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Plant/facilities engineers are the backbone of any facility. AFE recognizes how essential these individuals are. The Certified Plant Engineer (CPE) Program teaches you how to accurately diagnose and solve common problems you may encounter in your facility.

CORE TOPICS

Electrical Engineering

Mechanical Engineering

Civil Engineering

Heating, Ventilation & Air Conditioning + Refrigeration (HVAC&R)
Energy

Environmental Engineering

Controls & Instrumentation

Management
Economics

Maintenance

OSHA Safety



EARN A CPE CERTIFICATION

1. Check Eligibility

There are two ways in which you can qualify for the CPE (Eligibility Matrix)

  1. Category A, you are eligible if you have a minimum of 4 years in management in plant/facility engineering (or) 6 years of work experience in field overall with a 4-yr degree in engineering, architecture or related field. If you do not have a qualifying degree, you must have a minimum of 6 years in management in plant/facility engineering (OR) 8 years of work experience in field overall.
  2. Category B, you are eligible if you have a minimum of 4 years of experience as a registered professional engineer (PE). Category B applicants are exempt from the exam module you are licensed in

2. Apply

You can take the CPE exam at either (1) an AFE review program site or (2) at your workplace, using a proctor from your employer’s human resources. If that is not an option, a boss or supervisor may act as your proctor. If you take the exam at your facility you have two options, you can take it in either paper-based or on-line format. Test materials are forwarded to the proctor one day in advance of your exam date. Upon completion of the exam, the proctor will return the materials to the certification department for grading

a. AFE members can Apply Online
b. Fill Out and Send Application i. Email: info@afe.org ii. Fax: 571.766.2142 iii. Post: 8200 Greensboro Drive, Suite 400, McLean, VA 22102


Upcoming Review Courses

Upcoming Events


Costs Early bird registration ends 45 days prior to the start date of the review course. Regular registration ends 7 days prior to the start date of the review course.

  Self Study  Early Bird Registration  Regular Registration 
Member  $700  $1,390  $2,200
Non-Member  $910  $1,600  $2,500

 





RENEW YOUR CERTIFICATION

1. Check the Guidelines
Be sure to review the needed Continuing Education Units (CEUs) to renew your certification (CPE Renewal Guidelines)

2. Apply

Members can renew their application online (Online Renewal)
You can also renew by filling out the (CPE Renewal Form) and sending it via:
i. Email: info@afe.org ii. Fax: 571.766.2142 iii. Post: 8200 Greensboro Drive, Suite 400, McLean, VA 22102



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