Standard for Certification of Electrical Testing Technicians


  • Establishes minimum requirements for qualification and certification of the electrical testing technician (ETT)
  • Details the minimum training and experience requirements for electrical testing technicians and provides criteria for documenting qualifications and certification
  • Details the requirements for an independent and impartial certification system to certify electrical testing technicians


This standard was created to codify the experience, education, and training requirements necessary for an individual to obtain a level of competency as an electrical test technician. NETA carefully examines the qualifications of each NETA Accredited Company (NAC) in addition to certifying the individual technician employed by that NAC. Because of this requirement, another directive of this task group was to assure that the NETA requirements for certification were aligned with an alternate certification path for qualified individuals. The ANSI/NETA Standard for Certification of Electrical Testing Technicians was approved as a revised American National Standard on January 7, 2022.