Accredited Tier Designer Program

The Accredited Tier Designer program provides instruction to engineers, design professionals, design-build teams, project managers and project owners on the practical application of Tiers, including common issues and misconceptions.

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Accredited Tier Designer Program Overview

Program Target Audience

  • Engineers-of-Record
  • Design-Build Team Senior Project Managers
  • Project Owners’ Senior Engineering Representative
  • Licensed Professional Engineers with a Design Management Role

Program Objectives

  • Enhance students understanding of the practical requirements of Tier-based design
  • Facilitate consistent application of Tier topology concepts
  • Cover Tier common issues and clarify misconceptions

Program Prerequisites

  • This program is open to licensed professional engineers.
  • Contact info@uptimeinstitute.com if you have questions about this prerequisite.

Accredited Tier Designer Advancement Track

Accredited Tier Designers (ATDs) can advance their designation through three distinct levels of demonstrated mastery: Accredited Tier Designer, Accredited Tier Designer - Professional and Accredited Tier Designer - Expert.

Completion of the initial three day intensive course and passing the ATD exam results in the student receiving the formal ATD designation. This designation forms the minimum basis for all Tier designers. Once the ATD designation is earned, graduates can choose to complete additional courseware and submit related evidence to advance their career expertise even higher, advancing to the ATD-Professional and ATD-Expert designations through additional courseware and evidence submission.

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LEVEL 1
Accredited Tier Designer

Completion Requirements
3-Day Intensive Accredited Tier Designer Course
Complete and Pass Examination
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LEVEL 2
Accredited Tier Designer - Professional

Completion Requirements
1-Day Advanced Mechanical and Tiers Seminar (AS1) ¹
1-Day  Advanced Electrical Solutions and Tiers (AS3) ¹
Submit Written Evidence Demonstrating Subject Matter Expertise
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LEVEL 3
Accredited Tier Designer - Expert

Completion Requirements
1-Day Advanced Principles in Critical Facility Management Seminar (AS2) ¹
1-Day  Advanced Practices in DC Cost Management Seminar (AS4) ¹
Submit Written Evidence Demonstrating Subject Matter Expertise
* Additional Program Details:

  1. Active membership in Uptime Institute Network can satisfy one advanced seminar requirement at each level.
  2. "Professional" and "Expert" designations remain active for two years.
  3. "Professional" and "Expert" designations may be maintained by attending one additional advanced seminar and completing one additional evidence submission every two years.

Accredited Tier Designer Advancement Track Details

Level 1 - Accredited Tier Designer

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Completion Requirements

3-Day Intensive Accredited Tier Designer Course
Complete and Pass Examination

Level 2 - Accredited Tier Designer - Professional

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Completion Requirements

1-Day Advanced Mechanical and Tiers Seminar (AS1)
1-Day Advanced Electrical Solutions and Tiers (AS3)
Submit Written Evidence Demonstrating Subject Matter Expertise

Level 3 - Accredited Tier Designer - Expert

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Completion Requirements

1-Day Advanced Principles in Critical Facility Management (AS2)
1-Day Practices in Data Center Cost Management (AS4)
Submit Written Evidence Demonstrating Subject Matter Expertise

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Thousands of graduates from over 100 countries around the world have looked to Uptime Institute to help them grow their business and advance their careers.
For vendors and consulting firms, Accredited Tier Designer designations help companies differentiate themselves from the competition, standing out as Tier expert and showcasing their commitment to training and professional development.
For designers, project managers and data center owners, the Accredited Tier Designer designation helps them advance their career by showing a dedication to professionalism and a commitment to staying up to date on the latest practices in design, construction and management of critical infrastructure.

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