AEE's Certified Energy Procurement Professional (CEP) program is designed to award special recognition to professionals who have demonstrated a high level of knowledge, experience, competence and ethical fitness covering the full spectrum of activities related to the purchase, sale and marketing of electricity and natural gas. By obtaining the CEP credential, you will be establishing your status as a qualified expert in this growing area of specialized expertise within the restructured energy marketplace. The CEP 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 CEP candidate must meet one of the following criteria:
A four-year degree from accredited university or college in science, engineering, architecture, business, law, finance, or related field, or be a registered professional engineer (P.E.), or registered architect (R.A.). In addition, the applicant must have at least three years experience in energy or building or facility management, or real estate, or procurement, or brokering.
A two-year technical degree, or four year degree in a field not specified above
with five years experience in energy or building or facility management, or real estate, or procurement, or brokering.
Ten years or more verified experience in energy or building or facility management, or real estate, or procurement, or brokering.
The current status of Certified Energy Manager (CEM®).
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Examination and Training Requirement
Each CEP candidate must attend AEE's Fundamentals of Buying and Selling Energy three-day training program, and complete and pass a four-hour written examination. Examination questions are based on concepts and experiences basic to purchasing, selling and marketing electricity and natural gas. The exam is open book, and questions are a mixture of multiple choice and true-false.
Fees for the CEP certification process are as follows:
Certification application and examination: $300
Seminar registration fee for AEE members / government / non-profit: $1,350
Seminar registration fee for non-members: $1,450
Certification renewal: $300 every three years
These fees must be paid at the time the CEP application and seminar registration are submitted.
How to Apply for CEP® 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 CEP candidates are required to complete the Fundamentals of Buying and Selling Energy 3-day training seminar. Note: Registering online for the seminar does not automatically register you to take the CEP 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 CEP CERTIFICATION APPLICATION
After you have completed your seminar registration, click the link below to complete your online CEP Certification Application:
CEP Certification Application Form
The CEP exam is administered at each Fundamentals of Buying and Selling Energy seminar site, on the afternoon of day three of the seminar.
Notification of Exam Results
Within thirty days of the date of the exam, you will be notified of your score. Your application fee must be paid before your score can be released. 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.
Review by Certification Board
If you receive a passing score and have paid the examination fee, and if your file is complete, including all supporting documents, your file will be sent to the Certification Board for final review. You will be notified at that time that you will receive the Board's approval or denial within sixty days.
For information on maintaining your certification, please go to our certification renewals website.
For Additional Information About CEP Certification...
If you have any questions about CEP certification, or if you prefer to receive your Certified Energy Procurement Professional Application Package by mail, please write, call or email:
Francine Seskin, CEP Certification Administrator
Association of Energy Engineers
4025 Pleasantdale Road, Suite 420
Atlanta, GA 30340
(770) 447-5083, ext. 223
A four-year degree from accredited university or college ( including online college degree programs) in science, engineering, architecture, business, law, finance, or related field, or be a registered professional engineer (P.E.), or registered architect (R.A.).