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Starts 12 November 2024

Certified Energy Auditor (CEA)

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Clint Christenson, Ali Farhat,

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$1,725/ Before September 17, 2024

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clock 4 days, 9:00 am - 4:30 pm CST

Program Overview

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The Certified Energy Auditor (CEA) certification program is focused on audits for commercial and industrial buildings only and does not qualify participants to perform residential audits. 

This course is not aimed at preparing you to become an accredited NRCan Residential Energy Advisor (REA). See our two REA Prep Courses for more information: 

Prep Course for the NRCan Foundation Level Exam

Prep Course for the NRCan Energy Advisor Exam (House)

For more information: What's the Difference Between Energy Advisors and Energy Auditors?


An energy auditor analyzes and evaluates how energy is used in commercial and institutional facilities, identifies energy conservation opportunities, and issues recommendations on areas in which consumption can be reduced or optimized. There are three main types of energy audits:  

  • Level 1 audits (walkthrough surveys that serve to rapidly identify opportunities for energy savings);  
  • Level 2 audits (energy survey analyses commonly used in commercial buildings);  
  • Level 3 audits (detailed analyses of capital -intensive modifications). 


The four-day Certified Energy Auditor (CEA) program provides participants with the fundamental knowledge needed to evaluate how energy is used in facilities and identify areas in which consumption can be reduced. It also covers useful calculation methodologies through practical examples and peer exercises.

This is the right course for you if you are or will be involved in commercial building audits and want to expand your knowledge about the complete energy auditing and reporting process. Additionally, the course prepares you to take the exam and earn the CEA certification. 

 CIET is the official Canadian partner of the Association of Energy Engineers (AEE), exclusively approved to deliver AEE certifications in Canada. 

 Please note that CIET only delivers AEE training programs in Canada. If you are located outside of Canada and wish to attend, please visit the AEE website. 


In this course, you will learn to

  • Conduct energy audits​ and carry out the major steps in the auditing process. 
  • Plan successful audits by mobilizing the right level of energy audit.  
  • Communicate the results of energy audits effectively to client​s. 
  • Convert energy units and benchmarking.  
  • Analyze energy consumption in a facility and establish energy balance​​s. 
  • Collect the correct onsite data. 
  • Analyze collected data. 
  • Choose and prioritize energy efficiency investment projects. 
  • Understand how systems consume energy. 
  • Raise the professional standards of those engaged in energy auditing. 
  • Prepare to take the exam to become a Certified Energy Auditor (CEA). 


This course is ideal for

  • Energy auditors 
  • Energy engineers and consultants 
  • Energy managers 
  • Plant and facility engineers 
  • Energy managers 
  • Energy service company professionals 
  • Energy performance contracting professionals 


Note: as an added value to CIET's Certified Energy Auditor course, a fully functional FREE 90-day trial subscription to the RETScreen® software will be made available (value of $200).

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  • Developing an Energy Audit Strategy & Plan
  • Energy Use Analysis
  • Data Collection & Analysis
  • Economic Analysis
  • Energy Consuming Systems:
    • Lighting Systems
    • Heating, Ventilation, & Air Conditioning Systems
    • Domestic Hot Water Systems
    • Motors, Drives, & Compressed Air Systems
    • Building Envelopes
    • BAS, PAS, and EMCS
  • Alternative Generation & Storage
  • Transport

Eligibility Criteria

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Please note the eligibility criteria applies only to obtaining the certification and does not preclude you from attending the course.



Certification Process

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Please note the presentation (slides) of this course will be shipped to your preferred mailing address. If your registration was made too close to the course (two weeks before the course starts or less), there is a possibility that you may receive it during or even after the course ends. If this happens, we will request AEE's permission to share the digital version with you, so you can follow the course as you wait for your material to arrive.

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