Certified Electrical Safety Compliance Professional

Contact CESCP
NFPA Certification Department
1 Batterymarch Park
Quincy, MA 02169
Tel: +1 800 597-6481 x7509 (U.S.); 
+1 617 984-7509 (Outside U.S.)
Fax: +1 617 984-7127
E-mail: cescp@nfpa.org

CESCPThe NFPA Certified Electrical Safety Compliance Professional (CESCP) certification program is based on the NFPA 70E, Standard for Electrical Safety in the Workplace, 2015 Edition standard. This program is specifically designed to meet the certification requirements of supervisors managing electricians and other facilities personnel who work with electrical power systems.

The CESCP certification program consists of a set of eligibility requirements (completed prior to program application), a 100 question computer-based examination (with a retest process in the event that you do not pass the exam), and a set of recertification requirements (based on a points system) that must be completed within a three-year time period following the initial certification.


Watch a brief interview from CESCP certification holder, Terrance McKinch.

Program Goals

  • Promote electrical safety in workplace environments
  • Recognize and provide evidence of competence as related to the NFPA 70E Standard for Electrical Safety in the Workplace, 2015 Edition standard
  • Promote professional development
  • Ensure a uniform, fair process for certification that is accessible to everyone who is eligible

Program Benefits

  • Certification by NFPA
  • International recognition
  • CESCP certificate
  • CESCP wallet card
  • CESCP lapel pin
CESCP exam

The CESCP certification exam is a three hour maximum, open-book, 100 multiple choice question, computer-based, proctored exam taken at an approved testing center. You may only bring a printed NFPA 70E Standard for Electrical Safety in the Workplace, 2015 Edition book and an approved calculator into the testing area during the exam. No photocopied or other duplicated or electronic versions of the NFPA 70E Standard are permitted in the testing area during your exam.

See the Candidate Handbook (below) for more information on registering for and taking the CESCP certification exam.

Test center website

To locate a computer based testing center near you, visit the test center Web site.

CESCP program materials