complete either the 3-day live Fundamentals of Carbon & GHG Reduction training program at one of its scheduled locations, or the web-based seminar, Fast Track CRM Training Program for Carbon & GHG Reduction Managers (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 CRM 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):


Fundamentals of Carbon & GHG Reduction
3-day live seminar
Earns 2.8 CEU

To Register Online:CLICK HERE

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

Click Here for CRM Certification Application

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

& GHG Reduction Managers
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 CRM certification application. The CRM exam is administered at remote testing centers, located throughout the U.S. See detailed instructions below.


STEP TWO:
COMPLETE YOUR CRM CERTIFICATION/EXAM APPLICATION

After you have completed your seminar registration, click the link below to complete your CRMTM Certification/Exam application:

CRM Certification/Exam Application
(Application covers both live and remote testing options)

TESTING OPTION 1:
(onsite exam with live seminar)
TESTING OPTION 2:
(exam at computer-based remote testing center
following completion of online seminar)
The procedure for those wishing to use Testing Option 1 is as follows:
  1. After registering for the live seminar, CRM applicant completes the online CRM certification application selecting the live exam option under "Testing Location."
     
  2. Applicant submits completed online CRM application to AEE for review (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).
     
  3. AEE reviews the application and sends an initial response letter to the applicant, either accepting the application, or requesting additional information if necessary.
     
  4. Applicant provides any additional information requested to the AEE certification administrator.
     
  5. Applicant receives verification letter from AEE that all required information has been received, and stating whether certification application has been accepted. (Acceptance of the application is required to sit for the exam.)
     
  6. Applicant completes the 4-day live seminar and takes the open-book CRM exam on the afternoon of day 4 of the seminar at the seminar site. (Completing the seminar is required in order to sit for the exam.)
     
  7. Notification of Exam Results: Applicant will receive a letter from AEE within 30 days of completion of the exam which includes the test score and applicant's status. Please do not call AEE about your test results before the end of the thirty-day period. Exam results are not available on the AEE website.
     
  8. Review by the Certification Board: If all required references are in place, the application is in order, all fees have been paid, the applicant has met all eligibility requirements and passed the exam, AEE will send the applicant's file to the CRM Board for final approval.
     
  9. Receiving Your Certification: The Board approval process usually takes 6-8 weeks. Once the approvals have been sent to AEE from the CRM Board, the applicant achieves CRM status, and will receive his/her CRM Certificate in the mail.
The procedure for those wishing to use Testing Option 2 is as follows:
  1. After completing the online training seminar, CRM applicant completes the online CRM certification application, selecting the remote testing option under "Testing Location."
     
  2. Applicant submits completed online CRM application to AEE for review.
     
  3. AEE reviews the application and sends an initial response letter to the applicant, either accepting the application, or requesting additional information if necessary.
     
  4. Upon initial acceptance, AEE sends the applicant's contact information to the main office for Remote Testing Centers.

    (To see a testing center locations map, Click Here; however do not contact the testing center directly. You must be approved for testing by applying through AEE first, and then the testing center will contact you upon your acceptance as a CRM exam candidate.)

     
  5. The Remote Testing Center contacts the applicant directly to arrange the testing location, explain the testing procedures and ID required, and provide a testing center password. A two business day notice is required by the remote testing facility to reschedule.  If you do not for any reason give this notice, you will be required to pay the center fee of $70 before you can reschedule.
     
  6. Applicant takes the open-book CRM exam at his/her chosen remote testing center.
     
  7. Notification of Exam Results: Upon completion of the exam, the applicant will see an INITIAL test score. The results will be sent to AEE by the remote testing center, and the applicant will receive a letter from AEE within 30 days of completion of the exam which includes the OFFICIAL test score and applicant's status. Please do not call AEE about your test results before the end of the thirty-day period. Exam results are not available on the AEE website.
     
  8. Review by the Certification Board: If all required references are in place, the application is in order, all fees have been paid, the applicant has met all eligibility requirements and passed the exam, AEE will send the applicant's file to the CRM Board for final approval.
     
  9. Receiving Your Certification: The Board approval process usually takes 6-8 weeks. Once the approvals have been sent to AEE from the CRM Board, the applicant achieves CRM status, and will receive his/her CRM Certificate in the mail.

Please do not contact the Remote Testing Center for any information on your certification status.



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Maintaining Certification

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


For Additional Information About CRM Certification...

If you have any questions about CRM certification, or if you prefer to receive your Certified Carbon & GHG Reduction Manager Application Package by mail, please write, call or email:

Francine Seskin , CRM 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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