EVITP Frequently Asked Questions
What does the EVITP acronym stand for?
EVITP = Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Training Program
What is the Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Training Program (EVITP)?
EVITP is a brand neutral, volunteer based, non-profit organization that trains electricians in the electric vehicle infrastructure space in the United States and Canada. Training includes site assessment, load calculations, National Electric Code, jobsite safety, personal protection equipment, and other installation and maintenance best practices.
What are the qualifications required to take EVITP training?
To be eligible for EVITP, a participant must be a state licensed or certified electrician. If the participant works in a state that does not license or certify electricians, the participant must provide documentation of a minimum of 8,000 hours of hands-on electrical construction experience.
May I take the training if I’m the owner of an electrical contracting company?
That depends on which state you work in. In states where regulations allow the individual who personally holds the electrical contractor license to perform electrical work as an electrician, that license holder is eligible for EVITP. To be clear, EVITP eligibility applies only to the individual named on the electrical contractor license and does not apply to company management or staff.
(Electricians who work for the contractor may be eligible for EVITP training and certification if they meet the electrician qualifications noted above.)
How do I get my electrical contracting company listed on the EVITP website?
To have a company listed in the Find A Contractor section of the EVITP website, an employer must be a currently licensed electrical contractor in good standing, and must execute and abide by the EVITP Approved contractor agreement.
How do I confirm that a contractor is EVITP Approved, or an electrician is EVITP Certified?
To confirm a contractor is EVITP Approved, check the Find A Contractor feature on the EVITP website (EVITP.org).
It is important to note that contractors listed on the EVITP website are EVITP Approved, not certified.
To confirm an electrician is EVITP Certified, use the Certification Check feature on the EVITP website.
When is the next EVITP training class in California?
The EVITP automated training format enables California state certified general electricians to take EVITP classes online at their convenience whenever they choose. Exams will remain in-person. To apply, go to https://evitp.org/evitp-training-california/
How long is the EVITP training?
The EVITP online class was designed to take approximately 18 – 20 hours. Actual time will vary by participant.
Where and when are EVITP exams held in California?
EVITP exams are held in person on a quarterly basis in California. Due to COVID restrictions, training demand and other considerations, exam locations and dates may change. Therefore exam locations and schedules are provided to students when they complete the training.
Is the EVITP curriculum updated?
Yes. As the electric vehicle industry continues to grow and evolve, the EVITP curriculum is regularly updated to include new technology, products, best practices, and industry norms. The current curriculum, EVITP 4.0, includes DC fast chargers, inductive charging equipment, liquid-cooled conductors, vehicle-to-grid applications and other installation and maintenance best practices.
May I receive a copy of the EVITP curriculum?
The EVITP curriculum is proprietary. Unauthorized reproduction, distribution or utilization of any EVITP content, graphics, or testing materials is strictly prohibited.