Certified Energy Auditor (CEA) program is designed to provide
recognition for professionals who have distinguished themselves
as leaders in the energy auditing field. The program also aims
to raise the professional standards of those engaged in energy
auditing, to improve the practice of energy auditing in buildings,
industrial plants and government facilities, and to identify persons
with demonstrable expertise relative to the energy auditing field.
For more details on CEA certification, Click
THE CEA EXAMINATION
In addition to meeting specific educational and experience requirements
detailed below, candidates for CEA certification must successfully
complete AEE's CEA preparatory training seminar, as well as a
four-hour open book exam. Certified Energy Auditor Preparatory
Training Program Online Seminar is an approved preparatory
vehicle for those wishing to sit for the CEA exam. The exam cannot
be administered online. In order to take the exam following
completion of your online training seminar, you must first apply
for certification. When completing your certification application
online, you will have the option to select remote testing for
your exam (see instructions below). The cost for applying for
CEA certification including taking the exam at a remote testing
center is $500 (not included in seminar registration fee).
NOTE: YOU CAN NOW TAKE YOUR CEA
EXAM AT A
CERTIFIOR CERTIFIED REMOTE TESTING CENTER
AEE is pleased to offer the option to qualified CEA candidates
to take the CEA exam at Certifior remote testing centers, located
throughout the U.S. and Canada. This option is ideal for those
taking the Certified Energy Auditor Preparatory Training Program
Online Seminar. The procedure for those wishing to use this
option is as follows:
completing the online training seminar, CEA applicant completes
the online CEA certification application, selecting the remote
testing option under "Testing Location."
HERE for the online application.
submits completed online CEA application to AEE for review.
reviews the application and sends an initial response letter
to the applicant, either accepting the application, or requesting
additional information if necessary.
initial acceptance, AEE sends the applicant's contact information
to the main office for Certifior Testing Centers.
(To see a testing center locations map, Click
Here; however do not contact the testing
center directly. You must be approved for testing by
applying through AEE first, and then the testing center will
contact you upon your acceptance as a CEA exam candidate.)
Testing Center contacts the applicant directly to arrange the
testing location, explain the testing procedures and ID required,
and provide a testing center password. Should you need to reschedule
after scheduling your testing time, a two business-day notice
prior to the originally scheduled test date is required
by the Certifior testing facility. If for any reason you do not
give this notice, you will be required to pay the center a fee
of $70 before you can reschedule your exam.
takes the open-book CEA exam at his/her chosen remote testing
completion of the exam, the applicant will see an INITIAL test
score. The results will be sent to AEE by Certifior, and the applicant
will receive a letter from AEE within 30 days of completion
of the exam which includes the OFFICIAL test score and applicant's
all required references are in place, the application is in
order, the applicant has met all eligibiilty requirements and
passed the exam, AEE will send the applicant's file to the CEA
Board for final approval.
Board approval process usually takes 6-8 weeks. Once the approvals
have been sent to AEE from the CEA Board, the applicant achieves
CEA status, and will receive his/her CEA Certificate in the
TESTING OPTION: The exam is generally offered at several locations
within the continental U.S. during each calendar year. CEA exams
are scheduled in conjunction with live training seminars associated
with CEA certification (the AEE 3-day live course, Fundamentals
of Energy Auditing). Advance arrangements
must be made with the CEA certification administrator to sit for
the exam at one of these course locations. Contact: 770/447-5083,
ext. 223, or email@example.com.
HOW TO APPLY FOR CEA CERTIFICATION:
APPLICATION DEADLINES & FEES
Candidates for CEA certification must complete and submit an application
form, along with a $500 application/remote exam fee by no later
than three weeks prior to the examination
may find a link to complete your CEA application form
online, as well as obtain additional information on the
CEA program, by visiting www.aeecenter.org/cea,
or you may request to receive your CEA certification application
by mail by contacting:
3168 Mercer University Drive
Atlanta, GA 30341
Phone: 770/447-5083, ext. 223
WHO QUALIFIES TO TAKE THE CEA EXAM?
In addition to completing the required AEE-approved training seminar,
a candidate for CEA certification must have:
four-year degree from an accredited university or college in
engineering or architecture, or be a registered Professional
Engineer (P.E.) or Registered Architect (R.A.). or
an active Certified Energy Manager (C.E.M.). In addition,
the applicant must have at least three years of verifyable
experience in energy auditing, and/or participating in a
team doing energy assessments;
A four-year non-engineering degree with at least four
years of verifiable experience in energy auditing, and/or
participating in a team doing energy assessments;
A two-year technical degree with at least five years
of verifiable experience in energy auditing, and/or participating
in a team doing energy assessments;
Ten years of verifiable experience in energy auditing,
and/or participating in a team doing energy assessments.
of prospective CEA candidates are evaluated by the CEA Board prior
to approval to take the examination.