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Hawaii Energy In-house Training: Certified Energy Manager 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

These Private Training Events are hosted by Hawaii Energy. The cost of the Certification Exam is included with the registration fee for these dates.



Hawaii Energy is the ratepayer-funded conservation and efficiency program for Hawaii, Honolulu and Maui counties administered by Leidos Engineering, LLC under contract with the Hawaii Public Utilities Commission. The tuition sponsorship for this certification course is limited to any Hawaii resident who lives and works in one of these counties.

The Certified Energy Manager Training Program focuses on optimizing energy use and costs within non-residential buildings. It explains how energy is purchased and then used in various energy systems throughout a building, such as HVAC, Lighting, Motors, and Boilers. This holistic approach helps energy professionals see the big picture and then learn how to optimize systems to reduce costs, improve profits, and increase occupant satisfaction. Most course participants leave with actionable ideas they can immediately apply in their facilities to improve profitability. The CEM Body of Knowledge can be referenced at:

      Event Locations

      Hawaii Energy will host two events to be held in the following locations:

      HONOLULU: February 24 - 28, 2020 | Honolulu, HI | Sheraton Princess Kaiulani
      120 Kaiulani Ave., Honolulu, HI, 96815

      BIG ISLAND: March 2 - 6, 2020 | Waikoloa Beach, HI | Waikoloa Beach Marriott Resort & Spa
      69-275 Waikoloa Beach Drive, Waikoloa Beach, HI, 96738

      Before You Register: REQUIREMENTS

      To be approved for the Hawai‘i Energy tuition subsidy and take the training, you must have at least one year’s experience in the sales and or service of energy efficient equipment, or operating/supporting the facility of a Honolulu, Hawaii or Maui Counties electric utility rate payer. Resume will be requested after registration is processed and is subject to verification by Hawai‘i Energy. Those who do not meet this requirement will receive refunds for any monies paid. Additional requirements apply for taking the certification examination; see below for details.

      Tuition assistance is strictly limited to those who live and work in Honolulu, Maui and Hawai‘i counties.

      Certification Exam Application

      Attendees are encouraged to complete a Certified Energy Manager (CEM) Exam Application or Energy Manager in Training (EMIT) Exam Application 3-4 weeks prior to taking the exam. Exam fee is included in price of registration.

      If an applicant doesn’t meet one of the CEM eligibility criteria, you may still apply for the Energy Manager In-Training certification, EMIT. The EMIT certification is valid for six years, which allows applicants time to meet the full CEM certification eligibility requirements. Anyone who misses the 3-week deadline for the application submission may still take the exam, but will need to complete an application waiver form on exam day and then submit the CEM or EMIT application at a later date. All participants are encouraged to submit the application ahead of time so they can be pre-approved for the certification.

      If you have any questions regarding the application process, please contact Crystal Xiong [].

      Training Schedule

      • Day 1 - Monday
        • 8:00 am - 8:30 am: Training Registration/Sign-In
        • 8:30 am - 5:00 pm: Training
      • Day 2 -Tuesday
        • 8:00 am – 5:00 pm: Training
      • Day 3 - Wednesday
        • 8:00 am – 5:00 pm: Training
      • Day 4 -Thursday
        • 8:00 am – 5:00 pm: Training
      • Day 5 - Friday
        • 8:00 am – 9:00 am: Exam registration
        • 9:00 am – 1:00 pm: Exam

      Training Agenda

      Day 1

      • Why Energy Management is Important
      • Energy Basics
      • Fuel Supply and Pricing
      • Energy Audits and Instrumentation
      • Codes and Standards
      • High Performance Green Buildings

      Day 2

      • Energy Accounting and Economics
      • Electrical Power Systems
      • Motors and Drives
      • Lighting Systems
      • Maintenance and Commissioning

      Day 3

      • HVAC Systems
      • Building Envelope
      • Building Automation and Control Systems
      • Thermal Energy Storage Systems

      Day 4

      • Boiler and Steam Systems
      • CHP Systems and Renewable Energy
      • Industrial Systems
      • Energy Savings Performance Contracting
      • Energy Savings Measurement and Verification

      Day 5

      • Exam

      Educational Credits

      Participants will earn 3.2 CEU | 32 PDH | 6.4 AEE Credits for completing this program.


        Cancellation Policy

        For registrations cancelled 8 days or more prior to the program date, the full registration fee less a $100 service charge will be refunded ($395). For registrations cancelled 7 days or less, the full registration fee ($495) shall be assessed and no refund will be made. No shows will result in forfeiting of the registration fee and no refund will be made.

        In the event a training program is not held as a result of any cause not reasonably within 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.), attendees shall be notified as soon as possible and AEE’s liability will be limited to the reimbursement of the training program registration fee.