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Certification: Certified Measurement & Verification Professional (CMVP)

 

The Energy Efficiency Council is the only Australian provider of the Efficiency Valuation Organization’s ‘Certified Measurement & Verification Professional’ certification and exam, awarded by the US Association of Energy Engineers (AEE). The certification is officially known as EVO/AEE's M&V Fundamentals & the International Performance Measurement and Verification Protocol for Energy Managers, but is referred to here as CMVP.

The AEE Certified Professional Directory publishes the complete list of qualified Certified Measurement & Verification Professional's (CMVP) in Australia and across the world.   

How to register:

CERTIFIED MEASUREMENT & VERIFICATION PROFESSIONAL (CMVP) CERTIFICATION PROGRAM

ONLINE CLASSROOM 26 - 29 October 2020*

REGISTRATIONS CLOSED - REGISTER AN EOI FOR THE NEXT COURSE

Registrations close: 2 October 2020
Trainer: Bruce Rowse
Videoconference: Zoom classroom
Class size: 17 maximum
Mandatory pre-course work: 3-5 hours
Schedule: 20 contact hours + 4 hour exam (individually scheduled and proctored)
Course materials: The exam is open book and the use of electronic references is prohibited. Printed course materials will be couriered to fully-paid registrants after the closing date.

*The CMVP certification program is typically delivered in a face-to-face learning environment across two and a half days with an exam on the final day. Given the impact of COVID-19 on face-to-face learning, this course has been temporarily modified to facilitate an online classroom.  

All dates and times are AEST.

Days 1 – 4 (Monday - Thursday, 26 - 29 October 2020)

Session 1: 10.00AM-12.30PM (please be online by 9.45AM to ensure a prompt start)

Break: 12.30-1.30PM

Session 2: 1.30-4.00PM

Exam: 4 hour exam individually scheduled and proctored in a two week window after course completion.

COURSE FEES

  • Includes access to pre-course online program, printed course materials, trainer support and the remotely proctored exam. 

Note:

  1. In order to register for the exam only, registrants must have completed the certification program within the last 3 years OR must have undertaken the examination within the last 3 years;
  2. A limited number of discounted places are availaible in each program to full time tertiary students. Pricing and further information on student places is available by writing to training@eec.org.au;
  3. All prices are stated in Australian dollars and include GST. Payments by credit card attract a credit card surcharge of 2.4% plus GST; and
  4. Current EEC or EVO members receive significant discounts on the fee schedule, but the membership must be up to date to receive the discounted rate. For more information on becoming an EEC member, review the membership overview.

About measurement and verification of energy savings

Many factors influence how much energy a facility uses, such as technology, weather and the number of staff using a site. As a result, working out how much energy an energy efficiency upgrade is saving requires more than just metering.

Energy professionals need to use accurate measurement and a repeatable methodology, known as a measurement and verification (M&V) protocol. M&V methods and processes are used to measure and verify, in a defined, transparent way, the energy savings resulting from planned changes to all or parts of a specific facility or a group of specific facilities.

Effective M&V can help you:

  • Increase energy savings
  • Reduce the cost of financing projects
  • Encourage better project engineering
  • Help demonstrate and capture the value of reduced emissions from energy efficiency and renewable investments
  • Increase public understanding of energy management as a public policy tool
  • Help national and industry organisations promote and achieve resource efficiency and environmental objectives

About CMVP

The CMVP program was established with the dual purpose of recognizing the most qualified professionals in this growing and critical area of the energy industry, and to raise the overall professional standards within the measurement and verification (M&V) field. The right to use the CMVP title is granted to those who demonstrate proficiency in the M&V field by passing a 4-hour written exam and meet the required academic and practical qualifications. EVO's certification level training is offered as preparation for the exam, and as a review of basic principles for experts.

With the initials ‘CMVP’ beside your name, you are distinguishing yourself among those involved professionally in areas requiring the application of accurate and reliable measurement and verification methodologies. You will have demonstrated high levels of experience, competence, and specialised knowledge within your field.

In addition to the knowledge gained from the training course, attendees will receive the following benefits:

  • A printed copy of the training course materials;
  • A copy of the IPMVP;
  • Other suggested prior reading;
  • EVO Certificate of Attendance;
  • Access to the Subscriber Section of the EVO website for one year;

Learning Objectives

  • How to design an M&V strategy for projects that complies with the IPMVP; and
  • How to manage the savings verification process for both internal and external reporting.

CMVP exam

The examination questions are based on concepts and experiences basic to measurement and verification. The exam is open book, and the questions are a mixture of multiple choices and true or false. A minimum pass rate of 70% on the examination is required.

The written M&V examination covers such subjects as:

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

Mandatory pre-course work

Particpants are required to complete a pre-course module, which takes approximately 3-5 hours and is made available to registrants prior to the commencement of the course.

ELIGIBILITY FOR CMVP CERTIFICATION

To achieve designation as a CMVP, candidates must meet minimum education and work experience requirements in addition to passing the exam#. 

Applicants must have relevant experience or educational credentials, which includes meeting at least one of the following eligibility criteria#;

  • Currently a Certified Energy Manager® (CEM®)
  • 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; or
  • 10 years of verified experience in energy or building or facility management, or measurement and verification.

# If a trainee passes the exam but does not have the required education and/or work experience, the indvidual will receive the title CMVP-IT (CMVP in training). Applicants that do not receive certification status can request that their applications be resubmitted by the CMVP Board, if during that six-year period their exam score, education, or experience level changes. 

ABOUT THE TRAINER

Bruce Rowse has worked in energy efficiency since 2002 and sits on standards committee EN-001, participating in the major upgrade of AS/NZS 3598 Energy Audits in 2014 and is the Chair of the Efficiency Valuation Organisation’s training committee.

MAINTAINING AEE CERTIFICATION

AEE certifications are re-certified on a three year cycle. At renewal time, CMVPs are required to provide evidence of 10 credits of CPD undertaken in the preceeding three years. As a guide, a qualifiying course of five contact hours provides 1 x AEE credit. The Energy Efficiency Council provides a range of professional development opportunities to support AEE certifications, however there are many PD options available.

CANCELLATION POLICY

Cancellations received 30 days prior to the training will be accepted and fees refunded less a 50% cancellation fee. Cancellations made on/after 30 days prior to the training cannot be accepted. Registrations are non-transferable. Refunds will not be available if you choose not to attend the training course. Cancellation requests must be received in writing and can be sent to training@eec.org.au

The Energy Efficiency Council reserves the right to cancel any program at its deiscretion. In the event that the Energy Efficiency Council cancels a program, registrants will be given the option of transferring to the next available program dates or being provided with a full refund of the registration fees. 


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