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Certified Energy Manager Training

REGISTER for the Nov 3-7 CEM Course 

About the Seminar

This special 5-day seminar provides an in-depth, comprehensive learning experience and problem-solving forum for those who desire a broader understanding of the latest energy cost reduction techniques and strategies. The initial step in the program examines the fundamentals within all key areas of energy management. Then, the instructors move towards a "working level" knowledge of the specific principles and techniques. This approach has been designed to fulfill the needs of professional who seek a broad, detailed, and comprehensive learning experience in energy management.

Following the morning instruction on the final day, the Certified Energy manager (CEM) exam will be administered to the seminar participants who have applied and preregistered for the exam.

The costs of the seminar and test are: $2,595.00 for AEE Members, Government and Non-Profit Organizations and $2,795 for Non-AEE Members.

There are no Duquesne Light Business Customer scholarships available at this time.

Who Should Attend

  • Energy Engineers
  • Energy Managers
  • Building Facility Managers
  • Government Facility Managers
  • Industrial Facility Managers
  • Utility Account Managers
  • Energy Service Performance Managers
  • Energy Efficiency Consultants
  • Project Engineers
  • Resource Efficiency Managers (REMs)
  • Sustainability Managers

Topics Covered

  • The Need for Energy Management
  • Conducting an Energy Audit
  • Energy Audit Instrumentation, Energy Codes, and Standards
  • Controls and Energy Management
  • Energy Rate Structures
  • Electric Rate Structures
  • Economic Analysis of Alternative Investments
  • Fuel Supply and Fuel Switching
  • Insulation
  • Lighting
  • Cogeneration (CHP)
  • Motors and Adjustable Speed Drives
  • HVAC System
  • Green Buildings, LEED, and Energy Star Boilers and Steam Generation
  • Maintenance
  • Electrical Energy Management
  • Life Cycle Costing
  • Building Energy Use and Performance
  • Energy Accounting in Building and Facilities
  • Alternative Financing
  • Waste Heat Recovery

Eligibility and Requirements (PLEASE READ!)

The CEM Preparatory course is designed for engineers with a minimum of 3 years' experience in energy efficiency and certain eligibility requirements must be met to earn the certification.

Those who do not meet the requirements for the CEM may be interested in the Energy Manager in Training (EMIT) certification. To learn more about EMIT, click here

IMPORTANT: Registering for the CEM course with Duquesne University is only part of the process! You must also complete the CEM application process with the AEE in order to recieve your credentials. The AEE's CEM Remote Testing Application can be found here and must be completed (4 page application, 2 professional references, employment verification and/or client verification and college transcripts) and received by the Certification Administrator at least 4 weeks prior to the date of the examination for which you wish to sit. However, if all of your supporting documentation is NOT received prior to your test date, it will NOT preclude you from sitting for the exam. The CEM credential will only be conferred by the AEE upon passing the CEM test and when all documentation is recieved by MAIL OR FAX ONLY.

Please mail/fax all CEM application materials to:

Attn: CEM Department
Association of Energy Engineers (AEE)
4025 Pleasantdale Road, Suite 420
Atlanta, GA 30340-4264

Or fax ATTN: Helen Johnson 770-447-4354

Additional Information

The 4 hour CEM test is open book and you must bring a calculator, but no calculators with internet connection (such as one on a smartphone, tablet, or laptop) are permitted. 

The CEM Body of Knowledge covers 17 topics. Here is how those topics will be tested:

The Guide to Energy Management and the CEM Appendix will be provided for registrants, but you may want to consider purchasing other coursebooks, taking the exam self-assessment, or watching these preparatory videos.

Breakfast will be provided for each day of the preparatory course. Here is a list of local restaurants within walking distance of the University to consider for lunch and dinner.

Click here for parking options and directions to campus and click here for hotels and accommodation options.

2013 CEM Reviews

24 people enrolled in the 5 day course hosted at Duquesne University and we recorded a 90% satisfaction rate for the course. For photos from the course, click here.

"Thank you very much for hosting this event!"

"I learned a lot and found the course very worthwhile. Thank you!"

"An extremely informative class on many aspects of energy management."

"Generally speaking, I think the course covered a lot of information, but did a good job at making it accessible to all participants."

"The course has been very informative. Great to meet lots of people doing energy management work. Good for making me more aware of the wide range of applications for energy management."

"The course has been very informative and will lead to a widely recognized professional certification. The fact that Duquesne University has brought this training opportunity to Pittsburgh is a wonderful opportunity for individual professionals and a great boost to the regional energy management business sector."