CIET Goes Virtual | Online Energy Efficiency Courses Available Across Canada

Update on the delivery of virtual courses during COVID-19:

 

CIET has been working hard to provide new training options for you 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. 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.

 

Although these are difficult times, there are some silver linings that come with virtual courses:

  • Participate in training from the comfort of your home;
  • Register for a course hosted in another province without having to travel;
  • Get more access to trainers (trainers will be available for Q&As at the end of each training day);
  • Plan to take your exam when it’s convenient for you!

 

On this page, you will find:

  1. Virtual Course Logistics
  2. Upcoming Virtual Courses & Dates
  3. Frequency Asked Questions

 

Virtual Course Logistics

Once you choose your course and register, here is what you can expect:

 

Access to the course material:

  • A physical copy of the training material will be mailed to you before the course begins.
  • You will also be able to follow the instructor’s presentation virtually.

 

Instructions:

  • Login information for the training will be available upon registration
  • Agenda for the course will be provided
  • All training courses will be hosted by GoToTraining

 

Extra time for questions:

  • Our instructors will be available after each day to field any questions you may have.

 

To see course-specific logistics, click on the course you are interested in.

Virtual Energy Efficiency Courses & Dates

Click on a course name to learn more and to register.

 

Course

Date

Timezone

Language

  Certified Energy Manager (CEM)  

  March 30 – April 3  

Mountain Daylight Time

EN

  Prep Course for the NRCan Foundation Level Exam  

  April 15-16  

Mountain Daylight Time

EN

  Certified Energy Manager (CEM)  

  April 20-24

 Pacific Daylight Time

EN

  Prep Course for the NRCan ERS v15 Energy Advisor Exam  

  April 21-24  

Mountain Daylight Time

EN
Professionnel certifié en mesurage et vérification (CMVP) April 21-23 Eastern Daylight Time FR

Certified Energy Manager (CEM)  

  April 27 – May 1  

Eastern Daylight Time

EN

Introduction to Building Energy Modelling in compliance with the NECB

May 5 Eastern Daylight Time EN

Building Energy Modelling Professional – tools, software and compliance

May 6-7 Eastern Daylight Time EN

Cours avancé en recommissioning de bâtiments (RCx) 

May 12-15 Eastern Daylight Time FR

  Certified RETScreen Expert (CRE)

May 12-14  Eastern Daylight Time EN

Certified Measurement & Verification Professional (CMVP)

May 26-28  Eastern Daylight Time EN

Energy Management Professional 101 (EMP 101)

 May 26-28 Eastern Daylight Time EN

Introduction to Measurement and Verification (M&V)

 May 26 Eastern Daylight Time EN

  Certified RETScreen Expert (CRE)

 June 9-11 Pacific Daylight Time EN

 

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Are your courses cancelled?

A: No. With few exceptions, most CIET courses will be delivered via virtual real-time classroom training.

 

Q: What is virtual classroom training?

A: Virtual classroom training aims to give participants an experience similar to what they would expect through our in-person training. Our courses will be hosted on the GoToTraining platform with dedicated time for all of your questions. Like in-person training, we will take breaks and have regular polls and interactive elements integrated throughout. For the best possible experience, we recommend that all participants connect by computer rather than on cell phones. 

 

Q: How will training be managed for those courses with an examination component?

A: We have worked out a solution with our certification bodies whereby exams will be taken remotely online through Proctor U.

 

Q: Can I postpone a course?

A: You can postpone your registration to a future session if desired, though we cannot yet determine how long the COVID-19 crisis will last. Indications from governments seem to indicate that isolation and travel restrictions might last for longer than we would like. For now, we propose keeping the registrations of all participants active. We will inform you of new dates as they become possible/ available, including our new Fall 2020 training dates, which should be announced in May-June. Should you wish to cancel later, we have temporarily suspended our cancellation policy and there are no fees for any cancellation effective immediately. This suspension will be effective for all registrations made prior, at least, to April 30, 2020.

 

Q: Will you be changing your price structure for the virtual courses?

A: CIET course pricing will remain unchanged. While we do have savings related to venue and catering, we are investing in the delivery of our virtual courses in order to replicate as much as possible the in-person CIET learning environment. We are also investing in our instructors by providing enhanced technical support, and with assistant trainers as required.

 

 

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Important COVID-19 Update for CIET Spring 2020 Training Calendar – CIET Goes Virtual!

Last Updated: March 24, 2020, 09:20am

 

CIET Goes Virtual!

The entire CIET team has been working hard recently to provide new training options for you through virtual real-time classrooms considering the current situation. This will allow everyone to continue accessing CIET training in a safe manner, which protects both our participants and our trainers. 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.

 

REGISTER FOR VIRTUAL TRAINING TODAY: You can view all these virtual training courses on our calendar!

 

Deferred courses

For now, CIET has taken the decision to defer all in-class courses which cannot be offered virtually, scheduled before June 15, 2020.

 

If you are NOT registered to a course yet:

We are still taking registrations for all courses (deferred and virtual) and will communicate with registered participants to a deferred course when it becomes possible to offer the training again in person.

Cancellation policy: Should you wish to cancel later, we’ve suspended our cancellation policy and there are no fees for any cancellation effective immediately. This suspension will be effective for all registrations made prior to, at least, April 30, 2020.


If you ARE registered to a deferred course:

Courses offered before June 15, 2020, which cannot be offered virtually, are currently deferred.

For now, we propose keeping the registrations of all participants active and informing you of: (1) new dates as they become possible/available; and (2) our new fall 2020 training dates, which should be announced in May-June. Your registration and payment could then be applied, without additional fees, to any new training session.

Should you still wish to cancel, we’ve suspended our cancellation policy and there are no fees for any cancellation effective immediately.

 

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 soon with an elbow bump!

 

Best regards,

The CIET Team
info@cietcanada.com
647 255-3107