Certified Energy Manager Training & Exam (5-day Training)

  • Monday, August 17, 2020
  • 8:30 AM
  • Friday, August 21, 2020
  • 5:00 PM
  • SDG&E Energy Innovation Center (4760 Clairemont Mesa Blvd San Diego, CA 92117), WE&T Seminar


The Certified Energy Manager® (CEM®) designation is one of the most globally respected in the field of energy management, with professionals from over 100 countries participating in AEE's approved CEM training programs. Register today and take the first step to join a network of professionals that lead in the field. This multi-day program prepares students for the 4-hour CEM exam and covers many facets of energy management. Highly seasoned instructors will present the latest practices, strategies, and theories in an open, interactive environment. In each topic covered, the instructors focus on the most “useful” and “proven” activities that an energy manager should pursue to improve profits.

The CEM program is accredited under ANSI/ISO/IEC 1704 for Personnel Certification Bodies. It is also recognized under the Better Buildings Workforce Guidelines and meets the criteria of an energy auditor and one who is qualified to do work under the ASHRAE Standard 211-2018 for Commercial Building Energy Audits. Please see the prerequisite information below.

Target Audience:

  • Energy managers

  • Facility managers
  • Utility employees
  • ESCO employees


  • Learn how to optimize energy use and costs within non-residential buildings
  • Understand how energy is purchased and then used in various systems (HVAC, Lighting, Motors, Boilers, etc.) throughout a building
  • Understand a holistic approach to seeing the big picture on optimizing systems to reduce costs, improve profits and increase occupant satisfaction.


Eric A. Woodroof, Ph.D., CEM has 100+ publications and has received Department of Energy Awards. He is the youngest member ever inducted into 2 Halls of Fame related to Energy Engineering. Dr. Woodroof has trained thousands of professionals, who are now saving billions in avoided energy expenses and global pollution. He continually learns from working with these professionals, and he brings this collective knowledge back to his clients and students during his seminars and keynotes. Woodroof has served as President of the Association of Energy Engineers in 2011.

Additional Details

Learning Level: Advanced

Prerequisite:Each CEM candidate must meet one of the following criteria and be able to use Algebra: https://www.aeecenter.org/certifications/certifications/certified-energy-manager.

The course covers complex concepts, but is explained so that anyone can learn. The prerequisites to qualify for the certification process have been designed in consideration of the diversity of education and practical experience an individual may have.

CEM exam fee: $400 (payable to the Association of Energy Engineers)

To register: email seminars@sdge.com

Earn Continuing Education Units (CEU) and Professional Development Hours (PDH) credits, which can be applied toward training requirements for P.E. license renewal, as well as toward maintaining all AEE professional certifications. This training program provides 3.6 CEUs | 36 PDHs | 7.2 AEE Credits

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