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breaker test THE FOUNDATION OF NETA - The InterNational Electrical Testing Company

NETA is an association of leading electrical testing companies; visionaries committed to advancing the industry's standards for power system installation and maintenance to ensure the highest level of reliability and safety.

What is a NETA Accredited Company?

NETA Accredited Company (NAC) membership is tailored for third-party, independent firms involved in full-service testing, analysis, and maintenance of electrical power systems.

This includes low-, medium-, and high-voltage distribution, substation, and generation equipment.

NETA maintains a two-fold accreditation process that certifies the company and its individual technicians to assure consumers of both the qualifications of the company as well as the credentials of the individual technician.

The qualifications of each NETA Accredited Company and its technicians are reviewed on a regular basis.


NETA Accreditation is not easy to attain. NETA Accredited Companies earn their accreditation through a rigorous application process conducted by the NETA Association. This ensures that every NETA Accredited Company provides testing services to the highest standards of safety and reliability as specified by such entities as: ASTM, CSA, EASA, ICEA, IEEE, NEMA, NFPA, and UL.


NETA CERTIFIED TECHNICIAN - Field Experience, Training, and Continuing Education NETA Certified Technicians have earned a Level III or IV NETA Certification in electrical power systems testing and bring the knowledge and field experience necessary to perform testing to industry standards.

A NETA Technician's work experience, education, and training keeps them current with new technologies and provides them the knowledge to perform testing across a wide variety of power systems.

ANSI/NETA Standards require: ...the on-site crew leader shall hold a current certification, Level III or higher, in electrical testing. This certification shall be in accordance with ANSI/NETA ETT-2010, Standard for Certification of Electrical Testing Technicians.

SAFETY - Setting the Standard

A NETA Accredited Company recognizes the Safety Program is paramount to making sure all other operational goals are met. Safety Compliant means to uphold the highest standards in the industry: standards put forth by OSHA, ASTM, NFPA, IEEE, The National Safety Council, CSA, NEMA, and others. With a dedication to Safety, each NETA Accredited Company implements procedures and continually reviews and updates the firm's safety program.

ANSI/NETA Standards Require: The testing organization shall have a designated safety representative to supervise operations with respect to safety.


NETA Accredited Companies are independent electrical power systems testing service providers. They must be divested of competing service or manufacturing interests. As third-party auditors, they provide unbiased electrical testing results while ensuring accurate testing and reporting; never influenced by conflicting factors involved with budgeting, installation, or product manufacturing.

ANSI/NETA Standards require: The testing organization shall be an independent, third party entity which can function as an unbiased testing authority, professionally independent of the manufacturers, suppliers, and installers of equipment or systems. An organization having a designation of "NETA Accredited Company" issued by NETA meets these criteria explicitly.


The highest degree of quality is achieved when testing services are performed by a NETA Certified Technician and backed by a NETA Accredited Company.

This unique combination ensures qualified personnel are supported by:

  • Corporate infrastructure
  • The latest technologies
  • Calibrated test equipment
  • Comprehensive reporting and documentation
  • Professional Engineer review
  • System function tests


NETA Accredited Companies employ a team of NETA Certified Technicians and support personnel experienced in all facets of electrical power system testing and maintenance, doing so in accordance with ANSI/NETA Standards. "A business hires an outside auditor to get a true assessment of their financials. For the same reason, electrical testing must be performed by a third-party, independent company." "Quality depends on commitment, integrity, accuracy, knowledge, and consistency"