Towards the end of last year another 226 delegates received international certificates from the Association of Energy Engineers (AEE). Their sole training provider is the Energy Training Foundation (EnTF), which is the training division of Energy Cybernetics, an energy optimisation engineering company.
With the growing awareness of a changing energy future and the need for professionals trained in this field, it is good to know who the reputable training organisations area.
During the Certification evening in November at Emperors Palace in Gauteng, Prof LJ Grobler, President of the Association’s local chapter the SAEE, welcomed the latest South African professionals to the distinguished group of individuals that are certified internationally.
70% pass mark required
“After an intensive week-long training session and a gruelling 4-hour open book examination you have no doubt earned the respect of your fellow energy engineering professionals that have been through the same processes to attain certification,” said Prof Grobler. Not only is a 70% pass mark required for the certification examination, but experiential background within the industry needs to be attained and maintained.
The AEE was the first organization to pioneer energy certification programs. Its recognition and credibility has evolved throughout the world to encompass 89 countries that acknowledge its certification programmes. During the last year Australia has joined the long list of countries and started training for AEE Certification. In Southern Africa, the Energy Training Foundation has made significant inroads already and has trained over 1,700 delegates during the past decade.
The Association’s flagship Certification programme is the Certified Energy Manager (CEM®). According to them no other organization can match these credentials.
Here’s why AEE certifications are used throughout business and government:
- It is the only organization implementing energy certification programs for 35 years
- It is the only organization that has certified 10,000 CEM®
- It is the only organization that has certified over 22,000 professionals in specialty energy areas
- For optimal control all AEE certified professionals’ qualifications and eligibility can be confirmed by logging onto the AEE’s website.
In Southern Africa the Energy Training Foundation also offers the Certified Measurement & Verification Professional (CMVP®) training, and facilitates the professionals that qualify with the application process for certification registration and renewal of certification.
This training was developed by the Association of Energy Engineers and the Efficiency Valuation Organisation (EVO) and is presented in South Africa by the Energy Training Foundation as the required training to credibly and transparently report on energy savings according to International M&V Protocols—which is a requirement with many incentive and financial provider organisations to ensure that the savings claimed, are in fact the savings gained.
Due to popular demand, the Foundation is taking its training to various major cities in the region during 2013 including Durban, Port Elizabeth, Bloemfontein and Cape Town, with the bulk of the training happening in Johannesburg.
Dates for these courses can be found on the EnTF website. All courses are CPD credited for Engineering Council of South Africa (ECSA) registration purposes. For more information contact Lydia or Thieda at firstname.lastname@example.org.
1. Recipients of the Certified Measurement and Verification Professional (CMVP®) certificates for the 2011/12 year in South Africa.
2. Receipients of the Certified Energy Manager (CEM®), the Association’s flagship Certification programme.