US Energy Management Association (EMA) has announced that its certification programme for energy management professionals has received accreditation by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI).
EMA’s Energy Management Professional (EMP) credential has also been certified by the Department of Energy through its Better Buildings Workforce Guidelines programme.
Robert Knoedler, president at EMA, said: “This is an important milestone for the EMP credential. Recognition by ANSI and DOE demonstrates their acknowledgement that EMPs are professionals with the specialised knowledge, skills and experience to provide a variety of energy-related services to building owners, institutions, corporate and utility administrators, and various federal, state and local agencies.
“The Better Buildings Workforce Guidelines programme requires that recognised certification programmes first attain ANSI accreditation, which involves a rigorous process of demonstrating compliance with the International Standard ANSI/ISO/IEC 17024.
“Once accomplished, the certifying body applies for formal Better Buildings Workforce Guidelines recognition — a designation that demonstrates the programme is “high quality, industry endorsed, and nationally recognised by DOE.”
EMA says it developed its programme to prepare professionals to design and implement energy retrofits and operate on-going energy management services in buildings.
The news comes when EMA is preparing an examination which candidates applying to be energy management professionals will write on April 24 and 25 at the CX Energy Conference and Expo in Las Vegas and on May 21-22, 2018 in Anchorage.