About ATMT Electrical Safety CertificationTM
The ATMT Electrical Safety Certification
designation sets the standard for our mission of Creating a Better, Safer, and more
Efficient Maintenance Workforce! Obtaining certification from the nation’s leader in
electrical safety training will provide you with the documentation you need to positively
demonstrate your knowledge about electrical safety practices in the workplace.
The exam is a timed test, taken under the live supervision of a proctor, which ensures the
validity and consistency of the testing process and gives credibility to the final score.
The exam is made up of 50 multiple choice questions taken from a larger bank of questions,
and the order of questioning may vary from test to test to ensure validity. A score of 70%
is required to pass the exam and receive AT (American Trainco) certification. Most people who
study and have
received prior training will score in the 70% to 85% range, which is considered “good” for
this test. There will be a number of people who fail however, giving the exam even more
credibility for those who pass it.
This certification may be used by the employer as part of a qualified electrical worker
program, for assessing the needs of workers, and can be used by the individual to demonstrate
his knowledge to an employer and give him an edge over other workers.
|Initial Review and Q&A (Optional):
|| 8:30am – 11:30am
|Lunch Break and Self Study (Optional):
||11:30am – 1:30pm
|Final Review and Q&A (Optional):
|| 1:30pm – 2:30pm
Although an optional review of electrical safety is provided prior to taking the exam, the
review alone is not intended to prepare individuals to pass the certification exam.
Individuals should know the material in their study guide prior to coming in to take the test
and should not expect to pass it without having first completed an American Trainco Electrical
Safety training program or other formal training program. Some experienced individuals may be
able to pass the exam without prior training; however, it is not uncommon for “experienced”
individuals to fail.
Those seeking certification should come prepared and ready to take the exam! Refunds are
not allowed for people who start the test but then discover they aren’t ready.
If you have not yet received formal electrical safety training
Go to the Electrical Safety Training Schedule now.
Who should seek this certification?
This certification is important for anyone who works on or around any electrically energized
equipment at industrial plants, utilities or commercial and private building facilities. From
machine operators and janitorial personnel, to maintenance workers and experienced electricians
- anyone who comes in contact with or who works around electrical equipment must receive
Electrical Safety training to be in compliance with the requirements of OSHA standard CFR
1910.331-.335. ATMT Electrical Safety CertificationTM proves that these workers have passed a test proctored by the leader
in electrical safety training and demonstrates their knowledge on the subject. People seeking
this certification include:
All maintenance personnel in:
- Manufacturing Plants
- Commercial Buildings
- Waste Water Facilities
- Government Buildings
- Research Facilities
- Shopping Centers
- Apartment Buildings
- All Electricians - any level
- Maintenance & Electrical Supervisors
- Machine Operators
- Maintenance Technicians
- HVAC Technicians
- Stationary Engineers & Boiler Technicians
- Field Service Technicians
- Building Engineers
- Stationary Engineers
- Building & Maintenance Managers
- Multi-craft & Cross Training Personnel
- Environmental Safety & Health Personnel
- Anyone working on or around electrically energized equipment!
- Anyone responsible for employees working on or around electrically energized equipment!
More About the Exam
Students will be mailed a study guide prior to the exam date, so register early to make
sure you have time to study!
Some of the areas of questioning include:
- What constitutes an electrical hazard
- Who should receive training
- Lockout/Tagout procedures
- How to determine approach distances
- How to determine PPR (Personal Protective Equipment)
- How to read electrical safety charts and other data
- Safe work practices
- Unsafe work practices
- Proper work practices in damp or wet locations
- Damage and injuries caused by electrical hazards
- OSHA rules and regulations
- NFPA recommendations
- Compliance and penalties for non-compliance
Is certification in electrical safety required?
No. Certification in electrical safety is not a legal requirement. Like “CEU’s” (Continuing
Education Credits), certification in this area can mean different things to different people,
businesses or other entities. Since there is no legal requirement for this certification and
electrical safety is governed by OSHA, it is up to the employer to determine its value for their
workplace and employees, and may be adopted by the employer as part of a qualified electrical
American Trainco does not guarantee that a person passing this exam or receiving the
ATMT Electrical Safety CertificationTM designation is qualified for the work they are doing.
This responsibility and determination belongs to the employer as outlined by OSHA regulations.
If you or your company does not understand these obligations, you may want to attend an
awareness course on
Electrical Safety for Management, Planning & Supervision, or call our
services and engineering pros from Martin Technical at (866) 211-5231 for more help.
What You Will Take Home
Individuals successfully passing the certification exam will receive an 8-1/2 x 11
certificate suitable for framing along with a laminated certification card you can
carry with you.
All student scores are permanently stored in accordance with ACE (American Council
on Education) guidelines. Transcripts and replacement cards & certificates may be obtained
by calling American Trainco customer service.
Continuing Education Units (CEUs)
All students attending our seminars receive a personalized Certificate of Completion and .8 CEUs
(Continuing Education Units) per day of training. Over 40,000 employers and government agencies who
have sent their employees to our classes accept American Trainco CEUs for continuing education
requirements. Our administration and record keeping practices meet or exceed the standards of ACE
(American Council on Education) and we are able to provide transcripts of all classes attended and
tests taken by individual students. Please contact us if our CEUs are not yet accepted by your authority.
We will initiate an application to get the approval process started.