Certified Energy Manager
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Certified Energy Manager® (CEM®) is a professional certification issued by the Association of Energy Engineers. Professionals become eligible for this certification after demonstrating expertise in several areas ranging from standards, air quality, energy audits, lighting, procurement and even financing.
In order to receive Certification as a CEM, a Candidate must meet certain academic and/or experience criteria as well as passing a 4 hour exam covering a variety of subjects.
As of May 1, 2012, the exam covers all of the following sections:
1. Codes and Standards and Indoor Air Quality
2. Energy Accounting and Economics
3. Energy Audits and Instrumentation
5. Boiler and Steam Systems
10. Energy Procurement
11. Green Buildings, LEED and ENERGY STAR
12. HVAC Systems
13. Industrial Systems
14. Maintenance and Commissioning
15. Motors and Drives
16. Thermal Energy Storage Systems
17. Lighting Systems
A Grade of 70% is required to pass the examination.
Certified Energy Managers work for some of the largest companies in North America and around the world. According to the AEE Center Website; "When you've earned the right to put the initials "CEM" behind your name, you've distinguished yourself among energy management professionals. Simply put, the designation CEM, which stands for Certified Energy Manager, recognizes individuals who have demonstrated high levels of experience, competence, proficiency, and ethical fitness in the energy management profession. By attaining the status of CEM, you will be joining an elite group of 10,000 professionals serving industry, business and government throughout the U.S. and in 25 countries abroad. These high-achieving individuals comprise a "Who's Who" in the energy management field."
- "Certified Energy Manager". AEE. Retrieved 2011-05-25.
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