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 original DCEP course curriculum (Generalist and HVAC Specialist) 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. A brand new IT Equipment Specialist course module was developed in 2020.
Be qualified to identify and evaluate energy efficiency opportunities in data centers;
Address energy opportunities in electrical systems, air management, HVAC, and IT equipment;
Receive training on conducting data center assessments;
Be required to pass one, two, or three exams (depending on course selection).
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 three DCEP courses available: Generalist, HVAC Specialist, and IT Equipment 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, and the one-day IT Equipment Specialist course is an in-depth review of IT systems.
The Federal Energy Act of 2020 states that each Federal agency shall consider having the data centers of the agency evaluated once every 4 years by energy practitioners certified pursuant to the DCEP program. 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 Agenda for each course can be downloaded on the right.
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 Location Cost
Generalist Nov 15 Online $1,175
HVAC Specialist Nov 18-19 Online $2,175
Generalist+HVAC Specialist Nov 15, 18-19 Online $2,900
To date, we have issued more than 900 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, the Air Management Tool, and the IT Equipment tool.
Download the DCEP Program Description. 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.