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Ed Rubinstein, Jon Feldman, Shahriar Ghahremanian, Ali Syed,

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Ed Rubinstein, Eric Mazzi, Shahriar Ghahremanian,

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Jon Feldman, Eric Mazzi, Ali Syed,

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Certified Energy Manager (CEM) - In French

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Guy Turgeon, Maelys Fillon,

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Certified Energy Manager (CEM)

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Ed Rubinstein, Eric Mazzi, Jon Feldman,

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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 widely regarded as the leading designation in the energy management field. It is highly sought after by professionals who wish to establish their expertise in the industry or who require it as a prerequisite for a particular role or project. The CEM certification has been awarded to over 16,000 individuals in more than 40 countries, with over 4,500 of those certifications being delivered in Canada. This certification provides a multitude of advantages to professionals working in the energy efficiency industry.

The five-day CEM training program is designed for professionals seeking a comprehensive understanding of effective energy management. The course covers technical, economic, and regulatory aspects of energy management. It provides a comprehensive forum through problem-solving activities to develop a broad understanding of the latest energy cost reduction techniques and strategies.

The course has been improved to provide you with the following additional benefits:

  • Participants receive a free 90-day subscription to the RETScreen Expert software.
  • Case studies and peer exercises covering topics such as measurement and verification solutions, heat recovery, distributed energy resources (DERs), and more.
  • An extra Q&A session at the end of each day, during which instructors are available to answer your questions about the study materials or the modules of the day.


Overall, the CEM certification training program provides you with the knowledge, skills, and tools you need to thrive in your role and the energy efficiency industry.

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 official Canadian partner of the Association of Energy Engineers (AEE) and is exclusively approved to deliver AEE certifications throughout 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

  • Manage energy supply and use in commercial and institutional buildings.
  • Present cost-effective improvement ideas.
  • Lead energy use surveys in buildings.
  • Define the relationship between energy and building environments.
  • Conceptualize basic designs for constructing green buildings and facilities.
  • Become familiar with systems and equipment for buildings and manufacturing plants.
  • Memorize energy related equations and calculations.
  • Prepare to take the exam to become a Certified Energy Manager (CEM).


This course is ideal for

  • Energy managers of industrial, commercial, and institutional buildings
  • Energy and project engineers
  • Service providers and consultants
  • Facility and building managers
  • Utility account managers
  • Resource efficiency Managers
  • Sustainability managers
  • Energy service company 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.


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

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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...

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.

Policies and FAQ

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

Do you have questions? Consult our FAQ for answers. 

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