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Certified Energy Auditor Preparatory Training Program
Online Training for Energy Auditors Seeking CEA Professional Certification
An interactive program you can complete right from your computer, with two-way live audio via your phone or VOIP

12 Hours of Instruction:
Earns 1.2 CEU / 12 PDH / 2.4 AEE credits toward re-certification

Now accepting registrations for programs beginning
August 21-25 and October 16-20, 2017

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ANSI Accredited

AEE's Certified Energy Auditor® (CEA®) certification program has been accredited by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) based on the International Standard ANSI/ISO/IEC 17024. ANSI Standard 17024 is well-recognized within the industry as the highest standard in personnel certification accreditation.

CEA Certification Recognized by U.S. DOE / Better Buildings

The Certified Energy Auditor® (CEA®) certification is now officially recognized by the U.S. Department of Energy as meeting Better Buildings Guidelines.

AIA Learning Units Eligible

This course has been approved by AIA for continuing education credits. The AIA requires that its registered architect members earn 18 Learning Unit (LU) hours of continuing education credit annually (eight hours of which must be related to Health, Safety, and Welfare topics and four of those eight in Sustainable Design) to remain in good standing. Architectural boards in 40 states, 10 Canadian Provinces, and 19 countries have implemented mandatory continuing education (MCE) for re-licensure.

The Association of Energy Engineers is an approved training provider within the American Institute of Architects (AIA) Continuing Education Systems (CES) Registered Provider program.


TERRY NIEHUS, P.E., C.E.M., is the founder of Lakeshore Consulting, a firm specializing in technical training and energy auditing. His clients have included numerous electric and gas utilities, the Army National Guard, the Corps of Engineers, and hundreds of commercial and industrial businesses. Mr. Niehus has extensive experience as a trainer, having taught courses including commercial building energy system, motors and drives, HVAC, compressed air, cogeneration and thermal energy storage. He has also authored training and technical resource manuals in areas related to his training programs. As a consultant, he has performed over 1,000 energy analyses for governmental, commercial and industrial facilities. He is well-versed in both life cycle cost analysis and use of building simulation programs.


This course is designed to meet the training needs of those whose roles include supervising and managing facility energy audits and energy management programs, and to help qualified professionals prepare to take AEE's Certified Energy Auditor (CEA) Professional examination. Individuals who can benefit significantly from this program include:

  • Energy engineers and consultants
  • Current energy auditors seeking certification
  • New energy auditors
  • Plant and facility engineers
  • Facility energy managers
  • Corporate, educational, institutional and government energy managers
  • Government and DOD energy managers
  • ESCO professionals
  • Utility professionals
  • Performance contracting professionals
  • Organizations considering energy projects
  • Instructors teaching energy analysis
Presented online in a series of five (four 2-1/2-hour and one 2-hour) time modules, this seminar is designed to provide the specific training and background needed by professionals preparing to sit for AEE's Certified Energy Auditor (CEA®) exam. The course agenda also includes updates on topics of current importance to all individuals involved in performing facility energy audits.

You can participate in the seminar from your office, home, or anywhere you have access to the internet and a phone or VOIP. You'll have opportunities to interact with your instructor and colleagues in real time during the five live, interactive online sessions.


Become a Certified Energy Auditor (CEA). Here's your opportunity to take part in a focused, fast-paced instructional program, designed both to expand your knowledge in the field, and to serve as a preparatory vehicle for the examination required to achieve AEE's Certified Energy Auditor (CEA) certification. Completion of this seminar also fills the training requirement for CEA candidates. (Optionally, you may also consider taking the 3 day Fundamentals of Energy Auditing live course, offered at several locations throughout the U.S. each year.)

The online Certified Energy Auditor Preparatory Training Program covers all aspects of energy auditing, including pre-audit work, data collection procedures, equipment familiarization and utility analysis. End-use equipment and systems are discussed in detail, with the primary focus being on identifying energy conservation opportunities and project prioritization using economic analyses. Water conservation and auditing methods are also addressed. This course covers the full scope of subjects which are addressed on the CEA examination, and will give you the technical knowledge you need to perform a comprehensive energy and water audit.

About CEA Certification. The requirements to qualify for the certification process have been designed to take into account the possible diversity of education and practical experience an individual may have. Each applicant for CEA professional certification must attend one of AEE's approved training courses (either the online or live seminar program) and complete and pass a four-hour written exam, as well as meet specific educational and professional criteria. (Note that the seminar fee does not include the certification application/testing fee.) For more about CEA certification, testing and application fees, Click Here.

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FEES (per participant):
$1150, regular / $1050, AEE member, non-profit org.

NOTE: Seminar fees listed are per person for a single audio and video connection for individual use, and may not be shared with other users. All participants must individually pre-register for the desired course in order to participate. If you would like pricing information on multiple registrations for the same seminar, please contact: Terese Lavallee, phone 770-925-9633, email:

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The following offering(s) of the Certified Energy Auditor Preparatory Training Program Online Seminar are currently scheduled. The program consists of four 2-1/2-hour and one 2-hour teleconferencing sessions, for a total of 12 hours of instruction.

Beginning on August 21-25 and October 16-20, 2017, with session dates and times as follows:
Course Module
Times (Eastern time US)
Day 1
12:00 - 2:30 pm
Day 2
12:00 - 2:30 pm
Day 3
12:00 - 2:30 pm
Day 4
12:00 - 2:30 pm
Day 5
12:00 - 2:00 pm
Completion of all five modules is required to receive CEU and PDH Credit, and Course Certificate awarded by AEE.

For registration questions or assistance, call or email...

Valerie Oviatt: (770) 925-9633
Terese Lavallee: (770) 925-9633