Energy Auditor Certifications Decoded

For those that are interested in energy audit certification, it is easy to get lost among many options that presently exist. There are many great programs and choosing the right one can be difficult. The task at hand is to identify the program that suits your expectations and needs. With an attempt to answer the most common questions that certification seekers ask about energy audit certifications, we have compiled a list of five leading nationwide certifying programs and training providers for the each program.

Energy audit training providers are the bona fide entities that educate and prepare students for a certification exam.

A training provider may not be the same entity as the certification body. Normally, training providers are the bona fide entities that offer you education and prepare you for a certification exam. By going through the training procedures, certification seekers gain a comprehensive understanding of energy audit processes and standards before receiving certification.

Exam difficulty High High Medium High Medium
Certifications offered
  • Residential Energy Auditor (REA)
  • Certified Energy Auditor (CEA)
  • Certified Energy Manager (CEM)
  • Building Analyst
  • Envelope
  • Heating
  • A/C or Heat Pump
  • Manufactured Housing
  • Multifamily
  • Air Sealing Installer
  • Res. Energy Auditor
  • Commercial Energy Auditor
  • Virtual Academy
    Home Energy Audit Training
  • Home Energy Savings Program
  • BPI Building Analyst
  • RESNET-HESP Diagnostic


  • Home Energy Survey Professional (HESP)
  • Home Energy Rating System Rater (HERS)
  • Residential Energy Auditor
  • Commercial Energy Auditor
Test Centers    Locate here Locate here Locate here Locate here
Training Providers    Locate here Denby Energy
Pushing Green

Advanced Vocational Institute
Energy Audit Associates
National Energy Network
Energy Education Institute
Locate here Energy Audit Institute
Home Performance Network
Micro Energy
Energy Audit Training Center (EATC)
Exam Dates: Fixed/Open Fixed Fixed Open Fixed Open
Residential & Commercial Applicability Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Exam: Online/Classroom Classroom Classroom Online Classroom Online
Energy Audit Software Provided No No Yes No Yes



























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