CMVP - Certified Measurement & Verification Professional

  The Certified Measurement & Verification
®) Program

Association of Energy Engineers, in cooperation with the Efficiency Valuation Organization (EVO), has established the Certified Measurement and Verification Professional program with the dual purpose of recognizing the most qualified professionals in this growing area of the energy industry, and raising the overall professional standards within the measurement and verification field.

The International Performance Measurement & Verification Protocol (IPMVP), first established by the U.S. D.O.E., has become the internationally recognized protocol for performance measurement and verification (M&V). The IPMVP guidelines, built with the help of organizations from 16 countries and hundreds of individual experts from 25 nations, provides a consistent, reliable approach to M&V around the world. More information about EVO as well as access to the guidelines can be found at

Since 1981, AEE has certified over 15,000 professionals within the energy industry. AEE's certifications are recognized by governmental agencies, including the U.S. Department of Energy and the U.S. Agency for International Development, as well as by utilities, end users, and energy service companies. When you earn the right to put the initials "CMVP" behind your name, you are distinguishing yourself among those involved professionally in areas requiring the application of accurate and reliable measurement and verification methodologies. You have demonstrated high levels of experience, competence, and specialized knowledge within your field.


To raise the professional standards of those engaged in measurement and verification

To improve the practice of measurement and verification by encouraging professionals to partake in a continuing education program of professional development for measurement and verification professionals

To identify persons with acceptable knowledge of the principles and practices of measurement and verification through completing the certification and fulfilling prescribed standards of performance and conduct

To award special recognition to those professionals who have demonstrated a high level of competence and ethical fitness in measurement and verification


Each candidate must meet one of the following criteria in order to sit for the examination:

Education   Work Experience
4-year degree from an accredited university or college in science, engineering, architecture, business, law, finance, or related field AND 3 years of verified experience in energy or building or facility management, or measurement and verification
Registered Professional Engineer (PE) or Registered Architect (RA) AND 3 years of verified experience in energy or building or facility management, or measurement and verification
4-year non-technical degree from an accredited college or university in a field not specified above AND 5 years of verified experience in energy or building or facility management, or measurement and verification
2-year technical degree AND 5 years of verified experience in energy or building or facility management, or measurement and verification
None AND 10 years of verified experience in energy or building or facility management, or measurement and verification
Current Status of Certified Energy Manager® (CEM®)    

**Note: Participants who do not meet one of the previous prerequisites may apply for the CMVP-in-training designation. Please review the CMVP-IT policy for eligibility requirements and constraints**

The Required Body of Knowledge

The effective practice of measurement and verification requires an in-depth knowledge of a wide variety of subjects. However, the candidate need only demonstrate the knowledge and ability to apply the essentials of measurement and verification to the satisfaction of the certification board.


Gaining the CMVP Designation

To be awarded the CMVP designation, candidates must attend the Fundamentals of Measurement and Verification: Applying the IPMVP seminar prior to taking the CMVP exam. A minimum pass rate of 70% on the examination is required. The certification director keeps examination scores on file for a period of three years. Applicants who do not receive certification status can request that their applications be resubmitted to the CMVP board, if during that three-year period their exam score, education, or experience level changes.


The CMVP Examination

The examination will be administered by the Association of Energy Engineers

Each applicant must complete the written exam. The applicant is given four hours to complete the exam. Candidates are notified of this information by the CMVP Director. The examination questions are based on concepts and experiences basic to measurement and verification from recognized tests and supplemental reading. The exam is open book!

An examination administrator will proctor the examination. This administrator may be an AEE executive, an educator, a testing expert or agency, or whomever the certification body deem appropriate. The examination will consist of multiple choice and true/false questions.

Grading is accomplished by the CMVP Director. Examinations are identified by number rather than by the candidate's name to assure confidentiality and objective grading.

The written M&V examination deals with such subjects as:

  • Reasons for M&V
  • Current M&V Projects
  • Developing an M&V Plan
  • Current Issues in M&V
  • Emission Trading
  • Baseline Adjustments
  • Key Elements of Success: Theory & Examples of IPMVP Options
  • Selecting Options: Which One Is Best Suited for My Project?
  • Adherence with IPMVP

The fee for CMVP certification is as follows:

  • Certification application and live examination : $400 / Remote Testing Center: $500
  • Certification retest live examination: $200 / Remote Testing Center: $300
  • 3-Day CMVP Seminar: $1,550 for AEE members / government / nonprofit; $1,650 for non-AEE members
  • Certification renewal: $300 every three years

This fee must be paid at the time the CMVP application is submitted. No application or examination fee refunds are allowed.  The certification application/exam fee does not cover the cost of the required preparatory training seminar. EVO subscribers: If you are attending a seminar in the U.S. please contact EVO for your VIP pricing code. If you are attending outside of the U.S. contact the local training provider for any possible discounts.

How to Apply for CMVP Certification

Application Deadlines: Your completed application must be received by the Certification Administrator 3 weeks prior to date of the examination for which you wish to sit in order to guarantee that you are pre-registered for the examination. After this date, you may be required to complete a waiver on-site if your name is not pre-registered.


All CMVP candidates must complete the Fundamentals of Measurement & Verification Training. Note: Registering online for the seminar does not automatically register you to take the CMVP exam. After completing your seminar registration, return to this page and go to STEP TWO below. The following links will take you to information and current schedules and fee information for this program, as well as access to online seminar registration:

(Live Seminar):
(Online Seminar):

Fundamentals of Measurement & Verification
3-day live seminar / exam on the afternoon of day three of the seminar
Earns 2.0 CEU

Click above link for seminar description, dates and locations, fee information, and online registration.


On-line CMVP Certification Training Course for Measurement & Verification Professionals
10-hour (over 5 days) realtime online seminar / exam to be taken at a remote testing center
Earns 1.0 CEU

Click above link for seminar description, dates and times, fee information, and online registration.


International Certification Training
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The CMVP exam is administered at each Fundamentals of Measurement and Verification seminar site, on the afternoon of day three of the seminar.

Notification of Exam Results
Within thirty days of the date of the exam, you will be notified of your score. Your application fee must be paid before your score can be released. Do not call AEE about your test results before the end of the thirty-day period. Exam results are not available on the AEE website.

Review by Certification Board
If you receive a passing score and have paid the examination fee, and if your file is complete, including all supporting documents, your file will be sent to the Certification Board for final review. You will be notified at that time that you will receive the Board's approval or denial within sixty days.


Use of CMVP Designation

A Certified Measurement & Verification Professional (CMVP) may use the designation with name on organization letterhead, business cards, and all forms of address.

Certification is for individuals only. The CMVP designation may not be used to imply that an organization or firm is certified.

Maintaining Certification

For information on maintaining your certification, please go to our certification renewals website. 

For Additional Information About CMVP Certification...

If you have any questions about CMVP certification, please contact:

Michelle Zakin Leclerc, CMVP Certification Director
Association of Energy Engineers
(770) 447-5083, ext. 219


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