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DOE Recognition

Third-party Accreditation

The Department of Energy recognizes certification programs that are aligned with the Better Buildings Workforce Guidelines and which have received qualified accreditation by the American National Standards Institute, International Accreditation Service, or other qualified accreditation bodies who are in compliance with ISO/IEC 17024:2012. Once programs have received accreditation, they can submit their request for recognition through an online form.

Department of Energy Recognized Programs

Building Energy Auditor

Certified Building Energy Assessment Professionals (BEAP) are individuals who assess building systems and site conditions, analyze and evaluate equipment and energy usage, and recommend strategies to optimize building resource utilization.

Association of Energy Engineers,CEA®
Certified Energy Auditors are individuals who evaluate and analyze how energy is being used in a facility, identify energy conservation opportunities and make recommendations where consumption can be reduced or optimized.


Building Commissioning Professional

AABC Commissioning Group, CxA
The Certified Commissioning Authority (CxA) certification is available to independent professionals who implement commissioning processes in new and existing buildings. They serve building owners’ best interests by delivering facilities with systems that perform as intended.

Certified Building Commissioning Professionals (BCxP) are individuals who lead, plan, coordinate and manage a commissioning team to implement commissioning processes in new and existing buildings.

Building Commissioning Association, CCP
Certified Commissioning Professionals are individuals who lead, plan, coordinate and manage commissioning for new and existing buildings.

National Environmental Balancing Bureau, CxPP
Commissioning Process Professionals (CxPP) respond to the need for a commissioning-based protocol to be deployed in new construction and retro-commissioning projects. CxPPs create added value by comprehensively addressing the energy efficiency of building systems and their ongoing operations.


Energy Manager

Association of Energy Engineers, CEM®
Certified Energy Managers are individuals who optimize 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.

Energy Management Association, EMP
Energy Management Professionals utilize energy efficiency and data driven system analysis to optimize performance in facilities. The EMP incorporates commissioning, energy management and testing, adjusting and balancing (TAB) procedures to ensure effective and sustainable results.