ATLANTA, Dec. 5, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Association of Energy Engineers (AEE) is pleased to announce that its Certified Energy Manager® (CEM®) certification program has been accredited by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) based on the International Standard ANSI/ISO/IEC 17024. ANSI Standard 17024 is well-recognized within the industry as the highest standard in personnel certification accreditation.
"The Association of Energy Engineers is pleased to achieve ANSI accreditation as the certifying body for the Certified Energy Manager program," said AEE's Executive Director, Al Thumann. "AEE has defined the workforce for Certified Energy Managers based on thirty-two years' experience and over 14,000 certified professionals. AEE strives to provide the highest caliber of certification program, which gives recognition for professionals working in the energy management field and to be distinguished as such through successfully meeting the CEM certification requirements."
ANSI was founded in 1918 with the mission of enhancing "both the global competitiveness of U.S. business and the U.S. quality of life by promoting and facilitating voluntary consensus standards and conformity assessment systems, and safeguarding their integrity." ANSI is a private, not-for-profit organization that administers and coordinates the U.S. voluntary standards and conformity assessment system.
The Association of Energy Engineers established the Certified Energy Manager® (CEM®) in 1981 to meet the growing needs of individuals and organizations wishing to advance their position in the energy efficiency field. The Association of Energy Engineers (AEE) has certified more than 26,000 certified professionals, 14,000 of them CEMs, thus enabling them to receive special recognition for their expertise in a variety of specialized areas of the energy, power, and green facilities industry. The CEM is a registered trademark with the United States Trademark and Patent Office and the term "Certified Energy Manager" is a registered service.
The Association of Energy Engineers (AEE), founded in 1977, is a nonprofit professional society of over 16,000 members in 90 countries. The mission of AEE is "to promote the scientific and educational interests of those engaged in the energy industry and to foster action for Sustainable Development."
AEE offers a full array of informational outreach programs including seminars (live and internet based), conferences, journals, books, and certification programs.
SOURCE Association of Energy Engineers