2020: A Year in Review Infographic

2020 was definitely a memorable year. The COVID-19 pandemic rocked Q1 and forced CIET, like many other organisations, to pivot its approach to energy efficiency training. (Learn all about it in the case study: How CIET Turned its Business Model Upside Down in Just 11 Days, and the follow up, Part 2 of the case study: How the COVID-19 Pandemic Ended Up Being an Opportunity for CIET).


Now that the year is over, we can look back and reflect on the changes that were made and what we can look forward to in 2021. Here’s a snapshot of 2020.


CIET 2020 Year in Review Infographic




  • 92 training sessions
  • 22 different programs delivered
  • 1,800 participants from 18 countries
  • 495 people certified
  • 20 trainers


CIET’s Training Courses

5 New Courses were introduced in 2020


Most Popular Courses in 2020


Top Areas of Interest

  • Energy Management
  • Virtual training
  • Energy benchmarking
  • Residential energy advising
  • Energy consumption data analysis


Career Paths

  • Building Operations & Maintenance
  • RETScreen / Energy Modelling
  • Energy Management
  • Energy Advisor
  • M&V

CIET Connect

  • 3 CIET Connect Networking events
  • 1 in person CIET Connect event
  • 2 virtual CIET Connect events

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Certified Energy Auditor (CEA)

Certified Energy Manager (CEM)

Certified Measurement and Verification Professional (CMVP)

Certified RETScreen® Expert (CRE)

Advanced RETScreen® Expert

Introduction to Recommissioning (RCx)

Advanced Course on Building Recommissioning (RCx)

Introduction to RETScreen® Expert

Certified Building Commissioning Professional (CBCP)

Energy Efficiency for Building Operators & Maintenance Staff (EEBO)

Building Operator Certification Training (BOC)

Energy Management Professional 101 (EMP 101)

Prep Course for the NRCan Foundation Level Exam

Prep Course for the NRCan ERS v15 Energy Advisor Exam

Advanced Energy Advisor: Tools for completing your probationary files

Intro to HOT-2000

Advanced HOT2000

Multi-Unit Residential Buildings (MURBS): Conducting an assessment of a small residential building

Heat Integration of Industrial Processes (HIIP)

Introduction to Building Energy Modelling in Compliance with the NECB

Building Energy Modelling Professional – Tools, Software and Compliance

Building Automation Systems Optimization Essentials

Advanced Building Automation Systems Optimization

Making the Case for Energy Efficiency

Dollars to $ense Energy Management Workshops

1-Day Best Practices of ICI Energy Management – Dollars to $ense Workshop

Fundamentals of Compressed Air Systems

Advanced Management of Compressed Air Systems

Becoming Carbon neutral: Key concepts, strategies and initiatives

Advanced Measurement and Verification

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COVID-19 Information for CIET'S Fall 2021 Training Calendar – CIET will continue with virtual training!

Last Updated: May 18, 2021


CIET to continue Virtual Real-Time classroom training this fall!

With well over 100 virtual real-time courses delivered since the beginning of the COVID-19 crisis, and based on feedback received from more than 1,600 participants, CIET is happy to inform that all public training sessions offered this fall will be delivered through our virtual real-time classrooms.


This will allow everyone to continue to access CIET training in a safe manner, which protects both our participants and our trainers, regardless of what happens with the pandemic or public health measures. This allows you  the peace of mind to register for a virtual training course today, knowing that the training will be delivered with the same quality of training that you expect from an in-person CIET course. Also, keeping the virtual real-time training sessions will ensure that our full course calendar is available to all participants across Canada and abroad, regardless of geographical location.




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!


Best regards,

The CIET Team
647 255-3107