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This online course is designed to educate workers about NFPA 70E, a National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) standard designed to protect workers from the dangers of electricity.

In this training, workers who interact with electrical systems and equipment will learn about various types of electrical hazards and how to conduct a thorough risk assessment before starting electrical work. They will also learn the hierarchy of risk controls and safe work practices.

NFPA 70E certification is ideal for electricians and other workers whose job responsibilities may expose them to electrical hazards. The course explains common electricity hazards, risk assessment strategies and NFPA and OSHA resources on safe work practices for electrical work.

Complete Your NFPA 70E Online Training

Our online NFPA 70E training course has numerous benefits, including:

  • 24/7 course access
  • Guaranteed to pass
  • Log on and off as needed
  • Includes audio narration
  • Work on your course anywhere with internet access
  • Email our course trainer with any questions
  • You have 180 days to complete the course

Once you finish the course and pass a brief final exam on the core topics, you can instantly download your Certificate of Completion. The NFPA 70E training course takes about 120 minutes to complete.

American Safety Council is accredited by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET). American Safety Council complies with the ANSI/IACET Standard, which is recognized internationally as a standard of excellence in instructional practices. As a result of this accreditation, American Safety Council is authorized to issue the IACET CEU.

American Safety Council is authorized by IACET to offer 0.2 CEUs for this program.

About the NFPA 70E Training Course

This online course contains four learning modules on the NFPA 70E standard, the science behind electricity and the types of electrical hazards. You will learn important on-the-job safety considerations for electrical maintenance and avoiding electrocution risk.

Each module ends with a five-question quiz. You must score at least 80% on each quiz to advance to the next section. You will have an unlimited number of attempts to pass.

When you complete the course, you will need to take a 20-question final exam and score at least 70% to pass. If you do not pass your exam on the first attempt, you can retake it until you get a passing score.

After you complete the course and pass the final exam, your Certificate of Completion will be available for instant download.

Who Should Take the NFPA 70E Training Course?

This course is designed for workers that may be exposed to electrocution hazards on the job. This may include:

  • Industrial electricians
  • Commercial electricians
  • Residential electricians
  • Maintenance workers

This training also applies to any worker who faces potential exposure to electric shock from tools, machines or appliances.

Learning Objectives for NFPA 70E Training

The primary goal of this course is to teach workers about common types of electrical hazards and important safety controls the NFPA recommends for avoiding them.

Key topics covered in the course include:

  • Types of electrical hazards and their safety controls
  • Safety considerations for electrical maintenance and special equipment
  • How NFPA 70E and OSHA resources work together to reduce electrical hazards

Course Outline for NFPA 70E Training

The NFPA 70E training course is divided into four online learning modules about electrical hazards and their controls. You can find a full outline of each module below.

Module 1: Electricity and Electrical Hazards

Topics covered in Module 1 include:

  • What Is Electricity?
  • The Importance of Grounding
  • Electric Shock
  • Arc Flashes and Blasts
  • Fires and Falls
  • Lightning
  • Electrocution

Learning objectives include:

  • List the components that comprise electricity
  • Name electrical hazards and injuries that you may face on the job
  • Identify electrical hazards and injury risks for various scenarios

Module 2: Risk Assessment and Safety Controls

Topics covered in Module 2 include:

  • Risk Assessment
  • The Hierarchy of Risk Controls:
    • Elimination
    • Substitution
    • Engineering Controls
    • Awareness
    • Administrative Controls
    • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

Learning objectives include:

  • Name the steps to conducting a thorough risk assessment of electrical hazards
  • List the hierarchy of risk controls for electrical hazards
  • State examples of each type of safety control for hazardous electrical work

Module 3: Maintenance and Special Equipment

Topics covered in Module 3 include:

  • Maintenance Requirements
  • Safety Procedures for Special Equipment
  • Safe Work Practices

Learning objectives include:

  • Explain maintenance requirements for electrical systems, equipment and tools
  • List hazards related to special equipment
  • Name safe work practices that help control hazards related to special equipment

Module 4: NFPA 70E and OSHA Resources

Topics covered in Module 4 include:

  • How to Calculate Approach Boundaries
  • Job Planning Checklist
  • OSHA and NFPA Resources for Workplace Safety

Learning objectives include:

  • State how to calculate arc flash and incident energy boundaries
  • Create a job planning checklist for risk assessment
  • Select OSHA resources that support workplace safety

Additional Links and Resources

Find more information about NFPA 70E, including fact sheets and guides from OSHA and the National Fire Protection Association.