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Annual Update for Certified Energy Managers 2022

Annual Update for Certified Energy Managers 2022


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


September 19 - 20, 2022 | 14 hours with multiple instructors 

Intro Video - Watch Here

Personal Message from Instructor Dr. Eric Woodroof - Watch Here

This popular two-day program is designed to update current global Certified Energy Managers (CEM) on the most current energy-related trends, strategies, best practices, technologies, and regulations. If you are an existing CEM (Worldwide) that needs a refresher, or a lapsed CEM that needs AEE credits to get re-certified, this course is a great place to start.

The Annual Update seminar offers valuable networking opportunities in a highly engaging learning environment. All attendees are CEM graduates, which elevates the interactions between attendees and enhances networking opportunities.

Can't attend the live event? Register anyway. All registered participants will receive access to the recordings, which can be accessed up to six months after the seminar.

Early registration is recommended: 

  • The first 30 global registrants will receive access to exclusive bonus content. View the Early Registration Bonus tab below for additional details.
  • Attendance is limited to ensure an optimal exchange of ideas and best practices between participants.
  • Registration will close when this course reaches capacity, or no later than 12:00pm US Eastern on Thursday, September 15, 2022.

Early Registration Bonus

Early registration is recommended. The first 30 global registrants will receive access to the following bonus content:

Bonus 1

Early registrants will be invited to two extra 1-hour sessions with Dr. Eric Woodroof on a Mastermind Coaching Call.  These two special one-hour sessions will be held 1 month and 2 months following the course to help you make progress and get additional questions answered. AEE is committed to supporting this elite group to succeed, even beyond the two-day course!

Attendees of each bonus Coaching / Q&A session will earn an additional .1 CEU |  1 PDH | .2 AEE Credits* per session. 

*A separate certificate will be issued after each bonus session is completed.

Bonus 2

Early registrants receive access to additional bonus materials (tips, tools, and other resources) . These proven tools, developed by Dr. Eric Woodroof, have helped professionals transform and succeed in their careers.

Who should attend?

This course is designed to help CEMs, including energy managers, energy engineers, facility and business managers, industrial engineers, supply chain professionals, utility officials, consultants, contractors, financial officers, and energy service company professionals become more aware of and effective at identifying and implementing the best energy management strategies.

In-Person Classroom Experience

Atlanta, GA, 2 days prior to the AEE World Conference

Virtual Classroom Experience 

Virtual Attendees 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. 

Each participant will receive electronic access to the 2022 Annual Update for CEMs Training Manual 1-week prior to the start of the course. 

What You Need To Attend Virtually

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

Instructor Value

Only instructors with greater than 20 years experience in the industry teach this program. They present the latest global practices, strategies, and theories, while leading discussions in an open, interactive environment.  In each topic covered, the instructors focus on the most useful and proven activities that are the most significant value to attendees.

Non-Certification Program

An exam is not administered during this program and the program does not provide an AEE certification. Attendees with lapsed CEM certifications may contact AEE to find out how to renew their CEM certification.


    The program is updated annually across a wide range of topics, including:

    • Energy Management Technologies, Strategies, Best Practices, and Global Trends.
    • New Regulations and Updates that could affect your organization.
    • Funding Mechanisms, Rebates & How to get your projects Approved.
      • Most of these ideas can be deployed world-wide.

      Hot Topics for 2020 include:

      • “Updates from the US Dept. of Energy on new Programs, Software and Resources” – Thomas Wenning, Oak Ridge National Laboratory
      • “Digital tools to improve your efficiency & capabilities as CEM” -John Puskar, USA
      • “What you need to know about Blockchain, especially in Energy Performance Contracting” -Alain Aoun, Canada
      • “What Every CEM Needs to Know about how to approach Industrial/Manufacturing plants” -John Puskar, USA
      • “Updates on M&V” – Steve Kromer, California
      • “Innovation in Industrial Fans, Pumps and Compressed Air Systems” -Albert Williams, South Africa
      • “Substantially Reduce Your Building’s Energy Consumption via Your Current EMS System” -Rich Costello, USA
      • “An Overview of new 2023 CEM Workbook” (in color)
        • Includes updated tables for calculating savings
        • "Highlights" of key new CEM materials (helps you better estimate savings)
          • New Tables in Imperial Units and System International Units

      Technical Updates and Case Studies on:

      • Tax Benefits for FY 2018-2023+, (179d, Bonus Depreciation and others)
      • Funny Energy Fails
      • Renewables (with new detail on Solar and Geothermal advances)
      • Electric Vehicles, Chargers and Infrastructure
      • HVAC Tech (Variable refrigerant flow, Chilled Beams, and Condensing Boilers; ECM Motors Advancements)
      • “Dynamic” Demand-Side Management and Utility Rebates
      • LED lighting and UVC Lighting
      • Other new Technologies


            September 19 - 20, 2022 | Eastern Time

            Day 1 | 8:30 am – 5:00 pm

            Day 2 | 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

            Daily Breaks: AM Break (15 min) | Lunch Break (1 hr) | PM Break (15 min)


            Georgia World Congress Center

            285 Andrew Young International Blvd NW, Atlanta, GA 30313

            Educational Credits

            1.5 CEU | 15 PDH | 3.0 AEE Credits

            *Participants must attend for the duration of the live sessions to earn CEUs.

              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.