What is a CEPE?

A CEPE is a Certified Energy Plans Examiner.  A CEPE must pass a test given by the California Association of Building Energy Consultants demonstrating their knowledge of the California Energy Standards.  Building department plan checkers, building inspectors, and those people who do energy calculations can take the Residential Standards and/or Non-Residential Standards test.  The test is not mandatory in California at this time, but only a CEPE can prepare energy calculations required to get rebates through the New Solar Homes Partnership in California.

For additional information, please call Tracy Mohr, CEPE at 530-893-1600, or send an email to