Association of Energy Engineers (AEE)

Certified Energy Auditor (CEA)


Credential: Certified Energy Auditor (CEA)  ANSI resource CA Eligible
Credentialing Agency: Association of Energy Engineers (AEE)

Renewal Period: 3 years

The Certified Energy Auditor (CEA) is an individual who evaluates and analyzes how energy is being used in a facility, identifies energy conservation opportunities and makes recommendations where consumption can be reduced or optimized. Candidates are required to acknowledge completion of a minimum of 2 hours of Safety Training within the last three years and participation in five commercial audits within the last three years. In addition, candidates must meet one of the specified education and/or experience requirements to sit for the exam. All CEM candidates must attend a preparatory CEM training seminar conducted by an approved training provider prior to sitting for the exam.

More information can be found on the certifying agency's website.

Certified Energy Auditor (CEA)

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS

Attainability:    low

Eligibility Requirements (View Details)

  • Credential Prerequisite
  • Experience: 10 years
  • Education
  • Training
  • Membership
  • Other
  • Fee

Note: This credential may have multiple options for becoming eligible. Listed are the minimum requirements based on the minimum degree required. To view other options, see the Eligibility tab.

Exam Requirements (View Details)

  • Exam
  • Written Exam
  • Oral Exam
  • Practical Exam
  • Performance Assessment

RECERTIFICATION SUMMARY

Renewal Period: 3 years

  • Continuing Education
  • Exam
  • Continuing Education OR Exam
  • Fee
  • Other

AGENCY CONTACT INFORMATION

Association of Energy Engineers (AEE)

3168 Mercer University Drive
Atlanta, GA  30341

Phone: (770) 447-5083

Contact Page

Option 1:

Candidate must have a Four-Year Engineering or Architecture degree or Professional Engineer (P.E.) or Registered Architect (R.A.) or active CEM with at least three years of experience in energy auditing and/or participating in a team doing energy assessments

Option 2:

Candidate must have a Four-Year non-Engineering degree with at least four years of experience in energy auditing and/or participating in a team doing energy assessments.

Option 3:

Candidate must have a Two-Year Technical degree with at least five years of experience in energy auditing and/or participating in a team doing energy assessments.

Option 4:

Candidate must have ten years or more verified experience in energy auditing and/or participating in a team doing energy assessments.

Acceptable experience is full-time direct energy auditing work or participating in team energy assessments. Higher education, part-time internships, and research positions are not acceptable.

Candidates are required to acknowledge completion of a minimum of 2 hours of Safety Training within the last three years.

All CEA candidates must attend one of AEE's preparatory CEA training seminars conducted by an approved training provider. AEE does not provide training; instead it has approved training providers.

The Certified Energy Auditor (CEA) credential has the following other requirements:

  • Candidates are required to acknowledge participation in five commercial audits within the last three years. Two of the audits are a minimum of 10,000 sq. ft. Also, the audits have been of at least two different building types.

Written Exam

  • Developing an Audit Strategy & Plan (12-18%)
  • Utility Analysis, Renewable Opportunities (11-17%)
  • Data Collection & Economic Analysis (11-17%)
  • Lighting Systems (7-10%)
  • HVAC & Heating Systems (16-24%)
  • Motors, Drives & Compressed Air (7-10%)
  • Ventilation Systems (4-6%)
  • Domestic Hot Water Systems (4-5%)
  • Building Envelope (3-5%)
  • Water Conservation (3-4%)

Exam Preparation Resources

There are a number of resources available to help you prepare for the Certified Energy Auditor (CEA) examination:

An additional resource is Safari Books Online, a searchable digital library that provides online access to thousands of books, training videos and conference sessions. See the Educational Resources section on the Related Sites page here on COOL to learn how to get free access.

RECERTIFICATION

Certified Energy Auditor (CEA)

Renewal Period: 3 years

The Certified Energy Auditor (CEA) credential has the following recertification information:

  • A CEA must accumulate ten professional credits every three years and submit a completed Renewal Form to the Certification Renewal Director to remain certified.

Activities for CEA Renewal Credits

  • Continued employment in energy auditing activities: 2 credits per year
  • Continuing education (CEU’s) / professional activities (seminars or conferences) including but not limited to auditing, IAQ, and health & safety: 2 credits per CEU, college credit hour or 10 contract hours for seminar
  • Awards presented and/or papers published involving energy auditing: 2 credits each

In Demand

This certification is considered in demand. The U.S. Department of Labor sponsored CareerOneStop's analysis indicates the certification is frequently mentioned in online job postings.

COOL Bucks

See your installation Education Service Officer for credential exam information and coordinating instructions.

COOL Summary

Click to go to the COOL Summary page for this MOC.

COOL Summary

Click to go to the COOL Summary page for this MOC.

Some

Credential is related to some tasks associated with the duties of the military occupation (at least one critical task but less than 80%)

Most

Credential is directly related to most of the major duties associated with the military occupation (at least 80%) and is eligible for CA under the CA MOS/ASI Related Option

Other

Credential is related to this military occupation, but is more advanced or specialized and therefore will likely require additional education, training, or experience

CA Eligible

This certification is eligible for CA under the CA Civilian Occupation Related Option.

Promotion Points

This certification has been approved for promotion points.

Click for more information.

Star

Star credentials are MOS enhancing, as designated by the Proponent. MOS enhancing credentials are directly related to an MOS or ASI, are taught either partially or completely as part of a Program of Instruction (POI), and improves the MOS technical proficiency.

Skill Level

The Skill Level reflects the level, based on MOS training and/or experience, the Soldier should be the most prepared to successfully earn the credential. See the Table Legend for details about each level.

Navy Bucks

Credential voucher or reimbursement for credential exam, re-certification, or maintenance fee has been approved for payment through the Navy's Credential Program Office. To get a voucher request form, click Menu at the top of any page, then click "2 Complete Voucher and Apply" under Credentialing Steps.

CG Bucks

Coming Soon - Coast Guard policy regarding service member eligibility requirements to participate in the Voluntary Credentialing Program is under review with a projected release date of January 2020.

Early Career

1-3 years experience; Enlisted E1 through E4

Mid Career

4-10 years experience; Enlisted E5 through E6

Late Career

10+ years experience; Enlisted E7 and Above

Early Career

1-3 years experience; Enlisted “A” School through E5

Mid Career

4-10 years experience; Enlisted E6 through E7

Late Career

10+ years experience; Enlisted E8 and Above

GI Bill®

Reimbursement for exam fees has been approved for payment through the GI Bill. Click for external link to GI Bill licensing and certification information.

Note: GI Bill approval data is updated quarterly. For the latest information, visit the WEAMS Licenses/Certifications Search page. Make sure to select "Both" in the LAC Category Type drop-down before searching.

Click here for more information.

ANSI

This credential has been accredited by ANSI. Click for external link to the ANSI web site.

Click here for more information.

ICAC

This credential has been accredited by ICAC. Click for external link to the ICAC web site.

Click here for more information.

ABSNC

This credential has been accredited by ABSNC. Click for external link to the ABSNC web site.

Click here for more information.

NCCA

This credentialing program has been accredited by NCCA. Click for external link to the NCCA web site.

Click here for more information.

IAS

This credential has been accredited by IAS. Click for external link to the IAS web site.

Click here for more information.

Low

May be difficult to attain: minimum education requirement is a Bachelor's degree, and/or minimum experience is 10 or more years.

Note: In some cases “years of experience” refers to time actively on duty or while holding a certain occupation or prior certification and not always in consecutive calendar years. Additional years required for certain preliminary stages may not be included in this classification. For requirements measured in hours, 1080 hours was considered a year. For days, 365 days was considered a year. Please review all prerequisites and requirements for eligibility, and additional information for details.

Medium

Moderate ease of attainment: minimum education requirement = Associate's and/or prerequisite and/or minimum experience = more than 2 years and less than 10 years of experience.

Note: In some cases “years of experience” refers to time actively on duty or while holding a certain occupation or prior certification and not always in consecutive calendar years. Additional years required for certain preliminary stages may not be included in this classification. For requirements measured in hours, 1080 hours was considered a year. For days, 365 days was considered a year. Please review all prerequisites and requirements for eligibility, and additional information for details.

High

Highly attainable: mimum education requirement = HS or less and/or minimum experience = 2 years or less experience and no additional requirements.

Note: In some cases “years of experience” refers to time actively on duty or while holding a certain occupation or prior certification and not always in consecutive calendar years. Additional years required for certain preliminary stages may not be included in this classification. For requirements measured in hours, 1080 hours was considered a year. For days, 365 days was considered a year. Please review all prerequisites and requirements for eligibility, and additional information for details.

MOS is Military Occupational Specialty
ASI is Additional Skill Identifier
WOMOS is Warrant Officer Military Occupational Specialty
AOC is Area Of Concentration Officer

Army e-learning

State-of-the art Computer Based Training available for free to the Army Workforce. Click for more information.

Click here for more information.

NKO e-learning

Credential preparation courses are provided at no cost through Navy e-Learning. Click for external link to the Navy Knowledge Online (NKO) web site, then select the “Navy e-Learning” link within the “Learning” tab to proceed to Navy e-Learning.

Bright Outlook – new job opportunities are very likely in the future for this job

Registered Apprenticeship

An apprenticeship program is registered with the U.S. Department of Labor. Go to the Apprenticeship Finder and enter career path or location to find apprenticeship opportunities.

Click here for External link to: My Next Move for Veterans - Energy Auditors
Click here for External link to: My Next Move salary info for Energy Auditors

Bright Outlook – new job opportunities are very likely in the future for this job

Click here for external link to: My Next Move for Veterans State Map for Energy Auditors

This is an official U.S. Army website
Updated: December 03, 2019
Top