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Certification

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

CPE

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.
   

Objectives

  • To provide a standard of professional competence in the plant engineering/facilities management field.
  • To identify and recognize those individuals who, by passing an examination and/or fulfilling requirements of experience, responsibility and conduct, meet that standard.
  • To encourage plant engineers/facility managers in a continuing program of professional development.
  • To stimulate and provide a standard for the development of educational curricula and degree programs for plant engineers/facility managers.
  • To enhance the status of plant engineering/facilities management as a unique discipline and profession by demonstrating that a realistic standard of professional competence can be clearly defined.

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CPMM

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.

   

Objectives

  • To provide a standard of professional competence in the plant/facilities maintenance management field.
  • To identify and recognize those individuals who, by passing an examination and fulfilling requirements of experience, responsibility and conduct, meet that standard.
  • To encourage plant/facility maintenance professionals in a continuing program of professional development.
  • To stimulate and provide a standard for the development of educational curricula and degree programs for plant/facility maintenance professionals.
  • To enhance the status of plant/facilities maintenance management as a unique discipline and profession by demonstrating that a realistic standard of professional competence can be clearly defined.

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CPS

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.

 

Objectives

  • To provide a standard of professional competence in the field of plant/facility supervision.
  • To identify and recognize those individuals who, by passing an examination and fulfilling requirements of experience, responsibility and conduct, meet that standard.
  • To encourage plant/facility supervisory professionals or those aspiring to promote to supervision in a continuing program of professional development.
  • To stimulate and provide a standard for the development of educational curricula and degree programs for plant/facility supervisory professionals.
  • To enhance the status of plant/facilities supervision as a unique discipline and profession by demonstrating that a realistic standard of professional competence can be clearly defined.


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CFEA

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:

 

  • Creation of charts to help re-tuning
  • Creation of schedules and day-type information to time series data
  • Filtering data from months, years, days, day-type, day of week, day of month, occupancy, temperature binned weather data, pre/post comparisons after retrofits or retro-commissioning; normalizing data
  • Creating metrics based on consumption or equipment; and the creation of various load profiles or scatter charts for data selected by the user.


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Recertification

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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