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®).
Examination and Training Requirement
Each CEP candidate must attend AEE's Fundamentals of Buying and Selling Energy three-day training program or the realtime online Fast Track Training Course for Energy Procurement Professionals, 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
- Live Seminar Option: $1,450 for AEE members / $1550 for non-AEE members
- Realtime Online Seminar Option: $895 for AEE members / $995 for non-AEE members
- Certification renewal: $300 every three years
These fees must be paid at the time the CEP application and seminar registration are submitted. No application or examination fee refunds are allowed.
How to Apply for CEP® 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 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:
SEMINAR OPTION 1 (live seminar):
SEMINAR OPTION 2 (online seminar):
Fundamentals of Buying and Selling Energy
3-day live seminar
Earns 2.8 CEU
Click above link for full seminar description, dates and locations, fee information, and online registration.
NOTE: If you register for the live seminar, be sure to select the live exam option under "Testing Location" on your CEP certification application if you wish to take the CEP exam at the seminar site immediately following your seminar.
Fast Track CEP Training Course for Energy Procurement Professionals
9-hour (over 3 days) realtime online seminar
Earns 0.9 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 CEP certification application. The CEP exam is administered at remote testing centers, located throughout the U.S. See detailed instructions below.
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:
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 contact:
Francine Seskin, CEP Certification Director
Association of Energy Engineers
(770) 447-5083, ext. 223