Institutes and Certificates

Education Institutes

The Academy offers Education Institutes at locations around the country in winterspring, and fall, each year. Institutes typically feature required courses for all Academy certificate programs — energy efficiency management, customer service management, key accounts, and public power manager. Institutes also feature deep dive courses on current topics in accounting and finance, rate design, distributed energy resources, customer service, technical training, and leadership. Check out the agenda and register for the Institute of your choice — you can attend the full program or just a few courses.

Spring Institute (CANCELLED)
May 4-8, 2020
Columbus, Ohio

Fall Institute
September 28 - Oct. 2, 2020
Seattle, Washington

Winter Institute
January 25-29, 2021
San Antonio, Texas

Virtual Spring Institute Courses 

Following the cancellation of our Spring Institute we are in talks with several instructors to offer virtual learning options and will likely be transitioning some classes online over the coming months, based on interest.

Currently Advanced Public Utility Accounting Course is available as a 4-part online course, starting May 7.

For information on other virtual education events please see our dedicated page, Virtual Education and Training.

Please feel free to reach out to us at [email protected] with any questions or concerns.

Certificate Programs

The Academy's four certificate programs are designed to develop special skills in core areas of utility operations. Each program consists of required courses — that can be taken at multiple Academy conferences, Institutes, and webinars — as well as a final exam and a practical project submission. 

Customer Service Management Certificate Program
Customer service operations and management, new technologies, and collections practices. 

Energy Efficiency Management Certificate Program
Energy efficiency program development, implementation, budgeting, marketing, and management. 

Key Accounts Certificate Program
Recruiting, serving, and retaining critical commercial and industrial customers.

Public Power Manager Certificate Program
Industry challenges, leadership development, organizational direction, and change management.