ISO 50001 is becoming the global standard to effectively manage energy. The Institute for Energy Management Professionals (IEnMP) was created as a non-profit organization, initially funded by the U.S. Department of Energy, to provide certifications to individuals in support of ISO 50001.

IEnMP Certification Overview

In order to attain any of the IEnMP certifications, the candidate is required to meet the eligibility requirements for education and experience, and pass an examination. IEnMP currently offers three credentials:

  • 50001 Certified Practitioner in Energy Management Systems (50001 CP EnMS)
    The 50001 CP EnMS is for individuals who have demonstrated knowledge and working experience in energy management system related activities. This certification is a prerequisite for the SEP Performance Verifier certification.

  • EPI ISO 50001 Lead Auditor Certification
    The EPI ISO 50001 Lead Auditor credential is created to support an international workforce focused on maximizing the energy savings impact of ISO 50001 implementation in industrial, commercial, and public sector organizations.

  • SEP Performance Verifier Certification
    The SEP Performance Verifier is for individuals who review and evaluate calculations supporting a client’s application of the SEP Industrial Sector M&V Protocol and SEP Industrial Scorecard. The SEP Performance Verifier will also verify the client’s energy performance claims, and justify the audit findings related to energy improvement calculations.

IEnMP US Department of Energy Support

IEnMP supports the US Department of Energy (DOE) by offering ANSI accredited personnel certifications in support of the “50001 Ready ” , ISO 50001, and Superior Energy Performance (SEP) Programs. IEnMP certified individuals have the option of focusing on ISO 50001 or also on SEP.

The SEP 2018 Program, targeted for an August 2018 launch, will change the SEP auditing requirements. Individuals desiring to lead SEP 2018 audits will be required to have the EPI ISO 50001 Lead Auditor certification, and complete the SEP Update Training course. In anticipation of this change, IEnMP is no longer accepting applications for the SEP Lead Auditor certification. Currently certified SEP Lead Auditors will be able to audit SEP 2012 and 2017 until February of 2020.

IEnMP Statement of Impartiality

IEnMP is dedicated to impartiality in all certification-related activities. IEnMP activities are independent of external pressures (including political, commercial and financial pressures). The Operations Committee has the responsibility to ensure that all IEnMP activities are performed in an impartial manner. This responsibility includes:

  • A proactive review of potential threats to impartiality and subsequent efforts to mitigate these threats,
  • Identifying and managing actual or perceived conflicts of interest,
  • Ensuring that the certification process is fair to all applicants and candidates,
  • Treating all applicants, candidates, and certificants equally with their fulfillment of certification requirements as the sole determinant of the certification decision.


Candidates may appeal the results of eligibility determination or the examinations within 30 days of the date of receipt of the results. The written appeal must include the stated appeal, the reason for the appeal (including relevant supporting materials), and appellant’s day phone number.  The appeal should be submitted to, which will result in a case number for tracking purposes.   The appeal will be submitted to the IEnMP Appeals Board in accordance with standard operating procedures.  The Appeals Board or its representative shall notify the IEnMP Certification Director and the Executive Committee of the decision within 14 days from the Appeals Board determination.  The IEnMP Certification Director will have the responsibility to communicate the Appeals Board decision to the appellant.

The certifications offered by IEnMP encompass the following areas:

50001 CP EnMS


The 50001 Certified Practitioner in Energy Management Systems
(CP EnMS) helps organizations in conforming to the requirements of the ISO 50001 plus the additional SEP requirements.

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SEP Lead

SEP Lead Auditors assess an organization’s management system conformance to ISO 50001 & additional SEP requirements. These are documented in ANSI MSE 50021. (No longer offered)

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SEP Performance

SEP Performance Verifiers assess an organization’s application of the SEP M&V Protocol and SEP Industrial Scorecard. Also evaluates the energy performance claims.

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EPI ISO 50001
Lead Auditor

The EPI ISO 50001 Lead Auditor credential is created to support an international workforce focused on maximizing the energy savings impact of ISO 50001 in industrial, commercial, & public sectors.

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