Every certification program offered by AEE is defined by strict standards to ensure the program maintains it’s industry-wide recognition and credibility.



Discover the relevant experience and educational credentials needed to achieve certification.



Find an approved training program that aligns with the fundamental knowledge base of the program.



Submit your application, schedule and pass the Certification exam.

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Confirm your competencies by passing our globally developed certification exams.

Work Experience & Education Requirements

Applicants must meet one of the following eligibility criteria:

4-year engineering/architectural degree OR Professional Engineer (PE), Chartered Engineer (C.Eng) OR Registered Architect (RA)** AND 3+ Years related* experience
4-year degree in technology, environmental science, physics, or earth science** AND 4+ years related* experience
4-year degree in business (or related field)** AND 5+ years related* experience
2-year energy management associate degree** AND 6+ years related* experience
2-year associate degree** AND 8+ years related* experience
NONE AND 10+ years related* experience

*Related experience requires experience in both energy engineering/ energy projects and energy management systems. Individuals undertaking the certification examination will be expected to have a strong understanding in all aspects of energy management that would be typically encountered in a reasonably large commercial building. Persons holding CEM or CEA certification or similar could be reasonably expected to have the level of technical knowledge required. Candidates will also be expected to have a reasonably strong understanding of the structure of ISO management standards and their application in organizations. This is NOT intended as an introduction certification to ISO 50001 or as an introduction to energy management.

** OR equivalent degree/ qualification

Training Requirements

All certification candidates must attend a an approved preparatory training program. A preparatory program provides value by giving candidates a high level of understanding across a wide variety of relevant topics.

Complete your Application

Submit your education, experience, and training program information, pay applicable fees, and schedule an exam.

United States

Certification Application and Examination Fees:

  • $400

Application and examination fees are nonrefundable.

Retest Fees:

  • $200

Certification Renewal:

  • $300 every three years

50001 CP Application


Candidates wishing to take an international certification program should contact the local training partner for training, application, exam registration, and fees. Please visit the Approved Training Partners page to see if there is an approved training partner in your country, and click on the “More Info” link under the country name to contact that partner.

If there is not an AEE training partner in your country, please complete this request form. AEE can also present in-house training programs per request for a minimum number of attendees.

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Body of Knowledge

A jobs task analysis was performed for the 50001 CP and a weighted percentage of topics was developed for the 50001 CP Body of Knowledge. The number of questions on the exam will align with the content percentages listed in the 50001 CP Body of Knowledge.

Resources & Study Guides

Use the available resources to prepare you for the training program and certification exam.

Frequently Asked Questions

Have a question? Check our FAQs to see a list of commonly asked questions and answers on certification, testing, renewals etc.

Your Certification Exam

All certification candidates must pass the associated exam to demonstrate their technical knowledge, proficiency, and abilities relevant to the certification program’s Body of Knowledge. You may schedule your exam as part of an In-Person Training program or schedule a remote proctored exam.

Additional Information about 50001 CP Certification or File a Complaint
If you have any questions about 50001 CP certification or would like to file a complaint against an individual 50001 CP or the 50001 CP Program, please contact
Francine Seskin
(770) 447-5083, ext. 223
[email protected]
*complainant's identity will remain confidential