Who are Certified Energy Auditors?

  • Do you evaluate and analyze energy use in a facility, identify energy conservation opportunities, and make recommendations where consumption can be reduced or optimized?
  • Are you an energy auditor looking to validate your experience and knowledge?
  • Are you a consultant that specializes in energy efficiency upgrades to buildings and building systems?
  • Do you conduct audits and assessments in government buildings and are required to work to the US Department of Energy’s Guide to Energy Audits?

What Does a CEA Do?

Energy Auditors undertake energy efficiency assessments of large buildings and industrial facilities. Their audits cover building systems, occupancy, operations, maintenance, and code compliance. An auditor aims to provide their client with detailed survey results, risk mitigation analysis, implementation plans, and a final investment-grade analysis. Many auditors work to predefined codes and standards, such as the ASHRAE Standard 211-2018 for Commercial Building Energy Audits.

Body of Knowledge

  • Developing an Energy Audit Strategy & Plan
  • Energy Use Analysis
  • Data Collection & Analysis
  • Economic Analysis
  • Lighting Systems
  • Heating, Ventilation & Air Conditioning Systems
  • Domestic Hot Water Systems
  • Motors & Drives & Compressed Air Systems
  • Building Envelope
  • BAS, PAS, and EMCS
  • Alternative Generation & Storage
  • Transport

United States

Eastern & Central Europe

CEA is one qualification an engineer must have in order to register at the Registry of Energy Engineers

CEA recognized by the Irish government as meeting the industry qualification requirements of the Irish regulation SI426, to implement Article 8 (4-6) of the EU Energy Efficiency Directive (2012/27/EU).

Middle East

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 CEM or CEA

Sub-Saharan Africa

South Africa
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.

Connect With CEA

Find a CEA in the Certified Professionals Directory, or see what they’re saying by visiting your local AEE Chapter or joining a LinkedIn group. Energy professionals continuously tell us that they stay ahead in the industry by getting involved in the community.

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Maintain Your Certification

An AEE certification can help define your status as an energy professional and help progress your career. Once complete, make sure you maintain your account and keep track of your certification requirements for renewal.