If you’re seeking accelerated success in the energy industry, our certification program is for you.

The only program of its kind, it is designed to give you an added edge in today’s increasingly fast-paced, competitive industry — and have a direct, meaningful impact on your career. DTN Institute Certification is recognized and valued by top energy-focused employers — many of whom are part of our alumni.

Choose your certification

Choose the certification program that matches your career path and goals. We offer two options:

  • Certified Energy Professional (CEP)
    Get a solid knowledge base in energy industry fundamentals with our CEP certification. It’s ideal for practitioners in accounting, marketing, sales, management, distribution, support, IT, analyst, operations, industrial, and commercial roles related to the oil, gas, or power marketplaces.
  • Certified Energy Trading Professional (CETP)
    Gain a foundation in futures, options, derivatives, technical analysis, best practices, and hedging for energy commodities. Our CETP certification is perfect for front, mid, and back office practitioners who trade or support trading functions in the physical or financial energy markets.

How it works

Each qualifying DTN Institute course earns you credit towards your certification, including many of our online courses.

Certification requires a minimum of three (3) approved courses and a total of at least 12 DTN Institute credits from your chosen certification path. You must complete these within 24 months of your enrollment date. You can also count any applicable courses completed up to 12 months prior to your enrollment date. There is a $50 fee to enroll in the program.

To finalize your certification, complete the online exam at your convenience. There will be a $25 exam fee. Upon passing the test, you will receive a printed, framed certificate by mail, as well as a digital seal of certification for your use.

Maintaining your certification is easy. Simply take just two (2) eligible in-person or online courses a year.

Competency Paths

Our competency paths are designed to provide a progressive learning experience. You can start anywhere, based on your current level of knowledge. Choose from the paths listed below or contact one of our representatives for help in creating a custom path.