Since its inception in 1981, the Certified Energy Manager (CEM) credential has become widely accepted and used as a measure of professional accomplishment within the energy management field.  It has gained industry-wide use as the standard for qualifying energy professionals both in the United States and abroad. It is recognized by the U.S. Department of Energy, the Office of Federal Energy Management Programs (FEMP), and the U.S. Agency for International Development, as well as by numerous state energy offices, major utilities, corporations, and energy service companies.

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 14,500 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.  The designation "Certified Energy Manager" is a registered trademark with the United States Patent and Trademark Office.


Announcing AEE Video Series: CEM Basics

AEE presents short videos to help you master complex concepts quickly*

See link & more info at the bottom of this page!

​​​​*Videos are for information purposes only, not eligible for CEU, PDH or Re-Certification credits.

Study Materials:

​​​​AEE Video Series: CEM Basics
AEE has developed a series of concise videos to help individuals understand some of the basic concepts, terminology and calculations used by energy managers. These videos can be viewed by seminar attendees prior to attending an energy seminar and sitting for an exam, or by energy professionals as a refresher to help sharpen their skills.


Paul Wenner, PE, CEM
Sr. Program Manager
Lockheed Martin Energy
(571) 422-3752


All course participants will receive the Comprehensive CEM Workbook and the Guide to Energy Management Handbook issued at the start of training. Exam scores will be mailed, as well as CEM certificates for those who pass the exam and meet certification requirements.


• These short videos quickly explain complex concepts
• They are produced by Professional AEE Instructors that have taught thousands of energy mangers
• They use advanced teaching techniques so you master topics quickly

Place and Schedule :


The Course will be held at:

George Washington University

Duques Hall - Room 151

2201 G Street, NW

Washington, DC 20052 

The course includes 4 days of classroom training (Monday thru Thursday, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm) and a 4-hour proctored certification exam (Friday, 9:00 am to 1:00 pm). 

Senior Mechanical Engineer, ERG
2300 Wilson Boulevard, Suite 350
Arlington, VA 22201-5408
(703) 614-1363

In addition to registration, download and fill out the  In-House CEM application. Submit completed applications to AEE national prior to taking the course. No additional fee is required beyond the aforementioned cost.

Participants who do not meet to fulfill all CEM requirements may take the course to become an Energy Manager in Training (EMIT) credential upon passing the CEM exam. Those who qualify for EMIT should download and complete the In-House EMIT application.
Submit completed applications to AEE national prior to taking the course. No additional fee is required beyond the aforementioned cost. 

Timothy B. Janos, JD, CEM, CEA, CIEP, CDSM, CSDP, BEP, Principal of Spectrum Energy Concepts, Inc.  Tim is a distinguished AEE International Instructor, an AEE Fellow and a Member of the AEE Energy Managers Hall of Fame.  In addition to his technical knowledge and success in saving energy, Mr. Janos has been a tireless promoter of the energy profession both locally and nationally.  Thousands have benefited from the meetings, workshops, courses, and lectures he has presented.  He was the AEE President in 2006 and has served for 16 years as Chairman of the Certified Energy Manager (CEM) Board.  He is currently serving as Chairman of the Certified Energy Auditor (CEA) Board and the Certified Industrial Energy Professional Boards (CIEP).

What is CEM? 



​MEMBERS: $2,050


​​​Sign up early!! 

Registration limited to 60 

5-Day Certified Energy Manager (CEM) Course
May 21 - 25, 2018

8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

The National Capital Chapter of the Association of Energy Engineers is pleased to offer a discounted comprehensive 5-day course for the Certified Energy Manager credential from May 21, 2018, to May 25, 2018, at George Washington University in Washington DC. This NCC-sponsored course includes an in-person 4-day training seminar and the CEM exam. 

Association of Energy Engineers

National Capital Chapter

CEM Course