ABOUT Certified Practitioner in Energy Management Systems (50001 CP EnMS)
The following information applies to the CP EnMS Certification. The scope of which includes the following:
- Works with an organization to establish and/or maintain an energy management system that meets the requirements of ISO 50001.
- Works with an organization to integrate ISO 50001 with their existing management systems.
Candidates must meet the academic and experience requirements, and pass both core examinations in order to become certified.
The 50001 CP EnMS Certification is
ANSI/ISO/IEC 17024 accredited.
A fee of $500.00 dollars is payable with the filing of the application. No application or examination fee refunds are allowed.
For each re-examination held via Remote Testing, a fee of $200.00 will be required. No refunds allowed.
Three-year renewal fee: $150 for CP EnMS certification until 12/31/2021
$300 Renewal Fee for all certifications due after January 1, 2022.
No refunds allowed.
Applicants will be approved to register for the CP EnMS certification examinations upon successfully documenting fulfillment of the following requirements:
|Option||Academic Credentials||Energy Management and / or ISO MS Experience*|
|1||Professional Engineering license, AEE Certified Energy Manager certification, USDOE Industrial Assessment Center certification, or EUREM Certificate |
Four-year engineering degree.
|2||Four-year degree in energy management, engineering, architecture, science or math||4 Years|
|3||Four year degree||5 Years|
* If only ISO management systems experience is claimed, it must include a minimum of providing technical assistance to one facility resulting in implementation of ISO 50001, or participating as a team lead in one ISO 50001 internal audit.
Academic Credentials must be obtained from an accredited college or university.
Energy Management Experience is defined as:
A minimum number of years’ energy management experience, defined as energy management or energy efficiency experience in facilities, projects or programs.
The energy management and energy efficiency experience must include, 1) identifying and/or implementing opportunities to improve the energy performance of facilities, equipment or processes, or 2) implementing energy management system(s). This experience must be a significant component of the required relevant experience. Significant component is defined as more than 50 percent of the relevant experience submitted as evidence for certification.
ISO Management Experience is defined as:
a) ISO 50001 or,
b) a nationally recognized energy management systems standard (e.g. ANSI/MSE 2000-2008 and prEN 16001:2008) or,
c) ISO 14001 with energy as a significant aspect.
This information must be submitted on the education and experience part of the application form, with enough detail provided on that form to easily verify that all of these experience requirements have been met, including details on experience identifying and/or implementing opportunities to improve the energy performance of facilities, equipment or processes or implementing an energy management system(s).
NOTE: If a candidate’s experience is primarily as a consultant or third- party provider, the requisite years of experience are demonstrated by describing the type of work performed and actual time spent. Experience claimed from individual projects shall not exceed the total time worked.
Exam Information and Preparation
The CP EnMS Exam consists of two parts:
- Core1 – includes topics on energy, energy efficiency, and statistics.
- Core2 – includes topics on ISO 50001 EnMS concepts, business decision making, and internal audit.
The exam will be scheduled via AEE Remote Proctoring.
The following references can be used during the exam:
- ISO 50001:2018 Energy Management Systems – Requirements with Guidance for use
- Scratch paper and pencils
- 12in X16in white board to the list of reference items
It is suggested that you bring a hand held calculator to use during the exam. You may use any non-programmable scientific, business/financial or graphing calculator.
The following section summarizes the body of knowledge covered on the 50001 EnMS Certified Practitioner Core exams:
The IEnMP policy for awarding the 50001 CP EnMS recertification is to allow Certificants three years from the date of certification to meet recertification requirements, which are:
- Adhering to the IEnMP Standards of Professional Practice.
- Completing Continuing Professional Development requirements.
- Submitting payment of required fees and verifying contact information.
- Remaining current with any changes to normative references that may impact the 50001 CP EnMS Scheme.
IEnMP Standards of Professional Practice
Regardless of any other professional affiliation, these IEnMP Standards of Professional Practice apply to those individuals applying for certification (Candidates) or certified by IEnMP (Certificants). The IEnMP Standards of Professional Practice establish appropriate and enforceable professional conduct standards and explain the minimal ethical behavior requirements for Candidates and Certificants.
As a Certificant or Candidate, the IEnMP Standards of Professional Practice should guide work with any client. In these Standards of Professional Practice, the term “client” includes any other individual or individuals with whom the Candidate or Certificant interacts.
The standards of professional practice are as follows:
- Conduct my business and/or professional activities with honesty and integrity.
- Represent my certifications and qualifications honestly and accurately.
- Strive to maintain and improve my professional knowledge and competence through regular self-assessments and continuing education or training.
- Act in a manner free of bias and discrimination against clients or customers.
- Maintain the privacy of individuals and confidentiality of information obtained in the course of my duties unless disclosure is required by a legal authority.
- Follow all certification policies, procedures, guidelines and requirements of IEnMP.
- Act in accordance with all applicable national and local laws and regulations, which include all applicable business, employment, copyright, and intellectual-property laws.
Continuing Professional Development Requirements
Continuing Professional Development is the ongoing learning process a Certificant employs to advance professional knowledge, skills and abilities. Completion of this process is necessary to maintain the 50001 CP EnMS credential.
The two categories of activities needed for recertification are Continuing Education and Continuing Work Experience as described below:
The certification holder must complete a minimum of 30 PDHs. Activity must be relevant to topics related to the exam content outline as described in the 50001 CP EnMS Exam Preparation section. Activity must be started after the certification is attained and completed before the end of recertification voluntary lapse period.
Topics eligible for PDHs credit are listed below and must be in the Field of Certification:
Energy Fundamentals, Energy Sources and Demand Characteristics, ISO 50001 Energy Management System Concepts, Operating Characteristics of Key Energy Using Systems, Fundamentals of System Optimization, Renewables, Fundamentals of Energy Project Management – for Developing Action Plans, Data Collection and Use, Fundamentals of Business Decision Making, Energy, Management Systems, Internal Audit, Models, Regulatory Requirements, Instrumentation & Controls, Statistics.
IEnMP encourages Certificants to help promote the energy industry. Accordingly continuing education credit will be awarded for participation in activities that are energy industry-related.
|* Conferences, Seminars and Workshops includes non-college courses, company sponsored by professional organization or by an independent consultant.|
* Courses (including webinars)
* Webinars or exams scheduled to address changes in standards impacting ISO 50001.
* Participation in Energy industry promotion activities.
* Certification – awarded by technical or professional organizations.
|1 PDH per contact hour||Documentation supporting each activity may be submitted to IEnMP on the CE Template (See Apply for Recertification). Documentation may include (but is not limited to):
Copy of Certificate earned
Name and signature of Training Sponsor
Name and signature of Immediate Supervisor or Manager
Copy of handwritten sign in sheet
Copy of Identification badge
Copy of confirmation email upon completion of formal directed home study course
|College Credit Courses||10 PDHs per credit hour||Proof - transcript and statement of which exam content outline topics the course is related to|
Continuing Work Experience
The certification holder must complete a minimum of 350 hours of work relating to energy management during the period of certification. Work hours must be logged after the certification is attained and completed before the end of recertification voluntary lapse period.
|Work and/or research encompassing energy management such as ISO 50001, energy management business processes, energy efficiency, and associated emerging technologies / processes;|
Auditing as a member of an ISO 50001 audit team
|350 Hours||Submit a statement of how the work is energy management-related as noted below.
If you have a supervisor, they should prepare the following statement, and submit either via email directly to support@IEnMP.org or as an attached signed PDF.
If you are self-employed, complete and submit the following statement either via email directly to support@IEnMP.org or as an attached signed PDF.
"During the period, [Your Name] has worked a minimum of 350 hours of work in the field of energy management. This work can be described as follows: (please provide a brief description of the work and your role)"
The recertification renewal fee is $150.00 paid at time of recertification.
ISO 50001 Standard Changes
The ISO 50001 standard is subject to change, and may impact the 50001 CP EnmS certification scheme. As a result, the Certificant is required to remain current with any updates to the 50001 CP EnMS certification. These updates may include a new certification exam or a bridge exam reflecting revisions to the standard or other requirements as defined by the industry.