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Performance Contracting & Funding Professional™ On-Demand Training

Performance Contracting & Funding Professional™ On-Demand 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 on-demand training program. Stream 6 hours of pre-recorded presentations and associated workbooks and study at your pace.

The Performance Contracting & Funding Professional On-Demand Training provides fundamental knowledge across four core principles and practices specific to performance contracting and financing. These include:

  • Traditional Financial Arrangements & Terminology
  • Performance Contracts
  • Advanced Financial Evaluation of Financing and PC Options
  • Advanced Presentation Techniques

Each section is divided into subsections that align with the certification program’s Body of Knowledge. The instructor provides more value than only preparing individuals to take the associated exam. He brings all candidates to a base level of understanding across a wide variety of PCF topics.

Educational Credits

You earn 0.6 CEU | 6 PDH | 1.2 AEE Credits for completing this program. 

Agenda & Program Length

Attendees will have access to the program materials for six months. The total video run time is approximately 6 hours.

  • Introduction to the Training Program
  • 1: Introduction and Financial Arrangements (1:08)
  • 2: Performance Contracting (1:29)
  • 3: Advanced Financial Analysis. (0:50)
  • 4: Advanced Presentation Techniques (0:38)
  • 5: Other Readings & Activities (1:45)

Sample Videos

The following samples are provided to demonstrate the video quality and format of this on-demand training program.

Program Access, Format, and Completion

Access to Materials

Enrollment opens on a weekly basis. Individuals that register by 12 pm EST Friday, gain access to the program at 12 pm EST the following Monday. You gain access to the course materials for six months.

On-Demand Format

During the six-month access period, you can stream the videos at any time, from anywhere you have an internet connection. There will also be a monthly Q&A session with the instructor for participants to clarify any points presented in the program.

Program Completion

Once an attendee has completed all modules, they confirm completion by informing AEE in writing (email). AEE will then issue a digital certificate of completion and award the earned CEU/PDH/AEE Credits. Attendees will still have access to the program materials for the full six months. 

Certification Program

This training program prepares attendees to take the Certified Performance Contracting & Funding Professional (PCF™) exam. Please review the requirements for certification here. A separate certification and application fee applies.

Attendees can apply for the certification and sit the PCF™ exam.

  1. The attendee can choose to schedule and take the exam online through remote proctoring.


Who is the PCF On-Demand Program For? The short answer is anyone that is focused and committed to a self-study learning format. Professionals interested in, or actively performing performance contracting or funding projects will gain the most. But it is also useful for entry-level candidates or individuals that interact with energy, ESCO, or banking professionals during their daily work. At the end of the PCF Basics Program, participants will be able to:

  • Learn how to reduce the sales cycle and avoid pitfalls, which can unnecessarily delay projects by months, or even kill a project.
  • Understand how important new financing options will enable you to implement projects, that can save energy and related expenses.
  • A must for ESCO professionals, facility managers and anyone who uses financing and/or performance contracts.
  • Learn about new financing solutions and how to compare side-by-side.
  • Learn the best practices approach to achieving your project goals, and steps to take in order to avoid common pitfalls. For people on both sides of a contract, this information can help you save millions in delays, lost projects or legal expenses.

Instructor Value

Only instructors with greater than 20 years of experience in the industry teach this program. They present the latest 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.

Your instructor for this program: Eric Woodroof

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.