The Certified Energy Auditor (CEATM) certification program focuses on audits for commercial and industrial buildings only and does not qualify participants to perform residential audits. The CEA certification is issued by the Association of Energy Engineers based in Atlanta, US, and the program is based on ASHRAE standards. CIET’s CEA training program is not related to Enbridge’s or other Ontario home energy auditing programs.
This three-day training is designed to expand participant knowledge in energy auditing as well as serve as a preparatory vehicle for the examination required to achieve AEE's CEATM credential. It provides the fundamental knowledge needed to evaluate how energy is being used in a facility and identify where consumption can be reduced. Additionally, it covers useful calculation methods and practical examples. The examination is administered on the morning of the 4th day.
- To raise the professional standards of those engaged in energy auditing.
- To provide structure to the practice of energy auditing in light of ASHRAE definitions for audits ranging from preliminary to investment grade.
- To provide the recognized CEA™ credential to professionals who demonstrate their knowledge of the principles and practices of energy auditing through the certification examination and who have appropriate related experience.
Who should attend?
Professionals supervising and managing facility energy audits and energy management programs, including:
- Energy engineers and consultants
- Current energy auditors seeking certification
- New energy auditors
- Plant and facility engineers
- Energy managers
- ESCO professionals
- Energy performance contracting professionals
- Organizations considering energy projects
- Instructors teaching energy analysis
This course is offered in collaboration with AEE.
The class will be covering the following topics:
- The need for Certified Energy Auditors
- Overview of Energy Auditing
o Typical audit shortcomings
o ASHRAE Levels I, II and III Audits
- Methodology for Level I, II and Investment Grade Audits
- Auditing tools and computer software
o Software applications
o Introduction to RETScreen
- Project Financing
o Project financial assessment
o Basic organizational finances
o Financing options
- Energy Fundamentals for Energy Auditors
- Facility Systems and Lighting
o Overview of facility energy systems
o Lighting energy management opportunities
o Lighting audit
- HVAC and Chillers
o HVAC and chiller system EMO’s
o HVAC audit
- Electrical Systems, Motors and Drives
o Motor types and efficiency ratings
o Efficiency in driven loads
o Advantages of speed control
o Motor and drive EMOs and audits
- Boilers, Compressed Air and Industrial Systems
o Boilers and steam distribution systems
o Compressed air systems
o Overview of other industrial processes
- Operations and Maintenance
o The importance of planned maintenance
o EMOs from operations and maintenance
- Writing Successful Audit Reports
o Structure of effective reports
o Writing for the readers
QCxP, RPA, CEM, LEED® AP
Steven is the senior Technical Specialist at SNC Lavalin O &M Toronto. His current duties include the preparation of life cycle replacement and energy management plans for a national portfolio of P3 projects.
Steven is active in the application of energy management, predictive maintenance and optimized replacement strategies to increase asset life cycle value. He has held positions in property management, facility operations, commissioning and facility auditing. Most recently, he is providing training to facility operations and maintenance staff to help them obtain maximum energy efficiency from building systems.
Recent projects include Auditing of Five star hotels and resorts, Commissioning of International Airports, Commissioning of Computer Centres, Expansion of Health sciences and long term care facilities. He holds designations including; OCxP Commissioning Process Provider, RPA Real Property Administrator, Certified Energy Manager, LEED AP O and M, Marine and Stationary qperating engineer.
Steve has worked with the Canadian Institue for Energy Training over the last 5 years to deliver instruction for the Certified Energy Auditor and Building Operator Certification programmes. He is driven by the conviction that we can obtain better value from real estate assets by providing enhanced training to improve operator and maintenance staff performance.
A 4-year degree from an accredited university or college in engineering or architecture, or be a registered Professional Engineer (P.E.) or Registered Architect (R.A.)
At least 3 years of verifiable experience in energy auditing, energy management, facility management, or experience related to energy management
A 4-year non-engineering degree
At least 4 years of verifiable experience in energy auditing, energy management, facility management, or experience related to energy management
A 2-year technical degree
At least 5 years of verifiable experience in energy auditing, energy management, facility management, or experience related to energy management
At least 10 years of verifiable experience in energy auditing, energy management, facility management, or experience related to energy management
Current status of Certified Energy Manager (CEM®)
Certified Energy Auditor in Training Option
If you do not meet one of the eligibility criteria above, you can still apply for an in-training certification, CEA-IT. In order to gain the in-training certification, you must attend a CEA preparatory training seminar, submit the CEA-IT certification application and pass the CEA certification examination. The CEA-IT certification is valid for six years, which allows you time to meet the full CEA certification eligibility requirements.
- The CEA is an acceptable certification allowing professionals to verify building energy use data under Ontario’s Reporting of Energy Consumption and Water Use Regulation.
STEP ONE: REGISTER FOR THE SEMINAR
All CEA candidates must complete the Certified Energy Auditor 3.5-day Training Program. After completing your seminar registration, go to STEP TWO below.
STEP TWO: COMPLETE YOUR CEA CERTIFICATION APPLICATION
Certification application is now done online! You can access CIET’s Online Certification Platform here.
For your first certification, you will need to create an account, which will allow you to apply for other certifications in the future, to upgrade your certification (i.e. from EMIT to CEM) and, in the near future, to renew your certification.
The CEA exam is administered at each seminar site, on the morning of day four of the seminar.
Notification of Exam Results
Within thirty days of the date of the exam, you will be notified of your score. Your CEA Application form must be submited before your score can be released.
Review by Certification Board
If you receive a passing score and have submitted your CEA 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 CEA Designation
A Certified Energy Auditor (CEA) may use the designation with name on organization letterhead, business cards, and all forms of address. Certification is for individuals only. The CEA designation may not be used to imply that an organization or firm is certified.
Your completed application must be received 3 weeks prior to date of the examination for which you wish to sit in order to guarantee that you are pre-registered for the examination. After this date, you may be required to complete a waiver on-site if your name is not pre-registered.
For information on maintaining your certification, please visit AEE’s website.
For Additional Information About CEA Certification…
If you have any questions about CEM certification, please contact the Canadian Institute for Energy Training (CIET) at
The course includes...
- On the first day of training, you will receive your copy of the CEA workbook. This document is included in the course fee.
- Please note that all breakfasts and lunches, as well as the 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 replacements, 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.