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 Standards National 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
Association of Energy Engineers, CEM® - A DOE Recognized Program
The Certified Energy Manager is the first recognized program under the Better Buildings Workforce Guidelines. 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.
Association of Energy Engineers, CEA® - A DOE Recognized Program
The Certified Energy Auditor program is the first energy auditing program recognized under the Better Buildings Workforce Guidelines. 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 Association, CCP - A DOE Recognized Program
The Certified Commissioning Professional is the first commissioning certification to be recognized under the Better Buildings Workforce Guidelines. Certified Commissioning Professionals are individuals who lead, plan, coordinate and manage commissioning for new and existing buildings.
AABC Commissioning Group, CxA - A DOE Recognized Program
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.