EMP certification is available to industry professionals who are responsible for managing and continually improving energy performance in commercial buildings. The scope of the EMP program is aligned with the Energy Management Professional consensus qualifications guidelines established by the U.S. Department of Energy.

 EMP certificants:

Plan effective energy management

Manage energy information

Implement energy management programs

Manage budgets and finances

Implement energy efficient projects

Manage energy communications

Steps to becoming EMP Certified

Review the information regarding the EMP certification program, including details about how to prepare for the examination. Download EMP Handbook

Register for the EMP Examination. Download EMP Application

Take and pass the EMP Exam.

Remote Testing:

Beginning October 1, 2017, approved candidates for the Energy Management Professional Exam will be able to take the exam through a world-wide network of 900 local testing centers. Interested candidates can find a center near them by using EMA's vendor Kryterion's test center locator.

For Current EMPs

For information regarding maintenance and recertification, download the EMP Handbook.


Individuals employed by an EMA member company, or by a company that has submitted a completed application EMP Application & Exam Fee $500. All other individuals, $750.

For more information contact Ed Armstrong at 202 737-1334
or email: 

EMP Certification Data

An updated version of the EMP examination was released in April 2017, consistent with the Job Task Analysis study for Building Energy Managers sponsored and adopted by the U.S. Department of Energy. From release of the new exam in April 2017 through August 31, 2017, 37 individuals applied for EMP certification. Of those applying, 37 were granted Candidate status and approved to take the EMP exam. The new EMP exam was taken 45 times, with 33 passing, for a passing rate of 73%. (Several individuals who were already EMP certified also took the new exam and are not counted among the 37 applicants.) As of September 26, 2017 there were 115 active EMPs.