Technical Training Accreditation

The Technical Training Agenda Offers Countless IACET Qualified SessionsAs in years past, the Energy Exchange will offer an innovative schedule of training tracks and panel sessions led by experts in their respective fields. Thought leaders from the federal, private, education, and state and local government sectors will convene to accelerate the adoption of energy/water efficiency, integrated resilience, emerging and secure technologies, and replicable renewable energy solutions. Energy Exchange sessions are accredited by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET).

This event is your opportunity to leverage public and private sector expertise to ensure efficient operations, administration priorities, and agency missions are all achieved. Accredited technical sessions provide continuing education units (CEUs) and learning objectives which align with Federal Buildings Personnel Training Act (FBPTA) of 2010 competencies and National Defense Authorization Act of 2018 priorities. With over 100 unique training sessions, most of which qualify for CEUs, this annual event if your best opportunity to maintain or gain new certifications. View the current Training Agenda to learn more about individual training sessions.


Obtain Continuing Education Units

Earn CEU Credit at the Energy Exchange 2019Each training session at the Energy Exchange represents a distinct learning event with clear learning outcomes. Session attendees are required to pass a session assessment and complete a brief session survey in order to obtain credit. Attendees are eligible for 0.2 CEUs for sessions lasting 1.5 hours (e.g. Sessions 1-7); attendees are eligible for 0.1 CEUs for sessions lasting 1 hour (e.g. Sessions 8-9). Energy Exchange session assessments can be accessed at the Whole Buildings Design Guide®.

Where you see the IACET symbol, follows these steps obtain your CEUs:

  1. Register with the Whole Buildings Design Guide® (WBDG). The National Institute of Building Sciences’ WBDG serves as your portal for obtaining IACET credit for the sessions you attended. Attendees should use the same email address associated with their Energy Exchange registration to register with the WBDG. If you have previously registered with the WBDG (e.g. attended and obtained CEUs at last year’s event), you do not need to re-register with the WBDG.

  2. Ensure that your badge is scanned when you enter the training room and attend for the entirety of the session. Session scanners are positioned at the entrance of every room with scanning devices. You must have your Energy Exchange badge scanned in order to be eligible to take the session assessment associated with your session. Session scanners will only scan your badge during the first 30 minutes of the session, so it is imperative that you arrive on time for the beginning of your session.

  3. Log on to the WBDG portal and complete your session assessment and session survey. Session assessments will be made available at the end of each day; session assessments must be completed no later than October 31, 2019. You must obtain a score of 80% in order to receive CEUs.

To view all training sessions available, visit the Technical Training Schedule page.

Obtain Credit for FBPTA Competencies

Earn FBPTA Credit at the Energy Exchange 2019The Federal Buildings Personnel Training Act (FBPTA) of 2010 requires all federal personnel providing building operations and maintenance services to demonstrate competencies necessary to effectively operate government facilities. All federal personnel directly involved in building operations and maintenance or energy management at the building level are impacted by the FBPTA. In general, this will apply to personnel performing facility management, building operations, and energy management roles. The U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) and the Facilities Management Institute (FMI) have developed an online tool for assessment and monitoring of professional development called Accelerate FM.

Accelerate FM will help you understand competencies required for your position, find the training resources to acquire those competencies and periodically assess and refine your professional development priorities. GSA developed the tool to help employees impacted by FBPTA find and justify requests for training that meet the requirements of the Act. The online resource includes resources, links to training, and a self-assessment function designed to aid federal personnel maintain compliance with FBPTA and develop professional development plans as they progress throughout their career.

Where you see the GSA symbol:

  • This session has been aligned with at least one FBPTA performance.
  • If you want to learn more about FBPTA, visit www.fmi.gov or afm.fmi.gov.
  • Sessions that have been archived will be available for future viewing and can be added to your profile in Accelerate FM for FBPTA credit.

To view all training sessions available, visit the Technical Training Schedule page.


Energy Exchange 2018 Technical Training Archive

Energy Exchange 2018 Technical TrainingThe Energy Exchange provides access to the latest information from skilled subject matter experts, leading-edge technical information, and valuable new professional contacts from the federal energy management community. Each session represents a distinct learning event and most are accredited by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET).

To view 2018 tracks, technical training sessions, or to download/view speaker presentations, visit the Energy Exchange Training Archive.