Every certification program offered by AEE is defined by strict standards to ensure the program maintains its industry-wide recognition and credibility.



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While training is not required, here is an example of a training program.



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Work Experience & Education Requirements

Applicants must meet one of the following eligibility criteria:

Technical academic degree 3 or more year academic degree from accredited educational institution in one of the following technical fields - energy management, engineering, architecture, science, or math. 48 Months and Minimum 15 Audit Days
Non-technical academic degree 3 or more year academic degree from accredited educational institution in other disciplines 60 Months and Minimum of 15 Audit Days
Technical vocational degree Minimum 2 year degree from accredited educational institution in a technical field 72 Months and Minimum of 15 Audit Days
Other 96 Months and Minimum of 15 Audit Days

A candidate will receive the ISO 50001 Lead Auditor certificate only after both:

  1. Having passed the examination
  2. Having submitted evidence of satisfying the Education, Experience, and Audit Day eligibility requirements.

Audit Days Requirement

Documentation of 15 audit days within the last 5 years that include the following:

  • Minimum of 5 audit days in the role of a Lead Auditor for an ISO management system standard; and
  • Minimum of 5 audit days as an audit team member for ISO 50001 Energy Management System Standard.

†The academic credential must be from an accredited college or university.

‡ Management system experience and/or energy management experience.


Complete your Application

Submit your education, experience, and training program information, pay applicable fees, and schedule an exam.

United States & International

Certification Application and Examination Fees:

  • $500

Application and examination fees are nonrefundable.

Retest Fees:

  • $250

Certification Renewal:

  • $300 every three years

ISO 50001 LA Application 

Body of Knowledge

An intensive jobs task analysis was performed for the ISO 50001 LA and a weighted percentage of topics was developed for the 50001 LA Body of Knowledge. The number of questions on the exams will align with the content percentages listed in the ISO 50001 LA Body of Knowledge.

Resources & Study Guides

Use the available resources to prepare you for the training program and certification exam, including the Body of Knowledge Chart.

Frequently Asked Questions

Have a question? Check our FAQs to see a list of commonly asked questions and answers on certification, testing, renewals etc.

Your Certification Exam

All certification candidates must pass the associated exam to demonstrate their technical knowledge, proficiency, and abilities relevant to the certification program’s Body of Knowledge. You may schedule your exam as part of an In-Person Training program or schedule a remote proctored exam.

Additional Information about the ISO 50001 LA Certification or File a Complaint
If you have any questions about the ISO 50001 LA certification or would like to file a complaint against an individual ISO 50001 LA or the ISO 50001 LA Program*, please contact AEE’s Certification Director:
Francine Seskin
(770) 447-5083, ext. 223
[email protected]
*The complainants identity and subject of complaint will remain confidential