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Fast Track BEP Certification Training Course for
Business Energy Professionals

Online Training for Energy Involved Professionals Seeking
Business Energy Professional (BEP) 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

Dates for 2018 to be Announced

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Discussing the Business Energy Professional (BEP) Program

A Conversation with instructor Mark Roche

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.


MARK R. ROCHE, C.E.M., C.E.P., B.E.P., C.I.A.Q.P., has more than 25 years experience in nuclear and fossil fuel power generation, energy delivery, energy management, utility marketing, and customer service. He has developed and presented a number of instructional programs on energy management and professional development, with a concentrated focus on how to implement effective energy management programs. Mr. Roche also serves as a core instructor for AEE's Business Energy Professional (BEP) program, as well as chair of the BEP board, and as a member of the Certified Energy Manager (CEM) board. He is currently the regulatory rates manager covering DSM and storm hardening for Tampa Electric Company.


This course is designed to meet the training needs of those whose roles include supervision and non-technical oversight of energy management projects, and to help qualified professionals prepare to take AEE's Business Energy Professional (BEP) certification examination. Individuals who can benefit significantly from this program include:

  • Utility account representatives
  • Energy marketing/sales professionals
  • Governmental facility managers
  • CEOs, presidents and vice presidents of operations
  • Building owners and managers
  • Plant engineers and managers
  • Corporate energy managers
  • Commercial and institutional facility managers
  • Project developers and managers
  • Energy purchasing and management professionals
  • Facility equipment purchasing managers
  • Accounting personnel responsible for tracking energy use

Recommended Professional Reference Books for BEP Candidates

Presented online in a series of four 2½-hour and one 2-hour live time modules, this seminar is designed to provide the specific training and background needed by professionals preparing to sit for AEE's Business Energy Professional (BEP®) certification examination. The course agenda also includes updates on topics of current importance to all individuals involved in the non-technical aspects of supervision and management of energy projects.

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 Business Energy Professional (BEP). 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 Business Energy Professional (BEP) certification. Completion of this seminar also fills the training requirement for BEP candidates. (Optionally, you may also consider taking the Comprehensive 5-Day Training Program for Business Energy Professionals live course, offered at several locations throughout the U.S. each year.)

The online Fast Track BEP Certification Training Course for Business Energy Professionals places emphasis on understanding how effective energy management planning and implementation impact the "bottom line." You'll get up to speed on how new technologies and policy changes will impact your energy management decision making, as well as how better to communicate in non-technical terms the viability of energy cost-saving strategies. Topics include procurement, energy accounting/reporting, performance contracting, utility rate analysis, project financing options, and much more. The course covers the full scope of subjects addressed on the BEP examination.

About BEP Certification. As a perfect complement to the Certified Energy Manager (CEM) certification for energy engineers, AEE's Business Energy Professional (BEP) program is specifically designed to recognize the knowledge, expertise and achievements of business/marketing, utility and non-technical energy management professionals -- those who supervise and manage technical professionals in energy.

The requirements to qualify for the BEP certification process have been designed to take into account the possible diversity of education and practical experience an individual may have. Each applicant for BEP 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 BEP 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:

For more details about seminar registration terms, what to do if you miss a session, and AEE's cancellation, substitution or transfer policy CLICK HERE.


The following offering(s) of the Fast Track BEP Certification Training Course for Business Energy Professionals Online Seminar are currently scheduled. The program consists of four 2½-hour and one 2-hour teleconferencing sessions, for a total of 12 hours of instruction.

Dates fro 2018 to be Announced
Course Module
Times (Eastern time US)
Day 1
3 pm - 5:30 pm
Day 2
3 pm - 5:30 pm
Day 3
3 pm - 5:30 pm
Day 4
3 pm - 5:30 pm
Day 5
3 pm - 5:30 pm
Completion of both modules is required to receive CEU and PDH Credit, and Course Certificate awarded by AEE.

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

Terese Lavallee: (770) 925-9633