Accreditation, Recognition & Partnerships

Many of our courses have received industry accreditation.

AEE Programs will furnish each seminar participant with a Certificate of Completion indicating the course and CEUs earned. AEE continuing education units can also be used for AEE certification renewal.

AEE Continuing Education Programs have gained a approval, recognition or partnership status from many cities, states, countries, and organizations, these include but are not limited to the organizations shown below. You should always verify any provider’s status with your own accreditation authority.


Professional Engineers

As a nonprofit professional society, the Association of Energy Engineers (AEE) is automatically approved as a continuing education provider for the purpose of P.E. license renewal in most states. State boards which have assigned AEE specific provider numbers include New York (No. 11), Florida (No. EXP00038), and North Carolina (No. S-0327). You should always verify any provider’s status with your own state board. 


American National Standards Institute

Many AEE programs have been accredited by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) based on the International Standard ANSI/ISO/IEC 17024. ANSI Standard 17024 is well-recognized within the industry as the highest standard in personnel certification accreditation.


U.S. Department of Energy - Better Buildings

Many AEE certifications are officially recognized by the U.S. Department of Energy as meeting Better Buildings Guidelines. The Certified Energy Manager (CEM) certification was the first program to receive such recognition.


U.S. Green Building Council

USGBC's GBCI/CMP program facilitates access to high-quality professional development courses to further enrich the knowledge and understanding of green building theory, techniques, and trends for building professionals. Each course is reviewed by third-party-trained reviewers and meets the criteria and guidelines established by the USGBC Professional Development Committee. Many AEE programs qualify for GBCI's Credential Maintenance Program (CMP) for LEED® professionals. The Association of Energy Engineers is a Corporate Member of the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) and an approved EPP.


American Institute of Architects

AEE is a registered Provider within the American Institute of Architects (AIA) Continuing Education System (CES). As such many AEE programs have 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.


Potomac Electric Power Company

Many AEE Seminars qualify for reimbursement through the PEPCO & DELMARVA Power Commercial & Industrial Operations & Maintenance Training Initiative. Each pre-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.

Visit the following websites for more information about available incentives:

American Council on Renewable Energy 

The American Council on Renewable Energy (ACORE) recognizes AEE's Fundamentals of Renewable Energy: Technologies, Applications & Strategies training seminar and the Renewable Energy Professional (REP) certification.


Canadian Institute for Energy Training

The Canadian Institute for Energy Training (CIET) is an AEE approved training provider. CIET is working with AEE to deliver to attendees a variety of AEE certification and training programs across Canada.


FPL Energy Services

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. Contact  FPL Energy Services (FPLES) or visit aeecenter.org for further information.


Institute of Industrial Engineers

The Institute of Industrial Engineers (IIE) has formed a joint venture agreement with AEE for the Fundamentals of Carbon Reduction live seminar program. IIE is a leading association in support of the industrial engineering profession.


International Building Performance Simulation Association

IBPSA-USA is the United States regional affiliate of the International Building Performance Simulation Association (IBPSA). The mission of IBPSA-USA is to advance and promote the science of building simulation in order to improve the design, construction, operation, and maintenance of new and existing buildings in the United States. IBPSA-USA will provide valuable content to the training course Fundamentals of Energy Modeling and Building Energy Simulation and help promote the AEE credential Certified Building Energy Simulation Analyst (BESA). BESA certified professionals meet the new ANSI/ASHRAE Standard 209-2018, Energy Simulation Aided Design for Buildings.