Training Partnerships:
The Association of Energy Engineers is currently working with a cross-section of institutions, organizations and Universities to offer additional energy management, green, sustainable, renewables and industry training & educational programs. (AEE is the certifying institution for all AEE certification-related training programs.) Featured programs include:

UCDavisExtensionThe Association of Energy Engineers is now an approved training provider within the American Institute of Architects (AIA) Continuing Education Systems (CES) Registered Provider program. 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. Statistically, architects hold multiple state licenses. Most states with MCE requirements recognize the AIA/CES as the primary source of professional development for their licensed architects. This allows AIA members to present their AIA/CES transcripts (and non-members AIA/CES Certificates of Completion) to licensing boards to satisfy state requirements. In becoming an AIA/CES Registered Provider, AEE is committed to a system-wide, top-down commitment to quality professional continuing education and sound administration. The AIA/CES offers providers of professional continuing education myriad opportunities to award CES Learning Units (LUs) and provide valuable information and guidance, while bypassing the time-consuming process of registering their courses with individual states.

Pepco & Delmarva Power Commercial & Industrial Operations & Maintenance Training Initiative: The Association of Energy Engineers is pleased to announce that many of its professional seminars now qualify for partial reimbursement of seminar fees for pre-qualified professionals based on eligibility for the Pepco & Delmarva Power Commercial & Industrial Training Initiative.

About the Program:
Financial incentives are available for training that will promote, either directly or indirectly, the enhanced energy performance of buildings. An applicant must describe his or her current position responsibilities and how the proposed training course is relevant to the employer, the applicant's current position, and/or career development with the employer. Only applicants who have the potential to influence a building's energy performance will be considered.

Incentives & Eligibility: Each approved applicant is eligible to receive a cash incentive up to a maximum of $1,000, or 80% of enrollment costs, whichever is less (additional costs such as travel, food, lodging, test fees, and materials will not be considered). To obtain incentives for participation and completion of a course, the applicant must complete and submit an application for pre-approval. If upon review of the application the applicant is approved to attend the course; the applicant will be notified by electronic/and or postal mail. Applicants must submit one application per course. The review process will be handled in a timely manner. The incentive payment is contingent upon completion of the coursework; therefore the applicant must provide documentation of attendance (certificate of completion or other similar documentation). Applicants must submit an application for each course they wish to take.

Click here for the Pepco Operations & Maintenance Training Incentive Application
(PDF Format, application must be pre-approved by the program manager)

Click here for the Delmarva Operations & Maintenance Training Incentive Application (PDF Format, application must be pre-approved by the program manager)

Visit the following websites for more information about available incentives: |

afeAEE and the Association of Facilities Engineering (AFE) have created a strategic partnership to leverage  the resources of both organizations to promote the educational interests of professionals engaged in energy engineering and expand industry knowledge of the use of energy efficiency and to better understanding the realm of Facilities Engineering.

The American Council on Renewable Energy (ACORE) and the Association of Energy Engineers (AEE) recently signed a memorandum of understanding to recognize the Fundamentals of Renewable Energy: Technologies, Applications & Strategies training seminar as well as the Renewable Energy Professional (REP) certification exam. ACORE will appoint an official to the Renewable Energy Professional Certification Board, and provide feedback as to course content as the renewable energy marketplace changes. According to Albert Thumann, Executive Director of AEE, "We are pleased to work in cooperation with ACORE and its participating members to develop an in-depth technology and solutions seminar for the rapidly growing renewable energy marketplace. ACORE has a strong presence in Washington, DC and has brought together a growing list of leading corporate members. ACORE's involvement brings added critical insight into renewable energy policy developments, market trends, and technology innovations."

ACORE is a non-profit organization based in Washington, D.C. with members representing every aspect and sector of the renewable energy industries and their trade associations, including wind, solar, geothermal, biomass and biofuels, hydropower tidal/current energy and waste energy. The scope of ACORE’s membership also spans financial institutions, government leaders, educators, end-users, professional service providers and allied non-profit groups. ACORE members receive a savings of $100 off the regular registration fee for the Fundamentals of Renewable Energy seminar when registering online. (To receive this savings, use Discount Code acoremem when checking out).

LIPA is building partnerships with Long Island Trade Allies to increase the level of awareness of newer-more efficient technologies, enhance our delivery of service, and serve as a reliable resource. The Online Learning Center enables Trade Allies to earn continuing education credits (CEUs) or professional development hours (PDHs) via the Internet.
Learn more about LIPA here:

UCDavisExtensionThe Association of Energy Engineers (AEE) has a Memorandum of Understanding with UC Davis University Extension (UCDE) to advance the knowledge and professionalism in the field of energy management. As an adjunct to the Certified Energy Manager (CEM®) and Business Energy Professional (BEP® program) AEE is pleased to be an official sponsor of the U.C. Davis University Energy Resource Management Certificate program. The Energy Resource Management course also meets the training requirement for those wishing to take the CEM or BEP examination. The Energy Resource Management program aims at enhancing student's involvement in energy management and increases their role in the growing energy management discipline. The course will serve as a solid foundation for students to move towards obtaining their CEM or BEP Certification. For more information on the U.C. Davis certificate program CLICK HERE. UC Davis Extension is the professional and continuing education branch of UC Davis and is a link to the many resources students can only get from the University of California.

UCDavisExtensionThe Association of Energy Engineers and the University of Turabo in Puerto Rico have signed a Memorandum of Understanding wherein the University of Turabo is an Approved AEE Training Provider. The University of Turabo’s Energy Management Training is an approved training course for the Certified Energy Manager (CEM) exam, meaning that it satisfies the CEM training prerequisites, and upon completion of this training, students are eligible to complete the Certified Energy Manager exam at a remote testing center and apply for CEM status, provided they meet the required eligibility criteria. For more information on the University of Turabo, go to or contact Amaury Malave at

UnivOfWiscMadisonAEE has teamed up with the University of Wisconsin-Madison Engineering Professional Development Department to offer the realtime online Fundamentals of Lighting Efficiency seminar which provides preparatory training for AEE's Certified Lighting Efficiency Professional (CLEP) certification candidates. Presented in a series of six two-hour time modules, this program is designed to provide comprehensive professional training in the design and application of energy-effective lighting systems, with emphasis on: evaluating lighting systems through effective audits; achieving energy-effective lighting systems with high regard to lighting quality and occupants; examining the latest lighting products for your applications; performing lighting calculations to obtain proper light levels; evaluating and implementing effective lighting control strategies; reviewing environmental impacts of lighting efficiency projects; calculating and documenting savings achieved through lighting improvements; assuring compliance with building energy codes; and implementing effective lighting maintenance practices.

EnergyStar-blue+text-vert gbelogocolor AEE now partners the Green Building Engineer (GBE™) certification program with U.S. EPA ENERGY STAR Challenge. AEE's participation in the ENERGY STAR Challenge -– "Build a Better World 10% at a Time" -- is a natural extension of the Association's efforts to encourage and enable its members to reduce energy usage in buildings by 10% or more. AEE is committed to providing training and certification opportunities to help the profession meet this challenge. To find a professional engineer (P.E.) and/or GBE, please refer to EPA's online directory:

Text Box:  U.S. Green Building Council: The Association of Energy Engineers is a qualified training provider under the U.S. Green Building Council's Green Building Certification Institute (GBCI) mandatory Credential Maintenance Program (CMP) educational program, and its programs are featured in the GREENBUILD 365 course catalogue. Whether you are a design, construction or real estate professional, an educator or student, or a LEED AP, Greenbuild365's rich variety of educational offerings will inform your journey from novice to expert and beyond. Information on a broad range of green building topics is available in formats tailored to your knowledge level and preferred learning style, whether you're looking for in-person interaction, online courses you can take in the comfort of your own home, or do-it-yourself research through an extensive online media library.

Text Box:  AEE Certification programs are now being utilized globally. AEE is please to have the Canadian Institute for Energy Training (CIET) as an approved training provider to offer energy management training throughout Canada. CIET is working with AEE to deliver to attendees the Certified Energy Manager (CEM), Skills Update for Energy Managers and the Certified Measurement & Verification (CMVP) training programs. Since 1996, the Canadian Institute for Energy Training has established a community of certified professionals across the country now numbering in excess of 1,300. For a full listing of upcoming course offerings, please visit

Gateways to Green Building (California)
AEE is a partner with the South Bay Workforce Investment Board (SBWIB) in Hawthorne, CA for a grant award made under the California Clean Energy Workforce Training Program, the nation's largest state-sponsored clean energy jobs training program. SBWIC will be receiving federal economic stimulus funds from the State of California for the Gateways to Green Building Pre-Apprenticeship Program, a collaborative program designed to prepare new workforce entrants, the unemployed, and underemployed workers for candidacy and entrance into registered apprenticeship programs and employment in green building occupations. AEE is holding the Sustainable Development Technician program with this initiative.

FPL Energy Services (FPLES) has teamed-up with AEE to offer select FPLES customers the opportunity to attend various certification and training seminars on a scholarship basis. AEE Energy Seminars cover a wide range of subjects such as energy management, energy auditing, renewable energy, energy engineering, high performance facilities as well as energy efficiency, facilities management and energy procurement. FPL Energy Services, Inc. is a leading ESCO and full-service energy solutions provider. Utilizing industry-leading energy expertise, operational discipline and innovative technology, FPLES develops, design, and build comprehensive energy-related solutions for federal, state and local government and business customers.

The Institute of Industrial Engineers (IIE) has formed a joint venture agreement with AEE for the Fundamentals of Carbon Reduction live seminar program and the Fast Track CRM Training Program for Carbon Reduction Managers online seminar. IIE, a leading association in support of the industrial engineering professional, is an official co-sponsor of these programs and will be offering them to its broad, strategic membership base. IIE helps to elevate the image and prominence of industrial engineers (IE). By bestowing awards that recognize the achievements of prominent IEs, taking part in high-profile events such as National Engineers Week, and working on campaigns that put industrial engineering in the minds of the public, IIE raises the awareness of contributions made by industrial engineers.

Corporate College has signed an agreement of partnership with the Association of Energy Engineers to deliver AEE training in the field of energy management in the Midwest region. According to the program manager for Corporate College, "This partnership will ensure the region's talented workforce is prepared with the valuable credentials needed to meet the growing demand for energy management/green collar jobs." You can register online for courses offered under this partnership at or e-mail for information.

The Western New England College School of Engineering recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with AEE whereby the College will develop an extensive Renewable & Alternative Energy System Design course, and offer the Certified Energy Manager (CEM®) Certification Exam to attendees. The Association of Energy Engineers is expanding the Certified Energy Manager program offerings as more States are adopting the CEM as a standard, and numerous corporations are making the CEM credential a job requirement. To register for this course please contact the provider directly:

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Hawaii Energy is teaming up with AEE to offer various energy management, energy auditing and sustainable training programs to Hawaii, Honolulu and Maui counties. The training and certification programs help encumbent and new workers excel in their energy profession career paths. A variety of programs will be offered. Hawaii Energy is the energy conservation and efficiency program implemented with the mission to educate, encourage and incentivize electric utility customers in Hawaii, Honolulu and Maui counties to invest in conservation behaviors and efficiency measures to reduce Hawaii's dependence on imported fuels. The program plays an important role in helping the state achieve the Hawaii Clean Energy Initiative (HCEI) goal of reducing total electric energy usage by 4.3 billion kWh by 2030. For more information on Hawaii Energy, please see: