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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

An in-person training program, held over 5 days, 33 total hours with multiple instructors

**Our 2020 CEM Training schedule has recently changed to accommodate the new normal. View additional options to attend the full Premier Certified Energy Manager Training In-Person or Virtually.

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<<

    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
    • Exam

      Educational Credits

      You earn 3.3 CEU | 33 PDH | 6.6 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.

      Attendees can select one of two options to apply for the certification and sit the CEM® exam.

      1. To take the exam in conjunction with this training program. The exam is administered on the last day of the training program.
      2. Alternatively, the attendee can choose to schedule and take the exam online through remote proctoring.


        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.

        Location, Travel & Accommodations

        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. 


        This live program will be held in the following locations:

        December 7 - 11, 2020 | Fort Lauderdale, FL | Renaissance For Lauderdale Cruise Port Hotel 
        1617 Southeast 17th Street, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316
        Tel: 954-626-1700
        Discounted Rate: $149, expires 11/13/2020 (complimentary wifi in guest rooms included)
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        Training Program Hours

        • Sign-in and Onsite Registration Day 1: 8:00 am
        • Seminar Hours Day 1: 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
        • Seminar Hours Days 2 through 4: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
        • Seminar Hours (Q&A) Day 5: 7:00 - 8:00 am
        • Exam Registration Day 5: 8:00 am - 9:00 am
        • Exam on Day 5: 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

          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.
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          • This program is designed for US attendees only. Contact your local training provider for programs available in your region.