The Certified Measurement and Verification Professional (CMVP ®) is the most recognised designation in measurement and verification and provides a wide range of benefits to help you thrive in your field.
CIET is the exclusively authorised Canadian trainer of the Association of Energy Engineers (AEE) for delivery of the Certified Measurement and Verification Professional (CMVP) training and certification program.
The Efficiency Valuation Organization (EVO®), in partnership with the Association of Energy Engineers (AEE), established this certification. The CMVP training covers all methods applied for M&V of energy efficiency projects and includes, namely, the latest version of the International Performance Measurement and Verification Protocol (IPMVP®).
- Raise the professional standards of those engaged in M&V
- Improve the practice of M&V by encouraging professionals to partake in a continuing education program for professionals
- Identify persons with the required knowledge of M&V principles and practices by completing the certification program while fulfilling prescribed standards of performance and conduct
- Award special recognition to professionals who demonstrate a high level of M&V competence and ethical standards
- Building owners or industry stakeholders who wish to measure energy savings generated by their projects
- Building owners or industry stakeholders who wish to partner with ESCOs to implement Energy Efficiency (EE) projects
- Employees in charge of operating and evaluating EE programs
- Engineering or professional firms specialised in EE
- ESCO employees who conduct energy audits, prepare Measurement and Verification (M&V) plans and monitor project savings
EVO offers the Certified Measurement & Verification Professional (CMVP®) program in Canada in collaboration with CIET as the delivery agent and the Association of Energy Engineers (AEE) as the certification body.
- Definition of M&V
- EVO and Protocols
- Purpose of M&V
- Key Concepts
- IPMVP’s Basic equation
- Four Options
- Two Steps in applying IPMVP
- Common M&V Issues
- Short Examples
- Multiple ECM Building Retrofit (Option C)
- Lighting Efficiency Improvement (Option A)
- Compressed Air Leakage Control (Option B)
- Industrial Heat Recovery (Option B)
- New EE Building (Option D)
- M&V Planning
- Why and When do an M&V Plan?
- Fundamental principles
- Setting the boundary of measurement
- Types of ‘Savings’
- Independent variables
- Getting the right data
- Baseline data
- Measurement equipment
- Analysis routines
- Applying utility prices to value savings
- Uncertainty and rounding
- Routine procedures for reporting
- M&V Planning (Continued)
- Critical Issues
- Missing Data
- M&V Budget
- “Baseline Adjustments”
- Option B
- Option A
- Option C
- Option D
- Adjacent Measurement Periods
- CMVP Examination (Optional)
Ms. Gauthier is an energy efficiency and renewable energy expert advising the public sector and private organizations in the residential, commercial and industrial sectors. She cumulates more than 18 years of experience in the energy efficiency, natural gas and the pulp and paper industries. She has an engineering background and holds a Master degree from the Georgia Institute of Technology. She holds numerous recognized energy management certifications titles such as the Certified Energy Manager and Certified Measurement and Verification Professional. She was also one of the first few Quebec’s Natural Resources and Wildlife Department recommissioning accredited professionals.
Ms. Gauthier specializes in the assessment of technology and the integration of renewable energy technologies to conventional technologies. She has conducted various energy audits in the commercial and industrial sector and has hands-on experience with energy performance contracts, including with the Canadian Government’s Federal Building Initiative. She has also participated in national and international projects on the development of regulations for mandatory energy audits, mandatory annual reporting of energy usage and action plans, minimum energy performance standards and energy efficiency labeling. Finally, she is a seasoned trainer for CIET, instructing several courses every year in both French and English.
Each applicant for the CMVP certification must attend AEE’s three-day Fundamentals of Measurement & Verification training program prior to sitting for the CMVP exam. Exams are administered at each seminar site following each scheduled seminar. Each candidate for CMVP certification must pass the four-hour written exam as well as meet one of the following criteria:
Four-year degree in science, engineering, architecture, business, law, finance, or related field;
Registered Professional Engineer (P.E.) or
Registered Architect (R.A.)
At least 3 years of experience in energy or building or facility management, or measurement and verification
Two-year technical degree, or four-year non-technical degree in a field not specified above
At least 5 years of experience in energy or building or facility management, or measurement and verification
At least 10 years of experience in energy or building or facility management, or measurement and verification
Current status of Certified Energy Manager (CEM®)
Certified Measurement & Verification Professional in Training Option
If you don’t yet meet the education or experience eligibility requirements for the CMVP, but succesfully pass the exam, you will be awarded the Certified Measurement & Verification Professional in Training (CMVPIT TM) certification.
The CMVP certification is recognized, required and otherwise supported in numerous public and private entities. In Canada, the CMVP is frequently listed as a key qualification on job announcements, but IPMVP and CMVP are most notably recognized in the following ways:
- The Independant Electricity System Operator (IESO) lists CMVP as a highly advisable status under its EM&V Protocols and Requirements.
- Consistency with IPMVP is part of IESO’s Project Measurement and Verification Procedures.
- The City of Toronto has required evaluators of claims for electrical savings have a CMVP for its Better Buildings Partnership – Existing Buildings Program.
- The IESO subsidizes 50% of training fees for the CMVP program under their saveONenergy Certified Measurement and Verification Professional (CMVP) Certification Incentive.
- GazMétro requires that a CMVP carries the M&V project under its Energy efficiency: Feasibility studies and implementation incentives program.
- Efficiency New Brunswick (ENB)’s M&V Manual refers heavily to the IPMVP.
The Government of Alberta’s Quantification Protocol for Energy Efficiency in Commercial and Institutional Buildings require the Protocol to be applied either by a CMVP or a Certified Energy Manager (CEM).
The Independant Electricity System Operator (IESO) recognizes the CMVP program as a qualifying certification in their Incentive Program for Building System Audits.
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STEP ONE: REGISTER FOR THE SEMINAR
All CMVP candidates must complete theFundamentals of Measurement & Verification 3-day Training Program. After completing your seminar registration, go to STEP TWO below.
STEP TWO: COMPLETE YOUR CMVP CERTIFICATION APPLICATION
Please note that by clicking on the above link and filling in the PDF application form, you can send it directly to the AEE via email to the attention of Ms. Michelle Zakin at email@example.com.
Notification of Exam Results
The CMVP exam is administered on the morning of day three of the seminar. Within thirty days of the date of the exam, you will be notified of your score. Your CMVP Application form must be submited before your score can be released. Do not call AEE about your test results before the end of the thirty-day period. Exam results are not available on the AEE website.
Review by Certification Board
If you receive a passing score and have submitted your CMVP Application form, and if your file is complete including all supporting documents, your file will be sent to the Certification Board for final review. You will be notified at that time that you will receive the Board’s approval or denial within sixty days.
Use of CMVP Designation
A Certified Measurement & Verification Professional (CMVP) may use the designation with name on organization letterhead, business cards, and all forms of address. Certification is for individuals only. The CMVP designation may not be used to imply that an organization or firm is certified.
Your completed application must be received at least 3 weeks prior to the course. After this date, you may be required to complete a waiver on-site if your name is not pre-registered on the exam sign-in list.
For information on maintaining your certification, please visit AEE’s website.
For Additional Information About CMVP Certification…
If you have any questions about CMVP certification, please write, call or email:
Michelle Zakin, CMVP Certification Director
Association of Energy Engineers (AEE)
3168 Mercer University Drive
Atlanta, GA 30341, USA
770 447-5083, ext. 219
The course includes...
- On the first day of training, you receive your copies of the CMVP workbooks which are included in the course fee.
- Please note that all breakfasts, lunches, as well as morning and afternoon coffee breaks are also included in the course fee.
If you are unable to attend the course, you may substitute another person in your place without penalty. All cancellations or postponements must be communicated to CIET by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Registrations cancelled more than 4 weeks prior to the course starting date: no penalty.
- Registrations cancelled between 2 and 4 weeks prior to the course starting date will be assessed a $200 administration fee.
- Registrations cancelled 2 weeks or less prior to the course starting date will be assessed 50% of the registration fee.