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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 (excludes CMVP).

About this Program

Attend In-Person or Virtually. Held over 3 days, 19 hours of instruction.

*Note: For additional details about upcoming dates, select the Location & Schedule tab. 

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.
  • Early bird registration ends 10 days before the event start date. An additional surcharge of $100 will apply for registrations submitted 10 or less days before the event.
  • 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.

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.

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 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 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.


This program is held over 3 Days.

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.

      Your Instructors

      Location & Schedule

      Review location and training hours for upcoming events below. As a reminder, virtual attendance is currently available to US Attendees only.

      March 21 - 23, 2022 | In-Person Attendance Only

      In-Person Location:

      Duke Energy Center
      525 Elm St
      Cincinnati, OH 45202

      This training seminar is held in conjunction with our AEE East Energy Conference & Expo. Attendees gain free access to the expo hall during this event.


      Daily Breaks Mon - Thurs: AM Break (15 min) | Lunch Break (1 hr) | PM Break (15 min)
      Day 1 | Sign-In & Registration: 8:00 am – 8:30 am US Eastern
      Day 1 | Training Hours: 8:30 am - 5:00 pm US Eastern
      Day 2 | Training Hours: 8:00 am - 4:30 pm US Eastern
      Day 2 | Training Hours: 8:00 am - 12:00 pm US Eastern
      Day 5 | Exam Registration (Onsite Only): 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm US Eastern
      Day 5 | Exam Registration (Onsite Only): 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm US Eastern

          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.