NFPA 70E (2017): Standard for Electrical Safety in the Workplace

Learn how to safely perform electrical tasks and prevent accidents while maintaining compliance with OSHA regulations. Enroll today! 

Includes: Certificate of Completion

Duration: 4 Hour(s) | 4.5 (27 Ratings)

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About this Course

What is NFPA 70E Standard for Electrical Safety Training? 

NFPA stands for National Fire Protection Association, and OSHA relies on the NFPA 70E Standard for Electrical Safety in the workplace as a way to protect workers from severe electrical hazards.  

Our NFPA 70E training teaches you about the different ways to recognize and react to electrical dangers, which helps you prevent accidents and deaths relating to arc flashes, shock, and electrocution.  
This online course will help you stay safe on the job while also ensuring you stay in compliance with OSHA 1910 Subpart S and OSHA 1926 Subpart K.

Who Should Take NFPA 70E Training?  

Many contractors and professionals who work in or around electrical environments are required to meet NFPA 70E requirements by engaging in training. Example professions include contractors, electrical engineers, electrical inspectors, HVAC installers, designers, and safety managers.  

Course Facts


What You Get

Certificate of completion


Who Should Take the Training?

Anyone working around electricity


Course Format

100% online


Course Access

Courses Available 24/7


Standards Covered

OSHA 1910 Subpart S and 1926 Subpart K


Course Structure

At your own pace, save progress as you go



Support available by email, phone, or chat


Course Updates

Content is updated and current

Topics Covered

  • Introduction to NFPA 70E 
  • Safety-Related Work Practices 
  • Safety-Related Maintenance Requirements 
  • Safety Requirements for Special Equipment 


How Long Is NFPA 70E Training?

Neither NFPA nor OSHA set a minimum length for NFPA 70E training. According to the National Fire Protection Association, "the type and extent of the training provided shall be determined by the risk to the employee."

It's common for NFPA 70E courses to be 4 to 8 hours long. People who work directly with electrical equipment will need more extensive training than workers that don't.

How Often Is NFPA 70E Training Required?

Workers must refresh and update their NFPA 70E training at least every three years.

Additionally, workers need NFPA 70E training:

  • After deficiencies are found during an annual audit or routine supervision,
  • When new equipment is added, and/or
  • After a change in job duties.

Who Needs NFPA 70E Training?

OSHA §1910 Subpart S includes training requirements that apply to both "qualified" and "unqualified" persons, but they make a distinction between the two groups. Supervisors of both types of workers must be trained, as well.

NFPA 70E training is required for any worker that faces a risk of electric shock that is not reduced to a safe level by electrical installation requirements. At minimum, these workers must be "trained and familiar" with safety-related work practices in §1910 Subpart S that pertain to their respective job assignments, as well as any other electrically-related safety practices that are necessary for their safety.

For "unqualified persons" that don't directly perform electrical work, this level of training is sufficient. This category includes jobs like maintenance, janitorial, equipment operators, painters, and welders.

"Qualified persons" are employees that are permitted to work on or near exposed energized parts. OSHA requires this category of worker to undergo more extensive training on the specific topics laid out under §1910.332(b)(3). The industry standard is to also train qualified persons on the topics specified by NFPA 70E 110.2(A)(1).

When Does My Course Expire?

Your course will expire one (1) year after you purchase it (the date you submit payment), unless the course itself indicates otherwise.

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How Quickly Will I Get My Certificate of Completion?

Once you finish your course and pass any required exams, you can print your certificate of completion right away.

What Can I Do If I Lose My Certificate?

If you lose your certificate of completion and need a new one, you can contact customer service at (877) 881-2235 or

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    • Requested or been issued a certificate of completion.
    • Completed 50% or more of the purchased course.

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