Accredited Tier Professional (ATP)

Expand your knowledge and expertise to create innovative mechanical & electrical solutions for your data center that meet Tier Standards.

Program Overview

Digital innovation never stops. As the global demand on data centers increases, critical infrastructure becomes ever more complex. The Accredited Tier Professional (ATP) program provides the advanced training needed to design world-leading innovative digital infrastructure environments. The ATP program is designed for Accredited Tier Designer or Accredited Tier Specialist alumni that are looking to expand their knowledge and take their careers to the next level.

The ATP program teaches advanced analysis, problem- solving, and design principles. These teachings equip you with advanced knowledge of Uptime Institute Tier Standards, providing detailed approaches to enable fast-tracked achievement of Uptime Design and Facility Certifications.

The ATP program is a 16 hour remote program and accreditation examination covering expanded mechanical & electrical solutions for data centers, as well as the creation and implementation of unique and challenging technologies. The curriculum teaches both principles and practical application. Program material is technical and intended for engineers with at least 24 months design experience in a data center or critical facility.

The ATP program provides advanced instruction on the Tier Standard: Topology and its application to facility engineering and system design.

Why the Accredited Tier Professional (ATP)?
This program covers a comprehensive range of topics across the engineering discipline, including the mechanical & engineering infrastructure and ancillary systems, bringing existing knowledge up-to-date with modern and innovative advanced applications.

The benefits of earning the ATP credential include:
  • Increased competitive advantage in the market, enabling you to compete for Tier projects with the recognition of an ATP designation
  • Learn how to reduce costs and shorten delivery times for clients by applying knowledge learned with advanced and innovative solutions to Tier Certification projects
  • Work confidently with challenging and modern cutting-edge mechanical and electrical technologies

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Accredited Tier Professional (ATP) Program Details

Program Content
Cooling Design Conditions
  • Design conditions
  • Reference temperatures
  • Battery ventilation and cooling
Cooling Load & Capacities
  • Load considerations
  • Terminal unit sizing
  • Partitioned spaces
  • Varying size configuration and redundancy
  • Tank sizing and redundancy
Electrical Loads & Capacities
  • Distribution losses
  • Transformer losses
  • UPS losses
  • UPS battery recharge
  • Tolerances
  • Sizing
  • Capacity component rotation considerations
Uninterruptable Power
  • Small-format modular static UPS
  • Static UPS load bus synchronization systems
  • Rotary flywheels
Specialized Cooling Technologies & Configurations
  • Free cooling and economizers
  • Hybrid cooling
  • District cooling
  • Special cooling solution considerations
  • Ducting
On-site Power Generation & Storage
  • Engine generators
  • Gas turbines
  • Station batteries
  • Renewable energy
  • Fuel cells
Ancillary & Control Systems
  • Controls and ancillary panels
  • Motorized valves, leak detection, and drainage
  • Engine-generator control systems
  • Electrical control systems
  • Proper means of isolation
  • Other electrical considerations
  • Transfer switches
  • Switchgear construction
Tier IV Considerations
  • Continuous Cooling
  • Compartmentalization
  • Leak detection
  • Cross-fed infrastructure
Phasing and Multi-Tiers
  • Phasing
  • Multi-tier
  • Tier Certification of Constructed Facility
Program Duration
Program Objectives
Learner Profile
Costs & Credits