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Certification Requirements

This certification program is intended for technicians who are engaged in inspection, testing, and periodic maintenance of electrical power equipment, and evaluation of such equipment for acceptance for service, continued serviceability, or required maintenance.

Level I

Level II

Level III

Level IV

Examination Requirement - pass the:
Level I exam Levels I and II exams Levels I, II, and III exams Levels I, II, III, and IV exams
Performance Verification - obtain supervisor verification of:
All Level I Performance Measures All Levels I and II Performance Measures All Levels I, II, and III Performance Measures All Levels I, II, III, and IV Performance Measures
Work History1,2-provide complete, detailed position descriptions and time allocations showing:

Minimum of one year of practical experience in support of testing and maintenance of electrical power equipment, including basic electrical safety procedures.

This may include up to six months of practical electrical power work such as:

  • Electrical Lineman
  • Industrial Electrician

Minimum required for Level I plus one additional year (two years total) of practical experience in the inspection, testing and maintenance of electrical power equipment.

Minimum required for Level II plus three additional years (five years total) of practical experience in the testing of electrical power equipment, including a full range of equipment in low, medium, and high voltage systems.

This must include 1 year of supervision and project management of two or three-person test crews.

Minimum required for Level III plus five additional years (ten years total) of practical experience in the testing of complex electrical power equipment and systems, technical evaluation of tests and test data, and recommendations of additional diagnostic testing and corrective actions.

This must include at least two years of supervision and project management of multi-crew projects.

Personal Recommendation - obtain recommendation ratings showing a capacity for:
(not required) (not required) Independent engineering technician responsibilities Senior engineering technician responsibilities
Major Project - provide a detailed description of a major project and your role in it showing:
(not required) (not required) (not required) Senior responsibility for an electrical power testing project of substantial complexity.

1Time Periods are full time equivalent

2Work in this specialty is oriented toward the types of equipment, cabling, and systems included in the Content Outlines, operating largely in the medium-voltage (600 V and above) and high-voltage ranges. Low-voltage work should be mostly in the 480 to 600 V range, and does NOT include residential or small commercial systems, or life-safety, security, or other building control systems.