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 both your role and in the energy efficiency industry. More than 16,000 professionals from over 40 countries are now CEM® certified, including more than 4,500 in Canada. The program is also ideal for professionals who require CEM® certification as recognition of their industry expertise or as a required designation for a given position or project.
The comprehensive five-day CEM training is ideal for professionals who seek a thorough program that covers the technical, economic, and regulatory aspects of effective energy management. The CEM also 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. Additionally, the course has recently been improved to include:
Here is a short video about the concept of net present value (NPV), a calculation often used when selecting energy efficient technologies or projects. This is an example of one of the many concepts that are part of the CEM course:
CIET is the exclusively authorised Canadian trainer of the Association of Energy Engineers (AEE) for the delivery of the CEM® training and certification program.
Please note that CIET only offers the CEM training program in Canada. Should you want to attend CEM training and come from outside of Canada, please visit AEE’s website.
At the end of the course, participants will understand:
For more information on the difference between the CEA and CEM, click HERE.
Are you looking to earn a certification directly related to energy auditing in buildings? The Certified Energy Auditor training program might be right for you.
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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 EDT.
After earning his master’s degree in mechanical engineering from Université Laval, Mr. Guy Turgeon has been gaining experience in engineering for 39 years. Over the years, he has participated in projects implemented in multiple sectors, including public, commercial, industrial, institutional and residential. Having led many multidisciplinary engineering teams in his own enterprise, as well as with several large engineering consulting firms, Mr. Turgeon is recognized as a specialist in buildings and related energy efficiency issues, particularly in matters concerning heat exchange, heat recovery, lighting, and new technologies. He has played an active role on many design and management committees of large-scale projects. Having developed several conferences and written a number of expert articles, he is also working as a trainer in several engineering fields related to energy efficiency.
Emily is a Professional Engineer, Certified Energy Manager and Certified Measurement and Verification Professional with a Master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering and over fifteen years of energy engineering as well as people and project management. Emily is President of Thorn Associates, an energy and carbon management consulting corporation, and past Director of Energy Optimization and Management at Hatch Ltd., a 10,000 employee international engineering consulting firm. In addition, Emily is an elected Director of the Board and Chair of the Ontario Society of Professional Engineers’ (OSPE’s) Energy Task Force as well as a member of OSPE’s Audit & Finance committee.
A Laureate of the RelèveTO Young Professional Award, Emily has acted as project manager, technical reviewer and energy engineer for over 70 industrial energy projects, including energy audits, energy design reviews, energy efficiency improvement projects, energy management information system studies and implementation. Emily was also a team member for Canada’s first pilot program aimed at helping companies achieve the ISO 50001 energy management standard. She began her career with five years in the fuel cell industry.
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:
The Government of Alberta’s Quantification Protocol for Energy Efficiency in Commercial and Institutional Buildings requires the Protocol to be applied either by a CEM or a Certified Measurement and Verification Professional (CMVP).
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
Note that the optional Guide to Energy Management, International Version can be ordered online. This book is not required for the exam. For those interested, the book is available on Amazon, and CIET has also negotiated a 20% discount for participants with the official Canadian distributor, Login Canada.
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, which you will receive at the end of the course.
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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