Work Experience & Education Requirements
Applicants must meet one of the following eligibility criteria:
|4-year related* degree OR Professional Engineer (PE) OR Registered Architect (RA)**||AND 2+ Years related* experience|
|4-year unrelated degree||AND 3+ years related* experience|
|2-year associate degree||AND 4+ years related* experience|
|NONE||AND 6+ years related* experience|
|Current Status of Certified Energy Manager (CEM®)|
*Related degree in technology, plant engineering, industrial engineering, mechanical/electrical engineering and related experience in manufacturing or industrial facilities or plant facilities operations.
If you do not meet one of the eligibility criteria above, you can still apply for an in-training certification, CIEP-IT. In order to gain the in-training certification, you must attend a CIEP preparatory training seminar or obtain a degree from an approved training provider, submit the CIEP-IT certification application under step two below, and pass the CIEP certification examination. The CIEP-IT certification is valid for six years, which allows you time to meet the full CIEP 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:
- $300 if exam is taken in conjunction with a live training seminar
- $400 if exam is taken remotely
Application and examination fees are nonrefundable.
- $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.