Certified Measurement & Verification Professional
The Association of Energy Engineers, in cooperation with the Efficiency Valuation Organization (EVO), has established the Certified Measurement and Verification Professional program with the dual purpose of recognizing the most qualified professionals in this growing area of the energy industry, and raising the overall professional standards within the measurement and verification field.
The International Performance Measurement & Verification Protocol (IPMVP), first established by the U.S. D.O.E., has become the internationally recognized protocol for performance measurement and verification (M&V). The IPMVP guidelines, built with the help of organizations from 16 countries and hundreds of individual experts from 25 nations, provides a consistent, reliable approach to M&V around the world. More information about EVO as well as access to the guidelines can be found at www.evo-world.org.
- CMVP Recognitions
Montgomery County, Maryland
CMVP is an acceptable verification credentials in Montgomery County, Maryland's Benchmarking Program.
As of June 2017, the CMVP designation was inscribed into the scheme for Project Based Activities in Victorian Law. The Victorian Energy Efficiency Target (Project-Based Activities) Regulations 2017 states that any independent assessor on M&V projects must be registered as an approved Measurement and Verification Professional by the Essential Services Commission (ESC). Professionals who wish to be approved as a Measurement and Verification Professional must hold and maintain a current CMVP certification status. Any professional providing assessments on M&V projects must maintain all requirements set forth under this regulation.
The South African Institute of Electrical Engineers (SAIEE) has granted Engineering Council of South Africa (ESCA) Continued Professional Development (CPD) credits for persons taking AEE's international CEM, CEA, CMVP, CWEP, and REP programs.
United Arab Emirates
The RSB (Government of Dubai, RSB for Electricity & Water), Effective 2 September 2015, new applicants for Provisional Accreditation will require a CMVP in addition to either a CEA or a CEM.
City of Ontario
Under the Ontario Regulation 506/18: Reporting of Energy Consumption and Water Use, an owner who is required to undertake verification under this section shall ensure that the information required to be reported in respect of the prescribed property is verified by a person who holds an accreditation or certification from an accrediting body recognized in Canada or the United States that qualifies the person to perform data verification with respect to the information required to be reported under this Regulation. This includes AEE's CEM, CBCP and CMVP certifications.
- To raise the professional standards of those engaged in measurement and verification
- To improve the practice of measurement and verification by encouraging professionals to partake in a continuing education program of professional development for measurement and verification professionals
- To identify persons with acceptable knowledge of the principles and practices of measurement and verification through completing the certification and fulfilling prescribed standards of performance and conduct
- To award special recognition to those professionals who have demonstrated a high level of competence and ethical fitness in measurement and verification
Applicants must meet one of the following eligibility criteria:
|Bachelor's degree OR Professional Engineer (PE) OR Registered Architect (RA)||AND||3+ years related* experience|
|4-year unrelated Bachelor's degree||AND||5+ years related* experience|
|2-year associate degree||AND||5+ years related* experience|
|NONE||AND||10+ years related* experience|
|Current Status of Certified Energy Manager (CEM®)|
*Related degree in science, engineering, architecture, business, law, finance, or related field and related experience in energy, building or facility management, or measurement and verification.
If you do not meet one of the eligibility criteria above, you can still apply for an in-training certification, CMVP-IT. In order to gain the in-training certification, you must attend a CMVP preparatory training seminar, submit the CMVP-IT certification application under step two below, and pass the CMVP certification examination. The CMVP-IT certification is valid for six years, which allows you time to meet the full CMVP certification eligibility requirements.
All CMVP candidates must attend one of the preparatory CMVP training seminars, submit a CMVP 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.
Step One: Register for the CMVP Training Seminar
The upcoming seminars are listed below. For a full listing of all CMVP training options, visit the Training Page.
Step Two: Complete Your CMVP Certification Application & Register for an Exam
Certification Application and Examination Fees:
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 form. U.S. Military, please use this request form.