Certified Building Energy Simulation Analyst
AEE's Building Energy Simulation Analyst (BESA™) professional certification is designed to recognize individuals with special expertise and experience in the area of utilizing building energy simulation software to assess a facility's energy performance.
- To raise the professional standards of those engaged in energy simulation.
- To improve the practice of energy simulators by encouraging energy simulation in a continuing education program of professional development.
- To identify persons with acceptable knowledge of the principles and practices of energy simulation through completing an examination and fulfilling prescribed standards of performance and conduct.
- To award special recognition to those energy simulation professionals who have demonstrated a high level of competence and ethical fitness in energy simulation.
Applicants must meet one of the following eligibility criteria:
|4-year engineering/architectural degree OR
Professional Engineer (PE) OR Registered Architect (RA)
|AND||3+ years related* experience|
|4-year unrelated degree||AND||5+ years related* experience|
|2-year associate degree||AND||6+ years related* experience|
|NONE||10 years related* experience|
|The current status of Certified Energy Manager (CEM®)|
*Related experience in building modeling, commercial energy auditing, or energy management
All BESA Professionals have attended a BESA preparatory training seminar, provided by an approved training provider, submitted a BESA certification application, and passed a proctored open book examination on the subject areas covered in the Body of Knowledge.
*Please note this program is Renewal Only and not open to new applicants**