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Certified Electrical Safety Compliance Professional


The NFPA Certified Electrical Safety Compliance Professional (CESCP) certification program is designed to meet the needs of electrical and safety professionals who oversee electrical safety programs or who manage electricians and other personnel exposed to electrical hazards. It is also a useful credential for trainers and instructors, as it proves knowledge and competence in NFPA 70E.

The CESCP certification showcases an individual’s knowledge and proficiency with the practices and concepts found in NFPA 70E, Standard for Electrical Safety in the Workplace

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

The goals of this program are to:

  • 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, 2021 Edition standard
  • promote professional development
  • ensure a uniform, fair process for certification that is accessible to everyone who is eligible
  • CESCP has been updated to the 2021 Edition of NFPA 70E, effective 6 September, 2021.
  • The retest fee, for those who need to take the exam again, has been reduced from $300 to $175.
  • There is a new exam content outline (blueprint). Don’t worry if you studied using the old one – all the same material is there, but reformatted and reorganized. It’s still just NFPA 70E topics (2021 Edition). 




Program benefits
  • Certification by NFPA; International recognition; CESCP certificate
CESCP exam

The CESCP certification exam is a three hour, open-book, multiple-choice exam taken at an approved, computer-based testing center. The exam is based on the 2021 Edition of NFPA 70E, Standard for Electrical Safety in the WorkplaceTo locate a computer based testing center near you, visit the test center website.


Per NFPA 70E Section 110.2(A)(1), designation as a Qualified Person involves factors such as training on equipment and work methods that can be specific to a work site, job function, or employer. Therefore, earning the CESCP credential alone does not make the certificant a Qualified Person. It is the responsibility of an employer or governmental agency having jurisdiction to outline the specific requirements necessary to become a Qualified Person for any given job or site. Employers and others may include this certification as one part of the requirements to become a Qualified Person.

CESCP program materials
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