Renewable Energy Professional

The Renewable Energy Professional (REP™) certification is designed to recognize the expertise and experience of professionals involved in the specification and application of renewable and alternative energy technologies, assessment of renewable energy projects, and development of achievable low-carbon and sustainability goals for organizations.

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


Applicant 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
2-year associate degree AND 5+ years related* experience
NONE AND 10+ years related* experience
Current status of Certified Energy Manager (CEM®)    

*Related degree includes engineering, architecture, science, business, or related and related experience includes renewable, alternative energy, biomass, biofuel, solar or related.

In-Training Option for International Candidates Only

If you are applying for this certification internationally and do not meet one of the eligibility criteria above, you can still apply for an in-training certification, REP-IT. In order to gain the in-training certification, you must attend a REP preparatory training seminar, submit the REP certification application, and pass the REP certification examination. The REP-IT certification is valid for six years, which allows you time to meet the full REP certification eligibility requirements.


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

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

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

U.S. International

Certification Application and Examination Fees:

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