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Data Center Energy Practitioner (DCEP) Certificate Training Program
Developed by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)

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Data centers consume large amount of electricity but it still has opportunities to reduce energy use. However, significant knowledge, training, and skills are required to perform accurate data center energy assessments which are different from general energy audit for commercial and residential buildings.

In order to accelerate energy savings, the data center industry and U.S. Department of Energy (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.

With the approval and coordination granted by the DCEP Program Administrator (PA) - ANCIS Incorporated, we are proud to announced the 3-day DCEP Program (Generalist Level, 1-day; and Specialist Level, 2-day) is launched in Hong Kong with a qualified DCEP trainer based in San Francisco, California.

Center of Expertise for Energy Efficiency in Data Centers

The DCEP course curriculum was updated in 2016 and formed collaboration with the industry to reinforce proven best practices and to introduce new tools and techniques in key areas such as IT equipment, air management, cooling systems, and electrical systems:-

  • Level 1 Practitioners ("Generalist", 1-day Training) will be expected to have a good understanding of 3 data center disciplines (HVAC - Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning, Electrical and IT-equipment) for providing broad recommendations based on the high-level DC Pro (Data Center Profiler) Tools.

Successful candidates who complete the 3-day program and passe the exams will gain Data Center Practitioner (DCEP) status by listing their names and contact information on the website ( as well as issuing certificates. (The acronym "DCEP" is for individual use only, it may not be used for organizations, companies, or firms.)

Level 1 Practitioners ("Generalist") - 1 Day

- Generalist Training Introduction
- Data Center Profiler (DC Pro) Overview
- IT Equipment
- Air Management
- Cooling Systems
- Electrical Systems
- Assessment Process Manual
- Data Center Profiler (DC Pro) Case Study
- End of Generalist Training / Exam (2-hour, open-book exam)

Level 2 Practitioners ("HVAC-Specialist") - 2 Days

- HVAC Specialist Training Introduction
- Air Handlers and Air Conditioners
- Liquid Cooling
- Chilled Water Plants
- Cooling System Controls
- Assessment Process
- Modeling Data Center HVAC Systems
- Environmental Requirements
- Airflow and Temperature Management
- DOE Air Management Tool
- End of HVAC Specialist Training / Exam (3-hour, open-book exam)

Exam and Certification

The Level 1 and Level 2 exams are open-book with multiple-choice questions following the training sessions. The result is either Pass or Fail. The passing score is 75%. There is a waiting period of 30 days to retake the exam(s).

If a candidate received a pass score on the Level 2 exam but failed on the Level 1 exam, he/she will not receive a certificate for either Level until he/she has a pass score on the Level 1 exam.

Prerequisites to Gain the DCEP Designation (Level 2)

- 4 year technical degree with 3 years verifiable DC design/operation experience; or
- 2 year technical degree with 6 years verifiable DC design/operation experience; or
- 10 years verifiable DC design/operation experience; and
- Completion of the 3-day instructor-led training; and
- Pass the exams of Level 1 and Level 2

How to Participate

The 3-day DCEP Program (Generalist Level, 1-day; and Specialist Level, 2-day) will be conducted by a qualified DCEP trainer. For the DCEP in Hong Kong, only enrolment for both Levels are accepted.

Exact schedule to be announced very soon (3-day)
Time: 09:00 - 18:00
Venue: 19/F, New Victory House (Office Plus), 93 - 103 Wing Lok Street, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong (Exit A2, Sheung Wan MTR Station)

Fee: Official rate for both Levels (3-day) is US$2,900 (HK$22,800).

Course materials (in digital and/or hard copy), examinations and applications fees are already included. For details, please visit

Please note ANCIS Incorporated is the official training organization of the Data Center Energy Practitioner (DCEP) and Strategic Media Asia Limited is the approved program partner in Hong Kong for local adminstration.

Enrolment Details

Either online or paper application is accepted.

  • In order to fulfill the prerequisites requirements of DCEP, please submit your application with a poof of academic degree certificate(s) and projects / work experience / reference letters
  • Applications will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis by the overseas DCEP Program Administrator (PA)

Upon receipt of your registration, the team will be in touch with you (by phone / email) very soon.

Alternatively, you may complete and return the
application form by

Fax: (852) 2184 9978
Mail: Strategic Media Asia Ltd, Rm 1350, 13th Floor,
Eton Tower, 8 Hysan Avenue, Causeway Bay, HK


Crossed cheque (payable to "Strategic Media Asia Limited") and bank transfer are accepted. For further information, please contact us at (852) 2117 3893.



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