SEP 50001 Auditors & Performance Verifiers

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Overview

To streamline and better align with ISO 50001:2018, DOE is updating the Superior Energy Performance program. This website provides a preview of the forthcoming 2019 version of the renamed program, SEP 50001. Details will be updated on this website at the time of launch. Learn about the forthcoming program updated name change. View the website for the current SEP program

To ensure uniform quality, the Superior Energy Performance 50001 (SEP 50001) program certification process uses only qualified auditors. SEP 50001 Verification Bodies assign these certified experts to the audit team:

  • The versatile Lead Auditor for SEP 50001 is qualified to conduct ISO 50001 and/or SEP 50001 program audits.

    The Lead Auditor for SEP 50001 leads and manages the SEP 50001 audit team. This auditor holds an internationally-recognized credential and can assess an organization’s management system conformance to ISO 50001 and additional SEP 50001 program requirements documented in ANSI/MSE 50028-1. Many of these auditors also hold the SEP Performance Verifier credential so can conduct the full audit for ISO 50001 and SEP 50001, including verification of the energy performance improvement.

  • Whether serving within a company or on a third-party audit team, the SEP Performance Verifier gives confidence and certainty in achieved savings.

    The SEP Performance Verifier possesses the knowledge and skills to review, evaluate, and verify energy performance improvement—in addition to energy management system expertise. On the audit team, this verifier will assess a facility’s conformance to the SEP 50001 Measurement and Verification Protocol and energy performance improvement criteria.

Find an auditor: Institute for Energy Management Professionals (IEnMP) maintains an up-to-date list of qualified auditors.

Join the SEP 50001 Program Audit Team

Gain an edge in the growing market for ISO 50001 certification and hone your performance evaluation expertise—become an auditor for SEP 50001. Get credentialed through the Institute for Energy Management Professionals (IEnMP), which maintains an up-to-date list of qualified auditors.

The requirements below apply to the audit team for the 2019 version of SEP 50001, and must be completed prior to serving on an audit team for SEP 50001 (2019) program certification.

Become a Lead Auditor for SEP 50001
SEP 50001 leverages the international EPI ISO 50001 Lead Auditor credential, which enables auditors to have one credential that is accepted in all participating countries.

Lead Auditor for SEP 50001: To serve in this role, professionals will need:

  1. Energy Professionals International (EPI) ISO 50001 Lead Auditor credential, an internationally-recognized certification administered by the Institute for Energy Management Professionals (IEnMP)
  2. ISO 50001: 2018 Update: Learn about the recent changes to ISO 50001. This ~2-hour online training with knowledge checks is offered by Georgia Tech Professional Education. (IEnMP is updating the EPI ISO 50001 Lead Auditor exam to incorporate revisions in ISO 50001:2018; this update training is an interim process to update auditors on recent changes to ISO 50001.)

    Flexibly fit these short online trainings into your schedule when convenient!

    The ISO 50001 training is only a temporary requirement – to bring auditors up to speed on recent updates to the global standard.

  3. SEP 50001 Program Specialist Training for 2019: Gain an understanding of the 2019 version of the SEP 50001 program. This online training with knowledge checks is offered by Georgia Tech Professional Education, which will provide a completion certificate upon successful completion.
Become an SEP Performance Verifier

SEP Performance Verifier: To serve in this role, professionals will need:

Companies such as 3M, Chrysler, Nissan, and Schneider Electric have SEP Performance Verifiers on staff to help implement ISO 50001 and SEP 50001, assess savings, and prepare for audits.
  1. SEP Performance Verifier credential:
  2. Prerequisite: 50001 CP EnMS credential:
  3. ISO 50001: 2018 Update: Learn about the recent changes to ISO 50001. This ~2-hour online training with knowledge checks is offered by Georgia Tech Professional Education. (This update training is required as part of the 50001 CP EnMS pre-requisite for the SEP Performance Verifier.)
  4. SEP 50001 Program Specialist Training for 2019: Gain an understanding of the 2019 version of the SEP 50001 program. This online training with knowledge checks is offered by Georgia Tech Professional Education, which will provide a completion certificate upon successful completion.