Vision

Representing the professional, occupational and educational interests of individuals and organizations involved in the advancement of sustainable economies on the African Continent by using energy and resources efficiently.

Mission

Professionalization of the energy and resource sustainability industries by supporting initiatives to enable the formalization of nationally and internationally recognized professional trades, occupations, professions, and professional designations.

Objectives

Providing services to achieve the professionalization of the energy and resource sustainability industries.

Purpose

Promote socially responsible behavior, enforce guidelines and rules that govern the Company and its partner organization.

About

The Institute of Energy Professionals Africa (IEPA) Non-Profit Organisation (NPO) provides credible, recognised and high quality accredited skills and training programs to the Sub-Saharan African market and facilitates continuous development of the trained individuals through internationally recognised certification programs.

IEPA represents the international certification body the Association of Energy Engineers (AEE) in the Sub-Sahara Africa region. AEE has global presence in over 100 countries, with 18,000+ professionals holding over 32,000+ certifications. IEPA is an independent examination and certification processing body, and developer of training administration providers and trainers for the Sub-Sahara Africa Region for the AEE.

Services include training, proctoring international examinations, facilitating the certification and certification renewal of professionals, developing chapters, overseeing the quality of service delivery of partners, and managing capacity building projects in the energy and resource efficiency industries in the Sub-Saharan African region.

Company Info
  • Registered company name: Institute of Energy Professionals Africa (IEPA) Non-Profit Organisation (NPO)
  • Physical address: 42 Webb Str, Northmead, Benoni, Gauteng, South Africa
  • Postal address: Postnet Suite 16, Private Bag X01, Farrarmere, Benoni, Gauteng, 1578 South Africa
  • Company registration no: 2019/603198/08

Our Project Approach

The IEPA team has managed a number of skills development, and skills transfer projects in Sub-Sahara Africa, from youth programs to government systems and standards implementation, practical work experience assistance, as well as country specific curricula development among others.

IEPA leverages the experience of it’s various trainers, mentors and partners to deliver optimal outcomes to client requirements.

Contact IEPA for your training and certification projects in any Sub-Sahara Africa company.

Our Services

Certification

  • Certification processing
  • Renewals processing
  • Peer review of the experience
  • Examinations
  • Verification of CPD and renewal credit allocations

IEPA processes Certification applications, as well as Certification renewals for the AEE. Applications can be done online through the IEPA website iepa.org.za. IEPA manages the Sub-Sahara Africa Certification Board which is made up of qualified Certified Professionals with AEE who perform the peer review tasks as volunteers for AEE and IEPA.

IEPA has an Authorised AEE Proctor to conduct examinations throughout Sub-Sahara Africa, with independent examination and marks processing with guaranteed confidentiality of information.

To ensure candidates remain up to date, IEPA supports and encourages AEE Chapter events in order for Certified Professionals to obtain the required renewal credits. IEPA can verify credit allocations for any events taking place in the Sub-Sahara Africa region.

Project management

  • Capacity building project management
  • Regional coordination of activities

The IEPA team has managed a number of skills development, and skills transfer projects in Sub-Sahara Africa, from youth programs to government systems and standards implementation, practical work experience assistance, as well as country-specific curricula development, amongst others. IEPA coordinates activities across the Sub-Sahara Africa region and pulls in resources from its large base of over 1,200 professionals in the region to deliver optimal project results.

Quality control

  • Training provider services
  • Training materials
  • Trainer performance
  • AEE IP
  • Non-compliance management

To assist with ensuring the best quality of service delivery with regard to training in the energy and resource efficiency field, IEPA monitors training administration services, training materials quality, trainer performance, and manages any non-compliance so that the client receives only the best service. Therefore, every candidate that takes part in an IEPA activity, or any of its training administration service providers, is required to provide anonymous feedback to assist with this activity.

Development

  • Chapter development
  • Training provider development
  • Trainer development
  • Program awareness
  • Curricula development

With a long-standing track record in the energy training industry, the team at IEPA strives to develop energy awareness, and high-quality training program services, throughout the Sub-Sahara Africa region by assisting in forming AEE Chapters to support countries in their efforts towards sustainability, and to deploy AEE and other programs assisting with skills provision. IEPA identifies opportunities, and individual talent, to develop trainers, training administration providers, and curricula so that all Sub-Sahara Africa countries can benefit from the experience we have gained over 18 years.

IEPA trains all its programs directly in Sub-Sahara Africa countries on a project base, until training administrators and Chapters are developed to duplicate the efforts on the continent with every project we undertake. With programs such as the AEE Certification, IEPA does not train and leave a country, it support the country as much as possible to be able to implement skills development and projects related to energy on a continuous bases, through AEE Chapters and trainer development.

Founding Directors

Prof LJ Grobler

Prof LJ Grobler

Chris Mbori

Chris Mbori

Sumaya Mahomed

Sumaya Mahomed

Yolanda de Lange

Yolanda de Lange

Karel Steyn

Karel Steyn

Our Trainers

 

IEPA trainers are evaluated after every course, and performance is monitored with regular feedback for improvement.

 

Training Administration Service Providers

SOUTH AFRICA

SOUTH AFRICA

Southern African Energy Efficiency Confederation (SAEEC)
Chapter of the AEE
Website: saeeconfed.org.za
Email: training@saeeconfed.org.za

UGANDA

UGANDA

Energy Efficiency Association of Uganda (EEAU)
Chapter of the AEE
Website for bookings: iepa.org.za
Email enquiries: yolanda@iepa.org.za

MAURITIUS

MAURITIUS

Project Management and Training Consulting
A private consulting and accredited training company
Website for bookings: iepa.org.za
Email enquiries:

NIGERIA

NIGERIA

Stratagem Energy Consulting Company
Private TA Service Provider
Website for bookings: iepa.org.za
E: sooreolaoye@stratagemenergy.com

KENYA

KENYA

Eenovators
Private energy consulting and accredited training company
Website for bookings: eenovators.com
Email inquiries:

RWANDA

RWANDA

Pristic
Engineering

A private consulting company
Website for bookings: iepa.org.za
Email inquiries: yolanda@iepa.org.za

History

The international certification body, the Association of Energy Engineers (AEE) Non-Profit Organisation issued a license in 2002 for the first time to the South African Chapter of the AEE, the Southern African Association Energy Efficiency (SAEE), now known as the Southern African Energy Efficiency Confederation (SAEEC), together with the Energy Training Foundation (EnTF), a then division of Energy Cybernetics (Pty) Ltd. Energy Cybernetics was bought by the EOH Group, with the EnTF services later integrated into the EOH Learning and Development leg of the group.

Energy Jargon

AEE – Association of Energy Engineers
CEM – Certified Energy Manager
CEA – Certified Energy Auditor
CWEP – Certified Water Efficiency Professional
REP – Certified Renewable Energy Professional
CRM – Certified Carbon Reduction Manager
BEP – Certified Business Energy Professional
CMVP – Certified Measurement and Verification Professional