Schneider Electric’s Energy University™ Introduces Online Professional Energy Manager Certification

Certification program developed in conjunction with Institute of Energy Professionals provides highly-sought skills in energy management

November 20, 2012

Certification program developed in conjunction with Institute of Energy Professionals provides highly-sought skills in energy management

Schneider Electric, a global specialist in energy management, has announced the launch of the online Professional Energy Manager (PEM)™ certification for its popular online, vendor-neutral Energy University™ program. This exclusive program, developed with the acclaimed Institute of Energy Professionals (IEP), the longest running energy education program in the U.S., gives energy-focused individuals worldwide an exciting new option for earning a highly marketable and respected credential in the growing field of energy management.

As the energy management field continues to grow, organizations seeking talented professionals to drive and manage energy management programs are increasingly requiring training and certification in this new field. The Professional Energy Manager certification program provides individuals with the training required to be successful in this field – and proof of their capabilities.

Energy University’s PEM online certification comes with conveniences often not available in traditional classroom environments, such as flexible class schedules, free tuition, and a self-paced curriculum that can reduce program learning length. As an added convenience, professionals may complete and purchase the PEM certification exam online through Energy University.

“Energy University is thrilled to offer online PEM certification,” said Susan Hartman, Global Manager, Customer Education. “We are especially pleased to have developed this offer in conjunction with the IEP, an organization renowned for providing the very best in practical energy management training and technical assistance. This unique opportunity represents another Energy University milestone in helping professionals expand their skill sets, improve career prospects, and promote effective solutions to help their companies be more efficient and sustainable.”

“IEP is very pleased to be partnering with Schneider Electric in an effort to expand energy management training opportunities,” said Thomas D. “Dan” Mull PE, PEM, Co-founder of IEP. “We firmly believe that there will be an ever increasing need for this expertise as we strive to better manage our energy resources.”

Energy University prepares students for the exam via a proprietary learning path comprised of free, self-paced, on-demand courses available in 12 languages. The topics covered include: identifying efficiency opportunities; prioritizing opportunities through qualification data; and assembling the resources needed to define, sell, and implement an efficiency solution.

Since its introduction in 2009, Energy University has provided industry-leading, vendor-neutral energy efficiency education to more than 130,000 professionals worldwide. The program offers more than 150 courses. The new PEM certification program represents another Energy University opportunity through which efficiency-minded individuals can become their companies’ energy champions.

For more information and a complete list of certification classes, please visit www.MyEnergyUniversity.com.