AVO Training Institute Announces Its 2018 Schedule of Training Courses for the Utilities

Aug. 2, 2018
Learn more about the 57 courses specializing in Electrical Safety & Electrical Maintenance

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The Hands-On Difference

With more than 57 courses specializing in Electrical Safety & Electrical Maintenance, AVO offers one of the largest selections of electrical training courses available today. With this kind of focus, our courses not only meet the highest industry standards, but also provide the hands-on “real world” skills to keep people safe, compliant and knowledgeable. All delivered with a passion for safety that sets us apart.

Our instructors are selected from the best the industry has to offer. With an average of 20 years “real world” experience, they are subject matter experts in their fields. Beyond the world-class textbook curriculum, students are exposed to experiences and scenarios only gained by someone who has been there and done that. Many of our instructors sit on national committees, panels and work groups such as NFPA 70E, IEEE, ASSE and others (Page 10).

Online Training Courses

Our Online Training Courses are expanding with the new 10-module NFPA 70E 2018 Standards bundle and NEC 2017 Changes Course online. We also continue to add online Recertification, Reinstatement, Refreshers Courses and Exams to our line-up (Page 12). Online will never replace our instructor-led training, however it provides needed Electrical Safety awareness for individuals who work in and around electrical environments.

Electrical Consulting for Utilities

Our Electrical Consulting Services have expanded to include advising beyond the classroom (Page 6). From Protective Relay and Cable to Generator, Transformer, Swtichgear, Electrical Safety, Breaker and Testing Software, our subject matter experts are here to consult. AVO experts advise, assist and support your technical staff, using your equipment in your environment.

New Courses for 2018

Staying current with the changing NFPA 70E standards and OSHA regulations is a necessity in order to keep people safe and compliant. This year we start with the new NFPA 70E 2018 standard updated course (Page 22). All of our electrical safety courses are updated with these new standard changes. Infrared Thermography II (Page 51), Transformer Maintenance and Testing (Page 46) and Advance Transformer Maintenance and Testing (Page 47) in Spanish are other 2018 additions.

More Training Locations

Adding strategically located host Training Facilities to our established base, allows us to offer more convenient and affordable training options. These locations are carefully chosen as we partner with established electrical industry leaders. We now have established training partnerships with North American Switchgear in Cleveland, OH, Western Electrical Services in Sumner, WA, and Circuit Breaker Sales NE in Seymour, CT (Page 10).

Arc Flash Studies

The AVO Electrical Engineering Division works with utilities, industrial facilities, government, data centers and a wide variety of commercial industries. The Division is staffed with Professional Engineers, Electrical Engineers and Engineering Technicians. Engineering services will expand in 2018 to include Circuit Tracing, Clamp on Ground Study and Power Quality Testing (Page 8).

We Will Bring the Training to You

If for any reason you can’t come to us, we’ll come to you. Not seeing a training location in your area or prefer that we travel to your facility for on-site training? On-site training keeps travel expenses down, while allowing your organization to receive the benefits of an effective electrical maintenance and safety-training program. Our Account Executives are standing by to discuss your training needs. They will set-up a training course at your facility with your people in your environment using your equipment. Contact us today and ask about our on-site training.

On-Site Training Benefits

  • Eliminate personnel travel time and associated expenses
  • Address your specific equipment and systems
  • Choose the course schedule - mornings, afternoons, evenings and weekends
  • Have personnel available on site should an emergency situation occur
  • Ensure consistent training message for all of your personnel
  • Personnel trained in a familiar work environment
  • Have privacy to discuss company specific concerns

Customized Course Development

We develop custom courses for all types of industries. If you don’t find the course or courses that match your electrical safety and maintenance needs, we will develop a custom course that fits your specific equipment or your training needs. The course will be designed to specifically meet the objectives desired to keep your personnel safe from electrical hazards.

Our electrical safety experts are available to help with your safety development projects, while saving you time and money.

Choose from 12 Electrical Certifications

An AVO Training Electrical Technician Certification offers many benefits. Not only do our 12 Certifications help improve technical knowledge and job skills, they also enable career opportunities and the ability for companies to be more successful when bidding projects. The hands-on training portion of our Technician Certification assist employers in qualifying their technicians. Qualified Persons, by definition, are required to “demonstrate skills and knowledge related to the construction and operation of electrical equipment and installations.” In addition, all AVO Electrical Certifications help meet the retraining requirements of NFPA 70E-2018 paragraph 110.2(A)(3).

  • Substation Maintenance Technician Certification
  • Medium-Voltage Cable Technician Certification
  • Medium-Voltage Cable Testing & Diagnostics Certification
  • Fiber Optics Technician Certification
  • Low-Voltage Circuit Breaker Technician Certification
  • 4 Different Relay Technician Certification
  • Industrial Electric Inspector Safety Inspector Certifications
  • Infrared Thermography Level 1 Certification
  • Infrared Thermography Level 2 Certification

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