Who are Certified Energy Managers?

  • Are you an energy manager looking to validate your experience and knowledge?
  • Are you a consultant that specializes in improving the energy efficiency of buildings and building systems?
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  • Are you a building owner or manager looking to understand how energy savings can finance your next project?
  • Are you involved in developing energy efficiency projects, strategies or sustainability programs for your organization or your clients?
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What Does a CEM Do?

A Certified Energy Manager is an individual who optimizes the energy performance of a facility, building, or industrial plant. The CEM is a systems integrator for electrical, mechanical, process, and building infrastructure, analyzing the optimum solutions to reduce energy consumption in a cost-effective approach. CEM’s are often team leaders and help to develop and implement their organizations’ energy management strategies. CEM’s have gained increased recognition within the energy industry and by companies looking to strengthen their competitive position by having responsible energy strategies and sustainable operational practices.

Body of Knowledge

  • Codes and Standards
  • Energy Accounting and Economics
  • Energy Audits and Instrumentation
  • Electrical Power Systems and Motors
  • HVAC Systems
  • Industrial Systems
  • Building Envelope
  • CHP Systems and Renewable Energy
  • Fuel Supply and Pricing
  • Building Automation and Control Systems
  • Thermal Energy Storage Systems
  • Lighting Systems
  • Boiler and Steam Systems
  • Maintenance and Commissioning
  • Energy Savings Performance Contracting and Measurement & Verification

Recognized and Accredited Worldwide

Since 1981, over 30,000 professionals from over 100 countries have participated in AEE’s CEM program.

United States

Canada

City of Edmonton, Alberta
CEM recognized by the City of Edmonton, Alberta is an acceptable credential for complying with the Building Energy Benchmarking Program.

Pacific Rim

Energy management is included in many energy efficiency and sustainability policies at the local level. Tell us about your local requirements. Ask us how we can help you work with your local governments, NGOs, businesses to obtain CEM recognition. Contact Us here.

Asia

Energy management is included in many energy efficiency and sustainability policies at the local level. Tell us about your local requirements. Ask us how we can help you work with your local governments, NGOs, businesses to obtain CEM recognition. Contact Us here.

Eastern & Central Europe

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

Western Europe

Ireland
CEM 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).

Former Soviet Union

Energy management is included in many energy efficiency and sustainability policies at the local level. Tell us about your local requirements. Ask us how we can help you work with your local governments, NGOs, businesses to obtain CEM recognition. Contact Us here.

Middle East

Saudi Arabia
CEM is one certifications now required for the licensing of energy efficiency companies in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia under the regulation of the Saudi Energy Efficiency Center (SEEC)

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.

Latin America

Energy management is included in many energy efficiency and sustainability policies at the local level. Tell us about your local requirements. Ask us how we can help you work with your local governments, NGOs, businesses to obtain CEM recognition. Contact Us here.

Connect With CEM

Find a CEM 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.

Future Prospects

Certified Energy Managers are employed in commercial, government and industrial sectors in job categories, such as Energy Engineering, Building Management, Facility Management, Utility Accounting, Energy Service Performance, Energy Efficiency Consulting, Project Engineering and Resource Efficiency. (REMs)

Understand What it Takes

Do you want to learn what it means to be a CEM? Attend an AEE energy conference and you'll network with existing CEMs and other energy professionals.  You can also get involved in the industry and earn AEE Credits, Continuing Education Units (CEU), and Professional Development Hours (PDH).

Already Certified?

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.