*Please note, for all certification preparation training programs, an additional fee is due when submitting your certification application to take the exam.
You earn 3.3 CEU | 33 PDH | 6.6 AEE Credits for completing this program.
Register to attend either remotely or in a city near you. View the "Location & Schedule" tab for additional details.
The Certified Energy Manager® (CEM®) Training Program focuses on optimizing energy use and costs within non-residential buildings. It explains how energy is purchased and then used in various energy systems throughout a building, such as HVAC, Lighting, Motors, and Boilers. This holistic approach helps energy professionals see the big picture and then learn how to optimize systems to reduce costs, improve profits, and increase occupant satisfaction. Most course participants leave with actionable ideas they can immediately apply in their facilities to improve profitability.
The CEM Body of Knowledge can be referenced at: http://aeecenter.org/cembok
Early Registration Recommended:
Travel to the training location and join your cohorts in a state of the art learning center. You benefit from being away from the office, daily interruptions, and direct face-to-face interaction with your fellow attendees and instructors.
In-person* seats are limited to follow social distancing guidelines. Early registration is highly recommended to reserve an in-person seat.
Maintaining a Safe Environment
The health and well-being of our attendees and instructors is our top priority. In-person attendees can be assured AEE and the training facility adhere to the CDC's recommendations for social distancing and safety measures.
In-Person Training Materials
All registration and course materials will be given to attendees at sign-in on day 1 at the seminar location. The course workbook is updated annually with the latest industry best practices and technical information. Workbooks will not be pre-shipped to in-person attendees.
*Subject to change due to local gathering requirements.
You can participate in a fully interactive, instructor-led classroom environment from the comfort of your own home or office. An ideal solution for those with travel, time, or budget restrictions.
Virtual attendance is currently available to US Attendees only. View AEE's global training schedule here. The virtual format is designed to be most similar to a live classroom experience. Sessions are not recorded and must be attended in real time.
Virtual Training Materials
This program is held over 5 days. Download the full Daily Agenda (PDF).
This training program prepares attendees to take the Certified Energy Manager® (CEM®) exam. Please review the requirements for certification here. A separate certification and application fee applies.
On-site participants will have the opportunity to take the certification exam in-person on the final day of the training. AEE recommends submitting the CEM or EMIT application at least 30 days prior to the seminar date.
Virtual attendees can now take the CEM® exam online through remote proctoring. Exam times are scheduled on an individual basis. To schedule your exam, you must first submit the CEM or EMIT applications and select virtual proctoring. ProctorU will then contact you within 1-2 weeks to schedule your exam.
The CEM program is of particular value to Facility Managers, Energy Managers, Utility Employees, ESCO Employees, and Consultants. The course covers complex concepts. However, our experienced instructors explain so that anyone can learn and find value. Attendees have included individuals with diverse business, industrial and government backgrounds, such as non-engineers, engineers, sustainability professionals, and lawyers.
This program offers a premium experience with two instructors. Both instructors have greater than 20 years of experience in the industry. They present the latest practices, strategies, and theories, while leading discussions in an open, interactive environment. You also spend valuable time connecting with and learning from other program attendees. In each topic covered, the instructors focus on the most “useful” and “proven” activities that an energy manager should pursue to improve profits. View all CEM instructors here.
Review location and training hours for upcoming events below. As a reminder, virtual attendance is currently available to US Attendees only.
Scheduled: July 11 - 15, 2022 - MOUNTAIN Time Zone
*Registration opening soon!
September 12 - 16, 2022 - CENTRAL Time Zone
November 14 - 16, 2022 - PACIFIC Time Zone
Daily Breaks Mon - Thurs: AM Break (15 min) | Lunch Break (1 hr) | PM Break (15 min)
Day 1 | Sign-In & Registration: 8:00 am – 8:30 am
Day 1 | Training Hours: 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Day 2 -4 | Training Hours: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Day 5 | Open Q&A: 8:00 am - 9:00 am
*Remote exams are scheduled on an individual basis. See Certification Program tab for additional instructions.
August 8 - 12, 2022 - Hampton Inn Denver West Federal Center, 37 Union Blvd, DENVER, CO 80228
More details coming soon!
October 3 - 7, 2022 - BOSTON, MA
December 5 - 9, 2022 - Las Vegas, NV
Daily Breaks Mon - Thurs: AM Break (15 min) | Lunch (1 hr) | PM Break (15 min)
Day 1 | Sign-In & Registration: 8:00 am – 8:30 am US Mountain Time Zone
Day 1 | Training Hours: 8:30 am - 5:00 pm US Mountain Time Zone
Day 2 – 4 | Training Hours: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm US Mountain
Day 5 | Open Q&A: 8:00 am - 9:00 am US Mountain Time Zone
Day 5 | Exam Registration (Onsite Only): 9:00 am - 10:00 am US Mountain Time Zone
Day 5 | Certification Exam (Onsite Only): 10:00 am – 2:00 pm US Mountain Time Zone