For over thirty years AFE’s Nationally Accredited Certification Programs have been the standard for an ever-evolving industry. Today, AFE manages and maintains four certification programs: Certified Plant Engineer (CPE), Certified Plant Maintenance Manager (CPMM), Facility Energy Analyst (FEA), and Certified Plant Supervisor (CPS). AFE Certification shows the world that you have the experience, knowledge, and skills to successfully maintain and operate complex building and facility systems, and lead a facilities team. By obtaining an AFE certification, your potential earnings raise to $11,000 per year more than your co-workers without certification. Listed below are the general descriptions, benefits, and links to complete details and registration through AFE National at www.AFE.org.
The Certified Plant Engineer (CPE) program establishes a standard of knowledge for all plant engineers. By targeting specific areas of expertise in a wide variety of fields it enables your staff to produce at a more efficient level in all aspects of their jobs. Some of the areas covered include: Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Civil Engineering, OSHA, HVAC, and Economics Management. CPE professionals assure a level of job understanding across the board, creating a unified team able to tackle facility requirements in a timely, cost efficient manner. Click here for complete program details, eligibility, application, FAQ and recertification.
With the wide assortment of training fields covered by our Certified Plant Maintenance Manager (CPMM) program, you can rest assured that your staff will be able to produce at the highest level. Topics include: Preventative Maintenance, Work Flow-Planning and Scheduling, Computerized Maintenance, Investment Returns, and Total Productive Management to name a few. The CPMM shows a mastering of current teachings and a desire to learn as new methods are developed. Click here for complete program details, eligibility, application, FAQ and recertification.
As new leaders develop in your staff, it is nice to know that, they are equipped with the professional and interpersonal skills needed to keep everyone on the same page. The Certified Plant Supervisor (CPS) program enables your supervisors to be confident that they have the knowledge to execute and manage any situation that comes their way. Along with the technical skills necessary to perform their jobs, the CPS focuses on leadership development, time management, and effective communication skills to produce prepared and skilled front line management. Click here for complete program details, eligibility, application, FAQ and recertification.
The Facility Energy Analyst, or FEA, is an exclusive AFE platform; that uses a Department of Energy program for Energy Charting and Metrics or ECAM+ as the main component for the Certified Facility Energy Analyst lab program. All facilities conduct energy audits within their respective buildings. However, what’s next? How do we monitor and maintain the corrections we have made from the audits we have conducted? How do we even know what to correct? Facility professionals need a way to conduct a check-up of their building(s), whether monthly, quarterly, annually or anytime.
ECAM+ is a Microsoft Excel-based tool that facilitates the examination of energy information from buildings, and ultimately reduces the time spent analyzing utility meter data and system operational data. Designed for Building Owners, Energy Managers, Energy Consultants, Facility Managers, and Energy Efficiency Program Managers, ECAM+ is public domain software that you can download and use at no cost. Simply register on the AFE website, and we will provide free access to the software, user guides, and data import specifications. Click here for complete program details, eligibility, application, FAQ and recertification.
ECAM+ (Energy Charting and Metrics) makes extensive use of Excel pivot tables. Some key features of ECAM+ include:
AFE Certification recognizes the highest degree of personal and professional advancement. That’s why it is essential to maintain your CPE, CPMM, CPS, or CFEA throughout your career. AFE Certification is valid for three (3) years. To maintain this respected designation, applicants must achieve a minimum number of Continuing Education Units (CEU’s) from ongoing involvement in the field, continuing education, or professional activities. The recertification requirements for each program are detailed on the AFE National website at www.AFE.org.
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