Course & Syllabus

The GEC Designation Program is a 100% online continuing education course. The GEC certifies that you have mastered a certain breadth and depth of energy industry knowledge to help you excel within your current energy industry position or enter the energy industry.

Please download the GEC Handbook & Study Guide for full details.

Required Readings.

These texts can be found and downloaded from NRG Expert’s download website after registering for the GEC Course. A download link will be emailed to you upon registration.

  1. GEC International Energy Industry Glossary by NRG Expert (PDF Course Book)
  2. GEC Renewable Energy Sources by NRG Expert (PDF Course Book)
  3. GEC Global Oil Reserves & Shale Oil by NRG Expert (PDF Course Book)
  4. GEC Natural Gas Industry by NRG Expert (PDF Course Book)
  5. GEC The Smart Grid by NRG Expert (PDF Course Book)
  6. GEC Gas Industry Deregulation by NRG Expert (PDF Course Book)
  7. GEC Energy Efficiency by NRG Expert (PDF Course Book)
  8. GEC Electricity Industry Deregulation by NRG Expert (PDF Course Book)
  9. GEC Biofuels by NRG Expert (PDF Course Book)
  10. GEC Electricity Transmission & Distribution by NRG Expert (PDF Course Book)

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Supplemental Resources:

  1. BP Statistical Review of World Energy by British Petroleum Plc (BP). Available online at http://www.bp.com/en/global/corporate/about-bp/energy-economics/statistical-review-of-world-energy.html (Free Excel E-Book)
  2. World Energy Investment Outlook by International Energy Agency (IEA). Available online  http://www.worldenergyoutlook.org/  (Free PDF E-Book)
  3. Talking NRG by NRG Expert (NRG). Published Periodically and available online at www.talkingnrg.com (Free PDF E-Books)

Industry Keywords

The GEC Examiners have created an International Energy Industry Glossary of Key Energy Industry terminology, which is available for download once registration is complete. Upon completion of the GEC Designation, the Glossary will become a handy professional tool for you to use in your future energy or energy related career.

Exam Composition

Topic Number of Questions
International Energy Industry Terminology 10 Multiple Choice Questions
Renewable Energy & Biofuels 20 Multiple Choice Questions
Electricity Generation, Transmission & Distribution, and the Smart Grid 20 Multiple Choice Questions
Electricity & Gas Deregulation 10 Multiple Choice Questions
Oil Reserves & Shale Oil 10  Multiple Choice Questions
Natural Gas Industry 15 Multiple Choice Questions
Energy Efficiency 15 Multiple Choice Questions

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