AEE's Certified Energy Manager (CEM) program for professional certification...
When you've earned the right to put the initials "CEM" behind
your name, you've distinguished yourself among energy management professionals.
Simply put, the designation CEM recognizes individuals who have demonstrated
high levels of experience, competence, proficiency and ethical fitness
in the enegy management profession. As a CEM, you'll join more than 10,000
professionals who comprise a "Who's Who in Energy Management."
THE CEM EXAMINATION REQUIREMENT
In addition to meeting specific educational and experience requirements
detailed below on this page, candidates for CEM certification must formally
submit a CEM certification application, along with a $400 exam/application
fee (covers remote testing), and successfully complete a four-hour open
book exam. Fast Track CEM Preparatory Course for Energy Managers Online
Seminar is an ideal preparatory vehicle for those wishing to sit for
the CEM exam.
YOU CAN NOW TAKE YOUR CEM EXAM AT A
COMIRA CERTIFIED REMOTE TESTING CENTER
AEE is now pleased to offer the option to qualified CEM candidates to
take the CEM exam at Comira remote testing centers, located throughout
the U.S. and Canada. This option is expecially useful to those taking
the Fast Track CEM Preparatory Course for Energy Managers Online Seminar.
The procedure for those wishing to use this option is as follows:
- CEM applicant
downloads and completes the CEM certification application including
remote testing request: CLICK
HERE to download the application.
sends completed CEM application to AEE for review.
- AEE reviews
the application and sends an initial response letter to the applicant,
either accepting the application, or requesting additional information
- Upon initial
acceptance, AEE sends the applicant's contact information to the main
office for Comira 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 CEM 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 Comira 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
takes the open-book CEM exam at his/her chosen remote testing center.
(Certification exam includes both required CEM sections and applicant-selected
- Upon completion
of the exam, the applicant will see an INITIAL test score. The results
will be sent to AEE by Comira, 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 status.
- If all
required references are in place, the application is in order, the applicant
has met all eligibility requirements and passed the exam, AEE will send
the applicant's file to the CEM Board for final approval.
- The Board
approval process usually takes 6-8 weeks. Once the approvals have been
sent to AEE from the CEM Board, the applicant achieves CEM status, and
will receive his/her CEM Certificate in the mail.
OPTION: The CEM exam is also offered directly by AEE at a number of locations
within the continental U.S. during each calendar year. CEM exams are scheduled
in conjunction with live training seminars associated with CEM certification,
Track CEM Preparatory Course for Energy Managers, and Comprehensive
5-Day Training Program for Energy Managers. Advance
arrangements must be made with the CEM certification administrator to
sit for the exam at one of these course locations. Contact:
4025 Pleasantdale Road, Suite 420
Atlanta, GA 30340
Phone: 770/447-5083, ext. 318
WHO QUALIFIES TO TAKE THE CEM EXAM?
The prerequisites required to qualify for the certification process are
somewhat flexible; this reflects the possible diversity of education and
practical experience an individual may have. However, each candidate must
meet one of the following three sets of criteria:
of three full years of experience in energy engineering or energy
management for those who are engineering graduates or registered
A graduate with business or related degree or a two-year technology
degree and a minimum of five to eight years of experience
in energy engineering or energy management, depending upon educational
A minimum of ten years of experience in energy engineering or energy
of prospective CEM candidates are evaluated by the CEM Board prior to
approval to take the examination.
detailed information on CEM certification, CLICK