US DOE Data Center Practitioner Program (DCEP) Training
ANCIS is the Program Administrator and a Professional Training Organization (PTO) for the US Department of Energy's (DOE) Data Center Energy Practitioner (DCEP) training program. The main objective of this certificate program is to raise the standards of those involved in energy assessments of data centers. Below, you can find information on the program, how to attend a training, or for a complete list of recognized Data Center Energy Practitioners (DCEPs).
Data centers are energy-intensive and opportunities exist to reduce energy use, but significant knowledge, training, and skills are required to perform accurate data center energy assessments. In order to accelerate energy savings, the data center industry and DOE partnered to develop the Data Center Energy Practitioner (DCEP) Program. The DCEP training program certifies energy practitioners qualified to evaluate the energy status and efficiency opportunities in data centers.
The entire DCEP course curriculum was updated in 2016 in collaboration with the industry to reinforce proven best practices as well as introduce new tools and techniques in key areas such as IT equipment, air management, cooling systems, and electrical systems.
Be qualified to identify and evaluate energy efficiency opportunities in data centers;
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.
There are currently two DCEP courses available: Generalist and HVAC Specialist. The one-day Generalist course provides a high-level view of different IT and support systems (HVAC, Air Management, and Electrical) in data centers. The two-day HVAC Specialist course is an in-depth review of HVAC/mechanical systems in data centers. A one-day IT Equipment Specialist course is under development and will be offered in 2019.
On August 1, 2016, the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) signed the Data Center Optimization Initiative (DCOI). The DCOI will require Federal agencies to develop and report on data center strategies to transition to more efficient infrastructure. The DCOI states that all tiered data centers shall have at least one certified DCEP assigned to manage data center performance and continued optimization. This will increase the demand for DCEPs and not just in the Federal sector.
Training Calendar and Pricing
Scheduled training events are listed below. If you are interested in participating in one of these events, please contact us: firstname.lastname@example.org
The course fees for individuals are shown in the training calendar. For groups, there are two discounts available. For groups between 10 and 19 participants, the discount is 15%. For groups larger than 19, the discount is 20%.
Level Date City Cost
Generalist October 1 San Francisco $1,175
Specialist October 2-3 San Francisco $2,175
Generalist+Specialist October 1-3 San Francisco $2,900
Data Center Energy Practitioner (DCEP) Listing
To date, we have issued more than 670 certificates. The list of DCEP Program Developers, Instructors, and Practitioners 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 the DC Pro Tool and the Air Management Tool.
Download the DCEP Program Description and the DCEP Training Agenda. Also, download the DCEP Program Energy Training-Assessment Process Manual 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.