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CEAIT

 
  The Energy Auditor in Training (CEAIT™)

Program for Professional Certification
 
 

The Energy Auditor in Training designation is for the many talented energy professionals out there who can demonstrate technical strengths by passing the CEA Certification Exam but do not yet have the necessary experience credentials for CEA certification.
 

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'
the Certified Energy Auditor and Certified Energy Manager 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.

 

CEAIT Eligibility Requirements
The candidate for CEAIT certification must have:

Education   Job Experience

Four-year degree in engineering or architecture OR
Professional Engineer (PE) or Registered Architect (RA)

AND Less than 3 years of experience in energy auditing, facility management, or energy management
Four-year non-engineering degree AND Less than 4 years of experience in energy auditing, facility management, or energy management
Two-year technical degree AND Less than 5 years of experience in energy auditing, facility management, or energy management
NONE   4 years or more of experience in energy auditing, facility management, or energy management

 

 


Study Guide
A study guide for the CEA exam, complete with sample question and answers, is available by clicking on the link below:

 

 

 

Examination and Training Requirement

Candidates who are interested should complete a short CEAIT application and take one of the required scheduled seminar dates followed by the CEA exam.

Upon successfully passing the test, the CEA board will review and approve the candidate's file.  Then the candidate will be mailed a certificate showing that they are a CEAIT. This certificate will show the CEAIT is good for six years. After the candidate full fills the required energy experience, it' the candidate's responsibility to then submit the CEA application and all supporting documents.  After all CEAIT application items are received, the CEA board will review and approve the candidate’s file and issue the CEA certification. 


Fees
Fees for the CEAIT 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 CEA training seminar
  • Seminar Registration Certification Renewal:
    • Live Seminar Option: $1450 for AEE members / $1550 for non-AEE members
    • Realtime Online Seminar Option: $1050 for AEE members / $1150 for non-AEE members

These fees must be paid at the time the CEAIT application and the seminar registration are submitted.

 

How to Apply for CEAIT 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 CEA TRAINING SEMINAR OF YOUR CHOICE

All CEAIT candidates are required to complete either the 3-day live Fundamentals of Energy Auditing training program at one of its scheduled locations, or the web-based seminar, Certified Energy Auditor Preparatory Training Program (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 CEA 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 Energy Auditing
3-day live seminar
Earns 2.4 CEU

Click above link for 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 CEA certification application if you wish to take the CEA exam at the seminar site immediately following your seminar.


Certified Energy Auditor Preparatory Training Program
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 CEA certification application. The CEA exam is administered at remote testing centers, located throughout the U.S. See detailed instructions below.


STEP TWO:
COMPLETE YOUR CEAIT CERTIFICATION/EXAM APPLICATION

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

CEAIT 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, CEAIT applicant completes the online CEAIT certification application selecting the live exam option under "Testing Location."
     
  2. Applicant submits completed online CEAIT 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 3-day live seminar and takes the open-book CEA exam on the morning of the day following 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 CEA 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 CEA Board, the applicant achieves CEAIT status, and will receive his/her CEAIT certificate in the mail.

 

The procedure for those wishing to use Testing Option 2 is as follows:
  1. After completing the online training seminar, CEAIT applicant completes the online CEAIT certification application, selecting the remote testing option under "Testing Location."
     
  2. Applicant submits completed online CEAIT 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 CEA 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 CEA 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 CEA 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 CEA Board, the applicant achieves CEAIT status, and will receive his/her CEAIT Certificate in the mail.

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

 

 

 

 


For Additional Information About CEAIT Certification...

If you have any questions about CEAIT certification, or if you prefer to receive your Energy Auditor in Training Professional Application Package by mail, please call or email:

Francine Seskin, CEAIT Certification Director
(770) 447-5083, ext. 223
email: fseskin@aeecenter.org

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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