Certified Water Efficiency Professional

The Certified Water Efficiency Professional (CWEP) program is designed to help educate and qualify individuals in the water/energy management field on best practices for improving water efficiency. By obtaining the CWEP Certification, candidates will gain industry and peer recognition by demonstrating their understanding of technical and operational water management principles. 

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  • To raise the professional standards of those engaged in water efficiency and energy management.
  • To improve the practice of water efficiency and energy management by encouraging professionals to partake in a continuing education program of professional development for water efficiency practitioners.
  • To identify persons with acceptable knowledge of the principles and practices of the water efficiency profession through completing the certification and fulfilling prescribed standards of performance and conduct.
  • To award special recognition to those energy professionals who have demonstrated a high level of competence and ethical fitness in water efficiency and energy management.


Applicants must meet one of the following eligibility criteria:

Education and Experience
2-year technical degree or 4-year degree  OR
1-year related* experience OR
Military Veteran OR
Current status of Certified Energy Manager (CEM®), Business Energy Professional (BEP), or Energy Efficiency Practitioner (EEP) OR
Currently employed at company in related* field

*Related experience in water efficiency, energy management, or operations and maintenance of a building or facility.

In-Training Option

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


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

The upcoming seminars are listed below. For a full listing of CWEP training options, visit the Training page.

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

U.S. International

Certification Application and Examination Fees:

  • $300 if exam is taken in conjunction with a live CWEP 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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(770) 447-5083, ext. 223