The 65-question multiple choice self-evaluation exam simulates half the certification test, contains a two hour time limit, and covers fifteen sections.  This exam is not a requirement for eligibility to sit for the exam nor for the success in passing the certification exam.  You’re given one submission attempt.  The Self-Evaluation exam access is good for 2-years. You will answer questions in 15 required sections and answer questions in imperial units. After your purchase, you will receive a receipt/confirmation letter with instructions to access the exam. 

$50 USD

Access to the CEM Self-Evaluation Exam will be available within 1-week of purchase.

Benefits of Taking the CEM Self-Evaluation Exam:

  • You can become more familiar with exam content and difficulty, as well as with computer based testing.
  • Get a sense of how to time questions.  The actual exam time allotted is 4 hours for 130 questions.  You will need to complete the 65-question self-evaluation exam in 2 hours.
  • At the end of the exam, you will receive a sections report that lets you know what sections you passed and failed.  You will not be able to see the specific questions that you answered wrong/right or the answers.
  • Take it in the privacy of your home or office.

The 65-question multiple choice self-evaluation exam covers the following sections:

  1. Codes and Standards
  2. Energy Accounting and Economics
  3. Energy Audits and Instrumentation
  4. Electrical Power Systems and Motors
  5. HVAC Systems
  6. Industrial Systems
  7. Building Envelope
  8. CHP Systems and Renewable Energy
  9. Fuel Supply and Pricing
  10. Building Automation and Control Systems
  11. Thermal Energy Storage Systems
  12. Lighting Systems
  13. Boiler and Steam Systems
  14. Maintenance and Commissioning
  15. Energy Savings Performance Contracting and Measurement and Verification

To take the online self-evaluation test you must meet the system requirements:

Minimum requirements

Any Operating System supporting the required browsers

  • For PC the advice is Microsoft Windows 7 or newer
  • For Apple the advice is Mac OS X 10.12 Sierra or above

Screen resolution: 1280x800

Cirrus supports the latest web browsers. Browsers must support javascript and HTML5.

  • Microsoft Edge (latest 3 versions)
  • Google Chrome (latest 3 versions)
  • Mozilla FireFox (latest 3 versions)
  • Safari (latest 3 versions)

Internet connection

  • Average Internet Speed of 1 MBps per candidate
  • Note: In case of audio and (HD streaming) video usage, bandwidth should be
    higher. This depends on the content of course.

Hardware requirements

Any system supporting the above mentioned minimum requirements.

  • Mouse and keyboard
  • Monitor: Recommended 15” or higher
  • Soundcard and headset for sound and video


  • Processor capacity: 1GHz or faster
  • Memory: 1 gigabyte (GB) (32-bits) or 2GB (64-bits) and for video double at least.
  • Free Hard disk space: 2 GB for browser and caching
  • Internet Access: Wired connection
  • Graphical card: For video 64MB of Ram