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SCEM – Singapore Certified Energy Manager


The Singapore Certified Energy Manager (SCEM) Program is recognized
and endorsed by the US-AEE. The AEE has accorded the SCEM full
exemption for its CEM Certification requirements.

The AEE-CEM® started in 1981 and has become widely accepted

and used as a measure of professional accomplishment in the energy
management field. It has gained industry-wide use as the standard for
qualifying energy professionals both in the United States and abroad.

Candidates who have successfully obtained SCEM certification at the

professional level are deemed to have fully met the requirements of
the AEE-CEM® and are eligible to apply for the AEE-CEM® through the
SCEM Registry.

Applicants can also check the AEE website (

for more information about their certification programme.



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Singapore Manufacturers’

All information contained in this Guidebook is accurate as at the time of printing.

National Environment Agency reserves the right to amend any information on the
Guidebook as deemed necessary.
Currently, an informal approach is adopted
in the training of energy professionals in
Singapore through on-the-job training and
training offered by a range of institutions
and companies in the form of seminars,
workshops and short courses. The
objectives and contents of such seminars, INDEX
trainings and workshops are varied.
Frequently, they do not contribute to the • Objectives 3
development of holistic skill sets and do
• The Professional Career of the Singapore
not provide sufficient technical training Certified Energy Manager (SCEM) 3
to render these programmes useful for
• Programme Structure 4
practicing professionals to undertake - Associate Level 4
tasks such as energy auditing, energy - Professional Level 4
- Executive Level 5
performance analysis and consultation. - Training Admission Criteria 5
- Training Course Contents 6
- How to Enrol for the SCEM Course 6
- Credit System and Duration 7
The Energy Sustainability Unit (ESU) of
• Application for SCEM Certification 8
NUS developed the Singapore Certified - Use of SCEM Identity 8
- Triennial Renewal of SCEM Certification 9
Energy Manager (SCEM) programme,
under the sponsorship of the Economic
Development Board’s (EDB) Locally-based
Enterprise Advancement Programme
(LEAP) grant to address these problems.
The SCEM programme is jointly
administered by the National Environment
Agency (NEA) and the Institution of
Engineers, Singapore (IES) under an SCEM
Monitoring Committee. The programme
is also supported by a Curriculum and
Examinations Board made up of members
from the tertiary institutions. Registration
of both Associate and Professional SCEMs
will be undertaken by the SCEM Registry
under IES.
There are three (3) targeted training levels for SCEM, namely Associate Level,
Professional Level and Executive Level. All three levels are defined for the
industry and building sectors.

Associate Level
Associate level SCEM training focuses on skills training and practical
development in energy auditing work, measurement and instrumentation.

An Associate SCEM’s work scope may include the following:

• Assist in the conduct of energy measurements and datalogging

OBJECTIVES • Undertake basic efficiency evaluation of energy & utility systems
• Compare energy norms with existing energy consumption levels
The certified training is designed to meet the following objectives: • Collect and analyze measured data
• To establish a formal training and certification system that offers • Assist in the preparation of measurement, monitoring and verification reports
competent, relevant and holistic training for Energy Managers in
Singapore. Professional Level
• To motivate the provision of training services in relevant areas of energy Professional level SCEM training focuses on the theory and practice of energy
management. management, energy efficiency and analysis, procurement, finance and
• To build competent technical capacity in support of the energy economics. The training aims to develop competency in energy audit
services sector. (at Level III) works, energy performance contracting and project management,
energy efficiency analysis, energy economics and financial assessment.
He/She is also expected to carry out data analysis, identify saving potentials
THE PROFESSIONAL CAREER OF THE SINGAPORE and make sound recommendations and proposals.
The programme envisions an SCEM as:

A competent energy professional equipped to perform technical

and managerial functions as a qualified person

in the areas of,

• Energy assessments, management and measurements
ertified energy manager (SCEM)

• Energy retrofitting services

• Consultation and procurement services
• Facility and energy management
• Energy engineering works
• Basic financial advisory services for energy efficiency measures
and contracting

It is designed as a voluntary professional career upgrading scheme, supporting
the national effort to enhance energy efficiency services for businesses.

objectives • the professional career of the si structure • associate level • professional level
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A Professional SCEM’s work scope may include the following:
• Provide energy services consultation and procurement
• Manage and supervise detailed energy audit work
• Perform detailed efficiency evaluation of energy & utility systems
• Identify and prioritise energy saving measures
• Undertake technical and financial feasibility studies
• Appraise and recommend energy efficient technologies
• Undertake project financing arrangement and negotiation
• Implement energy retrofitting projects
• Develop and implement energy policies and management systems
• Understand workplace safety & environmental management

Executive Level
For company executives,
effective training will be focused
on the generation of awareness
in relation to the impacts of
energy policies and economics
on business management and
development. This may be
achieved through executive
programmes targeted at
different sectors of the economy. Training Course Contents
The training curriculum is set at a level according to the educational
background of the Applicant. The curriculum is flexible and designed to
Training Admission Criteria meet the various professional disciplines, including the needs of the building
Training admission criteria are designed to cater for applicants with different and industry sectors.
educational and training backgrounds.
The curriculum covers both compulsory and elective modules. The modules
An eligible candidate for Associate Level admission should hold one of the
and syllabi may be modified from time to time based on the recommendation
following minimum qualifications:
of the Curriculum and Examinations Board.
• an engineering or technical certificate, or equivalent, with at least
3 years of relevant working experience; or
• a polytechnic diploma from the local polytechnics, or equivalent; or
• a specialist diploma in relevant disciplines. How To Enrol for the SCEM Course
The training modules are offered by a number of registered training providers
An eligible candidate for Professional Level should minimally hold a degree. who are accredited by the SCEM Monitoring Committee.

For the full list of training providers and training modules, please refer to the
E2 Singapore website at
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programme structure • executive level • training ad course contents • how to enrol for the SCEM course
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Triennial renewal of SCEM Certification
The SCEM and ASCEM Certificates are valid for a period of three (3) years.

An application to the SCEM Registry for renewal of an SCEM certificate should

be made at least 2 months before expiry.

The applicant should have been in continuous practice in the energy

engineering and management profession on a full-time basis.

The SCEM Monitoring Committee will review the need for continual learning

Tel: +65 1800-2255-632

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