This half-day workshop will focus on preparing candidates to take the multiple-choice portion of the Residential or Nonresidential Certified Energy Analyst (CEA) exam administered through CABEC (this multiple choice exam is also the primary component of the intermediate AEA accreditation).
The workshop includes key information about how the exam was developed, exam competencies and objectives, sample questions, study resources and exam taking tips. This workshop will also include hands-on modeling of a sample project, including strategies for project assessment, gathering and organizing plan take-offs, and identifying common modeling mistakes.
Note: Participants are encouraged to bring laptop computers with the most current version of the compliance software and be prepared to use it.
Multiple-choice Exam Workshop Outline – AEA Accreditation Course (4 hours)
- Multiple-choice Exam Structure and Scoring
- Multiple-choice Exam Competencies and Objectives
- Sample Questions
Modeling Exam Workshop Outline: (Not offered at CABEC Conference) ACM Exam Structure and Scoring Hands-on Modeling (Sample Project) Common ACM Exam Modeling Mistakes Exam Tips and Q&A
Key Messages/ Learning Objectives
- Describe the AEA / CEA exam development process and structure.
- Identify the competencies and objectives (behaviors) that are represented in the Residential or Nonresidential CEA exam.
- Identify appropriate study resources and describe how to use them effectively.
- Energy Consultant
Brian Selby, Selby Energy, Inc
Brian is a Principal at Selby Energy, Inc., where his primary role is developing and delivering energy code training for the Energy Codes Ace Title 24 Essentials courses. He has over 30 years’ experience as an energy consultant and residential building designer and has been a HERS rater for over 15 years. He interacts with the California Energy Commission (CEC), Investor Owned Utilities (IOUs), association professionals and other industry stakeholders to foster education, promotion and compliance with the California Building Energy Standards. For the past four years he’s worked closely with CABEC and other stakeholders developing and implementing the CEA Exam program and is a member if the Compliance Improvement Advisory Group (CIAG). Brian is a Certified Energy Analyst (CEA), HERS Rater and serves on the CABEC board of directors. Born and raised in Sonora, his background includes owning and operating a successful building design, energy consulting and HERS rating business. Brian is very passionate and committed to helping this industry learn and adapt to the ever changing requirements of the energy code.
Professional Certifications and Affiliations:
• Certified HERS Rater through CalCERTS – Newly Constructed Homes, Residential Alterations, Nonresidential, Solar, RCA-I, RCA-II, HVAC Replacement, Building Envelope, and Tax Credits
• CABEC Certified Energy Analyst (CEA)
• EPA Certified HVAC Technician, Type II