Certification for medium-voltage cable splicers in development

NCSCB and AIR working together on requirements

The National Cable Splicing Certification Board recently started to work with the American Institute for Research to define the knowledge, skills, abilities, and duties required of a medium voltage—35kV—cable splicer. Certification in three categories is expected to become available by the end of this year.

Once these requirements have been defined, subject-matter experts will begin writing test items that will certify individuals based on knowledge of OSHA requirements for working in confined spaces, lockout/tagout procedures, electrical safety standards, splicing termination, and competency to perform hands-on cable splicing/terminating in a safe and timely manner.

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