Overview

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Measurement and Verification (M&V) is generally defined as the process of planning, measuring, collecting and analyzing data in order to verify energy savings within an individual facility as a result of the implementation of one or several energy conservation measures. This is done through a variety of activities, including the use of meters, data gathering and monitoring, energy data estimation and measurement, and validation of reports. Often, individuals specializing in M&V can help a company cost-effectively implement cost-saving activities through clear communication with project partners for a variety of buildings – including existing buildings, new buildings and industrial facilities.

The 3-day CMVP® program helps educate and qualify individuals to learn and apply the fundamental concepts of all modern M&V standards, guidelines, and protocols. The CMVP® Certification provides proof that the individual has gained an understanding of the critical issues surrounding implementation of M&V theory. The program raises the professional standards, both technical and ethical, of those engaged in energy efficiency and energy performance measurement and verification.

The benefit of the CMVP training program and designation is that it enables people to confidently apply the concepts of performance and savings verification in a wide range of contexts, including energy savings performance contracts and utility/government incentive programs. Additionally, It brings all candidates to a base level of understanding of M&V essentials and improves their ability to communicate core concepts with project partners, thereby eliminating potentially disruptive misunderstandings.

As a bonus, this course also includes tips and tricks on how to use the RETScreen Expert Clean Energy Management software to apply course lessons learned as well as a free 90-day subscription to the Professional version of RETScreen Expert.

 

 

CIET is the exclusively authorized Canadian trainer of the Association of Energy Engineers (AEE) for the delivery of the Certified Measurement and Verification Professional (CMVP) training and certification program. In addition to offering CMVP training in Canada, CIET also offers public CMVP training in Brazil, Chile, and the UAE and may also offer it in several other countries upon request.

Should you want to attend CMVP training and come from outside of Canada, please contact us.  

 

Key Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this course, you will:

  • Master the essentials of building an M&V plan and related calculations and concepts
  • Grasp the methods applied for the M&V of energy efficiency projects
  • Understand the various approaches to M&V, including retrofit isolation and whole facility
  • Be knowledgeable about cost and other contextual considerations
  • Be equipped with the best M&V principles and practices
  • Be prepared to challenge the exam and earn the CMVP designation

Audience

  • Building owners/industry stakeholders who wish to measure energy savings generated by their projects.
  • Building owners/industry stakeholders who wish to partner with energy service companies (ESCOs) to implement energy efficiency (EE) projects.
  • Public sector employees (esp municipal, federal) charged with administrating a program that involves M&V
  • Employees in charge of operating and evaluating EE programs.
  • Engineering or professional firms.
  • ESCO employees.

Location

CIET Virtual Real-Time Classroom training

This training will be offered virtually through Microsoft Teams. Upon enrollment, you will receive the information you will need to enjoy a great training experience.

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Agenda

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Course starts! 9:00 AM 7:00 AM 8:00 AM 10:00 AM 11;00 AM 11:30 AM
Training 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM 7:00 AM - 8:30 AM 8:00 AM - 9:30 AM 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Morning Break 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM 8:30 AM - 9:00 AM 9:30 AM - 10:00 AM 11:30 AM - 12:00 PM 12:30 PM - 1:00 PM 1:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Training 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Lunch Break 12:30 PM - 1:00 PM 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM 11:30 AM - 12:00 PM 1:30 PM - 2:00 PM 2:30 PM - 3:00 PM 3:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Training 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Afternoon Break 2:30 PM - 3:00 PM 12:30 PM - 1:00 PM 1:30 PM - 2:00 PM 3:30 PM - 4:00 PM 4:30 PM - 5:00 PM 5:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Training 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Course Ends/ Trainer Help Desk Opens! 4:30 PM 2:30 PM 3:30 PM 5:30 PM 6:30 PM 7:00 PM
Optional Help Desk (Q&As) 4:30 PM - 5:15 PM 2:30 PM - 3:15 PM 3:30 PM - 4:15 PM 5:30 PM - 6:15 PM 6:30 PM - 7:15 PM 7:00 PM - 7:45 PM

Agenda

The CMVP course imparts fundamental knowledge across several core principles and practices specific to measuring, verifying, and reporting energy performance. This is ensured by the presentation of the following nine sections:

  • Basis for Adjustments
  • Fundamental Performance Verification Approaches
  • Retrofit Isolation Approach to M&V
  • Whole Facility Approach to M&V
  • M&V Planning
  • Savings Reporting
  • Metering and Considerations
  • Modeling Concepts and Application
  • The CMVP

*Note: these same nine sections form the basis of the CMVP Exam

Trainers

Dragos Paraschiv, headshot
Dragos Paraschiv

Dragos Paraschiv is a licensed professional engineer in the Province of Ontario and a LEED Accredited Professional. His experience in energy efficiency includes several European Union projects in the field of energy management, where he was responsible for the development of community energy management plans and pilot projects. Working for a Canadian ESCO, Dragos was involved in the design of commercial mechanical systems, as well as central plants retrofit projects. Consulting services included load calculations, equipment selection, energy analysis, and preparation of tender documentation and construction site supervision. Dragos has gained experience in all aspects of Energy Performance Contracting including auditing, design, performance measurement and verification, contract administration and program management. Dragos has a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering and a Ph.D. in Power Engineering.

Jon Feldman
B.Sc. Eng. (Chem.), CEM, CEA, CMVP

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 Association’s 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.

Eligibility Criteria

Each applicant for the CMVP certification must attend AEE’s three-day Fundamentals of Measurement & Verification training program prior to sitting for the CMVP exam. Exams are administered at each seminar site following each scheduled seminar. Each candidate for CMVP certification must pass the four-hour written exam as well as meet one of the following criteria:

 

Education

 

Experience

Four-year degree in science, engineering, architecture, business, law, finance, or related field

OR

Registered Professional Engineer (P.E.) or

Registered Architect (R.A.)

AND

At least 3 years of experience in energy or building or facility management, or measurement and verification

Two-year technical degree, or four-year non-technical degree in a field not specified above

AND

At least 5 years of experience in energy or building or facility management, or measurement and verification

NONE

AND

At least 10 years of experience in energy or building or facility management, or measurement and verification

Current status of Certified Energy Manager (CEM®)

 

Certified Measurement & Verification Professional in Training Option 

 

If you don’t yet meet the education or experience eligibility requirements for the CMVP, but succesfully pass the exam, you will be awarded the Certified Measurement & Verification Professional in Training (CMVPIT TM) certification.

Recognition

The CMVP certification is recognized, required, and otherwise supported in numerous public and private entities. In Canada, the CMVP is frequently listed as a key qualification on job announcements, but  CMVP is almost notably recognized in the following ways:

You know the CMVP is required or recognized elsewhere? Please let us know!

Certification Process

STEP ONE: REGISTER FOR THE SEMINAR

All CMVP candidates must complete the Fundamentals of Measurement & Verification 3-day Training Program. After completing your seminar registration, go to STEP TWO below.

 

STEP TWO: COMPLETE YOUR CMVP CERTIFICATION APPLICATION

  • A specific link will be given to you through your registration email in order to access our certification platform. There you will be able to complete all required fields and submit your application to us.

  • The open book CMVP exam will be administered remotely. You will have a period of two weeks to schedule your exam with Proctor U after finishing the course. This allows for great flexibility in finding a suitable time for you. You will receive all instructions in the week prior to the course. Please wait to receive your official Proctor U invitation email in order to book your exam date and time. No other action is required from you regarding Proctor U at this time. In the meantime, you will find the information needed to conduct the exam by consulting the ProctorU Guidelines.

     

This document contains step-by-step instructions that show the invite and scheduling process: ProctorU_Invite and scheduling process

Sample emails that candidates can expect to receive from ProctorU are shown here: ProctorU-sample-Email-Examples

Details about the onboarding process can be found here: ProctorU_OnboardingProcess

Information for candidates themselves to troubleshoot issues with ports, firewalls, and the LogMeIn Rescue Applet are provided in the following document: Procotor U-troubleshooting issues

Exam postponement and rescheduling requests policy

Should you wish to reschedule your exam under another cohort, you may do so yourself through the same link remitted by Proctor U, however you must reschedule no later than 72 hours before your scheduled exam time.

Should you wish to postpone the exam to the next session, there is a $150 + tax penalty fee unless you demonstrate medical proof. Please note that if you choose to change your registration from taking the course and exam registration to taking the course only registration, and have already received your Proctor U exam link, CIET will charge you the full exam fee of $525 if you choose to take the exam nevertheless.

Notification of Exam Results

You should expect to receive your exam results by email within 60 days of taking the exam. If you have successfully passed the exam and your candidacy has been approved by the certification board, you should expect to receive your certificate by mail within 45 days of receiving your exam results. If you failed the exam, you would have the possibility to retake it after at least 60 days of the original examination date.
Your CMVP Application form must be submitted before your score can be released. Please do not call CIET about your test results before the end this outlined delay period.

Rewrite exam requests

You must contact CIET at info@cietcanada.com to register for your exam retake. The costs are the following: $425 plus taxes.

Review by Certification Board

If you receive a passing score and have submitted your CMVP Application form, your file will be sent to the Certification Board for final review. We will only contact you if additional information is requested.

Use of CMVP Designation

A Certified Measurement & Verification Professional (CMVP) may use the designation with name on organization letterhead, business cards, and all forms of address. Certification is for individuals only. The CMVP designation may not be used to imply that an organization or firm is certified.

Application Deadlines

Your completed application must be received at least 5 days prior to the start date of your course or exam retake cohort to avoid delays in your certification process.

Maintaining Certification

Upon completion of the official CMVP title, a CMVP 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. CMVP 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.

For Additional Information About CMVP Certification…

If you have any questions about CMVP certification, please contact the Canadian Institute for Energy Training (CIET) at

phone: 1-800-461-7618
email: info@cietcanada.com

The course includes...

Access to a private SharePoint website with additional training material, references, and links.

Policies

Click here, to see our course postponement and cancellation policy.

 

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