Certified Carbon Reduction Manager

AEE's Certified Carbon Reduction Manager (CRM) program is designed to provide recognition for professionals who have distinguished themselves as leaders in the growing field of carbon reduction. AEE's widely respected CRM certification and its associated training program were originally launched in 2008. The seminar has now been presented on 4 continents, and the certification has gained broad acceptance both in the U.S. and abroad. The designation CRM identifies individuals who have demonstrated high levels of technical expertise in energy management and environmental practices.

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  • To raise the professional standards of those engaged in carbon reduction
  • To improve the practice of carbon reduction through a targeted continuing education program of professional development
  • To identify persons with acceptable knowledge of the principles and practices of carbon reduction through successful completion of an examination and fulfillment of prescribed standards of professional performance and conduct
  • To award special recognition to those individuals who have demonstrated a high level of competence and ethical fitness in the carbon reduction field


Applicant must meet one of the following eligibility criteria:

Education   Experience
4-year engineering/architectural degree    
4-year degree in business (or related field) AND 3+ years related* experience
2-year associate degree AND 5+ years related* experience
NONE   8+ years related* experience
Current status of Certified Energy Manager (CEM®)    

*Related experience in energy/carbon management.

The Carbon Auditor Professional program is offered in Hong Kong and meets the same objectives as the CRM program.


All CRM candidates must attend one of AEE's preparatory CRM training seminars, submit a CRM 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 CRM Training Seminar

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

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

U.S. International

Certification Application and Examination Fees:

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

Certification Renewal:

  • $300 every three years 

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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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