Work Experience & Education Requirements
Applicants must meet one of the following eligibility criteria:
|4-year engineering/architectural degree OR Professional Engineer (PE) OR Registered Architect (RA)*||AND 3+ Years related* experience|
|4-year unrelated degree||AND 4+ years related* experience|
|2-year associate degree||AND 5+ years related* experience|
|Current Status of Certified Energy Manager (CEM®)||AND 3+ years related* experience|
|NONE||AND 10+ years related* experience|
*Related experience in energy auditing and/or participating in a team doing energy assessments.
If you do not meet one of the eligibility criteria above, you can still apply for an in-training certification, CEA-IT. In order to gain the in-training certification, you must attend a CEA preparatory training seminar or obtain a degree from an approved training provider, submit the CEA-IT certification application under step two below, and pass the CEA certification examination. The CEA-IT certification is valid for six years, which allows you time to meet the full CEA certification eligibility requirements.
All certification candidates must attend a an approved preparatory training program. A preparatory program provides value by giving candidates a high level of understanding across a wide variety of relevant topics.
Scheduled Training Programs
Complete your Application
Submit your education, experience, and training program information, pay applicable fees, and schedule an exam.
Candidates wishing to take an international certification program should contact the local training partner for training, application, exam registration, and fees.
If there is not an AEE training in your country, please complete this request form. AEE can also present in-house training programs per request for a minimum number of attendees.
If you have any questions about CEA certification or would like to file a complaint against an individual CEA or the CEA Program, please contact AEE’s Certification here:
(770) 447-5083, ext. 223