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Nonresidential CEA Exam Preparation Workshop 

Date:  Friday, 03/01/19 08:30 AM - 05:00 PM
Event Type:  Building Envelope, Construction, & Software

      Selby, Brian
      Energy Education Center - Irwindale
Course Description: 

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Workshop Description:

This full day workshop will focus on preparing candidates to take the multiple-choice and modeling portions of the Nonresidential Certified Energy Analyst (CEA) exam administered through CABEC. The workshop includes key information about how the exam was developed, exam competencies and objectives, sample questions, study resources and exam taking tips. This workshop will also include hands-on modeling of a sample project, including strategies for project assessment, gathering and organizing plan take-offs, and identifying common modeling mistakes.

Note: Participants are encouraged to bring laptop computers with the most current version of the compliance software and be prepared to use it.

Key Messages/ Learning Objectives

  • Describe the CEA exam development process and structure.
  • Identify the competencies and objectives (behaviors) that are represented in the Nonresidential CEA exam.
  • Identify appropriate study resources and describe how to use them effectively.
  • Describe the types of mistakes most commonly made when modeling
  • Perform plan take-offs for a new construction residential project
  • Apply modeling strategies to accurately model residential projects using Energy Commission approve compliance software.
  • Review an existing model and associated reports to identify and resolve errors

Multiple-choice Exam Workshop Outline:  (3 hours total)

  1. Multiple-choice Exam Structure and Scoring
  2. Multiple-choice Exam Competencies and Objectives
  3. Sample Questions

Modeling Exam Workshop Outline: (4 hours total)

  1. ACM Exam Structure and Scoring
  2. Hands-on Modeling (Sample Project)
  3. Common ACM Exam Modeling Mistakes
  4. Exam Tips and Q&A

Target Audience:
• Energy Consultants 

 Learning Units: N/A




Energy Education Center - Irwindale

6090 N. Irwindale Ave.

Irwindale, CA  91702