Certified Business Energy Professional

AEE's Certified Business Energy Professional (BEP) program awards special recognition to those business/marketing and energy professionals who have demonstrated a high level of competence and ethical fitness for business/marketing and energy management related disciplines, as well as laws governing and affecting energy professionals.

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  • To raise the professional standards of those engaged in business/marketing, energy management, utility account management and customer service representative.
  • To improve the practice of energy management by encouraging energy business professionals in a continuing education program of professional development.
  • To identify persons with acceptable knowledge of the principles and practices of business/marketing and energy management related disciplines and laws governing and affecting energy professionals through completing an examination and fulfilling prescribed standards of performance and conduct.
  • To award special recognition to those business/marketing and energy professionals who have demonstrated a high level of competence and ethical fitness for business/marketing and energy management.


Applicants must meet one of the following eligibility criteria:

Education   Experience
4-year related* degree OR Professional Engineer (PE) OR Registered Architect (RA) AND 2+ years related* experience
4-year unrelated degree AND 3+ years related* experience
2-year associate degree AND 5+ years related* experience
NONE AND 8+ years of related* experience
Current status of Certified Energy Manager (CEM®)    

*Related degree includes business, marketing, finance, engineering, or architecture and related experience includes business, marketing, sales in the energy field.

In-Training Option

If you do not meet one of the eligibility criteria above, you can still apply for an in-training certification, BEPIT. In order to gain the in-training certification, you must attend a BEP preparatory training seminar, submit the BEPIT certification application under step two below, and pass the BEP certification examination. The BEPIT certification is valid for six years, which allows you time to meet the full BEP certification eligibility requirements.


All BEP candidates must attend one of AEE's preparatory BEP training seminars, submit a BEP certification application, and pass an open book examination, which is proctored by an approved exam administrator.

The examination is based on an approved Body of Knowledge, which includes the main subject areas and the percentages of each included in the examination.

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Step One: Register for the BEP Training Seminar of Your Choice

The upcoming seminars are listed below. For a full listing of all BEP training options, visit the Training Page.

Step Two: Complete Your BEP Certification Application & Register for an Exam

U.S. International

Certification Application and Examination Fees:

  • $300 if exam is taken in conjunction with a live BEP training seminar
  • $400 if exam is taken remotely
  • Application and examination fees are nonrefundable

Certification Renewal:

  • $300 every three years 

BEP Application

 BEP In-Training Application

Candidates wishing to take an international certification program should contact the local training provider for seminar, certification application, exam registration, and fees.

If there is not an AEE training provider in your country, AEE can present a training program for groups. For additional information, please complete this request formU.S. Military, please use this request form


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