Data Center Energy Practitioner (DCEP) Training Classes are scheduled for July 18-20 in New York City. The DCEP credential is issued under the US Department of Energy and the Federal Energy Management Program, in conjunction with a training program developed by Lawrence Berkley National Labs (LBNL).

The DCEP training program certifies energy practitioners who are then qualified to evaluate data centers energy usage and make detailed recommendations to improve efficiency.   

Here are the two DCEP courses scheduled for July:


July 18




July 19-20



Generalist + Specialist (Bundle)

July 18-20




Generalist: a one-day course providing a high-level view of different IT and support systems in data centers.

HVAC Specialist: a two-day course which is an in-depth review of HVAC/mechanical systems in data centers.

Upon completion of these training classes and passing the exam, candidates become officially registered and certified as a Data Center Energy Practitioner.

Since the DCEP title and certification is a federal government issued credential, it is a valuable qualification when proposing data center energy efficiency assessments to engineering consulting firms, data center operators, state energy agencies, and utilities.  

In addition to commercial consulting opportunities for a DCEP, the federal 2016 Data Center Optimization Initiative “DCOI” (OMB, Memorandum M-16-19), requires federal agencies to develop and report on data center strategies to consolidate inefficient infrastructure, optimize existing facilities, improve security posture, achieve cost savings, and transition to more efficient infrastructure, such as cloud services and inter-agency shared services.

DCOI memorandum states that all tiered federal data centers shall have at least one certified DCEP assigned to manage data center performance and continued optimization. The DCEP can be a federal employee or a qualified contractor.

For more information or to register for the NYC DCEP classes, please contact North American Access Technologies, Inc. tel: 914-747-9703, email: