National Institute for Certification in Engineering Technologies (NICET)

Electrical Power Testing - Level II


Credential: Electrical Power Testing - Level II
Credentialing Agency: National Institute for Certification in Engineering Technologies (NICET)

Renewal Period: 3 years

The National Institute for Certification in Engineering Technologies (NICET), Electrical Power Testing - Level II credential is a mid-level certification for electrical technicians who test equipment used in the production, transmission, and distribution of electrical power. The certification validates knowledge required to inspect, test and maintain electrical power equipment. The Electrical Power Testing - Level II technicians work under general supervision and perform duties including, isolate and ground power equipment safely; connect test equipment; and conduct and document standard tests of basic (single-function) equipment. To earn this certification candidates are required to have minimum of two years of practical experience in the inspection, testing, and maintenance of electrical power equipment and pass a written exam.

More information can be found on the certifying agency's website.

Electrical Power Testing - Level II

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS

Attainability:    medium

Eligibility Requirements (View Details)

  • Credential Prerequisite: Electrical Power Testing - Level I
  • Experience: 2 years
  • Education
  • Training
  • Membership
  • Other
  • Fee

Note: This credential may have multiple options for a Service member to meet eligibility requirements. Requirements listed here are based on the minimum degree required. To view other options, see the Eligibility tab.

Exam Requirements (View Details)

  • Exam
  • Written Exam
  • Oral Exam
  • Practical Exam
  • Performance Assessment

RECERTIFICATION SUMMARY

Renewal Period: 3 years

  • Continuing Education
  • Exam
  • Continuing Education OR Exam
  • Fee
  • Other

AGENCY CONTACT INFORMATION

National Institute for Certification in Engineering Technologies (NICET)

1420 King Street
Alexandria, VA  22314-2794

Phone: (888) 476-4238

Email: tech@nicet.org

Candidates for the Electrical Power Testing - Level II certification must meet the experiential and exam requirements for the Electrical Power Testing - Level I certification.

Candidates must have a minimum of two years of practical experience in the inspection, testing, and maintenance of electrical power equipment.

The Electrical Power Testing - Level II credential has the following other requirements:

  • NICET requires Electrical Power Testing candidates to submit the NICET Application Package which includes materials related to work history and performance measures. Additional details and documentation required to complete the Electrical Power Testing experience package can be obtained from the NICET website.

Written Exam

  • Field Testing (58%-63%)
    • Transformers and Regulators
    • Breakers and Contactors
    • Cables and Busways
    • Switchgear, Switchboards, Motor Control Centers, Switching Devices, & Fuses
    • Protective Relays and Metering
    • Rotating Machinery
    • Battery Systems
    • Surge Arresters, Capacitors, and Reactors
    • Grounding Systems
    • Infrared Surveys
  • Safety (20%-25%)
    • General Safety
    • Lockout and Tagout
  • Troubleshooting and Analysis (2%-7%)
  • Documentation (7%-12%)
  • Management and Planning (2%-7%)

Exam Preparation Resources

There are a number of resources available to help you prepare for the Electrical Power Testing - Level II examination:

An additional resource is Safari Books Online, a searchable digital library that provides online access to thousands of books, training videos and conference sessions. See the Educational Resources section on the Related Sites page here on COOL to learn how to get free access.

Testing Information

Testing for this credential is handled by Pearson VUE. The test centers are located in the U.S. They also have some test centers on military bases.

To find out more, use the following links on the Pearson VUE website:

For more information on the National Institute for Certification in Engineering Technologies (NICET) testing process, visit the agency website.

RECERTIFICATION

Electrical Power Testing - Level II

Renewal Period: 3 years

The Electrical Power Testing - Level II credential has the following recertification information:

  • Electrical Power Testing - Level II certification is valid for 3 years. Certification holders should keep a record of their professional development activities (using the free CPD log provided by NICET), both for their own career development uses and for NICET recertification.
  • Note: Marine Corps COOL will only pay recertification fees for the current billing cycle. Voucher requests for recertification fees must be submitted with proof of the current status of the certification (for example, a screen shot of your credentialing agency dashboard or a copy of a current fee receipt).

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Some

Credential is related to some tasks associated with the duties of the military occupation (at least one critical task but less than 80%)

Most

Credential is directly related to most of the major duties associated with the military occupation (at least 80%)

Other

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1-3 years experience; Enlisted E1 through E4

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4-10 years experience; Enlisted E5 through E6

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10+ years experience; Enlisted E7 through E9

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High

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