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Government Focused Certified Energy Manager Training


*Please note, for all certification preparation training programs, an additional fee is due when submitting your certification application to take the exam (excludes CMVP).

About this Program

Attend In-Person or Virtually. Held over 5 days, 32 total hours with multiple instructors. 

You earn 3.2 CEU | 32 PDH | 6.4 AEE Credits for completing this program.  

AEE has partnered with Knowlogy® Training Centers to provide the very best in blended learning experiences. When you register, you select to attend in-person or virtually. Virtual attendees are fully integrated into the classroom experience and are able to interact with in-person attendees in real time.

The Government Focused Certified Energy Manager® (CEM®) Training Program follows the same core materials as the Premier Certified Energy Manager Training Program. However, this course also covers US government energy programs and project needs, such as how to understand energy codes, federal legislation, and government policy, and it includes a detailed overview of the Federal Energy Management Program (FEMP). Attendees of this course receive the same materials and take the same exam as the Premier CEM class.

The primary focus of any 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:

Early Registration Recommended:

  • Registration for In-Person Attendance ends 7 days before the event start date or when the event reaches capacity.
  • Beginning in 2021: Early bird registration ends 10 days before the event start date. An additional surcharge of $100 will apply for registrations submitted 10 or less days before the event.
  • Virtual registration will close when the event reaches capacity, or no later than 12pm US Eastern on the Thursday before the event begins. To be notified of additional upcoming dates in 2021, subscribe to AEE Education Updates here.

      In-Person Classroom Experience 

      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. Workbooks will not be pre-shipped to in-person attendees.

      *Subject to change due to local gathering requirements.

      Virtual Classroom Experience

      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 

      AEE will ship CEM Training materials directly to each virtual participant.
      Participants must submit the correct shipping address on this form no later than 10  days before the event. Addresses confirmed 10 or less days before the event start  may be subject to an additional surcharge. Electronic materials will not be provided. PO boxes are not permitted for this shipment.


      Virtual System & Equipment Requirements

      • Webcam (Required)
      • Microphone & Speakers/Headphones OR Headset (Required)
      • Online Broadband (non-secured) bandwidth of 3 Mbps. A wired connection is highly recommended.
      • Complete System Requirements


        This program is held over 5 Days.

        Educational Credits

        You earn 3.2 CEU | 32 PDH | 6.4 AEE Credits for completing this program.

        Certification Program

        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* but is explained 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, lawyers, etc.

            Instructor Value

            This multi-day program is taught by instructors with specific experience with government focused energy management requirements. They present the latest practices, strategies, and theories, while leading discussions in an open, interactive environment.  You also spend invaluable 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.

            Location & Schedule

            Review location and training hours for upcoming events below. As a reminder, virtual attendance is currently available to US Attendees only.

            November 1 - 5, 2021 | In-Person & Virtual

            In-Person Location:

            Integrated Digital Technologies
            138 N Brand Blvd, STE 200
            Glendale, CA 31203

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            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 US Pacific
            Day 1 | Training Hours: 8:30 am - 5:00 pm US Pacific
            Day 2 – 4 | Training Hours: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm US Pacific
            Day 5 | Exam Registration (Onsite Only*): 8:00 am - 9:00 am US Pacific
            Day 5 | Certification Exam (Onsite Only*): 9:00 am – 1:00 pm US Pacific
            *Remote exams are scheduled on an individual basis. See Certification Program tab for additional instructions.

            Need to earn your CEM sooner? Register for the Premier Certified Energy Manager Training Program.

                Important Notes

                Please Note:

                • Review the Transfer & Cancellation Policy. By Registering for this Training Program you agree to these terms.
                • Early registration is recommended as seats for AEE Training Programs are limited. Registration will close when an event reaches capacity.
                • Questions? Visit the FAQ Page for additional information about AEE Training Programs.
                • This program is designed for US attendees only. Contact your local training provider for programs available in your region.