The Certificate of Proficiency in Benchmarking® is an online-based program that recognizes successful completion of training and testing in minimum competencies in the use of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager® tool.

Across the U.S. there is growing support for benchmarking building energy and water consumption, driven both by local legislation and voluntary interest in understanding and improving building performance. The Certificate of Proficiency in Benchmarking® offers building industry professionals the opportunity to learn how to collect energy and water use information and successfully benchmark most types of buildings.
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  • This certification program will train service providers, building operators and other interested professionals how to benchmark their building, assure the quality of their data and measure/monitor their progress. This training program is free for use, after registration.

    Self enrollment: Certificate of Proficiency in Benchmarking: Training Program
  • Upon completion of the Certificate of Proficiency in Benchmarking Training Program, you may register to take the Credential Exam.  The online exam consists of 40 questions and you will have 1 hour to complete.  Upon successful completion of the exam, you will earn a Certificate of Proficiency in Benchmarking and may be entered into a national registry of certified building benchmarkers.  There is a $250 dollar fee for the credential.

    To register for the exam, students have to follow these steps:

    1) Create an account here:

    2) Register and pay for the exam by logging in with your new account here:

    a) The Registration Area may be found by navigating the following links:
    Student -> Registration -> Add or Drop Classes -> Select "2015-2016 Noncredit Year"

    In an empty box, type the following Course Reference Number: 50018, select your own start & end date, and click Submit Changes.

    b) Account payment options may be found by navigating the following links: 
    Student -> Student Account -> Student Account and Payment Options.
    This will launch the online payment system.

    Your payment will be posted to your account the following business day and the Exam Course will then show up as available to you, upon signing in to the Benchmarking Site.