Designed for electricians and other hands-on electrical professionals, the CESW Certification is a professional credential that demonstrates knowledge of the practical application of the safe work practices detailed in NFPA 70E®: Standard for Electrical Safety in the Workplace®.

This certification will set you apart and show the world that you uphold the highest professional standard when it comes to electrical safety practice and implementation.

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  • NFPA Certifications

    What is a Certification? A professional credential that sets you apart from others and shows your competency of professionalism/expertise in the area of your specialty.

    Why Certification? Today's public is demanding evidence of competency from professionals in their practice specialties. At NFPA®, we understand how important your creditability is to your employers, your peers, and the public you serve. That is why the Certification Programs NFPA offers can signify that you have the experience, education, and knowledge it takes to handle the responsibilities of your job. Our Certification holders provide evidence of their education and experience by passing a rigorous examination required by NFPA as the certifying body.

    What are the Requirements? For all Certification Programs, candidates must hold a high school diploma or equivalent.

    • Please note that some NFPA Certification Programs have additional requirements.

    How Do I Learn More? For an entire listing of Certification Programs offered by NFPA, or to contact the Certification Department, go to

  • 70E State Licensing

    The following states have approved NFPA® online training as continuing education credit toward your state electrical licensing renewal:

    • Colorado
    • Florida
    • Georgia
    • New Mexico
    • North Carolina
    • Utah
    • Texas
    • Wisconsin

    NFPA's NFPA 70E® online training is approved by your state as continuing education for electrical professionals.

    All you need is a computer and a Wi-Fi connection to earn continuing education credit towards your electrical license renewal. NFPA's state-approved online training programs let you work at your own pace to learn the latest techniques in NFPA 70E: Standard for Electrical Safety in the Workplace® for keeping personnel safe from potentially deadly electrical hazards.

    Available only from NFPA:

    • The 2015 NFPA 70E Online Training Series helps you apply NFPA 70E to avoid electrical injuries, deaths, and OSHA violations. Dynamic video, concept reviews, and examples introduce the safety-related work practices and procedures that can prevent shock, burn, and electrocution tragedies on the job. Six modules cover NFPA 70E use, establishing an electrically safe work condition, working while exposed to electrical hazards, electrical hazard analysis, PPE, and safety-related equipment maintenance. Each module ends with an exam to test your knowledge.

    Enroll today! Now you can improve your skills while you earn continuing education credit accepted toward your electrical license renewal. Take advantage of NFPA's convenient and effective online training solutions for NFPA 70E users.


    Who Will Benefit:
    Anyone concerned with electrical safety including:
    electrical engineers, safety managers, electricians, electrical contractors, plant managers, facility maintenance personnel, electrical inspectors, risk managers, and project managers

    Continuing Education Credit:
    Complete this six-hour course series and qualify for 0.6 CEUs. Completion of each individual one-hour course qualifies you for 0.1 CEU. Upon successful completion of the course series, participants will be prompted to download the CEU certificate directly from the course site.

    Please verify applicability with your professional board or organization before registering.

    If you would also like to learn about, see which states have approved, and register for 2014 NEC Online Training, please click here.

  • On-site Training

    We Develop the Code. We Know the Code. We Teach the Code.

    Bring NFPA® experts to your facility -- it's simply the best option when you need to enhance safety and improve the skills of 10 or more employees.

    Classes are tailored to your activities and work environment, scheduled when you need them, and convenient to your location -- reducing down time and boosting the productivity of your team.

    7 Reasons why you should choose NFPA for On-site Training instruction...

    • Expert Instruction -- Learn direct from the people who interpret, apply and help develop the codes every day. Every on-site Training is led by an NFPA fire and life safety specialist who is a nationally recognized expert.
    • The Most Convenient Location...Your Facility! -- Time is valuable, that's why when you need to train upwards of 10 employees it makes sense to do it right at your facility where they work. We travel to you so you can keep your most valuable assets close to home.
    • Relevancy -- The best training provides your team with knowledge they can apply as soon as they complete the on-site training. That's why we will work with you to put together a program tailored to your facility's installation, maintenance, or equipment needs.
    • More Than Just Code Knowledge -- Step-by-step exercises and collaborative problem solving takes instruction beyond just knowing what the code says. Your team will develop skills to help them effectively respond to problems and enhance safety.
    • Top-Flight Training Materials -- Packed with easy-to-follow diagrams, illustrations and examples, our workbooks are filled with exercises your team will consult and reference long after the seminar is over. Plus, we supply everyone with the latest edition of the applicable NFPA code or standard.
    • Fully Accredited Programs -- Each attendee will earn valuable CEU's that will keep them up-to-date on their training. NFPA On-Site Training are accredited by the International Association of Continuing Education and Training, (IACET), the industry standard for quality and excellence in professional development programs.
    • Hassle-Free Implementation -- Our Professional Development staff will take care of all the details for you. From the initial consultation and scheduling, to delivery of materials, and post seminar evaluations, we'll work to make your program worry free so you can concentrate on your business.

    Call today -- 1-877-336-3280 (U.S. & Canada), +1 508-895-8300 (International) or e-mail

  • Historical Editions

    Previous editions of NFPA® documents are available for sale. Please see applicable NFPA codes and standards product pages to confirm which editions are available for purchase. If you have any questions, contact NFPA Customer Support at 1-800-344-3555 or

  • Also in NFPA 70E: Electrical Safety in the Workplace