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Premier Certified Energy Manager Training
Premier Certified Energy Manager Training
Premier Certified Energy Manager Training
Premier Certified Energy Manager Training

Premier 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.

About this Program

A virtual training event, held over 5 days, 33 total hours with multiple instructors

Click Here to Watch a two-minute introduction to the Virtual Format

*Note: Due to COVID-19 gathering restrictions, in-person attendance is not currently available in 2020 for this format. To be notified of future events, subscribe to AEE Education Updates here.

Registration for the October 19-23, 2020 Virtual CEM Training is now closed. Subscribe at the link above to be notified of future training events.

You earn 3.3 CEU | 33 PDH | 6.6 AEE Credits for completing this program.  

The Certified Energy Manager 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:

>>Download the Program Overview & Agenda<<

Premier In-Person or Virtual Classroom Experience 

AEE has partnered with Attune® Learning Centers to provide the very best in hybrid 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-Person Attendance (Currently Unavailable). 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.

Virtual Attendance. 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. 

What You Need To Attend Virtually

  • 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

To understand more about the virtual training experience Watch this Video


Duration & Outline

This program is held over 5 days. Download the full Daily Agenda (PDF).

Day 1

  • Why Energy Management is Important
  • Energy Basics
  • Fuel Supply and Pricing
  • Energy Audits and Instrumentation
  • Codes and Standards
  • High Performance Green Buildings
Day 2
  • Energy Accounting and Economics
  • Electrical Power Systems
  • Motors and Drives
  • Lighting Systems
  • Maintenance and Commissioning
Day 3
  • HVAC Systems
  • Building Envelope
  • Building Automation and Control Systems
  • Thermal Energy Storage Systems
Day 4
  • Boiler and Steam Systems
  • CHP Systems and Renewable Energy
  • Industrial Systems
  • Energy Savings Performance Contracting
  • Energy Savings Measurement and Verification

Day 5

  • Open Q&A
  • Scheduling the virtual exam is recommended following Q&A on Day 5.  Additional details provided below. 

    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.

    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.

      Instructor Value

      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.

      Training Program Hours

      Oct 19-23:

      • Sign-in and Onsite Registration Day 1: 8:00 am US Eastern
      • Seminar Hours Day 1: 8:30 am - 5:00 pm US Eastern
      • Seminar Hours Days 2 through 4: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm  US Eastern
      • Seminar Hours (Q&A) Day 5: 7:00 - 8:00 am US Eastern

      Nov. 9-13:

      • Sign-in and Onsite Registration Day 1: 8:00 am US Pacific
      • Seminar Hours Day 1: 8:30 am - 5:00 pm US Pacific
      • Seminar Hours Days 2 through 4: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm  US Pacific
      • Seminar Hours (Q&A) Day 5: 7:00 - 8:00 am US Pacific

      Location, Travel & Accommodations

      All events for this format are currently virtual attendance only (US participants only).


        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.