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Certified Energy Auditor Training Program


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


Attend In-Person or Virtually. 32 hours of instruction. 

The Global Certified Energy Auditor® (CEA®) Training Program is designed to provide attendees an in-depth and technical review of energy auditing. Over four days, our professional instructors will guide you through the principles and practices of greatest relevance and practical value. 

Early Registration Recommended:

  • Registration for In-Person Attendance ends 7 days before the event start date.
  • Some courses are dependent on attendee minimums to proceed. See Location and Schedule tab for details.
  • 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.
  • Review the entire page before registering. Some dates are in-person only, virtual-only, or are blended events with both attendance options.

>>Download the Program Overview & Agenda<<

Who should attend?

The program is of greatest value to those undertaking or assessing energy auditing projects. Obtaining AEE’s CEA® certification provides international credibility among energy management, sustainable and clean energy communities. Attendees of this program have included existing energy professionals, energy engineers, energy managers, facilities managers, and energy consultants.

Virtual attendance is currently available to US Attendees only.

In-Person 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 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 CEA 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

Certification Program

This training program prepares attendees to take the Certified Energy Auditor® (CEA®) 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 CEA or CEA-IT application at least 30 days prior to the seminar date.

Virtual attendees can now take the CEA® exam online through remote proctoring. Exam times are scheduled on an individual basis. To schedule your exam, you must first submit the CEA or CEA-IT applications and select virtual proctoring.

View the CEA Training Program FlyerCEA Body of Knowledge and CEA Informational Flyer.

Additional questions about the exam or certification eligibility? Contact Francine Seskin [].


  • Developing an Energy Audit Strategy & Plan
  • Energy Use Analysis
  • Data Collection & Analysis
  • Economic Analysis
  • Lighting Systems
  • HVAC Part 1 – Systems
  • HVAC Part 2 – Boilers
  • HVAC Part 3 – Ventilation
  • Domestic Hot Water & Water Conservation
  • Motors, VFDs, & Compressors
  • Building Envelope
  • Building Automation & Energy Management Systems
  • Alternative Generation & Energy Storage
  • Energy in Transport

Location & Schedule

To be notified once registration opens for additional dates for this training program, subscribe to AEE Education updates on this form.


March 27 - 31, 2023 | Long Beach, CA | AEE West 2023

Long Beach Convention & Entertainment Center
300 East Ocean Boulevard
Long Beach, CA 90802

*Training room location and additional information will be provided at the Registration Table during Sign-in on Day 1.


February 6 - 9, 2023 | Eastern Time

May 8 - 11, 2023 | Pacific Time


Day 1 | 8:00 am – 8:30 pm | Sign-In

             8:30 am – 5:00 pm | Training

Day 2 | 8:00 am – 5:00 pm | Training

Day 3 | 8:00 am – 5:00 pm | Training

Day 4 | 8:00 am – 5:00 pm | Training

Day 5 | 8:00 am - 8:30 am | Exam Registration (In-Person Only)

             8:30 am - 1:00 pm | Exam (In-Person Only)

*Remote exams are scheduled on an individual basis. See Certification Program tab for additional instructions.

Educational Credits

3.2 CEU | 32 PDH | 6.4 AEE Credits

    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.