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(prep: CEM Certification)

Category: Seminars

Price: $2,195.00
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AEE Members receive $200 discount on this seminar. Use discount code "SEM200" during checkout. To become an AEE member Click Here.

For information on team discounts continental US, non inhouse only or to register your team for this seminar, CLICK HERE.

Note: Registering for the seminar does not automatically register you to take the CEM exam. To complete the certification application process ($400 fee) and qualify to sit for the exam, or for more information on CEM certification, CLICK HERE. Seminar pricing will be higher for courses held outside of continental U.S. and shall be custom quoted. For Hawaii courses, the fee is $2,695. This program is only available through AEE Energy Seminars. For US military / U.S. Department of Defense customers, AEE Energy Seminars is the exclusive, sole source provider of this training program worldwide. This training is copyrighted and trademarked material of AEE Energy Seminars.

This course earns 3.6 CEUs, 36 PDHs and 7.2 AEE Credits toward Re-certification.


CEM Certification Gains Industry Recognition...

AEE's Certified Energy Manager® (CEM®) certification program is:

  • Accredited by American National Standards Institute (ANSI).
  • Recognized by U.S. DOE Better Buildings.
  • Recognized in New York City and by City of San Francisco.
  • AIA learning units eligible.
  • An GBCI / CMP approved training course.
Click here for more details

Master Complex Energy Concepts Quickly:
AEE has developed a series of concise videos to help individuals understand some of the basic concepts, terminology and calculations used by energy managers. These videos can be viewed by seminar attendees prior to attending an energy seminar and sitting for an exam
View the Complete Video Series Here.

Instructor Video Introduction

Dates, Locations and Hotel Information

Jun. 11-15 2018 | Seattle WA 

Radisson Airport 
Tel: 206-244-6666
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Discount Code: Association of Energy Engineers

Jul. 16-20 2018 | Arlington VA 

Le Meridian Arlington
Tel: (703) 351-9170
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Discount Code: AEE Energy Seminar

Aug. 13-17 2018 | Boston MA 

Omni Parker House 
Tel: 1-800-843-6664
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Discount Code: AEE Energy Seminar

Sept. 10-14 2018 | Nashville TN 

Homewood Suites Vanderbilt 
Tel: 615-340-8000
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Discount Code: AEE Energy Seminar

Oct. 29-Nov.2 2018 | New Orleans LA 

Astor Crowne Plaza Tel: 1-877-2CROWNE
Discount Link: Coming Soon
Discount Code:AEE Energy Seminar

Nov. 12-16 2018 | Orlando FL

Omni ChampionsGate 
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Discount Code:

Dec. 10-14 2018 | Las Vegas NV

Las Vegas Marriott 
Tel: 1-888-503-8999
Discount Link: Coming Soon
Discount Code: Coming Soon

Seminar participants are responsible for making their own hotel reservations. A block of rooms offering special group rates has been reserved at the hotel where each course will take place. When you call the hotel, be sure to mention AEE, the name of the seminar and any applicable discount code.

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Offerings of This Seminar Available via AEE Chapters

Other offerings of this seminar may be available as in-house programs hosted by a local AEE chapter . CLICK HERE to view AEE chapter offerings currently available.

If your local chapter or organization is interested in hosting an in-house seminar, contact Jennifer DeBold, (770) 279-4391 / for more information.


This special 5-day seminar provides an in-depth, comprehensive learning and problem-solving forum for those who want a broader understanding of the latest energy cost reduction techniques and strategies, as well as serving as a preparatory course of instruction for energy professionals preparing to sit for AEE's Certified Energy Manager (CEM) examination.

The program begins by examining the basic fundamentals within all key areas of energy management. From there, the instructors systematically move to a “working level” knowledge of the specific principles and techniques needed to really get the job done. This approach has been specially designed to fulfill the needs of professionals who seek a broader and more detailed learning experience than can be provided in AEE energy seminar’s shorter courses. In only five days, you can gain the knowledge and confidence it takes to effectively apply state-of-the-art principles of energy management, and to achieve control over energy costs in your organization — whether you’re responsible for managing a single facility or developing an energy management program for multiple corporate facilities, government buildings, etc. The information presented will also give you tools you need to cut energy intensity as required by the recently signed Executive Order. The Comprehensive Five Day Training Program for Energy Managers and workbook are copyrighted materials of AEE seminars and protected under copyright laws. Only AEE seminars may conduct this program and unauthorized use of any training materials, course documents or course outline is strictly prohibited and may result in certification forfeiture. This program has been completed by thousands of professionals since its inception in 1994.

What attendees have to say...

"I want to thank you for helping instill confidence in myself and for strengthening my passion for energy management"
Chris Wilcut | Energy Analyst II - Sain Engineering Associates, Inc (read the full recommendation here)

“Excellent, comprehensive coverage of all aspects of energy engineering.”
James C Mullins, P.E. | Senior Engineer - Orange County Sanitation District

“The organization and coordination of the course was excellent, and the instructors are willing to take the time to explain concepts and problems.”
Michael Babicki | Director of Sustainability - Wyndham Worldwide

“Great course with examples from real-world operations.”
David Osbourne | Director of Energy & Engineering American University

“Great value for time and money. The instructors were very engaging.”
Jamshid Baradaran | Director, Division of Facilities & Fleet Management, Lexington - Fayette Urban Country Government

“Services and meeting facilities were excellent and the course included almost every aspect of energy.”
Suresh Chad | MES & SCADA Specialist - Schneider Electric

“The material covered in this course was excellent and the presenters know how to make it interesting.”
Roy Chung | CDM Program Management Consultant - Toronto Hydro

The CEM certification process requires meeting specified CEM eligibility requirements, along with the submitting of a separate CEM application and $400 application fee, which qualifies you to sit for the exam. The CEM examination is administered at each seminar site beginning at 11:00 am on day 5 of instruction -- only to those candidates who have met the above requirements. NOTE: You must bring a hand calculator to the seminar and to the exam, since CEM testing policy does not allow computers, tablets or cell phones to be used for calculations during the exam. To obtain/print your CEM application form or see further information on the CEM program, visit


Need for Energy Management
Major Issues and Driving Factors
Integrating with Business
The Bottom Line
CEM Exam Review

Energy Management and Surveys
Starting an Energy Management Program
Energy Conservation
ISO 50001, US DOE and EPA
Energy Audits and ASHRAE
Audit Goals, Analysis and Reporting

Energy Survey Instrumentation 
Energy Audit Tools
Safety Considerations

Energy Codes and Standards, Indoor Air Quality
Understanding Codes and Requirements
Organizations, Incl. ASHRAE Std 62 and IAQ
Tax Incentives to Promote Goals of Energy Policy

Energy Purchasing
Gas System and Pricing
Electric System and Pricing
Helpers—Marketers, Brokers, Consultants, Aggregators
Demand Response
Strategic Energy Plan
Point of Use costs

Energy Accounting and Benchmarking
Energy and Fuel Types
Understanding Energy Related Units
Performing Conversions

Electric Rates and Tariff Structures
Opportunities for Improvement
Rate Structures
Regulation and Deregulation
Cost Analysis and Management

Economic Analysis and Life Cycle Costing
Importance of Economic Analysis
Making Project Decisions
Time Value of Money
Financial Terms and Calculations

Electrical Systems and Electric Energy Management
Electrical System Utilization & Optimization
Power Quality
Power Factor Improvement

Lighting System Basics and System Improvements
Lighting Basics and Technologies
Energy-Effective Lighting Design
Energy Conservation Opportunities
Economics Calculations and Relationships

Electric Motors and Drives
Electric Motor Basics and Technologies
Energy Efficient Electric Motors
Electric Motor Inventories and Rewind Policies
Drives and Variable Flow Options

Compressed Air and Pump Systems 
Basics and Technologies
Key Energy Savings Ideas

HVAC Systems
HVAC Basics and Technologies
Energy Efficiency and Management
Considerations for Large Buildings

Building Envelope
Understanding the Envelope and Heat Flow
Options for Energy Improvement and Management

High Performance Buildings
Introduction to Sustainability
ENERGY STAR® for Buildings
Green Globes
LEED Programs
ASHRAE 189.1

Boilers and Steam Systems
Boilers & Combustion Basics and Technologies
Steam Generators and Distribution Systems
Energy Conservation Opportunities

CHP Systems and Renewable Energy
Understanding CHP & DG
Technology Barriers and Performance Parameters
Renewable Energy Sources and Associated Technologies
Net Metering

Maintenance Programs and Building Commissioning
Maintenance Management
Computerized Maintenance Management Systems
Tools for Identifying Maintenance Issues
Commissioning and US DOE CBECS Data
Retro, Real-Time and Continuous Commissioning

Energy Management Software
Available Software
Reporting Features for Energy Accounting
Utility Cost and Billing Data
Building Life Cycle Cost
Energy Simulation
Building and Facility Operation

Thermal Energy Storage
Why Thermal Energy Storage (TES)?
Identifying Opportunities and Economic Payback

Basic Controls, Building Automation and Control Systems
Basic Functions, Terminology and Technologies
Building Energy Information Systems (EIS)

Performance Contracting, Financing, M&V
Four Basic Ways to Finance
Costs, Benefits and Risks
Established Guidelines & Measurement Methods
Periodic Audit & Reconciliation


Each program will be instructed by two of the following team of instructors. AEE Seminars reserves the right to utilize other instructors to teach courses based on instructor availability, scheduling, course need and other factors

ERIC A. WOODROOF, Ph.D., C.E.M., is widely recognized both nationally and internationally for helping energy and environmental projects get approved and implemented, having helped over 400 organizations and governments improve profits with energy- environmental solutions. He brings to this program over 15 years experience in energy management, consulting and training. His clients have included large corporations, universities, airports, utilities, cities, and the U.S. and foreign governments. He has written widely in the field, and is chairman of AEE's Carbon & GHG Reduction Manager (CRM) program certification board, and a board member for AEE's Certified Energy Manager (CEM) program since 1999. He is also founder of

TIM JANOS is president of Spectrum Energy Concepts, Inc., an internationally recognized consulting firm serving the broad-based needs of numerous clients with respect to energy consumption and conservation. He has performed hundreds of energy assessments and audits as a part of managing energy conservation projects for his clients. Mr. Janos has previously served as International President of the Association of Energy Engineers, and currently serves as Director of Special Projects for the AEE, as well as Chairman of the Certified Energy Auditor Certification Board. He was elected to the status of AEE Fellow in 2014.  

CLINT D. CHRISTENSON, CEM, is currently a consultant and instructor providing optimization services for industrial, commercial and institutional customers. He previously served as Senior Buildings Engineer for Pacific Northwest National Laboratories, Senior Energy Engineer with NORESCO, Inc., and the Director of Advanced Solutions for Johnson Controls, Inc. Clint also served as the Director of Oklahoma State University's Industrial Assessment Center. His broad experience in energy management has included the conducting of over 150 industrial, commercial, and institutional energy surveys over 20 years. He has published widely in the energy field, and made numerous presentations at national and international conferences.  


Note: Fees shown are for seminar only and apply to continental U.S. courses listed above only. Application for an AEE certification and exam requires a separate fee. Registering for the seminar does not automatically register you to take the associated AEE exam. Are you registering multiple attendees? You may be eligible for Team Discounts up to $100 per attendee (US only) **How to qualify for team discounts.



Note: Below are standard seminar hours. Please refer to your registration confirmation letter to confirm actual seminar hours for the program for which you have registered.

and Onsite Registration Day 1: 8:00 am
Seminar Hours Day 1: 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Seminar Hours Days 2 through 4: 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Seminar Hours Day 5: 8:00 - 10:00 am
Exam on Day 5 Following Seminar: 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
(separate pre-application required to sit for exam)

CEM Exam Review Course Series - On Demand Workbook - Download

CEM Exam Review Course Series - On Demand Streaming - Video




For assistance or questions pertaining to your seminar registration, please contact the registrar directly during the hours of 10:00 am -5:00 pm (eastern time U.S.) at (770) 925-9633, or email her at terese@aeecenter .org


Effective 12/31/2015 Notice: You may schedule this course onsite at your location. For courses held outside the continental US, the course fee will be higher than those posted above, and will be quoted based on location and fees do not include optional textbooks which may be purchased. Course hours subject to vary. There will be additional shipping fees for all international courses.