The Energy Manager In Training (EMIT) designation is for the many talented energy professionals out there, that can demonstrate technical strengths by passing the Certified Energy Manager® (CEM®) test but do not have the necessary credentials.
New - AEE Certifications Recognized in New York City and by City of San Francisco Local Law 87 for New York City requires all buildings in New York City over 50,000 square feet to perform retro-commissioning of systems and to submit an energy efficiency report based on a building audit performed by a qualified energy auditor. Under Local Law 87, the Association of Energy Engineers'Certified Energy Manager and Certified Energy Auditor certifications are approved for energy auditing, and the Certified Building Commissioning Firm, Certified Building Commissioning Professional, and Existing Building Commissioning Professional certifications are approved retro-commissioning certifications. The City of San Francisco's Department of the Environment now recognizes a Certified Energy Manager, Existing Building Commissioning Professional, and Certified Building Commissioning Professional with at least two years' experience as qualified to provide energy auditing services. Under the city's Environment Code Chapter 20 Existing Commercial Buildings Energy Performance Ordinance, an energy audit is required every five years.
To raise the professional standards of those engaged in energy management
To improve the practice of energy management by encouraging energy managers in a continuing program of professional development
To identify persons with acceptable knowledge of the principles and practices of energy management related disciplines and laws governing and affecting energy managers through completing an examination and fulfilling prescribed standards of performance and conduct
To award special recognition to those energy managers who have demonstrated a high level of competence and ethical fitness for energy management
The CEM Self-Evaluation Exam was developed by AEE to help candidates prepare for their high-stakes test, understand their strengths and weaknesses across pertinent CEM domains, and reduce test anxiety. The practice test simulates the certification test, contains a four hour time limit, and covers seventeen sections.
Features and Benefits:
• Accessible anywhere, anytime via the internet
• Content developed by the Association of Energy Engineers
• Test of comparable length and content to that found on the actual proctored exam
• Immediate score report and feedback on all test domains to highlight specific strengths and weaknesses
This is only a self-evaluation exam and the results are unofficial. You must complete the official CEM exam in order to become certified.
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 EMIT candidate must meet one of the following criteria:
4-year degree in engineering or architecture
OR Professional Engineer or Registered Architect
Less than 3 years of experience in energy engineering or energy management
4-year degree in technology, environmental science, physics, or earth science
Less than 4 years of experience in energy engineering or energy management
4-year degree in business (or a related field)
Less than 5 years of experience in energy engineering or energy management
2-year energy management associate's degree
Less than 6 years of experience in energy engineering or energy management
2-year technical associate's degree
A minimum of 2 years of experience in energy engineering or energy management
4 years or more of experience in energy engineering or energy management
Candidates who are interested should complete a short EMIT application form and take one of the required scheduled seminar dates listed below, followed by the CEM exam.
Upon successfully passing the test, the EMIT board will review and approve the candidate's file. Then the candidate will be mailed a certificate showing that they are an EMIT. This certificate will show the EMIT is good for six years. After the candidate fulfills the required energy management experience, it' the candidate's responsibility to then submit the CEM application and all supporting documents. After all CEM application items are received, the CEM board will review and approve the candidate's file and issue the CEM certification.
All CEM candidates taking the exam in the United States (only) will take the revised format CEM Certification Exam. The new format exam contains the same number of questions as previous versions, 130, and the exam duration will remain 4 hours. The new exam will not include optional sections, as in the past; rather, the exam will include questions from all 17 sections of the CEM Body of Knowledge. This differs from the international version of the CEM exam, which will still contain optional sections.You must bring a hand calculator to the exam since the CEM test does not allow computers, tablets or cell phones to be used for calculations on the test.
An intensive jobs task analysis was performed for the CEM and a weighted percentage of topics was developed for the CEM Body of Knowledge. Although a specific number of exam questions for each topic will not be provided, as it may change, the number of questions on the exam will align with the content percentages listed in the following CEM Body of Knowledge.
CODES AND STANDARDS
ENERGY ACCOUNTING AND ECONOMICS
ENERGY AUDITS AND INSTRUMENTATION
MOTORS AND DRIVES
CHP SYSTEMS and RENEWABLE ENERGY
FUEL SUPPLY AND PRICING
BUILDING AUTOMATION AND CONTROL SYSTEMS
HIGH PERFORMANCE BUILDINGS
THERMAL ENERGY STORAGE SYSTEMS
BOILER AND STEAM SYSTEMS
MAINTENANCE AND COMMISSIONING
ENERGY SAVINGS PERFORMANCE CONTRACTING and MEASUREMENT AND VERIFICATION
Self Study Seminar Workbooks The AEE CEM preparatory training seminars assumes basic problem-solving skills, including quick and accurate use of a hand calculator, ability to use basic algebra, and ability to set up problem solution expressions and calculations from a written problem statement. Those needing a refresher program in these skills may wish to participate in the Basics of Energy Management self-study seminar prior to taking this seminar. Those needing additional preparation for the economic analysis portion of the CEM exam may wish to participate in the Economic Analysis Review for the CEM Exam self-study seminar. For those who need a review of electrical systems, we recommend taking the Electric Systems Review for the CEM Exam.
Informational Videos In addition, please take a look at these these informative videos.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.
Financing for Engineers Net Present Value
Fees for the CEM certification process are as follows:
Certification Application and Examination:
Live Seminar Option:
5-Day Comprehensive Training Seminar for Energy Managers: $1,795 for AEE members / government / nonprofit; $1,995 for non-AEE members
2-Day Fast Track CEM Training Seminar for Energy Managers: $1,250 for AEE members / government / nonprofit; $1,350 for non-AEE members
4-Day CEM Training Seminar for Government Involved Energy Professionals: $1,695 for AEE members / government / nonprofit; $1,895 for non-AEE members
Realtime Online Seminar Option:
Fast Track CEM Training Seminar for Energy Managers: $1050 for AEE members / government / nonprofit; $1,150 for non-AEE members
The application fee must be paid at the time the EMIT application is submitted. This fee covers both the application process and the examination. It does not include the cost of the required preparatory seminar programs offered in advance of each exam. Also note that this fee is in addition to the cost of any seminar program.
Schedule of Upcoming Examinations and Testing Sites
All CEM examinations are scheduled in conjunction with AEE's CEM preparatory seminar programs. You must bring a hand calculator to the exam since the CEM test does not allow computers, tablets or cell phones to be used for calculations on the test.The following links will take you to information and current schedules for these programs:
AEE Live Seminar and CEM Exam
AEE Online Realtime Seminar and Computer-Based Remote Testing Centers
The application must be submitted to the AEE Certification Department for approval. AEE will mail a letter to the candidate informing them of the approval and status of their application. 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.
Please do not contact the Remote Testing Center for any information on your certification status.
The Association of Energy Engineers (AEE) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with UC Davis University Extension (UCDE) to advance the knowledge and professionalism in the field of energy management. As an adjunct to the Certified Energy Manager (CEM) and Business Energy Professional (BEP program and , 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. UC Davis Extension is the professional and continuing education branch of UC Davis and is a link to the many resources students can only get from the University of California.
The EMIT certification is awarded for a maximum of six years. If the candidate does not meet requirements in that time, the EMIT designation will be dropped. For more information, contact Helen Johnson, Association of Energy Engineers 770-447-5083, ext. 218 / Helen@aeecenter.org
How to Apply for CEM Certification
After completion of the required years of energy engineering or energy management experience, the applicant will contact the AEE CEM Director. At that time, applicants will submit the CEM application, documents confirming employment, college education and professional references. When these steps are completed, the CEM board will review for approval, and no further exam is required.
For Additional Information About EMIT Certification...
If you have any questions about EMIT certification, please contact:
Helen Johnson, EMIT Certification Director
Association of Energy Engineers
(770) 447-5083, ext. 218