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ABOUT CERTIFIED PRACTITIONER IN ENERGY MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS (CP EnMS) CERTIFICATION.

The following information applies to the Certified Practitioner in Energy Management Systems (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 establish an energy management system that meets ANSI MSE 50021.
  • Works with an organization to integrate ISO 50001 with their existing management systems.

Certification to CP EnMS is sector-specific. Candidates must meet the sector-specific academic and experience requirements, and pass both the core examination and the sector-specific examination for the sector for which certification is being sought.

Impartiality

IEnMP and its Advisory Board endorse the principles of impartiality, fairness and equal opportunity and commit to act impartially, fair and equitably in relation to its applicants, candidates and Certificants, including but limited to 1) applying its standards and requirements for examinations and certifications equally to all individuals regardless of age, race, religion, gender, national origin, veteran status or disability, 2) implementing its policies and procedures impartially and fairly, 3) not restricting certification based on undue financial or other limiting conditions, and 4) not allowing commercial, financial or other pressures to compromise impartiality in certification activities.

Appeals

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 support@IEnMP.org, 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 CP EnMS Certification is ANSI/ISO/IEC 17024 accredited.

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Fees

A one time application fee of $75.00 is required for processing your experience and compliance to the eligibility requirements.

The current examination fee is $595 which includes a CORE and Industrial sector-specific exam. The CORE exam alone is $350 and the Industrial sector-specific examination is $245. Exam Fees will be paid at the time of registration.

 

Minimum Requirements

CP EnMS Minimum Requirements

The CP EnMS certification is currently offered for the industrial sector.

Applicants will be scheduled to take the CP EnMS certification examinations upon successfully documenting fulfillment of the following requirements:

OptionAcademic CredentialsEnergy Management and / or ISO MS Experience*
1P.E., CEM, IAC , EUREM Certificate with four-year engineering degree.3 Years
2Four-year degree in energy management, engineering, architecture, science or math4 Years
3Four year degree 5 Years
4None6 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.

A candidate will receive the CP EnMS certificate only after both 1) having passed the examination and 2) having submitted evidence of satisfying the Academic and Energy Management / ISO Management System experience outlined in the table above. The experience requirement may be met by having energy management experience, ISO Management Systems experience, or a combination of the two.

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 within facilities in the relevant sector(s) for this work. Experience claimed from individual projects shall not exceed the total time worked.

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 with commercial buildings or industrial facilities. Energy management is defined as energy efficiency experience in facilities, projects or programs.

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.

Industrial Sector Experience

Candidates applying for certification in the industrial sector must have the requisite experience in an industrial work environment.  Energy efficiency experience includes identifying and/or implementing opportunities to improve the energy performance of industrial facilities’ systems or processes as a significant component of required relevant experience. Significant component is defined as more than 50 percent of the time period submitted as evidence of the required relevant experience.

The IEnMP definition for the industrial sector encompass the following NAICS codes:

  • Manufacturing (NAICS 31-33)
  • Water and Wastewater Treatment (NAICS 2213)
  • Mining (NAICS 21)

This is equivalent to the following ISO 50003 technical areas:

  • Industry – light to medium
  • Industry – heavy
  • Mining and energy extraction

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 in the industrial work environment and details on experience in relationship to identifying and/or implementing opportunities to improve the energy performance of industrial facilities’ systems or processes.

 

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Exam Preparation

CP EnMS – Industrial Exam Preparation

The scope of the CP EnMS – Industrial Sector exam encompasses the following:

The CP EnMS – Industrial exhibits core knowledge and skills needed to work with an organization to:

  • establish and/or maintain an energy management system that meets the requirements of ISO 50001.
  • establish and/or maintain an energy management system that meets ANSI MSE 50021.
  • integrate ISO 50001 with their existing management systems.

The CP EnMS – Industrial exhibits additional knowledge and skills necessary to work with an industrial organization to:

  • establish and/or maintain an energy management system that meets the requirements of ISO 50001.
  • establish and/or maintain an energy management system that meets ANSI MSE 50021.
  • integrate ISO 50001 with their existing management systems.

The following references and materials are provided during the exam:

  • SEP Certification Protocol
  • ANSI/MSE 50021-2013 SEP Additional Requirements for Energy Management Systems
  • SEP Measurement and Verification Protocol for Industry
  • SEP Industrial Facility Best Practice Scorecard
  • ISO 50001:2011 Energy Management Systems – Requirements with Guidance for use
  • Scratch paper, pencils, and calculator

The following section summarizes the body of knowledge covered on the CP EnMS Core and Industrial exams:



K1. Energy Fundamentals (6-8% of core exam)

  • Definitions of energy, power, 1st law of thermodynamics
  • Conservation of energy, mass, momentum
  • Commonly used units of measure
  • Conversion of units of measure
  • Consistency of units – kilowatt vs. kwh
  • Seasonal effects on energy use
  • Future energy use estimation
  • Equalization of energy units for operations
  • Energy bills – how to read
  • Impact of weather on energy use
  • Diminishing returns for audit detail
  • Intensity of energy use

K2. Understanding Energy Sources and Demand Characteristics (3-4% of core exam)

  • Basics of electricity generation and line losses
  • Characteristics of natural gas, biofuels, and other common fuel sources
  • Conversion to source fuel (site vs. source)
  • Understanding demand charges
  • Energy demand versus total energy consumed
  • Facility energy consumption

K3. Problem-Solving Skills (1-2% of core exam)

  • Skills needed to approach an unfamiliar system
  • Risk assessment and energy planning
  • Attribute energy use appropriately

K4. Understanding ISO 50001 Energy Management System Concepts (15-18% of core exam)

  • Document control
  • Records
  • Management review
  • Continuous improvement constructs
  • Internal audit / root cause analysis / corrective action
  • Management of change
  • Leverage management system elements in place
  • Alignment of goals within the organization
  • Connecting EnPIs and energy objectives with business objectives
  • Training and communication systems
  • Management system terms
  • Energy procurement
  • Operational controls
  • Criteria for effective operation and maintenance of a process
  • Organizational structures

K6. Operating Characteristics of Key Energy Using Systems (1-2% of core exam)

  • Fan systems
  • HVACR systems
  • Combined heat and power
  • Lighting
  • Building envelope

K7. Fundamentals of System Optimization (3-5% of core exam)

  • Efficient components don’t necessarily result in an efficient system
  • Many systems are oversized for the work required
  • Maintenance as a necessary component of energy planning
  • System must be adjusted to changes in demands over time

K9. Renewables (1-2% of core exam)

  • Incorporating renewables
  • Justifying use of renewables / alternative sources

K10. Fundamentals of Energy Project Management – for Developing Action Plans (5-6% of core exam)

  • Schedule
  • Tasks
  • Resources
  • Interactions
  • Goals / outcomes
  • Estimation of energy savings

K12. Data Collection and Use (5-7% of core exam)

  • Energy data reliability – accuracy, precision, repeatability
  • Data integration and reconciliation
  • Understanding calibration and its contribution to data accuracy

K13. Fundamentals of Business Decision Making (3-4% of core exam)

  • Internal rate of return
  • Time value of money
  • Opportunity cost
  • Lifecycle cost
  • Basic Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP)



P1. Energy (25-30% of core exam)

  • Establish and conduct an energy review
  • Identify all energy sources
  • Identify energy uses and consumption
  • Identify significant energy uses
  • Identify opportunities for energy performance improvement
  • Establish a system for the organization to track and manage energy use and consumption
  • Determine and develop criteria for the effective operation and maintenance of significant energy uses that supports energy performance improvement
  • Establish methods for evaluation of performance improvement opportunities to consider when planning new, modified or renovated equipment, facilities, processes and systems that can have an impact on energy performance
  • Establish a system for the organization to monitor and measure outputs of the energy review, significant energy uses, relationship between significant energy use and consumption, relevant variables, EnPIs, and the effectiveness of action plans in achieving objectives and targets
  • Evaluate a site for conformance with energy planning requirement
  • Use an energy baseline as a point of comparison

P3. Management Systems (20-25% of core exam)

  • Apply energy management systems in the context of ISO 50001
  • Determine systems, processes policies and procedures needed to implement and maintain an EnMS for the organization
  • Analyze existing systems, processes policies and procedures in the organization regarding energy, including communication
  • Perform an ISO 50001 gap assessment
  • Perform a SEP gap assessment
  • Create an EnMS implementation strategy to address the gaps in the systems, processes, policies and procedures related to ISO 50001 and SEP and address future updates
  • Create a business case to persuade management to act on the recommendations of the implementation strategy for processes, policies, and procedures
  • Define scope and boundary of EnMS
  • Define roles and responsibilities for EnMS
  • Develop an energy policy
  • Identify the appropriateness of the energy policy
  • Identify legal and other requirements related to energy uses
  • Establish objectives, targets and action plans appropriate to the organization’s energy performance improvement opportunities
  • Monitor progress toward completion of the action plan
  • Determine skills needed to implement and maintain an EnMS
  • Analyze competence available in the organization regarding energy management
  • Create a training plan to fill the gaps in competence
  • Determine required and value added documents and records and related controls
  • Work with the organization to establish a procurement policy that is evaluated on the basis of energy performance and the criteria for doing so
  • Design and direct an internal audit program
  • Develop and create a sustainable system for nonconformance, corrective and preventive action
  • Integrate EnMS management review into existing management oversight activities

P5. Internal Audit (3-4% of core exam)

  • Apply internal audit to energy performance improvement
  • Prepare the organization for ISO 50001 3rd-party audit
  • Prepare the organization for an SEP 3rd-party audit



K1. Energy Fundamentals (8-10% of industrial exam)

  • Energy balance
  • Normalize / frame what’s going on regarding energy use and operations.
  • Compare energy use in base year to current year
  • Balance energy flows
  • Integrating energy flow into the process flow diagrams
  • Energy sources – normalize different sources
  • Impact of operations and other variables
  • Materiality – how many processes will you select for an internal audit

K2. Understanding Energy Sources and Demand Characteristics (3-4% of industrial exam)

  • Understanding the basic processes – from energy source to end use
  • Incorporating energy sources into R&D and operational planning

K3. Problem-Solving Skills (1-2% of industrial exam)

  • Compare calculations with the expected energy use of the operations

K4. Understanding ISO 50001 Energy Management System Concepts (2-3% of industrial exam)

  • Impact of new processes on energy use

K5. Models (8-10% of industrial exam)

  • Basic statistics (linear models vs. non-linear models)
  • Cumulative sum control chart (CUSUM) statistical process control technique
  • Basic understanding of process models
  • Identifying model inputs and outputs
  • Consistency between inputs and outputs in models
  • Equations and statistical programs/applications
  • SEP M&V protocol required equations
  • Relationship between components and system

K6. Operating Characteristics of Key Energy Using Systems (5-8% of industrial exam)

  • Compressed air
  • Process heating
  • Steam systems
  • Pumping systems
  • Process cooling systems

K7. Fundamentals of System Optimization (3-5% of core exam)

  • Efficient components don’t necessarily result in an efficient system
  • Many systems are oversized for the work required
  • Maintenance as a necessary component of energy planning
  • System must be adjusted to changes in demands over time

K8. Regulatory Requirements (4-6% of industrial exam)

  • Awareness of relationship between environmental regulation and energy use

K11. Instrumentation & Controls (3-4% of industrial exam)

  • Types of controls
  • How instrumentation and controls are used

K12. Data Collection and Use (3-5% of industrial exam)

  • Continuous and periodic monitoring

K13. Fundamentals of Business Decision Making (2-4% of industrial exam)

  • Translation from operational language to management terms



P1. Energy (30-35% of industrial exam)

  • Analyze energy use
  • Create an energy balance
  • Apply the appropriate SEP M&V protocol in determining relevant variables, establishing a baseline, and determining SEP energy performance
  • Apply the SEP Scorecard for the mature pathway as relevant
  • Establish a system for the organization to track and manage energy use and consumption
  • Calculate energy usage baseline
  • Evaluate relevance of variables to energy use
  • Evaluate data quality to support the planning process
  • Recognize appropriate application of EnPIs
  • Develop EnPIs appropriate to the organization.
  • Apply baseline model to current period – application of M&V Protocol

P2. Statistics (12-14% of industrial exam)

  • Identify independent linear variables
  • Test for linearity
  • Calculate significance, p-value
  • Regression analysis
  • Evaluate future energy use related to operations
  • Project future energy use related to operations

P5. Internal Audit (3-5% of industrial exam)

  • Conclude whether the organization has determined how it will meet the requirements of the ISO 50001 and SEP


 

Recertification

Overview

The IEnMP policy for awarding the Certified Practitioner in Energy Management Systems (CP EnMS) recertification is to allow Certificants three years from the date of certification to meet our recertification requirements, which are:

  1. Adhering to the IEnMP Standards of Professional Practice.
  2. Completing Continuing Professional Development requirements.
  3. Receiving payment of required annual fees and verifying contact information.
  4. Remaining current with any changes to normative references that may impact the CP EnMS Scheme.

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.

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 CP EnMS credential.

The two categories of activities needed for recertification are Continuing Education and Continuing Work Experience as described below:

Certificants must submit verification of completion prior to the end of the recertification period. Submissions can be ongoing throughout the recertification period. It is the sole responsibility of the Certificant to track and submit activity. Audits will be conducted for a percentage of recertifying individuals.

Continuing Education

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 CP EnMS Exam Preparation section. Activity must be started after the certification is obtained and completed before the end of recertification period.

CategoryPDHDocumentation to Obtain
* Training

* Seminars at Energy Conferences

* Courses (Web-based training is acceptable)

* Webinars or exams scheduled to address changes in standards impacting CP EnMS
1 PDH per contact hourCertificate of attendance and statement of which exam content outline topics the PDH is related to

Documentation supporting each activity must be submitted to IEnMP. 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

Please indicate on the form what your role was in the listed activity from the list below.
 
Participant
Volunteer
Presenter
Instructor
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

Evidence must be submitted verifying that the Certificant is working in energy management for a minimum of 350 hours. Work must be started after the certification is obtained and completed before the end of recertification period.

CategoryHoursDocumentation to Obtain
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 HoursSubmit documentation of work hours and provide a statement of how the work is energy management-related.

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, please complete and submit this statement either via email directly to support@IEnMP.org or as an attached signed PDF:


"During the period , 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)"

Fees

The fees are $50 per year, paid annually. Contact information will be updated when payment is received.

Normative Reference Changes

The list of relevant normative references is provided above under Exam Preparation

These normative references are subject to change, and may impact the CP EnMS certification scheme. As a result, the Certficant is required to remain current with any updates to the CP EnMS certification. These updates may include a new certification exam or a bridge exam reflecting revisions to the normative references or other requirements as defined by the industry.