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EEP



Energy Efficiency Practitioner

The Energy Efficiency Practitioner (EEP) program is designed to help educate and qualify new or recent entrants into the energy management field on best practices for improving energy efficiency. By obtaining the EEP Certification, candidates will gain industry and peer recognition by demonstrating their understanding of technical and operational energy management principles. The program serves as a fundamental building block for additional individual professional development such as obtaining the Certified Energy Manager (CEM) or Business Energy Professional (BEP) designation.

Objectives

To raise the professional standards of those engaged in energy efficiency and energy management.

To improve the practice of energy efficiency and energy management by encouraging professionals to partake in a continuing education program of professional development for energy efficiency practitioners.

To identify persons with acceptable knowledge of the principles and practices of energy efficiency practitioners through completing the certification and fulfilling prescribed standards of performance and conduct.

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

EEP Eligibility Requirements
The candidate for EEP certification must meet one of the following criteria in order to sit for the examination:

Criteria
2-year Technical degree or 4-year degree from an accredited university or college OR
An individual who is currently employed in a company and practicing energy efficiency, energy management, or operations and maintenance of a building or facility OR
An individual who has at least 1 year of experience in energy efficiency, energy management, or operations and maintenance of a building or facility OR
US Military Veteran

Note: Participants who pass the certification but do not meet one of the previous prerequisites may reapply for the EEP designation once education or experience requirements have been met.

Why Become an Energy Efficiency Practitioner - A Conversation with Dr. Scott Dunning

 

Examination and Training Requirement
All EEP candidates must attend one of AEE's preparatory EEP training seminars, and complete and pass the four-hour written EEP examination, proctored by an AEE-approved exam administrator. Information on seminar training options is provided below.  The examination questions are based on concepts and experiences basic to energy efficiency practitioners from recognized texts and supplemental reading.

The exam is open book. A passing score of at least 70% is required in conjunction with meeting all other eligibility requirements to become certified.

Fees
 
Fees for the EEP certification process are as follows:
  • Certification Application and Examination:
    • $300 if exam is taken in conjunction with a live training seminar
    • $400 if exam is taken at a remote testing center following completion of an online training seminar
  • Certification Renewal: $300 every three years

These fees must be paid at the time the EEP application and the seminar registration are submitted. No application or examination fee refunds are allowed.  

How to Apply for EEP 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 EEP TRAINING SEMINAR

All EEP candidates are required to complete the EEP preparatory seminar Fundamentals of Energy Efficiency: A Training Program for Practitioners.

Note: Registering for the seminar does not automatically register you for the EEP 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):
SEMINAR OPTION 3
(On Demand Seminar):


Fundamentals of Energy Efficiency
2-day live seminar
Earns 2.0 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 EEP certification application if you wish to take the EEP exam at the seminar site on the morning following your seminar.


Fundamentals of Energy Efficiency Realtime Program
10-hour realtime online seminar
Earns 1.0 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 EEP certification application. The EEP exam is administered at remote testing centers, located throughout the U.S. See detailed instructions below.

Fundamentals of Energy Efficiency: A Training Program for Practitioners (prep: EEP)
On Demand  Program

10-hour on demand online seminar
Earns 1.0 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 EEP certification application. The EEP exam is administered at remote testing centers, located throughout the U.S. See detailed instructions below.


STEP TWO:
COMPLETE YOUR EEP CERTIFICATION/EXAM APPLICATION

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

 

 

Recommended Texts for Exam Preparation


Maintaining Certification

For information on maintaining your certification, please go to our certification renewals website. 

 


For Additional Information About EEP Certification...
If you have any questions about EEP, please contact:

Michelle Zakin, EEP Certification Director
Association of Energy Engineers
(770) 447-5083, ext. 219
email: mzakin@aeecenter.org

 

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