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National College Credit Recommendation Service

Board of Regents  |  University of the State of New York

NOCTI and Nocti Business Solutions (NBS) | Evaluated Learning Experience

Electric Power and Distribution - Teacher Test (5919)

NOCTI-Approved Area Test Centers throughout the United States.

September 2013 - December 2018.

Instructional delivery format: 
Proficiency exam
Learner Outcomes: 

Students will be able to: demonstrate safe work procedures and responsibilities, including complying with safety procedures and participating in safety meetings; perform inspection and maintenance of equipment and vehicles; demonstrate appropriate use of tools; determine job site requirements; perform job site protection activities for worker and public safety; properly use and inspect of climbing gear; perform basic climbing skills of poles and towers, including pole-top rescue; use and maintain climbing tools and equipment; recognize, load, transport, and use pole hardware and materials; demonstrate pole framing on the ground; demonstrate installing pole and equipment grounds; perform installation of guy assemblies, cross arms, and insulators; demonstrate proper application of attaching a tying-in conductor; safely perform traffic control and emergency procedures; safely operate digger-derrick vehicle; demonstrate safe working operation of an aerial platform; demonstrate worksite recognition and safe work practices; perform proper vehicle placement and grounding methods; perform proper rigging and setting of poles; Utilize temporary pole supports; install and properly wire transformers; maintain and troubleshoot transformers and transformer connections; demonstrate proper transformer and sizing applications; perform grounding and safe work procedures; explain meter application and proper meter reading; perform splicing, stringing conductors, dead-ending, and operate hoists; safely tie in conductor, carry out hotline re-conductoring, and complete sag charts and tables; safely perform grounding practices; demonstrate safe work practices for conductor installation and repair; demonstrate proper use and care of rubber gloves and sleeves; use proper bucket truck operation while working on energized lines; identify and demonstrate knowledge of underground distribution equipment and safe practices while trenching; identify underground safety hazards; use UD systems and installation; install a padmount transformer, troubleshooting, and fault location; describe substation components and their functions (e.g., voltage regulators, capacitors) and substation design for various applications; follow safe practices when performing work in substations (including use of proper PPE); explain system/fault surges, and over-current/over-voltage protection and oil-circuit reclosers; outline system application and fusing coordination; inspect and maintain tools (including hand tools and hot tools) and equipment components (e.g., regulators, reclosers, capacitors, conductors); maintain daily vehicle inspection records, personal protective equipment (PPE) inspection records, special equipment and accident reports; analyze situations and information, consider alternate solutions; and apply rules and principles to a process to draw conclusions. Performance Component:  Hurtman Rescue Using a Handline (17%), Transformer Connections (14%), Material and Tool Identification (8%), Tool Identification and Use (8%), Knot Tying (5%), Truck Operation (36%), and Meter Installation (12%).


NOCTI teacher exams assess individuals' technical knowledge and skills in an online proctored proficiency examination format.  These assessments are used in a large number of states as part of the teacher licensing/certification process as they assess competency in all aspects of a particular industry.

Credit recommendation: 
In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 3 semester hours in Electric Power Safety and Distribution (11/13).