by , on May 8, 2018
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If you’re wondering if you need to attend a Train the Trainer (TTT) Refresher class, keep reading!

Your Options

First things first: if you’re not sure what is involved with e-Hazard’s Train the Trainer program, please read this article.

e-Hazard’s TTT Refresher training is specifically for those who have attended our Low Voltage (LV) and High Voltage (HV) classes. If you have done that and have also completed all assignments for e-Hazard’s TTT program the first time through, you can attend one of our refresher training options.

Our training materials update at the same time the NFPA updates the 70E standards. This occurs every three years.

Much of the material in our LV and HV courses are based on the 70E. It would be beneficial to receive the updates so that any future classes you teach will reflect the changes.

Several options to update your materials are available:

  • Attend another four-day TTT class.
  • Attend LV and HV classes near you.
  • Attend a TTT Alumni Seminar. This one-day class is offered only a few times in the months immediately following an NFPA 70E update.

Attending the one-day TTT Alumni Seminar may make the most sense upfront. It would minimize your time off work and may incur the least amount of expense. However, those classes take place only in Louisville and as stated above, are offered only for a limited time. See our website for the schedule.

Taking the LV and HV classes again (a two-day schedule) will give you all the information you need on the 70E updates within the context of the whole class. Selecting this option also allows you to choose where you want to go. E-Hazard holds open classes in many cities across the lower 48 states, so you may find one close to you.

The four-day option also allows you to see the updates in the context of the complete LV and HV presentations. Additionally, you will get the opportunity to practice instructing in front of your peers once again and to receive feedback on your training skills. Open TTT classes usually take place in Louisville.

Which Train the Trainer Refresher is Best for You?

All these options will prepare you to teach your LV and HV classes with updated materials. You will have the confidence of having e-Hazard support available to you.

While you may be thinking of cost and time off work as the most important concerns in deciding which option is best for you, consider another perspective. Recently at an open TTT class in Louisville, a student explained to the class that he was attending that week as a refresher. He stressed that he preferred repeating the four-day TTT class as opposed to attending the one or two-day refresher classes.

First, he received all the NFPA 70E updates in the context of the complete course. He learned not only what changes occurred but also where the new material was located. He was able to see the whole program from the perspective of a different e-Hazard instructor than the one who taught him before.

Secondly, because the four-day training involves teaching in front of peers, he was able to observe other instructors’ methods of teaching and learn from their experiences. Being the only instructor at his site, he did not have the benefit of receiving feedback from a peer at work. All in all, the four-day TTT option gave this student the most return for his time and money.

How to Get in Touch with Us

We want to help you get the most benefit for your investment in electrical safety. Feel free to visit e-Hazard’s website or call our office at (502)716-7073 to find out how we can help you get updated to the NFPA 70E-2018.


Elisa Sellars
About author:
Elisa has a background in education and language. She writes for the e-Hazard blog and is the adult education consultant for Train the Trainer classes.

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