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About the Certification Program

Ever increasing national and international competition accentuate the need to reduce our energy costs in order to maintain and enhance economic viability, while gaining a competitive edge.

As a participant in this program, you’ll learn from the most experienced, hands-on energy professionals available. Your instructional team has trained some of the most successful energy managers in the world.

This comprehensive and cost-effective, three-part program has been offered for 36 years and will provide you with a practical, real-world energy management education qualifying you for the Professional Energy Manager course examination. This can all be done in less than one year!

Earn Professional Certification

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Upon completion of the three-week program, you receive a Virginia Tech certificate for 10.8 continuing education units (CEUs) and will qualify to take a comprehensive course examination developed by the Institute of Energy Professionals (IEP). By successfully completing the exam, you will earn the Professional Energy Manager (PEM) certification.

Who Should Attend

  • Facility managers and directors, utility technicians, energy auditors, and corporate energy managers
  • Energy management personnel from state/federal government, military installations, and health care facilities
  • Vocational school, community college, and university educators working in energy conservation programs
  • Those seeking careers in energy or facility management

For More Information:

Contact Matt Earnest, 540.231.6120 or


Continuing & Professional Education @ Virginia Tech