CEA Exam Registration (2016 Standards)

Registration is now OPEN for a new June exam date in Santa Rosa!

Southern California: Wednesday, May 16, 2018, 7:30am to 5pm
Location: SDG&E Energy Innovation Center, 4760 Clairemont Mesa Blvd., San Diego, CA 92117

Northern California: Monday, May 21, 2018, 7:30am to 5pm
Location: PG&E Energy Training Center*, 3136 Boeing Way, Stockton, CA 95206
*Continental Breakfast, Lunch and Snacks included in this location

NEW! North Bay: Friday, June 22, 2018, 7:30am to 5pm
Sonoma/Mendocino residents: $100 discount for Sonoma Clean Power customers!*
Location: County of Sonoma Workforce Development Training Center**, 575 Administration Drive, Suite 117C, Santa Rosa, CA
* In support of the Advanced Energy Rebuild Program, Sonoma Clean Power will be offering a discount of $100 off the exam fee for Sonoma Clean Power customers in Sonoma and Mendocino counties. To receive your discount code for $100, please e-mail programs@sonomacleanpower.org with your current address.
** Coffee and water served at this location

Make your exam selection(s) below, and pay via any major credit card using our secure form!

(Looking for September Exam dates? Registration will open after this round of exams has completed. Please check back soon and watch for announcements!)


CEA Exam types offered at this round:

  • Res OR Nonres 2016 Full (ACM + Multiple Choice) New Exam: $350 for CABEC Professional Members, $500 for Standard/Student Members and non-Members
  • Res OR Nonres New Exam Multiple-choice only: $200 for CABEC Professional Members, $300 for Standard/Student Members and non-Members (must have passed 2013 or 2016 Standards ACM/Modeling exam portion)
  • Res OR Nonres New Exam Modeling-only (ACM): $100 for CABEC Professional Members, $150 for Standard/Student Members and non-Members (must have passed 2013 or 2016 Multiple-choice exam portion)
  • Res OR Nonres 2016-Standards Re-Certifications: $200 for CABEC Professional Members, $300 for Standard/Student Members and non-Members (for current 2013-Standards CEAs only)

Make your exam selection(s) below, and pay via any major credit card using our secure form!

  • After submitting your registration, you will be emailed a confirmation and receipt at the email address you submit.
  • Not sure which exam(s) to sign up for? Click to learn more about CABEC’s policies related to 2016 Standards certifications, or contact us with questions!
  • Organizations: If you would like to pay for multiple registrations in bulk, please contact us for a coupon code.
  • CABEC Professional Members! (via pop-up, without leaving this page) for significant exam discounts!
  • Not a Professional Member? If you’d like to receive discounts on all CEA process related costs, please make sure you’re an active CABEC Professional Member!
  • Cancellation policy: Full refund if requested > 7 days before exam, credit for full amount towards future purchase if requested 1-7 days prior to exam. No refunds for cancellations requested < 24 hours prior to exams.
  • If you have both Res & Nonres CEAs (or need to register for a different combination of exams), please register for each exam portion separately by filling out and submitting this form once for each portion or cert. (Sorry for the inconvenience!)
  • If you are a Current 2013 CEA who achieved your certification(s) PRIOR to 2017, make sure you’ve paid your 2017 Maintenance Fees to keep you certification current, and ensure you qualify for the shorter, discounted Re-Certification Exam(s).
  • ACM/Modeling Software: If you are taking the ACM/modeling portion of the CEA Exam, you need to make sure that you have the most recent energy modeling software installed BEFORE coming to the exam facility. If you do not, this will negatively impact your ability to upload and pass the exam. Qualifying software packages:
    • RESIDENTIAL: CBECC-RES 2016(v3.0), or Energy Pro (v7.2.2.0)
    • NONRESIDENTIAL: CBECC-COM 2016 (v3.0 Build 963), Energy Pro (v7.2.2.0), or IES VE Title (24:5.0)

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