Certification renewal application
Association of Energy Engineers (AEE) qualifications programs are designed to raise the professional standards of those engaged in energy efficiency, energy management, sustainable business practices.
Certification renewal application
Association of Energy Engineers (AEE) qualifications programs are designed to raise the professional standards of those engaged in energy efficiency, energy management, sustainable business practices through targeted continuing educational programs of professional development requiring renewal of Certification qualifications every three years.
AEE Certified Professionals are required to demonstrate the development of Continuing Professional Competency (CPC) as a condition for certification renewal. The CPC requirements will be satisfied when course providers conduct courses that will enhance and improve professional skills in the area certified.
How to renew
Each certified professional is required to obtain Continuing Education Units (CEU) or Professional Development Hours (PDH) each renewal period of 3 years. A total of 10 renewal credits are required.
Activities that count towards renewal include (must be applicable to your certification type):
– Internal training
– Training courses
– Presenting papers at conferences
– Active service on committees of associations
– Writing papers for technical publications
Only courses that are related to your certification will be accepted as credits towards your certification renewal (including MBA’s and PhD’s).
Quick Renewal Reference Guide
CEUs, course credits, non-credit hours, contact hours, or professional development hours can be converted into AEE credits for certification purposes by calculating hours of training, or contact hours, to Personal Development Hours (PDHs); ie:
Providers of suitable activities
The course, workshop, conference or seminar provider shall be a recognized organization or continuing education department of an organization which meets the following:
– The provider must maintain an attendance register, list of instructors, and program of the course duration and topics covered
– Each attendee shall be provided with a Certificate of Participation indicating Learning Event attended, date, location and any CPD credits awarded by ECSA or similar body
Retired Certification status
A certified professional, upon retiring and reaching the age of sixty-five, will be designated as “(name of certification held)-Retired,” will no longer be required to pay renewal fees, and will no longer be listed in our directory of actively practicing certified professionals. No further reporting is necessary except to notify the Certification Director of meeting the age requirement by sending a copy of the retired certified professional’s Driver’s License.
Suspension or Revocation of Certification
Certification will be terminated for professionals who do not accumulate the required professional credits, unless, in the judgment of the certification board, extenuating circumstances exist and the deficiency can be readily overcome. The certification board reserves the right to revoke certification due to violation of AEE’s ethical standards.
Reinstatement of Certification
Professionals who do not complete requirements for recertification by the certification expiration date will be notified in writing of their suspension from using the certification designation and will no longer be listed as a holder of that certification in any AEE publication until the professional:
Retakes the certification exam OR,
Acquires make-up points at a cumulative total, equal to 3.5 credits per year for every year since the most recent activation date of certification (This is only an option if fewer than three renewal cycles have elapsed since the certification’s expiration date)