Relay Tech Training Program Bundle

Utility relay technicians are the backbone of a reliable utility. Unfortunately, finding and keeping relay techs is also one of a utility’s biggest challenges. How do you quickly and effectively train a new hire so they are a productive member of your team? And, once they are up to speed, how do you retain them? As one of the industry’s top training companies, we have designed a program overcome these challenges. Our Relay Tech Training Program focuses on the fundamentals and provides progressive training to give your techs a defined career path.

Training for Reliability and Retention
According to the Wynhurst Group, an executive coaching and consulting firm, employees who participate in a structured onboarding program are 58% more likely to remain with the organization after three years. Our program provides a structured, fundamental curriculum to quickly get your new hires up to speed quickly. Using a systematic approach to training, new hires learn what they need to know before they begin your company-specific training. As your employees progress through their career path, our program provides advanced training, including simulation, to ensure the highest level of performance. Statistics show 40% of employees leave within the first year because of poor training. Our Relay Tech Training Program is a step toward retaining your employees.

Our program consists of:
Level 1 – The Fundamentals – training designed to introduce your new hires to the electric utility industry and provide a foundation for your company-specific training. This training is appropriate for new hires with no electrical or relaying experience
Level 2 – The Next Step – training for new hires or technician candidates who may have a good understanding of electrical theory, applications, and related math
Level 3 – Advanced – includes simulation training so your experienced relay techs can get hands on training with a variety of scenarios


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    Level 1 (15 Courses)

    Basic Electricity Fundamentals
    Basics of Power System Operations
    Electron Theory
    Magnetism and Electromagnetism Explained
    Ohm’s and Kirchoff’s Laws Relating to DC Circuits
    Evaluating Series and Parallel DC Circuit Performance
    Determine Circuit Outputs from Specified Inputs
    Introduction to Alternating Current (AC)
    Ohm’s and Kirchoff’s Laws Involving AC Circuits
    Inductance in AC Circuits
    Capacitance in AC Circuits
    Impedance in AC Circuits
    AC Power
    Fundamentals of Three-Phase AC
    High Voltage AC

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    Level 2 (16 Courses)

    Electric Distribution System Fundamentals
    Primary and Secondary Distribution Systems
    Distribution System Components and Application
    Characteristics of Distribution Switchgear
    Load Characteristics and Management
    Elements of System Protection
    Types of Protective Relays
    Monitoring System Conditions
    Disturbance Monitoring Equipment
    Line Protection
    Transformer Protection
    Pilot Protection
    Bus Protection
    Generator Protection
    Protection System Misoperation
    Protection System Maintenance Programs

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    Level 3 (6 Courses)

    Electric Utility Print Reading
    • Electrical Drawings
    • Logic Diagrams
    • Simulation
    Electrical Faults and Current Ratings
    Overcurrent Protection, Fuses, and Breakers
    Protection Relays
    Generator, Transformer, and Motor Protection
    Grounding and Bonding