Data Center Energy Practitioner (DCEP) Training

DOE has partnered with industry to develop a Data Center Energy Practitioner (DCEP) certificate training program to accelerate energy savings in the dynamic and energy-intensive marketplace of data centers.

The DCEP program was defined, designed, and implemented by working closely with industry stakeholders. Presently there are more than 330 qualified Practitioners. Significant knowledge, training, and skills are required to perform accurate energy assessments in data centers. DCEPs will:

  • Be qualified to identify and evaluate energy efficiency opportunities in data centers;
  • Demonstrate proficiency in the use of the DOE Software Tool Suite;
  • Address energy opportunities in electrical systems, air management, HVAC, and IT equipment;
  • Meet academic/work experience requirements (pre-qualifications);
  • Receive training on conducting data center assessments;
  • Be required to pass an exam.

Property management companies, engineering consulting firms, service companies, data center operators, state energy agencies, and utilities will benefit from the expertise provided by DCEPs.

Download the DCEP Program Description, September 2014, and the DCEP Typical Training Agenda. Questions? Please contact

Download the DCEP Program Energy Training-Assessment Process Manual, November 2014, for administrative step-by-step instructions for conducting an energy assessment before, during, and after an on-site data center assessment. The manual also includes useful templates for assessments.

Training Calendar

The DCEP Program is delivered by two Professional Training Organizations (PTOs): DC-Professional and CNet Training. The Program is also delivered by the DCEP Program Administrator: ANCIS Incorporated. For scheduled training events please contact at DC-Professional, at CNet Training, or at ANCIS Incorporated.

Training Level Date Location Cost Contact
Generalist October 27, 2014 New York $1,175 Completed by DC-Professional
Specialist October 28-29, 2014 New York $2,175 Completed by DC-Professional
Generalist + Specialist October 27-29, 2014 New York $2,500 Completed by DC-Professional
Generalist November 17, 2014 San Francisco $1,175 Completed by ANCIS
Specialist November 18-19, 2014 San Francisco $2,175 Completed by ANCIS
Generalist + Specialist November 17-19, 2014 San Francisco $2,500 Completed by ANCIS
Generalist February 23, 2015 New York $1,175 Completed by DC-Professional
Specialist February 24-25, 2015 New York $2,175 Completed by DC-Professional
Generalist + Specialist February 23-25, 2015 New York $2,500 Completed by DC-Professional
Generalist March 2, 2015 San Francisco $1,175
Specialist March 3-4, 2015 San Francisco $2,175
Generalist + Specialist March 2-4, 2015 San Francisco $2,500
Generalist March 23, 2015 Chicago $1,175
Specialist March 24-25, 2015 Chicago $2,175
Generalist + Specialist March 23-25, 2015 Chicago $2,500
Generalist April 19, 2015 Las Vegas (at AFCOM) $1,175
Generalist April 27, 2015 New York $1,175
Specialist April 28-29, 2015 New York $2,175
Generalist + Specialist April 27-29, 2015 New York $2,500
Generalist June 15, 2015 Denver $1,175
Specialist June 16-17, 2015 Denver $2,175
Generalist + Specialist June 15-17, 2015 Denver $2,500

Data Center Energy Practitioners

See the file below for an updated list of DCEP Program Developers, Instructors, and Practitioners. The file contains information about Level I Practitioners (Generalists) and Level II Practitioners (Specialists). All completed training on performing energy assessments in data centers and passed exams demonstrating their proficiency in the use of select tools in the DOE Software Tool Suite (Profiling Tool + Air Management Assessment Tool).

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