Energy Efficiency Practitioner

The Energy Efficiency Practitioner (EEP) program is designed to help educate and qualify new or recent entrants into the energy management field on best practices for improving energy efficiency and sustainability. By obtaining the EEP Certification, candidates will gain industry and peer recognition by demonstrating their understanding of technical and operational energy management principles. The program serves as a fundamental building block for additional individual professional development such as obtaining the Certified Energy Manager (CEM) or Business Energy Professional (BEP) designation. The program covers the core energy efficiency essentials and is geared towards energy technicians, new energy professionals, energy practitioners, facility managers, maintenance managers, building operators, and government energy & facility personnel.

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  • To raise the professional standards of those engaged in energy efficiency and energy management.
  • To improve the practice of energy efficiency and energy management by encouraging professionals to partake in a continuing education program of professional development for energy efficiency practitioners.
  • To identify persons with acceptable knowledge of the principles and practices of energy efficiency practitioners 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 energy efficiency and energy management.


Applicants must meet one of the following eligibility criteria:

Education & Experience
2-year Technical degree or 4-year degree from an accredited university or college OR
An individual who is currently employed in a company and practicing energy efficiency, energy management, or operations and maintenance of a building or facility OR
An individual who has at least 1 year of experience in energy efficiency, energy management, or operations and maintenance of a building or facility OR
Military Veteran


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

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

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

U.S. International

Certification Application and Examination Fees:

  • $300 if exam is taken in conjunction with a live EEP 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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Michelle Zakin Leclerc
(770) 447-5083, ext. 219