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CPE Instructor-Guided Online Review Course

Plant / facilities engineers are the backbone of any facility.  AFE recognizes how essential the services these professionals perform becomes to the efficient operation of their facilities. The Certified Plant Engineer (CPE) program teaches how to accurately diagnose and solve common problems encountered in most facilities.



Who Should Take this Course:


  1. Building Operation Executives

  2. Chief Engineers

  3. Construction Superintendents

  4. Senior Facilities Managers

  5. Licensed Professional Engineers

  6. Maintenance Directors



Jan 18/Jan 19:    Other topics 10 AM – 1 PM EDT

Jan 20/Jan 21:    Civil Engineering topics            10 AM – 2PM EDT

Jan 25/Jan 26:     Electrical Engineering topics        10AM – 1 PM EDT

Jan 27/Jan 28:  Mechanical Engineering topics       10 AM – 1 PM EDT

  Note: Start and stop times are flexible


Dennis M. Hydrick, CPE, CPMM

AFE Finance Chair / Lead CPE Instructor

The Association for Facilities Engineering

Ralph Draper

Faculty Emeritus / Associate Professor

University of New Hampshire at Manchester

Arthur Karros, PE, CPE

Facilities Engineer, Electrical

Lockheed Martin Space Systems Company

Dean A. Wallace, CPE, CPMM


Applied Facility Solutions, Inc.

Taking This Course Online:


This review course will be offered through our distance learning platform, the AFE SmartTEAM LMS (AFE LMS).  The Instructors will host live classroom hours via the video conferencing capabilities of the AFE LMS.  At the conclusion of the classroom sessions, learners will take the CPE Exam online. 


1. Check Eligibility

There are two ways in which you can qualify for the CPE (Eligibility Matrix):

Category A, you are eligible if you have a minimum of 4 years in management in plant/facility engineering (or) 6 years of work experience in field overall with a 4-yr degree in engineering, architecture or related field. If you do not have a qualifying degree, you must have a minimum of 6 years in management in plant/facility engineering (OR) 8 years of work experience in field overall.

Category B, you are eligible if you have a minimum of 4 years of experience as a registered professional engineer (PE). Category B applicants are exempt from the exam module you are licensed in

2. Apply

You can take the CPE exam at either (1) an AFE review program site or (2) at your workplace, using a proctor from your employer’s human resources. If that is not an option, a boss or supervisor may act as your proctor. If you take the exam at your facility you have two options, you can take it in either paper-based or on-line format. Test materials are forwarded to the proctor one day in advance of your exam date. Upon completion of the exam, the proctor will return the materials to the certification department for grading

               a. AFE members can Apply Online

               b. Fill Out and Send Application

                             i. Email:

                              ii. Fax: 571.766.2142

                              iii. Post: 8200 Greensboro Drive, Suite 400, McLean, VA 22102

Monday, January 18, 2021, 10:00 AM until Thursday, January 28, 2021, 1:00 PM

Additional Info:
Event Contact(s):
Natahnya McKinney
Senior Manager, Membership
571-395-8772 (p)
Malahni C Ngalle
Executive Office Coordinator
5718148296 (p)
CPE Review Course
Registration is required before Tuesday, January 12, 2021 at 12:00 AM
Payment By Schedule Only
You can start your application process and receive your study materials with an initial payment of $225. Please contact Lesly Gutierrez (571-329-6068) to submit your application and initial payment. Full payment is due by end of the registration period, which for this course will be Monday, January 11 at 6pm EDT. The initial payment is non-refundable.

We only allow late registrations for certain circumstances. Please contact Lesly Gutierrez to request late registration. Late registration will be subject to an additional $75 administrative fee for Members and $105 for Non-Members.
Cancellation Policy:
Applicants who register for any AFE Certification Live Review Course may cancel said registration on or before the date posted on the web portal for each course. Cancellations requested on or before the posted date will be subject to a $225 administrative fee, which will be deducted from the applicable refund amount. Refunds will be issued within thirty days from the cancellation date via the payment method used to register for the course. Cancellation requests received after the posted date will be subject to a cancellation fee equal to 80% of the total registration fee, which will be deducted from the applicable refund amount.