Certified Vehicle Electrification Engineer Scientist (CVEES)     New!

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The SAE CVEES Credential is awarded to individuals who can demonstrate mastery of knowledge in vehicle electrification safety, including knowledge and application of major systems (Mechanical Engine: ICE, Mechanical Engine: Transmission, Energy Storage, Power Electronics and Controls). The overall objective of the CVEES Credential is to recognize those individuals who possess the skills and knowledge to lead multi-disciplinary teams in planning and designing specific VE components. Those individuals are involved in product design, job roles include lead engineers, and subject matter experts assigned directly involved in the design of VE systems.

Exam Outline

  • Mechanical Engine: Internal Combustion Engine
  • Mechanical Engine: Transmission
  • Energy Storage
  • Power Electronic and Controls

***For a full outline of the exam contents, download a free copy of the CVEES Basic Body of Knowledge, (Currently under development).

Obtainment of the CVEES Credential
The SAE CVEES Credential requires meeting all of the eligibility requirements, as well as a prior passing grade on the CVEP Exam. An Examinee may take the CVEP and CVEES at in the same testing period. The CVEES will be awarded once the examination grade is calculated and approved by SAE Credentialing.

The SAE CVEES Credential requires meeting all of the eligibility requirements, as well as a passing grade on the Application and Scenario-Based examination. The CVEES will be awarded once the examination grade is calculated and approved by SAE Credentialing Central.

  • Education: Minimum, bachelor degree in engineering, engineering technology or technical related field
  • Experience: 4-years of experience working in the field of VE, EV or HEV
  • Examination: Complete the CVEP prior or at the same time as the CVEES Exam. Decide on a CVEES track. Each exam focuses on the topic content (more than one credential may be obtained.

Exam Proctoring
All CVEES examinations are proctored. Each examinee must select a delivery method. You have the opportunity to take the examination in the comfort of your home, place of business or at a specified public testing site. You will be prompted to select an examination delivery method during the purchase process. Proctoring options include Test Site, Open-Enrollment, Human Proctor, or Remote Proctor. Depending on the selected delivery method, additional fees may apply.

The CVEES credential is valid for a period of three years from the time the examination is passed. Certifications may be renewed by completing 30 continuing education hours or retaking the CVEES Exam.

Preparing for the Exam
It is suggested that a participant attend a preparatory training, or utilize learning resources and reference documents to prepare for the exam. SAE provides the CVEES Basic Body of Knowledge (BOK) free of charge, which provides a brief overview of the examination's contents (Currently under development). Many organizations provide Vehicle Electrification training. The following seminars and products that may assist in the preparation for the exam:

  • First take the CVEP Examination
  • Certified VE Professional Basic BOK (Body of Knowledge Guide) – Free download
  • Plexus International’s Vehicle Electrification Training Program

Applying for the Credential - Register for the Exam

CLICK HERE to be placed on a wait list for the CVEES (Note: A new window will appear on your screen, transferring you to SAE’s Test Hosting website to be placed on a wait list and notified when available).

Fees: $795.00 ; SAE Members: $715.00 - $795.00

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You must complete all course contact hours and successfully pass the learning assessment to obtain CEUs.

For additional information, contact SAE Customer Service at 1-877-606-7323 (724/776-4970 outside the U.S. and Canada) or at CustomerService@sae.org.