A list of certifications, accreditations, and certificate programs for BEM practitioners (and, in some cases, more broadly for energy engineers and analysts) has been assembled and is available below.
|Name of Certiﬁcation||Organization / Institution||Short Description|
|Certiﬁed Energy Analyst (CEA)||CABEC||This is a comprehensive examination for California Energy Analysts that incorporates California energy code standards.|
|Associate Energy Analyst (AEA)||CABEC||This is meant as a stepping stone towards CEA for those who are still working on getting experience with the Standards and energy modeling.|
|Building Energy Modeling
|ASHRAE||"An ANSI-Accredited Personnel Certiﬁcation Program under ISO/IEC 17024 (#1139), validates competency to model new and existing buildings and systems with the full range of physics; and evaluate, select, use, calibrate and interpret the results of energy modeling software where applied to building and systems energy performance and economics."|
|Building Energy Simulation Analyst
|AEE (Association of Energy Engineers)||They are no longer accepting new applications – only renewals. "AEE's Building Energy Simulation Analyst (BESA™) professional certiﬁcation is designed to recognize individuals with special expertise and experience in the area of utilizing building energy simulation software to assess a facility's energy performance."|
|Certiﬁed Energy Manager (CEM)||AEE||"The Certiﬁed Energy Manager is an individual who optimizes 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."|
|Building Energy Modeling Graduate
|BCIT - British Columbia Institute of Technology||The certiﬁcation is a series of courses that assess Building Science, Building Energy, and Management & Communication skills.|
|Home Energy Rating System
|RESNET - Residential Energy Services Network||"A Certiﬁed Home Energy Rater or Rater is a person trained and certiﬁed by an accredited Home Energy Rating Provider to inspect and evaluate a home’s energy features, prepare a home energy rating and make recommendations for improvements that will save the homeowner energy and money."|
This table was initially developed from content developed by the CalBEM initiative led by Southern California Edison. In 2021, CalBEM led a research effort to evaluate educational opportunities and make recommendations for future opportunities which were documented in the report Recommendations for BEM Education in California. A list of certification programs was included in Appendix 4 of the report.
- "BEMP – Building Energy Modeling Professional Certification". ASHRAE.
- "Certified Building Energy Simulation Analyst". AEE.
- "CEM – Certified Energy Manager". AEE.
- "How to Become a Certified Home Energy Rater". RESNET.
- Strategic Energy Innovations (November 8, 2021). "Recommendations for Building Energy Modeling in California".