Association of Energy Engineers (AEE)

Certified Energy Manager (CEM)


Credential: Certified Energy Manager (CEM)  In-Demand resource  GI Bill resource  ANAB (ANSI) resource CA Eligible
Credentialing Agency: Association of Energy Engineers (AEE)

Renewal Period: 3 years

The Certified Energy Manager (CEM) credential recognizes professionals in the energy management field who have demonstrated high levels of experience, competence, proficiency, and ethical fitness in the energy management profession. Candidates must meet one of the specified education and or experience requirements to sit for the exam. All CEM candidates must attend a preparatory CEM training seminar, and complete and pass a four-hour written, open-book examination.

More information can be found on the certifying agency's website.

Certified Energy Manager (CEM)

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS

Attainability:    low

Eligibility Requirements (View Details)

  • Credential Prerequisite
  • Experience: 10 years
  • Education
  • Training
  • Membership
  • Other
  • Fee

Note: This credential may have multiple options for a Service member to meet eligibility requirements. Requirements listed here are based on the minimum degree required. To view other options, see the Eligibility tab.

Exam Requirements (View Details)

  • Exam
  • Written Exam
  • Oral Exam
  • Practical Exam
  • Performance Assessment

RECERTIFICATION SUMMARY

Renewal Period: 3 years

  • Continuing Education
  • Exam
  • Continuing Education OR Exam
  • Fee
  • Other

AGENCY CONTACT INFORMATION

Association of Energy Engineers (AEE)

3168 Mercer University Drive
Atlanta, GA  30341

Phone: (770) 447-5083

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Option 1:

Candidate must have a Four-Year Engineering or Architecture degree or Professional Engineer (P.E.) or Registered Architect (R.A.) with at least three years of experience in energy engineering/management.

Option 2:

Candidate must have a Four-Year Technology, Environmental Science, Physics, or Earth Science degree with at least four years of experience in energy engineering/management.

Option 3:

Candidate must have a Four-Year Business or related degree with at least five years of experience in energy engineering/management.

Option 4:

Candidate must have a Two-Year Energy Management Associate’s degree with at least six years of experience in energy engineering/management.

Option 5:

Candidate must have a Two-Year Technical degree with at least eight years of experience in energy engineering/management.

Option 6:

Candidate must have ten years or more verified experience in energy engineering/management.

Acceptable experience is full-time direct energy management work. Higher education, part-time internships, and research positions are not acceptable.

All CEM candidates must attend a preparatory CEM training seminar conducted by an approved training provider. AEE does not provide training; instead it has approved training providers.

Written Exam

  • Codes and Standards (4-6%)
  • Energy Accounting and Economics (11-14%)
  • Energy Audits and Instrumentation (11-15%)
  • Electrical Systems (5-7%)
  • HVAC Systems (5-7%)
  • Motors and Drives (5-6%)
  • Industrial Systems (4-6%)
  • Building Envelope (4-5%)
  • CHP Systems and Renewable Energy (4-5%)
  • Fuel Supply and Pricing (4-5%)
  • Building Automation and Control Systems (4-6%)
  • High Performance Buildings (4-5%)
  • Thermal Energy Storage Systems (3-4%)
  • Lighting Systems (5-7%)
  • Boiler and Steam Systems (4-6%)
  • Maintenance and Commissioning (4-6%)
  • Energy Savings Performance Contracting and Measurement & Verification (4-5%)

Exam Preparation Resources

There are a number of resources available to help you prepare for the Certified Energy Manager (CEM) examination:

An additional resource is Safari Books Online, a searchable digital library that provides online access to thousands of books, training videos and conference sessions. See the Educational Resources section on the Related Sites page here on COOL to learn how to get free access.

RECERTIFICATION

Certified Energy Manager (CEM)

Renewal Period: 3 years

The Certified Energy Manager (CEM) credential has the following recertification information:

  • A CEM must accumulate ten professional credits every three years and submit a completed Renewal Form to the Certification Renewal Director to remain certified.

Activities for CEM Renewal Credits

  • Continued employment in energy management/energy engineering activities: 1 credit per year
  • Membership in a professional engineering society: 1 credit per year (3 max)
  • Continuing education (CEU’s) / professional activities (seminars or conferences): 2 credits per CEU, college credit hour or 10 contract hours for seminar
  • Awards presented and/or papers published involving energy engineering/management: 2 credits each
  • Offices held in a professional engineering society: 1 credit per year

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Most

Credential is directly related to most of the major duties associated with the military occupation (at least 80%)

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Early Career

1-3 years experience; Enlisted E1 through E4

Mid Career

4-10 years experience; Enlisted E5 through E6

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10+ years experience; Enlisted E7 through E9

Early Career

1-3 years experience; Enlisted “A” School through E5

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4-10 years experience; Enlisted E6 through E7

Late Career

10+ years experience; Enlisted E8 through E9

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Medium

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High

Highly attainable: minimum education requirement = HS or less and/or minimum experience = 2 years or less experience and no additional requirements.

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