Association of Energy Engineers, in cooperation with the Efficiency Valuation Organization (EVO), has established the Certified Measurement and Verification Professional in Training program with the dual purpose of recognizing the most qualified professionals in this growing area of the energy industry, and raising the overall professional standards within the measurement and verification field.
The International Performance Measurement & Verification Protocol (IPMVP), first established by the U.S. D.O.E., has become the internationally recognized protocol for performance measurement and verification (M&V). The IPMVP guidelines, built with the help of organizations from 16 countries and hundreds of individual experts from 25 nations, provides a consistent, reliable approach to M&V around the world. More information about EVO as well as access to the guidelines can be found at www.evo-world.org.
Since 1981, AEE has certified over 15,000 professionals within the energy industry. AEE's certifications are recognized by governmental agencies, including the U.S. Department of Energy and the U.S. Agency for International Development, as well as by utilities, end users, and energy service companies. When you earn the right to put the initials "CMVP" behind your name, you are distinguishing yourself among those involved professionally in areas requiring the application of accurate and reliable measurement and verification methodologies. You have demonstrated high levels of experience, competence, and specialized knowledge within your field.
To raise the professional standards of those engaged in measurement and verification
To improve the practice of measurement and verification by encouraging professionals to partake in a continuing education program of professional development for measurement and verification professionals
To identify persons with acceptable knowledge of the principles and practices of measurement and verification through completing the certification and fulfilling prescribed standards of performance and conduct
To award special recognition to those professionals who have demonstrated a high level of competence and ethical fitness in measurement and verification
The effective practice of measurement and verification requires an in-depth knowledge of a wide variety of subjects. However, the candidate need only demonstrate the knowledge and ability to apply the essentials of measurement and verification to the satisfaction of the certification board.
Gaining the CMVP-IT Designation
To be awarded the CMVP-IT designation, candidates must attend the Fundamentals of Measurement: Applying the IPMVP seminar prior to taking the CMVP exam. A minimum pass rate of 70% on the examination is required. The certification director keeps examination scores on file for a period of six years. Applicants that do not receive certification status can request that their applications be resubmitted by the CMVP Board, if during that six-year period their exam score, education, or experience level changes.
The CMVP Examination
The examination will be administered by the Association of Energy Engineers
Each applicant must complete the written exam. The applicant is given four hours to complete the exam. Candidates are notified of this information by the CMVP Director. The examination questions are based on concepts and experiences basic to measurement and verification from recognized tests and supplemental reading. The exam is open book!
An examination administrator will proctor the examination. This administrator may be an AEE executive, an educator, a testing expert or agency, or whomever the certification body deem appropriate. The examination will consist of multiple choice and true/false questions.
Grading is accomplished by the CMVP Director. Examinations are identified by number rather than by the candidate's name to assure confidentiality and objective grading.
The written M&V examination deals with such subjects as:
The CMVP-IT certification is awarded for a maximum of six years. If the candidate does not meet the necessary requirements for upgrade at that time, the CMVP-IT designation will be dropped.
Upgrading to CMVP
If a CMVP-IT has gained the required experience to become a CMVP within the six-year time frame, the candidate can be upgraded to the CMVP designation without additional testing or fees. Once the required experience has been met, one must submit an updated application form. On the form, one must illustrate that the required years of experience have been met for the corresponding education level. Once approved, the CMVP-IT will be upgraded to the CMVP designation.
This fee must be paid at the time the CMVPIT application is submitted. The certification application/exam fee does not cover the cost of the required preparatory training seminar. EVO subscribers: If you are attending a seminar in the U.S. please contact EVO for your VIP pricing code. If you are attending outside of the U.S. contact the local training provider for any possible discounts.
A Certified Measurement & Verification Professional In-Training (CMVP-IT) may use the designation with name on organization letterhead, business cards, and all form of address.
Certification is for individuals only. The CMVP-IT designation may not be used to imply that an organization or firm is certified.
How to Apply for CMVP Certification
The CMVP-IT exam is administered at each Fundamentals of Measurement and Verification seminar site, on the afternoon of day three of the seminar.
Notification of Exam Results