17 January 2013 – A total of 226 delegates went through the Association of Energy Engineers (AEE) training in 2012 with the AEE’s sole training provider for the Southern African region, the Energy Training Foundation (EnTF), the training division of Energy Cybernetics, energy optimisation engineering company.

During the EnTF’s AEE certification recognition evening in November 2012 at Emperors Palace in Gauteng, Prof LJ Grobler, president of the AEE’s local chapter the SAEE, welcomed the latest South African professionals to the distinguished group of individuals that are certified internationally. Grobler said, “After an intensive week-long training session and a gruelling four-hour open book examination you have no doubt earned the respect of your fellow energy engineering professionals that have been through the same processes to attain certification.” Not only is a 70% pass mark required for the certification examination, but experiential background within the industry needs to be attained and maintained.

The AEE was the first organisation to pioneer energy certification programs and its recognition and credibility has evolved throughout the world to encompass 89 countries that acknowledge its certification programmes. During the last year Australia joined the list of countries and started training for AEE Certification. In southern Africa, the EnTF has made significant inroads already and has trained over 1,700 delegates during the past decade.

Due to popular demand, EnTF is taking its training to various major cities in the region during 2013 including Durban, Port Elizabeth, Bloemfontein and Cape Town with the bulk of the training in Johannesburg.