The Certified Energy Manager (CEM®) certification is the most recognised designation in energy management and provides a wide range of benefits to help you thrive in your occupation. CIET is the exclusively authorised Canadian trainer of the Association of Energy Engineers (AEE) for delivery of the CEM® training and certification program.
This in-depth five-day training is ideal for professionals who seek a thorough program that covers the technical, economic and regulatory aspects of effective energy management. More than 13,000 professionals in more than 35 countries are now CEM® certified. This training provides a comprehensive forum with problem solving activities for those who want to gain broader understanding of the latest energy cost reduction techniques and strategies. This program is also ideal for professionals who require CEM® certification as recognition of their expertise. On the afternoon of day five, the Certified Energy Manager examination is administered.
This course will include tips and tricks on how to use the RETScreen Expert Clean Energy Management Software to apply learnings, as well as a free 90-day subscription to the Professional mode of RETScreen Expert.
Note that the optional Guide to Energy Management, International Version reference book is no longer included with CEM courses, but you can order it online. Course fees for the CEM have been reduced accordingly in 2020. The book is not required for the exam. The book can be found on Amazon, but supplies are limited and will likely not be replenished. CIET has also negotiated a 20% discount for participants with the official Canadian distributor, Login Canada. CIET derives no revenues from book orders.
At the end of the course, participants should be able to discuss and evaluate:
Are you looking to earn a certification directly related to Energy Auditing in buildings? The Certified Energy Auditor (CEA) training program might be right for you.
For more information on the difference between the CEA and CEM, click HERE.
CIET Virtual Real-Time Classroom training
This training will be offered virtually through GoToTraining. Upon enrollment, you will receive the login and participant materials you will need to connect seamlessly and enjoy a great training experience.
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There will be an optional but appreciated 45-min informal networking session at the end of the first day so you can get to know your fellow participants better; it starts after the Q&A at around 5:15 pm CDT.
Ali has more than 17 years of diverse experience in Energy Conservation, Renewable Energy Systems, Energy Performance Contracting, Energy Management and Sustainability, He is now working as a Technical Lead overseeing entire LEED, BOMA, Green Globes, Built Green Facilitation & Energy Modeling, HVAC System sizing, Energy Auditing, Life-Cycle Costing Assessment, Measurement & Verification and some Commissioning work for the Alberta Government. Ali is also a CaGBC Experienced Energy Modeller, LEED AP, Green Globes Professional (GGP), Certified Energy Manager (CEM) and Certified Measurement and Verification Professional (CMVP).
Throughout his career, Ali has conducted numerous Energy Audits ranging from commercial, healthcare, educational, residential and heavy industrial clients across North America and Asia. He actively speaks at international energy conferences and symposia and teach numerous courses in energy conservation across North America. Finally, Ali has published more than a dozen peer-reviewed articles on energy conservation globally and he demonstrates in depth knowledge and understanding of project management tools & methodologies, as well as instruments and processes related to project preparation & implementation, resource management, and stakeholder communications.
Jon Feldman is the Senior Technical Officer for Industrial Energy Efficiency at the IESO. In this role, Jon is responsible for all technical aspects of the current and future industrial programs. He also provides leadership and guidance on industrial energy efficiency measures, energy management, Strategic Energy Management and ISO 50001, to the Energy Efficiency department.
In 2020 Jon became only the 2nd Canadian to be inducted into the AEE’s Energy Manager Hall of Fame; the Associations highest honor.
During the period 1997-2009 Mr. Feldman was a consultant for Hatch Ltd, where he conducted approximately 100 energy audits and energy management assessments at a broad range of commercial, institutional and industrial facilities.
Jon currently serves as a member of AEE’s CMVP Board, CEA Exam Committee and is a charter member of AEE’s ISO 50001 Certification Board. He was the recipient of the AEE Canada Regional Award for Energy Professional Development in 2016, and is a regular contributor to the AEE World Conference as both a session chair and presenter.
Jon holds a Bachelor of Chemical Engineering from the University of Cape Town in South Africa. He is a former CMVP Instructor, and is the longest serving instructor on the Canadian CEM panel, having taught close to 50 classes and over 1,200 students.
Ed Rubinstein is the Energy & Environment Manager at the University Health Network. He’s been leading the hospital’s many environment programs since 1999 and has helped UHN become a leader in greening health care.
Both UHN and Ed’s leadership in the field of “greening health care” have been recognized by several awards, including from the Ontario Hospital Association, Natural Resources Canada, Practice Greenhealth and the Canadian Council of Ministers for the Environment.
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 Statistics/Uncertainty sub-committee (www.evo-world.org).
The prerequisites to qualify for the certification process have been designed to take into account the possible diversity of education and practical experience an individual may have. However each CEM candidate must meet one of the following criteria:
|4-year degree in engineering or architecture
Professional Engineer or Registered Architect
|AND||3+ years of experience in energy engineering or energy management|
|4-year degree in technology, environmental science, physics, or earth science||AND||4+ years of experience in energy engineering or energy management|
|4-year degree in business (or related field), or
a 3-year advanced diploma along with a CET designation
|AND||5+ years of experience in energy engineering or energy management|
|2-year energy management associate’s degree||AND||6+ years of experience in energy engineering or energy management|
|2-year technical associate’s degree||AND||8+ years of experience in energy engineering or energy management|
|NONE||AND||10+ years of experience in energy engineering or energy management|
If you do not meet one of the eligibility criteria above, you can still apply for an in-training certification, EMIT. In order to gain the in-training certification, you must attend a CEM preparatory training seminar, submit the EMIT certification application and pass the CEM certification examination. The EMIT certification is valid for six years, which allows you time to meet the full CEM certification eligibility requirements.
The CEM certification is recognized, required and otherwise supported in numerous public and private entities. See AEE’s 2013 CEM Report for more details. In Canada, the CEM is frequently listed as a key qualification on job announcements, but is most notably recognized in the following ways:
You know the CEM is required or recognized elsewhere? Please let us know!
All CEM candidates must complete the Certified Energy Manager 5-day Training Program. After completing your seminar registration, go to STEP TWO below.
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 open book exam will be administered remotely. You will have a period of at least two weeks to schedule your exam with Proctor U. This allows for great flexibility in finding a suitable time for you. You will receive all instructions in the week prior to the course.
Here you will find the information needed to conduct the exam by consulting the ProctorU Guidelines.
You should expect to receive your exam results by email within 60 days of taking the exam. If you failed the exam, you would have the possibility to retake it after at least 60 days of the original examination date. Do not contact AEE or CIET about your test results before the end of the 60-day period. Exam results are not available on the AEE website.
If you receive a passing score and have submitted your CEM application form, and if your file is complete, it will be sent to the Certification Board for final review. Once your candidacy has been approved, you should expect to receive your certificate by mail within 45 days of receiving your exam results.
A Certified Energy Manager (CEM) may use the designation with name on organization letterhead, business cards, and all forms of address. Certification is for individuals only. The CEM designation may not be used to imply that an organization or firm is certified.
Your completed application (4 page application, employment verification and/or client verification and college transcripts) must be received at least 3 weeks prior to the date of the examination for which you wish to sit. If all of your supporting documentation is not received prior to your test date, it will not preclude you from sitting for the exam.
Upon completion of the official CEM title, a CEM 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. CEM 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.
If you have any questions about CEM certification, please contact the Canadian Institute for Energy Training (CIET) at
If you are unable to attend the course, you may send another person in your stead without incurring any penalty. CIET must be advised of any replacement, cancellation or postponement via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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COVID-19 Information for CIET Winter-Spring 2021 Training Calendar – CIET Goes Virtual!
Last Updated: January 6, 2021
With more than 90 virtual real-time courses offered since the beginning of the COVID-19 crisis under our belt, and based on feedback received from more than 800 participants, CIET is happy to inform that all public training sessions offered in the winter-spring of 2021 will still be delivered through virtual real-time classrooms.
This will allow everyone to continue accessing CIET training in a safe manner, which protects both our participants and our trainers, regardless of what happens with the pandemic. You can register for these virtual courses in confidence, knowing that they will provide the same quality of training that you expect from CIET. These real-time training sessions will be available to all participants across Canada, and abroad.
You can find more information about CIET’s virtual training approach:
Through all these measures, CIET hopes to provide as much flexibility as possible to training participants while respecting its commitments to other participants, trainers and partners, as well as public health recommendations.
We thank you very much for your trust and collaboration and look forward to welcoming you in our virtual classrooms!
The CIET Team