The Certified Energy Manager is an individual who optimizes the energy performance of a facility, building or industrial plant. The CEM® is a systems integrator for electrical, mechanical, process and building infrastructure, analyzing the optimum solutions to reduce energy consumption in a cost effective approach. CEM’s are often team leaders and help to develop and implement their organizations’ energy management strategies. CEM’s have gained increased recognition within the energy industry and by companies looking to strengthen their competitive position by having a CEM on staff.
- To raise the professional standards of those engaged in renewable energy.
- To improve the practice of renewable energy professionals by encouraging renewable energy in a continuing education program of professional development.
- To identify persons with acceptable knowledge of the principles and practices of renewable energy through completing an examination and fulfilling prescribed standards of performance and conduct.
- To award special recognition to those renewable energy professionals who have demonstrated a high level of competence and ethical fitness in renewable energy.
Applicant 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|
|2-year associate degree||AND||5+ years related* experience|
|NONE||AND||10+ years related* experience|
|Current status of Certified Energy Manager (CEM®)|
*Related degree includes engineering, architecture, science, business, or related and related experience includes renewable, alternative energy, biomass, biofuel, solar or related.
In-Training Option for International Candidates Only
If you are applying for this certification internationally and do not meet one of the eligibility criteria above, you can still apply for an in-training certification, REP-IT. In order to gain the in-training certification, you must attend a REP preparatory training seminar, submit the REP certification application, and pass the REP certification examination. The REP-IT certification is valid for six years, which allows you time to meet the full REP certification eligibility requirements.
All REP candidates must attend one of AEE’s preparatory REP training seminars, submit a REP certification application, and pass an open book examination, which is proctored by an approved exam administrator.
The examination is based on an approved Body of Knowledge, which includes the main subject areas and the percentages of each included in the examination.
Step One: Register for the REP Training Seminar
The upcoming seminars are listed below. For a full listing of REP training options, visit the Training page.
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Step Two: Complete Your REP Certification Application & Register for an Exam
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Candidates wishing to take an international certification program should contact the local training provider for seminar, certification application, exam registration, and fees.
If there is not an AEE training provider in your country, AEE can present a training program for groups. For additional information, please complete this request form. U.S. Military, please use this request form.