Become an SEP Auditor Professional

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Become a Superior Energy Performance® (SEP®) auditor to gain an edge in the growing market for ISO 50001 certification and hone your performance evaluation expertise. Two types of certified professionals serve as third-party auditors to verify that an applicant meets SEP requirements:

  • SEP Lead Auditors assess a facility’s or company’s management system conformance to ISO 50001 and additional SEP requirements documented in ANSI/MSE 50021.
  • SEP Performance Verifiers assess a facility’s conformance to the SEP measurement and verification protocol and energy performance improvement criteria defined by the SEP program.

To ensure uniform quality, the SEP certification process uses only trained and qualified auditors accredited by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI)-ASQ National Accreditation Board (ANAB).

SEP Verification Bodies assign these certified experts to the audit team. Facilities pursuing SEP certification choose a Verification Body to conduct the audit.


Training and exams cover topics related to energy fundamentals, ISO 50001 concepts, models, fundamentals of system optimization, energy project management, and more. See the CP EnMS Body of Knowledge for other topics.

Georgia Tech Research Corporation is licensed to offer training for SEP Lead Auditors and SEP Performance Verifiers.

The Institute for Energy Management Professionals (IEnMP) administers the SEP Lead Auditor exam and certification and SEP Performance Verifier exam and certification


The 50001 Update - October
The 50001 Update - October
October 26, 2018
DOE Updates ISO 50001 Programs to New Standard
The global ISO 50001 energy management system standard was updated on August 21, 2018 to increase its clarity and applicability for
October 3, 2018
Four U.S. Firms Win 2018 Energy Management Insight Awards
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) joins the international Clean Energy Ministerial in congratulating four U.S. companies selected to receive...
June 26, 2018
ArcelorMittal’s Cleveland Steel Mill Achieves 50001 Ready Status
ArcelorMittal USA, a U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Better Plants partner, attained the DOE’s 50001 Ready designation in March 2018...
June 22, 2018