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Certified Energy Procurement Professional Training Program


*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

Attend In-Person or Virtually. 19 hours of instruction.

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 for blended events. Some seminars may be in-person or virtual attendance only. View "Location & Schedule" tab for complete details about each event.

The Certified Energy Procurement Professional® (CEP®) Training Program is designed for professionals responsible for buying or selling energy, or looking to move into an energy procurement position. Over three days, your instructors will help you achieve a working knowledge of the current deregulated marketplace as well as the principles and practices of the highest relevance and practical value.

Early Registration Recommended:

  • Registration for In-Person Attendance ends 7 days before the event start date or once capacity is reached.
  • Registration will close when the event reaches capacity, or no later than 12pm US Eastern on the Thursday before the event begins.

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.

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.

Virtual Training Materials 

AEE will ship CEP Training materials directly to each registered 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

Learning Objectives

  • Learn the structure of the energy industry, its markets, its outlook, legislation, and regulations.
  • Learn how to market, purchase, and sell electricity and natural gas.
  • Learn how to define individual corporate energy goals and combine them into an overall energy procurement strategy and program.
  • Learn the technical aspects of energy usage, including metering, load profiling, and real-time pricing.
  • Learn the fundamentals of energy trading and risk management.
  • Learn the best energy cost avoidance strategies that can benefit your company. 
  • Work through practical examples to demonstrate the topics and procedures covered
  • Review the various areas of the Body of Knowledge associated with AEE’s Certified Energy Procurement Professional® (CEP®) exam.
  • Discuss how to apply what you have learned to your business and applications.


The live in-person program is held over two days with the CEP Certification Exam given on day three.

Educational Credits

You earn 1.9 CEU | 19 PDH | 3.8 AEE Credits for completing this program.

Certification Program

This training program prepares attendees to take the Certified Energy Procurement Professional® (CEP®) 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 CEP application at least 30 days prior to the seminar date.

Virtual attendees can now take the CEP® exam online through remote proctoring. Exam times are scheduled on an individual basis. To schedule your exam, you must first submit the CEP application and select virtual proctoring. ProctorU will then contact you within 1-2 weeks to schedule your exam.

View the CEP Body of Knowledge and CEP Informational Flyer.


      The program is of great value to those interacting with or managing energy procurement. Attendees of this program have included utility company personnel, energy service company personnel, energy managers, operational and financial executives, plant engineers, facilities managers, and energy consultants.

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      Location & Schedule


      More dates to come...



      March 27 - 30, 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.


      Day 1 | 8:00 am – 8:30 am | Sign-In

                   8:30 am - 5:00 pm | Training

      Day 2 | 8:00 am - 4:30 pm | Training

      Day 3 | 8:00 am - 12:00 pm | Training

      Day 3 | 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm | Exam Registration (In-Person Only)

      Day 3 | 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm | Exam (In-Person Only)


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

          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.