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Certified Energy Manager (CEM)

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Emily Thorn Corthay, Jon Feldman, Eric Mazzi,

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$2,295 / Before August 21, 2023

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Starts 06 November 2023

Gestionnaire de l’énergie certifié (CEM) - In French

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Guy Turgeon, Maelys Fillon,

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Starts 20 November 2023

Certified Energy Manager (CEM)

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Eric Mazzi, Emily Thorn Corthay, Jon Feldman,

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$2,295 / Before September 25, 2023

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Program Overview

Training Incentives Available

To see which incentives are applicable to this course in your area, see our Training Incentives page

Optional Special Exam Prep/Coaching sessions are offered for the Certified Energy Manager (CEM®) course on its online version. These two (1.5  hour) sessions are held the week after the course ends and they will be based in the following: 

  • review of sample questions;
  • exercises that would help participants gage their test processing time/skill;
  • presentation of extra practice material;
  • poll questions to ensure retention are key concepts (ex: heating value; NPR calculations).

Spots are limited to 10 and enrollment will happen on first-come-first-served basis.


The Certified Energy Manager (CEM®) certification is the most recognized designation in energy management and provides a wide range of benefits to help you thrive in both your role and in the energy efficiency industry. More than 16,000 professionals from over 40 countries are now CEM® certified, including more than 4,500 in Canada. The program is also ideal for professionals who require CEM® certification as recognition of their industry expertise or as a required designation for a given position or project.

The comprehensive five-day CEM training is ideal for professionals who seek a thorough program that covers the technical, economic, and regulatory aspects of effective energy management. The CEM also provides a comprehensive forum with problem-solving activities for those who want to gain a broader understanding of the latest energy cost reduction techniques and strategies. Additionally, the course has recently been improved to include: 

  • Overview of RETScreen Expert Clean Energy Management software’s features to apply lessons learned as well as a free 90-day subscription to RETScreen Expert.
  • A number of case studies and peer exercises covering topics such as M&V solutions, heat recovery, distributed energy resources (DERs), and more.
  • An extra Q&A session at the conclusion of each day of the CEM course, whereby our instructors are available to answer any questions you may have on the study materials or on any aspect of the day’s modules.

Here is a short video about the concept of net present value (NPV), a calculation often used when selecting energy-efficient technologies or projects. This is an example of one of the many concepts that are part of the CEM course:

CIET is the exclusively authorized Canadian trainer of the Association of Energy Engineers (AEE) for the delivery of the CEM® training and certification program.

Please note that CIET only offers the CEM training program in Canada. Should you want to attend CEM training and come from outside of Canada, please visit AEE’s website.

In this course you will learn to

  • Manage energy supply and use of buildings in the commercial and institutional sectors.
  • Present cost-effective improvement ideas.
  • Lead energy use surveys in buildings.
  • Optimize energy use in buildings.
  • Define the relationship between energy and building environments.
  • Conceptualize basic designs for constructing green buildings and facilities.
  • Familiarize with systems and equipment for buildings and manufacturing plants.
  • Mobilize energy-related equations and calculations.

This course is ideal for

  • Energy managers in the industrial, commercial buildings, and institutional sectors.
  • Energy and project engineers.
  • Service providers and consultants.
  • Managers for:
    • Facility and building.
    • Utility account.
    • Ressource efficiency (REMs).
    • Sustainability.
  • Energy service company (ESCO) staff.


Certified Energy Management vs Certified Energy Auditor

For more information on the difference between the CEA and CEM, click HERE.

Are you looking to earn a certification directly related to energy auditing in buildings? The Certified Energy Auditor training program might be right for you.


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Day 1

  • 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

Day 2

  • Economic analysis and life cycle costing
  • Electrical systems and electric energy management
  • Lighting basics
  • Lighting system improvements
  • Building commissioning

Day 3

  • Electric motors and applications
  • Motors and drives
  • Compressed air systems
  • HVAC systems
  • Building envelope

Day 4

  • 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

Day 5

  • Thermal energy storage, Maintenance, and Alternative financing
  • Q&A Period

Eligibility Criteria

Please click here to learn more about AEE’s eligibility criteria to obtain the certification.

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


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

Certification Process

Please click here to see everything you need to know about the certification process.

The course includes...

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

Policies and FAQ

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