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 degree in technology, environmental science, physics, or earth science**||AND 4+ years related* experience|
|4-year degree in business (or related field)**||AND 5+ years related* experience|
|2-year energy management associate degree**||AND 6+ years related* experience|
|2-year associate degree**||AND 8+ years related* experience|
|NONE||AND 10+ years related* experience|
*Related experience in energy engineering or energy management.
** OR equivalent degree
Energy Manager In-Training
If you do not meet one of the eligibility criteria above, you can still apply for the Energy Manager In-Training certification, EMIT. In order to gain the in-training certification, you must attend a CEM preparatory training seminar or obtain a degree from an approved training provider, submit the EMIT certification application under step two below, and pass the CEM certification examination. The EMIT certification is valid for six years, which allows you time to meet the full CEM 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.
Certification Application and Examination Fees:
- $500 application/examination fee effective March 1, 2023
Application and examination fees are nonrefundable.
- $250 retesting fee effective March 1, 2023
- $300 every three years
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.