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NFPA 70E (2021) for Qualified Persons in All Industries

Level: Certificate
Duration: 5 Hours 0 Minutes
Course ID: MOOD782
CEUs: 0.5

The National Fire Protection Agency (NFPA) 70 (2021) for Qualified Persons in All Industries course from ClickSafety is a certificate/card-level training designed for all those seeking employer authorization as a qualified person. A qualified person is “one who has demonstrated skills and knowledge related to the construction and operation of electrical equipment and installations and has received safety training to identify and avoid the hazards involved.”

This NFPA 70 (2021) for Qualified Persons in All Industries course is designed to be followed with equipment specific on-the-job training and supervision prior to entry into work as a designated qualified person.


Several significant changes were made in the 2021 edition of the NFPA 70, including the following:

  • Revisions have been made which can be used to help estimate the likelihood of occurrence of an arc flash incident during initial energization of new equipment
  • Energy thresholds for electrical equipment and systems in laboratories have been revised to accurately reflect the data in the Informational Note’s resource document.
  • New article on the safety-related requirements for capacitors has been added.
  • Article 110 was revised to incorporate the general requirements that were previously in other articles.
  • New subsection requires that an employer’s electrical safety program include a policy on establishing an electrically safe work condition.
  • New Table For Rubber Insulating Gloves was added as well as requirements for arc rated outerwear such as high visibility vests.

ClickSafety’s NFPA 70 (2021) for Qualified Persons in All Industries training is designed to cover the NFPA standards as they relate to the role of the qualified person for electrical workers seeking this status or those require retraining in accordance with new 2021 standards. Specific course topics include the following:

  • Introduction to NFPA 70E
  • Establishing electrically safe work conditions
  • Working while exposed to electrical hazards
  • Personal protective equipment (PPE)
  • Requirements for safety-related maintenance and special equipment

Specific industry terms covered throughout the course include the following:

  • NFPA
  • NFPA 70E
  • Arc flash
  • PPE
  • Limited and restricted approach boundaries
  • Limits of approach
  • Electrically safe work condition
  • Electrical Safety Program
  • Host and contract employers
  • Qualified and unqualified persons
  • Shock risk assessment
  • Arc flash risk assessment
  • Arc flash incident energy method
  • Arc flash PPE category Method
  • Electrical safety authority (ESA)
  • Lockout/tagout program (LOTO)
  • Certified Electrical Safety Worker (CESW)
  • Energized electrical work permit
  • Arc flash PPE category
  • Arc-rated apparel
  • Safety grounding equipment
  • Batteries, lasers, power electronic equipment

The NFPA 70 (2021) for Qualified Persons in All Industries course is specifically designed for those seeking consideration for the designation of qualified person, as well as those who require retraining in accordance with new 2021 standards. Individuals who may specifically benefit from this course include the following:

  • Electrical workers seeking to become a qualified person
  • Current qualified persons looking for retraining for updated standards.

If you have any concerns as to whether this course is appropriate for you or your industry, please browse our full selection of Online Courses and Safety Packs, call 800-971-1080, or Contact Us online.

ClickSafety’s NFPA 70 (2021) for Qualified Persons in All Industries course, when coupled with equipment specific on-the-job training, provides an essential foundation for all those seeking to become the qualified person. Upon successful completion of this course, participants can expect to:

  • Understand important requirements contained in NFPA 70E, particularly as they pertain to being a qualified person for work around electrical equipment, and including:
    • Content required for an electrical safety plan
    • Training and job briefing requirements
    • Responsibilities of those working with or near electrical equipment
  • Describe elements of an electrically safe work condition
  • Recognize the important safety concepts for working around energized electrical equipment, including:
    • Justification for energized work
    • Identification and assessment of risks
    • Identification and use of protective boundaries
    • Control of electric energy through LOTO
    • Selection and use of appropriate PPE
  • Understand the safety requirements found in NFPA 70E for working around electrolytic cells, batteries, lasers, and power electronic equipment
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CEU Requirements

To receive CEU credit for taking this course, you must:

• Pass the knowledge checkpoints and complete the entire course.
• Complete the course evaluation form at the end of the course.

Upon successful completion, you will receive a certificate showing the CEUs earned.