Overview

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NOTE: The Certified Energy Auditor (CEA) 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 (AEE), and the program is based on ASHRAE standards. 

CIET’s CEA training program does not cover the residential sector and thus not prepare you to become an accredited NRCan Residential Energy Advisor. Please see our two REA Prep Courses instead:

Prep Course for the NRCan Foundation Level Exam

Prep Course for the NRCan Energy Advisor Exam (House)

For more information on the difference between the two, click HERE.

 

An energy auditor evaluates and analyzes how energy is being used in a commercial or institutional facility, identifies energy conservation opportunities, and makes recommendations on where consumption can be reduced or optimized. There are three main types of energy audits: Level 1 audits (walkthrough surveys that allow you to rapidly identify opportunities for energy savings); Level 2 audits (energy survey analyses that are commonly used in commercial buildings); and Level 3 audits (detailed analyses of capital-intensive modifications).

The four-day Certified Energy Auditor (CEA) program provides participants with 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 methodologies through practical examples and peer exercises.

This is the right course for you if you are or will be involved in commercial building audits and want to expand your knowledge of the complete energy auditing and reporting process. The course also prepares you to challenge the exam and earn the CEA credential.

 


Key Learning Objectives

Upon completing this course, participants will:

  • Understand the objectives of energy audits​ and the major steps in the auditing process.
  • Be aware of the different audit levels and how to plan for a successful audit​.
  • Communicate the results of energy audits effectively to client​s.
  • Understand energy forms and energy unit conversions, ​rate structures, and benchmarking​.
  • Know how to analyze energy consumption in a facility and establish energy balance​​s.
  • How to define the necessary information to collect before and during field visits​ and how to analyze the collected data and convert these into information​.
  • Be able to use methodologies and tools to analyze and decide on investment projects regardless of their nature; the main focus is on energy efficiency projects.
  • Understand the concepts and characteristics of energy consuming systems.
  • Help raise the professional standards of those engaged in energy auditing.


Audience

  • Energy engineers and consultants
  • Current energy auditors seeking certification
  • New energy auditors
  • Plant and facility engineers
  • Energy managers
  • Energy service company (ESCO) professionals
  • Energy performance contracting (EPC) professionals
  • Organizations considering energy projects

Location

CIET Virtual Real-Time Classroom training

This training will be offered virtually through Microsoft Teams. Upon enrollment, you will receive the information you will need to enjoy a great training experience.

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Course starts! 9:00 AM 7:00 AM 8:00 AM 10:00 AM 11;00 AM 11:30 AM
Training 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM 7:00 AM - 8:30 AM 8:00 AM - 9:30 AM 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Morning Break 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM 8:30 AM - 9:00 AM 9:30 AM - 10:00 AM 11:30 AM - 12:00 PM 12:30 PM - 1:00 PM 1:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Training 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Lunch Break 12:30 PM - 1:00 PM 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM 11:30 AM - 12:00 PM 1:30 PM - 2:00 PM 2:30 PM - 3:00 PM 3:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Training 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Afternoon Break 2:30 PM - 3:00 PM 12:30 PM - 1:00 PM 1:30 PM - 2:00 PM 3:30 PM - 4:00 PM 4:30 PM - 5:00 PM 5:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Training 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Course Ends/ Trainer Help Desk Opens! 4:30 PM 2:30 PM 3:30 PM 5:30 PM 6:30 PM 7:00 PM
Optional Help Desk (Q&As) 4:30 PM - 5:15 PM 2:30 PM - 3:15 PM 3:30 PM - 4:15 PM 5:30 PM - 6:15 PM 6:30 PM - 7:15 PM 7:00 PM - 7:45 PM

Agenda

  • Developing an Energy Audit Strategy & Plan
  • Energy Use Analysis
  • Data Collection & Analysis
  • Economic Analysis
  • Energy Consuming Systems:
    • Lighting Systems
    • Heating, Ventilation, & Air Conditioning Systems
    • Domestic Hot Water Systems
    • Motors, Drives, & Compressed Air Systems
    • Building Envelopes
    • BAS, PAS, and EMCS
  • Alternative Generation & Storage
  • Transport

Trainers

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Clint Christenson
CEM, CEA

Clint is currently a consultant and instructor providing optimization services for industrial, commercial and institutional customers. He previously served as Senior Buildings Engineer for Pacific Northwest National Laboratories, Senior Energy Engineer with NORESCO, Inc., and the Director of Advanced Solutions for Johnson Controls, Inc. Clint served as the Director of Oklahoma State University’s Industrial Assessment Center while pursuing a Ph.D. His broad experience in energy management has included the conducting of over 150 industrial, commercial, and institutional energy surveys over 20 years. He has published widely in the energy field, and made numerous presentations at national and international conferences.

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Eric Mazzi

Dr. Eric Mazzi has over 25 years of experience in applied engineering practice, policy research, and teaching for energy systems. His professional experiences include aerospace engineering, combustion, and air pollution consulting, energy utility operation and maintenance, and industrial energy management. He was the Power SmartTM Instructor in UBC’s Master of Engineering Clean Energy program from 2009-2014 and is currently an Adjunct Professor of Energy Management at the New York Institute of Technology. Dr. Mazzi has taught energy efficiency and conservation, thermal systems engineering, fluid mechanics, human behavior change, and supervised over 100 Masters of Engineering projects on a variety of topics. He has completed due diligence technical review and measurement & verification (M&V) on many electric and thermal energy projects for industrial plants and buildings.

Dr. Mazzi holds B.Sc. and M.Sc. degrees in mechanical engineering, and a doctorate degree in resources and environment. He is a registered professional engineer in British Columbia and California. He completed a doctoral training fellowship in UBC’s Bridge program, a one-year teaching fellowship in UBC’s University Sustainability Initiative, and was formerly a Research Collaborator in UBC’s Sustainable Building Science Program. Dr. Mazzi is a Certified Energy Manager (CEM) and Certified M&V Professional (CMVP). He is an active member of the IPMVP committee and the Statistics/Uncertainty sub-committee (www.evo-world.org).

Eligibility Criteria

Education

 

Experience

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.)

AND

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

AND

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   

AND

At least 5 years of verifiable experience in energy auditing, energy management, facility management, or experience related to energy management

None

AND

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 don’t yet meet the education or experience eligibility requirements for the CEA, but successfully pass the exam, you will be awarded the Certified Energy Auditor in Training (CEAITTM) certification.

Recognition

 

Certification Process

STEP ONE: REGISTER FOR THE SEMINAR

All CEA candidates must complete the Certified Energy Auditor 4-day Training Program. After completing your seminar registration, go to STEP TWO below.

 

STEP TWO: COMPLETE YOUR CEA CERTIFICATION APPLICATION

  • A specific link will be given to you through your registration email in order to access our certification platform. There you will be able to complete all required fields and submit your application to us.

  • The open book CEA exam will be administered remotely. You will have a period of two weeks to schedule your exam with Proctor U after finishing the course. This allows for great flexibility in finding a suitable time for you. You will receive all instructions the week prior to the course. Please wait to receive your official Proctor U invitation email in order to book your exam date and time. No other action is required from you regarding Proctor U at this time. In the meantime, you will find the information needed to conduct the exam by consulting the ProctorU Guidelines

This document contains step-by-step instructions that show the invite and scheduling process: ProctorU_Invite and scheduling process

Sample emails that candidates can expect to receive from ProctorU are shown here: ProctorU-sample-Email-Examples

Details about the onboarding process can be found here: ProctorU_OnboardingProcess

Information for candidates themselves to troubleshoot issues with ports, firewalls, and the LogMeIn Rescue Applet are provided in the following document: Procotor U-troubleshooting issues

Exam postponement and rescheduling requests policy

Should you wish to reschedule your exam under another cohort, you may do so yourself through the same link remitted by Proctor U, however you must reschedule no later than 72 hours before your scheduled exam time.

Should you wish to postpone the exam to the next session, there is a $150 + tax penalty fee unless you demonstrate medical proof. Please note that if you choose to change your registration from taking the course and exam registration to taking the course only registration, and have already received your Proctor U exam link, CIET will charge you the full exam fee of $525 if you choose to take the exam nevertheless.

Notification of Exam Results

You should expect to receive your exam results by email within 60 days of taking the exam. If you have successfully passed the exam and your candidacy has been approved by the certification board, you should expect to receive your certificate by mail within 45 days of receiving your exam results. If you failed the exam, you would have the possibility to retake it after at least 60 days of the original examination date.
Your CEA Application form must be submited before your score can be released. Please do not call CIET about your test results before the end this outlined delay period.

Rewrite exam requests

You must contact CIET at info@cietcanada.com to register for your exam retake. The costs are the following: $150 plus taxes.

Review by Certification Board

If you receive a passing score and have submitted your CEA Application form, your file will be sent to the Certification Board for final review. We will only contact you if additional information is requested.

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.

Application Deadlines

Your completed application must be received at least 5 days prior to the start date of your course or exam retake cohort to avoid delays in your certification process.

Maintaining Certification

Upon completion of the official CEA title, a CEA must accumulate ten professional continuing education units (10 CEU’s) every three years at a cost of US $300 (converted into Canadian dollars) and submit a completed Renewal Form to the Certification Renewal Director to remain certified. CEA renewal notices are mailed in the 3rd year of certification six months prior to the expiration date, which falls on December 31 of that year.

For Additional Information About CEA Certification…

If you have any questions about CEA certification, please contact the Canadian Institute for Energy Training (CIET) at

phone: 1-800-461-7618
email: info@cietcanada.com

The course includes...

Access to a private SharePoint website with additional training material, references, and links.

Policies

Click here, to see our course postponement and cancellation policy.

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