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Full details about AEE's
Fast Track CEP Preparatory Course for
Energy Procurement Professionals

Online Training for Energy Involved Professionals Seeking
Certified Energy Procurement (CEP) Certification
An interactive program you can complete right from your computer, with two-way live audio via your phone or VOIP

9 Hours of Instruction:
Earns 0.9 CEU / 9 PDH / 1.8 AEE credits toward re-certification

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November 6-8

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This online seminar will be presented by a team of at least two of the following instructors:

RICHARD J. COSTELLO, P.E., C.E.M., C.D.S.M., C.L.E.P., is President of Acela Energy Group. He was previously founder and president of Westwood Energy Group. Mr. Costello conducts seminars on energy procurement and management nationwide, and has participated in the development of AEE’s Certified Energy Procurement (CEP) Professional program.

JOHN SNELL is Senior Vice President at the RMI Division of FCStone, LLC. He founded Risk Management Incorporated (RMI) in 1988 to provide energy price risk management consulting, execution, and software services to energy end users. In 2010 RMI became a wholly owned subsidiary of INTL FCStone Inc. Mr. Snell has presented at numerous energy conferences including industry trade groups such as AGA, APGA, SGA, NYMEX and NARUC.

DAN CONRATH is Senior Vice President at the RMI Division of FCStone, LLC. In 1992 he partnered with John Snell of Risk Management Incorporated (RMI), which became a wholly owned subsidiary of INTL FCStone Inc. in 2010. He has significant practical experience in guiding utilities and energy-intensive companies on the best application of risk management methodologies for their respective cultures and risk tolerances.

STEPHEN J. MURPHY, P.E., currently serves as regional sales manager of the New England region for GDF Suez Energy Resources, NA. He was previously vice president of the Westwood Energy Group. Mr. Murphy has served on the Executive Group of the Edison Electric Institute’s Transmission Committee and the Board of Directors for the local AEE chapter. His experience includes electric transmission and distribution operations, supply and demand-side resources, and consulting in the gas and electric industries.

Presented online in a series of three live 3 hour time modules, this seminar is designed to provide the specific training and background needed by professionals preparing to sit for AEE's Energy Certified Procurement Professional (CEP) certification exam.

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 six live teleconferencing sessions.


Become a Certified Energy Procurement Professional (CEP).
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 Energy Procurement Professional (CEP) certification. (Optionally, you may also consider taking the 3 day Fundamentals of Buying & Selling Energy live seminar, offered at several locations throughout the U.S. each year.)

The program covers the full spectrum of topics essential to the energy procurement process, examining both electricity and natural gas, from both a purchasing/procurement and a selling/marketing perspective. You’ll learn the best approaches for defining corporate energy goals, assessing energy use parameters, evaluating energy provider options, comparing competitive proposals, and integrating the benefits of competitive energy procurement into an overall energy management program. On the selling side, the program will examine proven strategies for building a customer base, answering RFPs, and establishing overall sound business practices that will build your market share and status as a player in the marketplace.

About CEP 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 CEP professional certification must attend either this online seminar or AEE’s live Fundamentals of Buying & Selling Energy training seminar, and complete and pass a written exam, as well as meet specific educational and professional criteria. This seminar program covers the full scope of subjects which are addressed on the CEP examination. (Note that the seminar fee does not include the certification application fee.)

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FEES (per participant):
$995, regular / $895, 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 Fast Track CEP Training Course for Energy Procurement Professionals Online Seminar are currently scheduled. The program consists of three 3-hour teleconferencing sessions, for a total of 9 hours of instruction on the follwoing dates:

  • November 6-8
Course Module
Times (Eastern time US)
Day 1
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Day 2
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Day 3
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Completion of all three modules is required to receive CEU and PDH Credit, and Course Certificate awarded by AEE.


This course is designed to provide useful information and guidance for any organization interested in optimizing the procurement of retail electric power for facilities in deregulated markets, and for those who wish to prepare to take the CEP examination in order to achieve AEE's Certified Energy Procurement Professional certification. The program will be of value to:

  • Building owners and managers
  • Energy managers
  • Building energy engineers
  • Facility managers
  • Project developers
  • Power and gas purchasers
  • Energy service professionals
  • Performance contractors
  • Energy service professionals
  • Electric and gas utilities staff
  • Business, industrial and institutional energy users
  • Government and DOD energy and facility managers
  • Educational facility energy managers
  • Healthcare facility administrators
  • DG and CHP manufacturers and retailers
  • Engineers and consultants

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

Terese Lavallee: (770) 925-9633