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. 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 one or two exams.
Property management companies, engineering consulting firms, service companies, data center operators, state energy agencies, and utilities will benefit from the expertise provided by DCEPs. To date, we have issued more than 420 certificates.
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 and Pricing
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. All currently scheduled training events are listed below. If you are interested in participating in one of these events, please contact the individual or organization listed in the last column.
The course fees for individuals are shown in the training calendar below. For groups, there are two discounts available. For groups between 10 and 20 participants, the discount is 15%. For groups larger than 20 participants, we offer a discount of 20%.
|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||Completed by ANCIS|
|Specialist||March 3-4, 2015||San Francisco||$2,175||Completed by ANCIS|
|Generalist + Specialist||March 2-4, 2015||San Francisco||$2,500||Completed by ANCIS|
|Generalist||April 19, 2015||Las Vegas (at AFCOM)||$1,175||DMetcalf@cnet-training.com|
|Generalist||April 27, 2015||New York||$1,175||http://www.dc-professional.com/Courses/Data-Center-Energy-Practitioner|
|Specialist||April 28-29, 2015||New York||$2,175||http://www.dc-professional.com/Courses/Data-Center-Energy-Practitioner|
|Generalist + Specialist||April 27-29, 2015||New York||$2,500||http://www.dc-professional.com/Courses/Data-Center-Energy-Practitioner|
|Generalist||June 1, 2015||San Francisco||$1,email@example.com (ANCIS)|
|Specialist||June 2-3, 2015||San Francisco||$2,firstname.lastname@example.org (ANCIS)|
|Generalist + Sepcialist||June 1-3, 2015||San Francisco||$2,email@example.com (ANCIS)|
|Generalist||June 15, 2015||Denver||$1,175||http://www.dc-professional.com/Courses/Data-Center-Energy-Practitioner|
|Specialist||June 16-17, 2015||Denver||$2,175||http://www.dc-professional.com/Courses/Data-Center-Energy-Practitioner|
|Generalist + Specialist||June 15-17, 2015||Denver||$2,500||http://www.dc-professional.com/Courses/Data-Center-Energy-Practitioner|
Data Center Energy Practitioners
Follow the last link below for an up-to-date 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).