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Fast Track CEM Preparatory Course for Energy Managers (CEM) - Online Seminar

Fast Track CEM Preparatory Course for Energy Managers (CEM) - Online Seminar
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Price: $1,150.00
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AEE Members receive $100 discount on this seminar. Use discount code "SEM100" during checkout. To become an AEE member Click Here.

NOTE: Seminar fees listed are per person for a single audio and video connection for individual use, and may not be shared with other users. All participants must individually pre-register for the desired course in order to participate. If you would like pricing information on multiple registrations for the same seminar, please contact: Terese Lavallee, phone 770-925-9633, email:

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.
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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

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Presented online in a series of four live three-hour time modules, this seminar is designed to provide the specific training and background needed by professionals preparing to sit for AEE's Certified Energy Manager (CEM®) exam. The course agenda also includes updates on topics of current importance to all energy managers.

You can participate in the seminar from your office, home, or anywhere you have access to the internet and a phone or VOIP. You'll have opportunities to interact with your instructor and colleagues in real time during the three live teleconferencing sessions.

About the Seminar

This course earns 1.2 CEUs, 12 PDHs and 2.4 AEE Credits toward Re-certification.

This course will review the technical, economic and regulatory aspects of effective energy management, as well as the basics of energy efficiency improvement as it relates to electrical, utility, building and combustion systems. The essentials of performing an energy audit, as well as developing practical strategies for reducing energy costs will also be covered.

Complete Your Certification Application & Register for an Exam

This program covers the full scope of subjects addressed on the AEE's certification exam. The exam can be taken at a remote testing center. For more about certification and testing, visit, then select the required certification and complete step 2 of the application process.

This Fast Track training course assumes significant prior experience and training in the energy management field, and serves as an effective "refresher" course for those seeking CEM certification. Individuals who feel that they may benefit from a more detailed and extensive training experience prior to sitting for the CEM examination may wish to consider AEE's live seminar, Comprehensive 5-Day Training Program for Energy Managers offered at locations throughout the continental U.S.

The designation "CEM" is a nationally recognized credential, having been adopted by a variety of entities throughout the U.S. For example the CEM was adopted by SAFE- BIDCO for its low-interest loan programs, by D.O.D. for R.F.P.'s for energy audits, and by the Mississippi Energy Department for its auditor certification program. In addition, the state of Virginia requires state agencies that spend in excess of $1 million annually to retain an agency energy manager with the CEM credential.

Dates and Times

Presented online in a series of four live three-hour time modules for a total of 12 hours of instruction.

Daily session times shown opposite:

Course Module
Times (Eastern time)
Day 1
12:00 - 3:00 pm
Day 2
12:00 - 3:00 pm
Day 3
12:00 - 3:00 pm
Day 4
12:00 - 3:00 pm

Completion of all four modules is required to receive CEU and PDH Credit, and Course Certificate awarded by AEE.

Seminar Agenda

SESSION 1: 3 hours

Program Development
• Codes and Standards and Indoor Air Quality
• Utility Bills Analysis, Baseline and Benchmarking
• Utilities Procurement
• Energy Audits and Instrumentation

• Sustainability, High Performance Green Buildings, LEED, and ENERGY STAR

SESSION 2: 3 hours

The Financial and Electric Drivers
• Energy Accounting and Economics
• Alternative Financing
• Electrical Systems
• Motors and Drives

SESSION 3: 3 hours

Building Systems Upgrades and Strategies
• HVAC Systems
• Building Automation and Control Systems
• Building Envelope
• Lighting

SESSION 4: 3 hours

Heavy Mechanical Equipment Optimization
• Thermal Energy Storage Systems
• Industrial Systems
• Boiler and Steam Systems
• Cogeneration and CHP Systems
• Maintenance and Commissioning


Your Realtime Program Instructor

CLINT D. CHRISTENSON, C.E.M., 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 served as the Director of Oklahoma State University's Industrial Assessment Center while pursuing a Ph.D. 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.

Course Materials and Advance Preparations

The seminar fee covers registration for all program modules, seminar workbook (downloadable PDF format), course certificate, and teleconferencing services, including domestic phone charges. (International calls will have non-tollfree access.) Payment in full must be received prior to the start date of the seminar.

You will receive instructions, personal support, and a chance to test your teleconferencing connection in advance of the first session.

Enrollment in this realtime online seminar will be limited to 40 participants to ensure that each student has ample opportunity for interaction with instructors and other participants.