The Advanced Photon Source
a U.S. Department of Energy Office of Science User Facility

Who can become a Designated Electrical Equipment Inspector?

As a guide, designated electrical equipment inspectors should have an electrical/electronics background based on:

  • An associates degree as an electronics or electrical technician
  • A B.S. or higher degree in electrical, electronics or computer engineering, engineering physics or a related field
  • Being a licensed electrician, and/or
  • Considerable experience working as an electronics technician or engineer or on electronic/electrical equipment.

An electrical background is required prior to taking the inspection course in order to qualify the person as a competent inspector. The course and the inspection task require this background and the course assumes having this knowledge.

Reviewed: May 7, 2015