About Catalyst

Catalyst is EnergyCAP’s national user training conference. It will be held April 28–30, 2020 in State College, PA and offers three days of seminar-based training on our award-winning EnergyCAP software.

Catalyst offers:

Catalyst 2018

Comprehensive EnergyCAP software user training

Maximize your productivity with the newest EnergyCAP features. Experience group learning with real-use cases. Catalyst is a great opportunity to hear firsthand how other EnergyCAP users are finding savings while solving complex energy management issues.

Networking sessions with EnergyCAP users

Network with other users in your niche. One of the biggest values of Catalyst is the opportunity to share issues and questions with colleagues at similar organizations and to hear about their solutions.

One-on-one meetings with ECI staff

Address your organization-specific issues with a customer service or implementation representative. Visit ThinkingCAP to have discussions with knowledgeable EnergyCAP, Inc. representatives.

Professional development sessions

Are you using your strengths at work? Would you like a shortcut to understanding the people around you? In your job, do you have to convince people to adopt a new energy-saving behavior, make a certain decision, or purchase a product or service? Attend the professional development sessions on Thursday morning and become more self aware.

Free Food and Fun

Each day of Catalyst, lunch will be provided, along with a morning (9:00–11:00 AM) and afternoon (2:00–4:00 PM) snack service. Hot and cold beverages are available 7:00 AM–5:00 PM. All attendees are invited to Tuesday evening’s Dinner and Casino Night. Register to attend the faith-based breakfast Wednesday morning. Wednesday evening, take the Molly Trolley (a complimentary shuttle bus) to explore downtown State College.

Blaine's Boot Camp

Back by popular demand, this daily early-morning moderate intensity workout is held at The Penn Stater hotel and is open to all Catalyst attendees. Class size is limited, so reserve your spot when you complete your Catalyst registration.

NEW: Mastery of EnergyCAP Fundamentals Certification Exam

The Mastery of EnergyCAP Fundamentals Certification Exam will be offered at Catalyst 2020. Successfully achieving the certification will confirm your understanding of and ability to effectively use EnergyCAP’s core functionality. Certification also represents a measured value to employers, and continuing education units (1.3 CEUs) are awarded upon successful certification.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ’s)

Candidates can prepare for the certification exam through the following methods:

  • Reading list. Registered participants will receive a list of the specific EnergyCAP documentation that should be studied and mastered prior to the exam.
  • Preparing for the Mastery of EnergyCAP Fundamentals Certification Guide. The guide will be provided to each participant and will outline specific details about the certification exam, specific job areas that will be covered in the exam, and sample multiple-choice questions.
  • Live final review session. An optional review session will be held at Catalyst 2020, prior to the exam being administered.

Candidates will need to achieve a score of 80% or higher to pass the Certification Exam.

Successfully achieving the certification will confirm your understanding of and ability to effectively use EnergyCAP’s core functionality. Certification also represents a measured value to employers, and continuing education units (CEUs) are awarded upon successful certification.

Individuals who successfully pass the exam will receive the following:

  • A certificate from EnergyCAP acknowledging that you have earned the Mastery of EnergyCAP Fundamentals Certification
  • An electronic badge to include in email signature and on professional websites
  • CEUs commensurate with the associated contact hours

Your employer will benefit from having an employee who has recognized proficiency and actively pursues professional development in a job-related skill. An EnergyCAP certified employee can be relied on to efficiently use, train others to use EnergyCAP, and make or assist with decisions related to organization’s on-going pursuit of energy and operational efficiency.

The paper-based exam will consist of multiple-choice questions that can be answered by accessing a provided EnergyCAP test database. Additional information about the exam format will be provided via the training materials provided by ECI to each registrant.

Candidates are required to bring a laptop computer that is capable of accessing the internet and the ECI-provided EnergyCAP Version 7 test database. Computers will not be provided for candidate use. Candidates may bring, snacks, drinks, calculator, and a timer.

The certification exam and live Exam Prep Session will occur at Catalyst 2020 in State College, PA on April 30, 2020. The Exam Prep Session is scheduled for 8:30–9:45 AM. Certification registrants may elect to take the certification exam during one of the two available testing periods: 10:00 AM–12:00 PM or 1:00–3:00 PM.

Candidates will be notified of final test scores immediately following the exam session.

EnergyCAP is dedicated to ensuring that candidates successfully pass the certification exam. Candidates who do not achieve a passing score will be provided feedback to identify areas where additional knowledge and understanding of EnergyCAP is needed. There is no additional fee for exam retakes, and you may retake the exam remotely.

EnergyCAP, Inc. will attempt to accommodate special needs on a case-by-case basis. Please contact us regarding your needs and the specific accommodation(s) requested.

Prior to taking the Mastery of EnergyCAP Fundamentals Certification Exam, the candidate should be able to perform the following tasks:

  • Navigate the EnergyCAP application
  • Manually enter and edit bills; import bills using bill import formats or via an advanced file format; manage bill lists; review and approve bills
  • Create and update individual items throughout the EnergyCAP application; create and update items in bulk using setup spreadsheets
  • Generate reports using report filters; manage and share reports
  • Set up and maintain an EnergyCAP dashboard
  • Analyze and interpret EnergyCAP data (e.g., Cost Avoidance, normalization, benchmarking)
  • Validate utility bill data through EnergyCAP bill audits and flags
  • Create automatic and manual groups for reporting purposes

No. Anyone interested in obtaining EnergyCAP user certification may elect to participate in the certification program and take the exam.