CEA Masters Level



The Master's Level Certified
Energy Auditor (CEAM
) Program


The Master’s Level Certified Energy Auditor (CEAM) certification is designed to reach beyond the typical equipment replacements and develop a plan which considers additional areas of energy such as indoor air quality, code compliance, operation and maintenance, risk mitigation, commissioning, and investment grade details.



To raise the professional standards of those engaged in energy auditing.

To improve the practice of energy auditors by encouraging energy auditing in a continuing education program of professional development.

To identify persons with acceptable knowledge of the principles and practices of energy auditing through completing an examination and fulfilling prescribed standards of performance and conduct.

To award special recognition to those energy auditing professionals who have demonstrated a high level of competence and ethical fitness in energy auditing.


Master's Level CEA Eligibility Requirements

Applicant must meet one of the following qualification criteria:

Certification/Training   Experience
AEE Certified Energy Manager (CEM) AND 3+ years of verifiable experience in commercial and/or industrial energy auditing
AEE Certified Energy Auditor (CEA) AND 3+ years of verifiable experience in commercial and/or industrial energy auditing
ASHRAE Building Energy Assessment Professional (BEAP) AND 3+ years of verifiable experience in commercial and/or industrial energy auditing
BPI Multifamily Building Analyst AND 3+ years of verifiable experience in commercial and/or industrial energy auditing
N/A   8+ years of verifiable experience in commercial and/or industrial energy auditing
*All applicants must also achieve a passing score on the CEA Masters Level certification exam.

Examination and Training Requirement

All Master’s level CEA candidates are required to complete the live 3.5-day preparatory training seminar, Advanced Energy Auditing,  which is offered through an inhouse seminar. Please contact Jenn DeBold at (770) 279-4391 or at for pricing. Candidates must also pass the four-hour written Master’s Level CEA examination. Master’s Level CEA examination questions are drawn from areas of knowledge such as ASHRAE Type I and II Audits, Investment Grade Audits, Auditing Tools and Software, and Retro-Commissioning.

The exam is open book, and questions are a mixture of multiple choice and true/false. A passing score of at least 70% is required in conjunction with meeting all other eligibility requirements to become certified.

The fee for the Master's Level CEA certification process are as follows:
  • Certification application and examination: $300 exam fee
  • Seminar Registration:
    • $1,695 for AEE members / government / nonprofit; $1,895 for non-AEE members
  • Certification Renewal
    • $300 every three years 
This fee must be paid at the time the Master's Level CEA application and the seminar registration are submitted. No application or examination fee refunds are allowed.  

How to Apply for Master's Level CEA 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.




All Master’s Level CEA candidates are required to complete the 4-day live Advanced Energy Auditing training program, offered through inhouse seminars.

Note: Registering for the seminar does not automatically register you for the Master’s Level 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:

Advanced Energy Auditing
3.5-day seminar  with exam on the afternoon of the final day of instruction.


After you have completed your seminar registration, click the link below to complete your CEA Master's Level Certification Application:
The CEA exam is administered at each Advanced Energy Auditing seminar site, on the afternoon of the last day of the seminar.
Maintaining Certification
For information on maintaining your certification, please go to our certification renewals website. 
For Additional Information About CEA Master's Level Certification...

If you have any questions about CEA Master's Level certification, please write, call or email:
Francine Seskin, CEA Master's Level Certification Director
Association of Energy Engineers
(770) 447-5083, ext. 223