Certified Energy Manager (CEM)

An individual who optimizes the energy efficacy of a facility, building, or industrial plant is a Certified Energy Manager. The CEM is a systems integrator for electrical, mechanical, process, and building infrastructure, analyzing the most cost-effective ways to reduce energy consumption. CEMs are frequently team leaders who aid in the development and implementation of energy management strategies for their organizations. CEMs have grown in popularity within the energy industry and among businesses seeking to strengthen their competitive position through the implementation of responsible energy strategies and sustainable operational practices.

Certification Program Objectives: 

  • Codes, Standards, and Regulations: Understand and apply relevant energy codes, standards, and regulations to ensure compliance and optimize energy management practices.
  • Energy Audits and Efficiency Analysis: Conduct thorough energy audits, utilize instrumentation for data collection, and perform detailed analysis to identify energy-saving opportunities and improve overall energy efficiency.
  • Systems Optimization: Assess and optimize energy performance in key systems, including HVAC systems, electrical power systems, motors, lighting systems, and boiler/steam systems, through the implementation of efficient practices and technologies.
  • Renewable Energy Integration: Gain knowledge of renewable energy technologies and their integration into energy management strategies, including combined heat and power (CHP) systems, thermal energy storage, and the utilization of renewable energy sources.
  • Measurement and Verification: Understand the principles of measurement and verification (M&V) to ensure accurate assessment and validation of energy savings, as well as the implementation of energy savings performance contracting (ESPC) for effective energy management and cost savings.

Certifying Examination:

  • To be certified as CEM, student should take up a 1.5 hours exam at the designated examination centers.
  • The qualifying exam would consist of 50 multiple choice questions, testing core certification modules.
  • Professionals with relevant experience and other qualifying criteria may be exempted from the examination.

Materials Provided:

  • Presentation slides
  • Study references


Upon successful completion of the CEM training, participants will receive a “Certified Energy Manager” certificate.

Who Should Attend:

  • Energy Managers
  • Facility Managers
  • Engineers and Technicians
  • Sustainability Professionals
  • Consultants and Energy Auditors
  • Environmental and Energy Policy Professionals
  • Project Managers
  • Building Owners and Operators