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The CMVP designation is the most recognized certification in measurement and verification (M&V) – the process of planning, measuring, collecting, and analyzing data for the purposes of verifying and reporting energy savings within an individual facility resulting from the implementation of energy conservation measures (ECMs). Simply put, M&V provides verifiable proof of the effectiveness of an organization and/or building energy management practices.

During this three-day course, participants will be exposed to:

  • The IPMVP protocol, which provides a methodology for determining savings using various cost-effectiveness and accuracy tests.
  • The vital calculations and data necessary in M&V projects.
  • The specifics of what is included in the development of an M&V plan.
  • Determining in what types of projects, contracts, programs, and accounting scenarios in which M&V should be utilized.
  • The key factors affecting M&V costs.

This training prepares you to carry out your own M&V projects and develop your own basic plans as well as prepare you to take on the CMVP exam and earn this impactful professional designation awarded by the Association of Energy Engineers (AEE).

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:

  • Be exposed to and understand how to utilize the International Performance Measurement and Verification Protocol (IPMVP).
  • Master the essentials of building an M&V plan and related calculations and concepts.
  • Raise the professional standards of those engaged in M&V.
  • Grasp the methods applied for the M&V of energy efficiency projects.
  • Improve the practice of M&V by encouraging professionals to partake in a continuing education program for professionals.
  • Be equipped with the best M&V principles and practices by completing the training and certification exam that serve to raise the professional standards of those engaged in M&

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.
  • Employees in charge of operating and evaluating EE programs.
  • Engineering or professional firms.
  • ESCO employees.

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Agenda

  • Introduction
  • Key Concepts
  • Short Examples
  • M&V Planning
  • Critical Issues
  • M&V Calculations
  • Retrofit Isolation details
  • Option C details
  • Option D details
  • Other M&V applications
  • Summary and review of a detailed M&V plan

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 successfully 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 IPMVP and CMVP are most 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 at least two weeks to schedule your exam with Proctor U. 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, and if your file is complete including all supporting documents, your file will be sent to the Certification Board for final review. You will be notified at that time that you will receive the Board’s approval or denial within sixty days.

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 3 weeks prior to the date of the examination for which you wish to sit in order to guarantee that you are pre-registered for the examination. After this date, you may be required to complete a waiver on-site if your name is not pre-registered.

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.

 

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