Each Association of Energy Engineers (AEE) certified professional is required to obtain Continuing Education Units (CEU) or Professional Development Hours (PDH) each renewal period with a total of 10 renewal credits required every three years.

AEE Certified Professionals are required to maintain their own record of continuing education and complete a Certification Renewal Application at the time of the renewal. You will reach your recertification date on the fourth January 1st following the date of certification. Professional credits for recertification should be accumulated during the three-year renewal period for each renewal cycle. The seminar taken to acquire your certification does not apply towards your renewal credits.




  • CEM, CEA, CWEP, REP, CRM, BEP: R3,105-00 incl
  • CMVP: R4,485-00 incl
  • Re-instatement fee: R1,127-00 incl


  • Tuesday 29 October 2019
  • Tuesday 27 November 2019
  • Tuesday 11 February 2020
  • Tuesday 26 May 2020


  1. Applications not will only be processed upon clearance of payment in the bank.
  2. AEE Sub-Sahara Certification Administration Office cannot guarantee renewal, the AEE HQ decision is final.
  3. AEE Sub-Sahara Certification Administration Office cannot be held responsible if an applicant does not provide full details of work done during the renewal cycle. Applicants must ensure that sufficient information is provided towards the total renewal credits required.
  4. Certification Renewals not applied for timeously will result in the Certification of that individual being dropped, requiring a re-instatement fee.
  5. Applications that do not meet the submission deadline and terms and conditions stipulated will be delayed to the next deadline.
  6. Application cost includes processing fee, AEE renewal license, courier fee within South Africa, or courier fee to Sub-Sahara Africa Chapter.
  7. Sub-Sahara Africa applicants, non-South African residence, may collect their renewal certificates from their respective country representatives or Chapters, or arrange request direct courier from South Africa.
  8. All certification renewals are subject to 60-day renewal processing.



AEE Sub-Sahara Certification Administrator: Yolanda de Lange

Tel no: +27 (84) 622 4770

Email: aeerenewals@saeeconfed.org.za



Continued employment in energy management/energy engineering
1 credit per year of continued work experience per year of renewal cycle (3 credits max)
Example 1: Worked at Honeywell in energy management all three years of the renewal cycle = 3 credits
Example 2: Worked at Honeywell in energy management for two years. Have been unemployed the last year = 2 credits

Membership in a professional membership organization
1 credit per year of membership in a professional membership organization per year of renewal cycle (3 credits max)
*Having an AEE certification is not the same as membership in AEE. Membership is separate from certification. **Membership credits do not apply to the CEA certification renewal. ***PE License does NOT qualify for this category.

Example 1: Member of AEE for 3 years and member of ASHRAE for 3 years = 3 credits.
Example 2: Had my CMVP for 3 years = 0 credits (This is not the same as membership.

Continuing education: energy-related seminars and college courses (includes in-house or online seminars)
2 AEE credits per: 1 Continuing Education Unit (CEU) earned (e.g. 1.6 CEU = 3.2 credits)
2 AEE credits per: 1 College Credit Hour earned
1 AEE credit per: 5 Professional Development Hours (PDH)
1 AEE credit per: 5 Contact Hours
*Required information for renewal documentation includes sponsoring organization, course name and brief description, location, dates, and number of CEUs or PDHs earned

1 Hour of Energy Training = 1 Contact Hour = 1 PDH = 0.1 CEU = 1 CE hour = 1 GBCI = 1 AIA credit = 1 LU = 0.2 AEE credits

Example 1: I took a 5-day CEM course in Florida. This course is worth 3.0 CEUs = 6 AEE credits.
Example 2: I took an energy management course at a major university that was worth 3 College Credit Hours = 6 AEE credits.
Example 3: I took an energy auditing course and received 20 approved PDHs – 4 AEE credits.
Example 4: I took an energy training worth 16 contact hours = 3.2 AEE credits.

Energy conference attendance
If a show awards a certificate of attendance, credits will be based off what the show assigns. If no certificate is awarded, credits will be based on the number of hours documented.
*No credits are awarded for attending a trade show or expo.

Example 1: Attended an AEE show. A certificate of attendance will be mailed. AEE Energy Conference East = 0.8 CEUs = 1.6 AEE credits / AEE Energy Conference West = 0.8 CEUs = 1.6 AEE credits / AEE World Energy Conference = 1.0 CEUs = 2 AEE credits / SAEE Conference = 2 AEE credits

Example 2: I attended a 2-day energy conference. Each day was 4 hours long for a total of 8 hours = 1.6 AEE credits

Professional awards or papers presented and published (must be related to energy/energy efficiency and cannot be given at the workplace for credit)
2 credits per: one energy-related paper or presentation
2 credits per: one energy-related individual award
Example 1: Presented the same presentation two times = 2 AEE credits
Example 2: Published the same paper in two different magazines = 2 AEE credits.
Example 3: Gave two presentations on two different energy topics = 4 AEE credits
Example 4: Wrote and presented a company report = 0 credits.
Example 5: Taught a CMVP course 3 times = 2 AEE credits.
Example 6: My company won Best Energy Efficiency 2012 Award = 0 credits.
Example 7: My company’s Energy Management Team won the Best Energy Efficiency 2018 Award (If the certificate holder is part of this team) = 2 AEE credits

  • Credits are only granted one time for the same presentation or publication within the same renewal cycle. For publications, it should include that the certificate holder must be the author or co-author.
  • Only professional editorial content is accepted (no blogs or YouTube videos).
  • Awards must be awarded to the individual or a team that the individual was a member of. Company awards do not count.

Offices held in a professional membership organization

1 AEE credit per year holding an elected Board member position of any professional engineering society/organization such as: President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer, or Committee Chair

Example 1: VP of AEE in 2016 and President of AEE in 2017 = 2 AEE Credits

AEE’s Scholarship Committee Chair in 2015 = 1 AEE Credit



1. Sponsoring Organization (Name of the Training provider or Events Organizer)
2. Course name and brief course content description and/or skills to be addressed
3. Location
4. Date of Activity
5. Duration (Hours of training): Instructor/Speaker/Facilitator’s name (if applicable)
6. Number of Continuing Education Units (CEU) or Professional Development Hours (PDH) earned



  • Credits may only be used for the 3-year renewal cycle. If this is your first renewal, you can only submit credits earned after you received the certification and the preparatory course used prior to the exam is not eligible for credit.
  • The maximum credit available for Memberships or Offices held is 3 credits (membership does not apply for CEA certification). Local chapter memberships and PE licenses are not acceptable forms of membership.
  • If your training certificate does not specially state CEU or PDH it will be considered a “contact hour.” Any contact hours must be educational training directly related to your certification and you must be able to verify your attendance. Sales meetings and non-educational meetings do not qualify. Please use the chart above (under “Equivalencies”) to calculate your training credits.
  • CEH, CEU, LEU, LS, LU, SD, CE, CPE, PDH = measurements for hours of training. Each hour of training = 0.2 AEE credits.
  • For example: 10 hours of training (0.2 credits x 10 hours) = 1 CEU = 2 AEE credits