Certified Energy Manager®

The Certified Energy Manager Certification

The Certified Energy Manager is an individual who optimizes the energy performance of a facility, building or industrial plant.  The CEM® is a systems integrator for electrical, mechanical, process and building infrastructure, analyzing the optimum solutions to reduce energy consumption in a cost effective approach.  CEM’s are often team leaders and help to develop and implement their organizations’ energy management strategies.  CEM’s have gained increased recognition within the energy industry and by companies looking to strengthen their competitive position by having a CEM on staff.

  • To raise the professional standards of those engaged in energy management.
  • To improve the practice of energy management by encouraging energy managers in a continuing program of professional development.
  • To identify persons with acceptable knowledge of the principles and practices of energy management related disciplines and laws governing and affecting energy managers through completing an examination and fulfilling prescribed standards of performance and conduct.
  • To award special recognition to those energy managers who have demonstrated a high level of competence and ethical fitness for energy management.

Energy managers with onethe following prerequisites may apply to sit for exam:

  •  A Four-Year Engineering or Architecturedegreeor P.E. or R.A. (or equivalent) with at least three years of experience in energy engineering/management
  • A Four-Year Business or related degree (or equivalent) with at least five years of experience in energy engineering/management
  • A Two-Year Technical Degree (or equivalent) with eight years of experience in energy engineering/management
  • Ten years or more verified experience inenergy engineering/management

The effective practice of energy management requires in-depth knowledge of a wide variety of subjects.  All applicants must take a required approved preparatory seminar before sitting for the certification exam.  For certification purposes, however, the candidate must also demonstrate to the satisfaction of the Certification Board the knowledge and ability to apply the essentials of energy management.


The first step in the CEM certification process is to register for a required approved preparatory seminar.  After seminar registration has been completed, the certification application should be completed. Since certification is based on education, experience and passing the examination, it is important that the applicant understands the eligibility requirements (section 2 above), and has attained the prerequisite to qualify for certification.

The application should be received by AEE TUNISIA CHAPTER One Month prior to the desired exam date if the applicant feels confident he/she has the necessary prerequisite for certification.

It is very important that all applicants give clear and complete details concerning energy management experience so that the CEM Board can have a clear understanding of the applicant’s energy management experience.Based on the eligibility requirement, the number of years required to be verified will vary.  Past employers may need to be complete the employment verification form.If you are self-employedor are a principal owner of a company, three client verifications are required in the place of employment verification.

All references, employment verification, and/or client verification forms should be completed by the reference, employers and/or clients before sending to AEE TUNISIA CHAPTER -President Local Chapter of the Association of Energy Engineers.

Email: ayoub.baba@aee.tn

NOTE–CEM Exam Held with Live Seminar

Once the application is complete and the CEM exam is passed, all applications are sent to the CEM Board for final approval. Only after Board, approval is certification granted.


The Application Form provides an organized method for documenting professional and educational background, achievements, and community service.

The Personal Data Form is divided into the following three parts:

Division I – Education

Division II – Professional Registration (i.e. PE, Registered Architect)

Division III – Experience/Employment in Energy Management

The applicant is requested to list on the Application Form all pertinent information in these categories for evaluation by the CEM Board.  All applicants must complete the application; a resume does not replace the four-page application.

The two areas of evaluation shall receive points as follows:

Application Form Data             Completed Application is required

CEM Examination                     Maximum Score 1040 points Minimum Score Required 704

To be awarded the CEM designation, candidates must submit a completed application form and meet eligibility requirements and a minimum score of 704 points on the CEM examination.

If a candidate has failed to meet the requirements to be recommended for CEM, the candidate may be re-examined at a subsequent examination period and/or resubmit an updated Application Form. Examination scores will be kept on file by the International Certification Director for a period of three years.Applicants have three years to follow up and complete his/her CEM file; after three years, applicants must retake the CEM exam.A score can be resubmitted if the candidate so requests.

 It is essential that candidates devote considerable time and effort to completing the Application Form since certification by the CEM Board can be based only on the information provided. Inaccurate and/or incomplete data will only be a liability for the applicant. Documentation should be attached to the Application to substantiate the information presented.