Two additional Association of Energy Engineers (AEE) qualifications were launched in Kenya during September 2017 in Nairobi by the Kenya Association of Manufacturers (KAM). The training provider of the AEE for the Southern African region, the Energy Training Foundation (EnTF), facilitated the launch of the Certified Energy Auditor (CEA) and the Certification Water Efficiency Professional (CWEP) qualifications in Kenya.
KAM is an industry association with a vast base of industrial members to which KAM makes various training and qualification programs available. The EnTF and KAM have over the past 9 years made the certification of energy professionals possible through the Certified Energy Manager (CEM) and Certified Measurement and Verification Professional (CMVP) programs that have been running over this time. Now CEA and CWEP is also available locally.
CWEP is a program launched in May in South African this year and is aimed at professionals that work in the water industries. The course covers variety of topics from domestic facilities through to irrigation, pipes and commercial cooling facilities. The approach is to illustrate how these utilise water and to show what to look for. Although experience in the field will be a benefit for writing the voluntary exam which needs to be passed with 70% in order to be able to apply for Certification, there is still a lot of new content to be learnt during the training, and can accommodate those who only wish to come to gain new knowledge and information on the industry.
CEA is a popular program on the African continent and EnTF combines practical metering installation and auditing and audit reporting templates into the course content to enable a better understanding of the application aspect of course material learnt.