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SEP 50001 and Energy Management Professional Credentialing Transitions to the Association of Energy Engineers

The Association of Energy Engineers® (AEE®) is pleased to announce the acquisition of three ANSI Accredited ISO 17024:2012 credentials supporting U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Superior Energy Performance 50001™ (SEP 50001™) program, effective from August 1, 2021. These include: 

• Energy Professionals International (EPI) ISO 50001 Lead Auditor 

• SEP Performance Verifier (SEP PV) 

• 50001 Certified Practitioner in Energy Management Systems (50001 CP EnMS) 

DOE’s energy management programs rely on experienced and qualified experts who provide services to companies in implementing, auditing, and evaluating conformance to the ISO 50001 standard. To create a community of qualified energy management system professionals that could drive greater adoption of ISO 50001, DOE’s Advanced Manufacturing Office (AMO) initially supported the Institute for Energy Management Professionals (IEnMP) to provide these credentialing services. IEnMP is now transferring the credentials to the Association of Energy Engineers (AEE). 

AEE is excited to further support and align with DOE in support and promotion of the SEP program. AEE sees this acquisition as a natural fit with our existing programs. Collectively, AEE members and AEE certified professionals are already positioned in the industry and can bring value to organizations implementing ISO 50001 energy management systems. AEE has a long history of providing ISO 17024 accredited certification programs for energy management professionals worldwide.

The transition’s effects on stakeholders will be limited and will have no direct impact on SEP 50001 program certifications issued to end-user facilities participating in the SEP 50001 program. Individuals who hold IEnMP credentials can still access the IEnMP website ( that AEE will now maintain to ensure seamless support and continuity. 

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