Certified Energy Manager® by Association of Energy Engineers

About the course

  • “The Most Recognized and Respected Certification in Energy Management.”
  • The Certified Energy Manager® (CEM®) certification is the most widely recognized Energy Management certification around the world, with over 14,000 active CEMs. This certification was established in 1981 by the Association of Energy Engineers to meet the growing needs of individuals and organizations wishing to advance their position in the energy efficiency field. It enables them to receive special recognition for their expertise in a variety of specialized areas of the energy, power and green facilities industry
  • The CEM® provides a recognizable affirmation of demonstrated competencies in a wide range of energy related principles and practices.it is universally accepted and recognized by a cross-section of institutions both public and private.


  • All CEM candidates must have already attained the BEE Energy Manager or Energy Auditor Certification and complete and pass a four-hour written open-book exam, proctored by an approved exam administrator.
  • The exam is 130 questions and the exam duration is 4 hours. The new exam will include optional sections. You must bring a hand calculator to the exam since the CEM test does not allow computers, tablets or cell phones to be used for calculations on the test.
  • An intensive jobs task analysis was performed for the CEM and a weighted percentage of topics was developed for the CEM Body of Knowledge. Although a specific number of exam questions for each topic will not be provided, as it may change, the number of questions on the exam will align with the content percentages listed in the following CEM Body of Knowledge.

Key advantage of the AEE- CEM

International recognition and job opportunities+
Membership to AEE+
Part of the AEE-CEM LinkedIn Group+
Access to ‘Energy Vortex’ – leading job portal+