You should know that :
- This course is offered in French.
- The course will begin at 9:00 am and end at 4:30 pm each day, according to EST or Eastern Standard Time (UTC-5 US & Canada).
- We will be using GoToTraining platform which has great interactive features.
- We will include dedicated time for questions.
- We will take breaks, just as in a real classroom.
- We will alternate trainers to ensure the course changes pace during the week.
- You will receive the login details by email upon registering to the course.
- We recommend that you use computer audio, rather than connection by phone if possible as well as headphones to avoid sound feedback.
- The Friday afternoon will be spent for Q&A questions, while the exam will be done remotely. You would need to make an appointment with Proctor U for the exam at a future date. Details will be provided the week before the course.
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.
At the end of the course, participants should be able to discuss and evaluate:
- Energy supply, uses, and management in buildings for the commercial and institutional sectors.
- How energy can be used more efficiently in buildings for the commercial and institutional sectors.
- Relationships between energy and building environments, as well as basic design concepts for constructing green buildings and facilities.
- Different systems and equipment for buildings and manufacturing plants.
Who should attend?
- Energy management professionals
- Project engineers
- Energy managers in the industrial, building and public services sectors
- Service providers who wish to obtain CEM® certification
This course is offered in collaboration with AEE.
Training Schedule (click the image to see it in full screen)
- The need for energy management
- Energy management and surveys
- Energy survey instrumentation
- Building energy codes and standards
- Indoor Air Quality; Energy Purchasing
- Energy Accounting and Benchmarking; Energy rate structures; Electric rates and tariff structures
- Economic analysis and life cycle costing
- Electrical systems and electric energy management
- Lighting basics
- Lighting system improvements
- Building commissioning
- Electric motors and applications
- Motors and drives
- Compressed air systems
- HVAC systems
- Building envelope
- Boilers and steam systems
- Pump Systems
- CHP Systems and Renewable Energy
- Energy management software
- Green buildings; Practice problems
- Basic Controls
- Building automation and control systems
- Thermal energy storage, Maintenance, and Alternative financing
Emily Thorn Corthay
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.
Eng., M.Sc.A., CEM
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.
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|
(Note: Verification of employment must be submitted.)
Energy Manager in Training Option
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:
- BC Hydro includes the Certified Energy Manager (CEM) as the first recommended Further Education to be qualified as an Energy Manager under their Power Smart Energy Manager Program.
- BC Hydro includes the CEM as one of the mandatory further education requirements to become a Community Energy Manager.
- FortisBC lists the Certified Energy Manager as one of the required qualifications to be considered as part of their Energy Specialist Program.
- All of FortisBC’s PowerSense technical advisors for large commercial and industrial customers have the CEM designation.
- The Independant Electricity System Operator (IESO) subsidizes 50% of training fees for the CEM program under their saveONenergy Energy Manager Training Incentive.
- The IESO lists the Certified Energy Manager as one of the required qualifications to perform audits under its Audit Funding program.
- The IESO lists the Certified Energy Manager as one of the required qualifications for the funding of an Energy Manager hiring, under its Industrial Accelerator Program.
- The IESO requires embedded and roving energy managers to be CEM.
- CEM is a desired qualification for the two key energy roles at the City of Guelph. If a candidate does not have the qualification, the intent is that they will obtain it in their first year.
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!
To learn more about the whole CEM certification process, please consult the CEM Application Intructions.
STEP ONE: REGISTER FOR THE SEMINAR
All CEM candidates must complete the Certified Energy Manager 5-day Training Program. After completing your seminar registration, go to STEP TWO below.
STEP TWO: COMPLETE YOUR CEM 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 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.
- This instructional video will introduce you to Proctor U and how the service works :https://vimeo.com/246007317
- This video will show you how to log in and what to expect on exam day:https://vimeo.com/129576577
Notification of Exam Results
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.
Review by Certification Board
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.
Use of CEM Designation
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.
For information on maintaining your certification, please visit AEE’s website.
Additional Information about CEM Certification
If you have any questions about CEM certification, please contact the Canadian Institute for Energy Training (CIET) at
The course includes...
- If you register before 12 pm EST, Wednesday November 11, 2020 you will receive your copies of the CEM workbook and the supplementary CEM Exam Study Guide at your home or office before the course starts.
- 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.
- 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.
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.
The following fees apply for:
- Rescheduling your registration to another course:
- At least 2 weeks prior to the start of the course: no fee;
- Less than 2 weeks prior to the start of the course: $50 administrative fee;
- No show (after the beginning of the course): 15% of regular course fees.
- Cancelling your registration :
- At least 2 weeks prior to the course : no fee;
- Less than 2 weeks prior to the course: $150 administrative fee or 10% of regular course fees (whichever is greater);
- No show (after the beginning of the course): 25% of regular course fees.