We are very excited to announce CABEC’s new Associate Energy Analyst (AEA) accreditation!
The AEA accreditation is targeted to professionals who work closely with the California Building Energy Efficiency Standards as they gain the work experience or energy modeling expertise needed to become full Certified Energy Analysts (CEAs). This would include but not be limited to candidates new to the energy industry, California Energy Commission staff, utility staff, Building Officials, Architects, Engineers, Manufacturers and similar. There will be separate AEA accreditations for the residential and nonresidential energy standards.
The AEA provides professional recognition for passing the multiple choice portion of the rigorous CEA exams without CEU’s or direct work experience requirement. The AEA program has been designed and implemented by your CABEC representatives based on members’ requests and feedback regarding the need for an intermediate energy analyst accreditation on the way towards full CEA status.
- Be a current CABEC Member in good standing
- Pass the multiple choice portion of the CEA exam for the current code cycle
- Take the Professional Practices Workshop on the CABEC website
- No application or maintenance fees as long as applicant is a CABEC Member in good standing.
Candidates that pass the AEA Exam and have their application requirements approved will be listed as an accredited AEA on the CABEC website, and will receive a certificate acknowledging AEA status. The AEA accreditation will be updated with each California energy code cycle.
As a CABEC member and an AEA, each candidate will have all of the CABEC benefits as well as a profile included in the “Find a Consultant” listing which will be available for potential employers to seek their services.
The AEA will be a first step for some candidates to complete the Certified Energy Analyst (CEA) certification and will work in conjunction with the existing CEA program.
Look for more details on the AEA program and registration announcements soon! This program commenced September 2018 with the exams in San Jose and San Diego. If you would like more information about how to become an AEA, please contact [email protected]bec.org.