Work Experience & Education Requirements
Applicants must meet one of the following eligibility criteria:
|4-year engineering or architectural degree|
|4-year business or related degree||AND 3+ years related* experience|
|2-year associate degree||AND 5+ years related* experience|
|NONE||AND 8+ years related* experience|
|Current Status of Certified Energy Manager (CEM®)|
*Related experience in performance contracting or energy project funding or financing.
If you do not meet one of the eligibility criteria above, you can still apply for an in-training certification, PCF-IT. In order to gain the in-training certification, you must attend a PCF preparatory training seminar or obtain a degree from an approved training provider, submit the PCF-IT certification application under step two below, and pass the PCF certification examination. The PCF-IT certification is valid for six years, which allows you time to meet the full PCF 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
There are no scheduled PCF trainings at this time.
Complete your Application
Submit your education, experience, and training program information, pay applicable fees, and schedule an exam.
Certification Application and Examination Fees:
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. Please visit the Approved Training Partners page to see if there is an approved training partner in your country, and click on the “More Info” link under the country name to contact that partner.
If there is not an AEE training partner in your country, please complete this request form. AEE can also present in-house training programs per request for a minimum number of attendees.