Certified Lighting Efficiency Professional (CLEP™) Training Program | Virtual | June 2024

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Course Information

June 3-5, 2024
2.3 CEU


Ends at 11:59 PM EST 8 business days prior to training start.

Non-Member  | $1,750

AEE Member  | $1,650

Late Registration
Begins 12:00 AM EST 7 business days prior to training start.

Non-Member  | $1,850

AEE Member  | $1,750

Registration closes 12:00 AM EST 3 business days prior to training start or if course reaches capacity.

Course Description

The Certified Lighting Efficiency Professional (CLEP®) Training Program is designed to provide attendees with an understanding of industry best practices for evaluating lighting retrofit projects and upgrading to the most current lighting technologies. Over four days, our professional instructor, will guide you through advanced lighting applications, systems, and technology innovations and show you the principles and practices of greatest relevance and practical value.

Who Should Attend

The program is of greatest value to those undertaking or assessing lighting energy projects or lighting retrofit projects. Obtaining AEE’s CLEP® certification provides international credibility among energy management communities. Attendees of this program have included existing energy professionals, energy auditors, energy engineers, energy managers, maintenance managers, manufacturing and facilities managers, and energy consultants.


Daily Breaks Days 1 - 3 : AM Break (15 min) | Lunch Break (1 hr) | PM Break (15 min)

Please see the "My Learning Schedule" tab for schedule information.

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


Your workbook will be shipped to the address you provide during registration, and will arrive up to 14 days before the class start date.

To review or update your delivery address before registering, please visit your Profile. (Please note that workbooks cannot be delivered to P.O. boxes.)

If you have already registered for this training and need to update your address, send an email to training@aeecenter.org with your revised address details.

What You Will Learn

  • Learn how to measure, verify and evaluate metrics for lighting efficiency projects, including available technologies, financial incentives and human-factor implications of a project.
  • Learn how to reduce lighting related energy consumption in a building, facility, or outdoor environment.
  • Learn how to document a project, the potential ROI, and compare savings against other energy efficiency projects.
  • Learn how to asses technologies for a given application.
  • 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 Lighting Efficiency Professional® (CLEP®) exam.
  • Discuss how to apply what you have learned to your business and applications.

Bob Henderson


Worked in lighting as a consultant, lighting center principal instructor, lighting sales agent, utility lighting specialist and director of lighting and controls training and is an emeritus member of the IES. Bob received the Distinguished Service Award from the IES in 2023.

Served three terms as section president of the IES Raleigh Section. Bob is past chair of the IESNA Utility Committee.

Presented over 100 different lighting seminars on indoor and outdoor lighting and controls during his career including the popular Energy Efficiency for Cost Effective Lighting sponsored by the North Carolina State University Industrial Extension Service and Basic Lighting Design for interior designers and architects and Energy Efficient Lighting – Basic and Advanced levels.

Worked with cities and counties across North and South Carolina to develop over 25 Municipal and County Outdoor Lighting Ordinances.

Holds the LC (Lighting Certified) and CLEP (Certified Lighting Efficiency Professional) lighting credentials. Bob has served on the NCQLP Test committee for 10 years including chair for 2 years and later as their senior advisor.

Bob served 4 years as the lead instructor for preparation courses for the LC (Lighting Certified) by the NCQLP and sponsored by RAB Lighting and the US lead instructor for the CLEP (Certified Lighting Efficiency Professional) sponsored by the Association of Energy Engineers.

Bob left Progress Energy in 2012 as Technical Lighting Consultant and joined Cree as Manager, Lighting Education. In 2016, he moved to RAB Lighting as Director of Training and in 2022, Bob opened RLH Lighting as a lighting consultant and educator.

He enjoys playing golf, piano and the saxophone. Bob also helps people with employment and self-reliance thru his church.


Questa Communication

Bachelor of Agricultural Engineering, a Masters of Agricultural Engineering and a MDP  of Management Development Program

  • An agricultural engineer with specializations in project management and food process energy engineering. 
  • Spent 12 years with Agrelek, a subsidiary of the Electricity Supply Commission of South Africa as Project Manager - Research and Development, Portfolio Manager - Food Processing, and Manager - Research and Development, Portfolio Manager - Food Processing, and Manager.
  • Spent 7 years at the University of KwaZulu-Natal in South Africa as senior lecturer in the School of Bio-resources Engineering and Environmental Hydrology where I specialized in energy conversion and food process engineering.
  • Principal owner of Quetsa Communication, specializing in strategic planning and energy training. 
  • Professional trainer for AEE the following accredited courses:  Certified Energy Manager (41 courses), Certified Energy Auditor (10 courses), Business Efficiency Professional (2 courses) and my own developed Fundamentals of Energy Management Training (32 courses) over the last 12 years for the Energy Training Foundation, the AEE and now for the Institute of Energy Professionals Africa (IEPA).
  • AEE credentials:  CEM – Certified Energy Manager (trainer), CEA – Certified Energy Auditor (trainer), CMVP – Certified Measurement & Verification Professional, CLEP – Certified Lighting Efficiency Professional (Trainer), BEP – Business Efficiency Professional (Trainer), CWEP – Certified Water Efficiency Professional, FEMT – Fundamentals of Energy Management Training (Developer and Trainer)







Certification Program

This training program prepares attendees to take the Certified Lighting Efficiency Professional (CLEP™) exam. Please review the requirements for certification on the Becoming a CLEP™ page. A separate certification and application fee applies.

Registering for the training does NOT register you for the certification exam. To take the exam, you must register for the exam and pay a separate fee. Attendees are encouraged to complete a certification application 4 weeks prior to taking the exam.

After you submit the certification application, you will receive an email confirmation letter from AEE within 4-weeks. Any additional questions about the CLEP exam, certification eligibility, scheduling, or the application process can be directed to our CLEP Certification Director, Francine Seskin, francine@aeecenter.org.

For additional information, visit the links below.


Day 1
06/03/2024 at 8:00 AM (EDT)  |  540 minutes
06/03/2024 at 8:00 AM (EDT)  |  540 minutes 8:00 am - 8:30 am | Sign-In 8:30 am - 4:30 pm | Training
Day 2
06/04/2024 at 8:00 AM (EDT)  |  540 minutes
06/04/2024 at 8:00 AM (EDT)  |  540 minutes 8:00 am - 4:30 pm | Training
Day 3
06/05/2024 at 8:00 AM (EDT)  |  540 minutes
06/05/2024 at 8:00 AM (EDT)  |  540 minutes 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Course Evaluation (1-min)
Select the "Take Course Evaluation" button to begin.  |  1 minute
Select the "Take Course Evaluation" button to begin.  |  1 minute
Certificate of Completion - Certified Lighting Efficiency Professional (CLEP™) Training Program
2.4 CEU credits  |  Certificate available
2.4 CEU credits  |  Certificate available Certification of Completion for Certified Lighting Efficiency Professional (CLEP™) Training Program

Reference Books 

The following books are suggested reference books and printed copies are available through the AEE Bookstore. AEE members receive an 15% discount on printed books. Reference books are not required and are intended to help prepare for a training course and exam. 

Digital copies of these books are available through the AEE eLibrary, which is a great resource for accessing searchable content as well as highlighting and taking notes. The eLibrary is available to AEE members for the low discounted price of $35 per year. Digital books cannot be printed or accessed during the certification exam.

If you’re an AEE member, add the eLibrary subscription to your membership here.

If you’re not a member, join AEE here and add the eLibrary subscription to your membership.

Quality Lighting for High Performance Buildings
Quality Lighting for High Performance Buildings
Lighting Controls Handbook
Lighting Controls Handbook
Lighting Redesign for Existing Buildings
Lighting Redesign for Existing Buildings
River Publishers Series in Energy Engineering and Systems
River Publishers Series in Energy Engineering and Systems

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Transfer Policy

In-Person OR Virtual OR Online
  • Registration fees can be transferred to another public course offering, or
  • Registration can be substituted with another person who is interested in taking the course.  AEE will not refund fee differences; registrants will be responsible for making up any cost differences.
  • Transfer options expire one year from the original registration order date.
  • Requests for transfer must be submitted via email to the Training Department at training@aeecenter.org 14 days before the course’s start date.
  • There is a $200 transfer fee.
  •  Registrants who enroll in on-demand courses are not eligible to transfer out of the on-demand course and into another.

Cancellation Policy

In Person OR Virtual OR Online
  • Registrants who cancel 21 days or more before the start date are eligible for a refund minus a $200 cancellation fee.
  • Registrants who cancel 20 days or less before the start date, or who are no-shows are ineligible for a refund.
  • Registrants who enroll in on-demand courses are ineligible to receive a refund or cancel their registration.

If there are changes to a training program that are outside of AEE’s control (including, but not limited to, instructor illness, acts of terrorism, acts of God, war, civil disturbances, declaration of national emergency, accidents or labor disputes, fire, flood, storms etc.), participants will be notified as soon as possible, and AEE’s liability will be limited to the reimbursement of the training program registration fee.

Updated November 13, 2023