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Preparatory Course for the Certified Energy Auditor
International Version

Date of the Seminar: Monday 24 June 2019 - Thursday 27 June 2019  (3 full course days and 1/2 day exams)

Venue:  Thessaloniki (The exact venue will be announced soon)

Cost: €1.300,00. This seminar is VAT free. There is a 10% discount for the members of the Hellenic Chapter of the AEE.


  • The CEA program will be conducted both in Greek and English, in SI units

  • The exam will be held at the end of instruction (in English)

  • Following the course, AEE will score exams 30 days after the exam session and receipt of the completed participant spreadsheet. Within another 30 days, AEE will issue certificates to the local coordinator (ΙΝΖΕΒ) for those gaining certification.

  • Seminar cost includes: 

    • Printed workbooks

    • The Handbook of Energy Audits, Eight Edition (Regular rate: $130)

    • Exam, licensing and reporting fees 


Registration*: In order to register for the seminar, click here to send us an e-mail. In your e-mail, include the following data:

  1. Full Name

  2. Contact Details

  3. A Curriculum Vitae

*Please make sure you meet one of the certification eligibility criteria, as mention below. 


Upon the receipt of your registration, an e-mail with next steps and further information will follow. 


Preparatory Course for the Certified Energy Auditor

The International Certified Energy Auditor program prepares participants with the skills and knowledge necessary to assess and recommend energy savings measures for commercial and industrial facilities.  The course covers the key steps necessary to evaluate facility energy systems from preliminary surveys through ASHRAE Level 3 Energy Audits.  Coverage will include financial topics such as economic analysis, measurement and verification and performance contracting.  Successful passage of the certification exam will identify professionals as having the required knowledge and experience to excel in the field of energy auditing.



Program of Study

A CEA can provide a systematic assessment of facility energy systems, ranging from preliminary survey to investment grade audit, and identify energy management measures with due regard for —indoor air quality, code compliance, operations and maintenance, and risk mitigation.  A CEA will effectively communicate with the client providing detailed implementation plans, and investment-grade analysis. The CEA course will examine these topics and provide the information necessary to enhance the skills of energy auditors.


Seminar Outline

  • Energy Auditing Overview 

  • ASHRAE Level I Walk-through Audit

  • AHRAE Type II Audits

  • Auditing Tools & Software

  • Investment Grade Audits

  • Project Financing

  • Energy Fundamentals




Seminar Outline


  • Facility Systems & Lighting 

  • HVAC & Chillers

  • Motors, Drives & Driven Loads

  • Boilers, Compressed Air & Industrial Processes

  • Operations & Maintenance

  • Audit Reports


Certification Eligibility

The CEA exam will be administered on day four of the course to those who have qualified in advance to sit for the exam by submitting a completed CEA application and fee.

Each applicant for the CEA certification is required to attend AEE's three-day "Fundamentals of Energy Auditing” training program in order to sit for the exam. Prior to sitting for the exam, each candidate must complete an application. Each candidate must also pass the four-hour written exam as well as meet one of the following criteria:


  • A four-year degree in engineering or architecture or be a registered professional engineer (P.E.), or registered architect (R.A.). In addition, the applicant must have at least three years experience in energy auditing, energy management, facility management, or experience relating to facility management. (Experience in energy performance certificates, is subject of approval). 

  • A four-year non-engineering degree with at least four years of experience in energy auditing, energy management, facility management, or experience relating to facility management.

  • A two-year technical degree and at least five years of experience in energy auditing, energy management, facility management, or experience relating to facility management.

  • No degree and at least 10 years of experience in energy auditing, energy management, facility management, or experience relating to facility management.

  • The current status of Certified Energy Manager® (CEM®).


Course Instructors

Dr. George Papadakos, Mechanical Engineer, AEE approved trainer


George holds a Diploma degree in mechanical engineering (NTUA, 2001). As a freelance engineer, George provides technical consultancy, mostly for medium and large businesses, in the fields of energy saving measurements, measurement procedure’s quality assurance & metrology and occupational health & safety.

He has extensive experience in the fields of measurements, especially for those aiming at energy saving in buildings and industrial facilities, management systems design, application and continuous improvement and risk assessment analysis for environmental and health & safety issues. He has participated in many scientific studies with subject related to the quality of energy consumption & saving measurements, in cooperation with NTUA Decision Support Systems Laboratory. As a registered energy auditor in the Hellenic’s Ministry of Energy registry, he participates in a number of energy audits according to Hellenic law 4342/2015 and has already participated in non-formal energy audits, mostly in buildings, since 2008.

He is a member of the Technical Chamber of Greece (TCG) since 2002 and, currently, the administrator of the TCG’s Special Scientific Committee on Quality Infrastructures issues. He is a member of the Hellenic Chapter of Association of Energy Engineers since 2018. He is also a registered (EOPPEP) B level adults’ educator since 2015 and an active AEE approved trainer since 2019.


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