Berkeley Lab

Why do I have to take training to be approved as a QEW?

Training is actually part of the definition of a qualified person.

One who has demonstrated skills and knowledge related to the construction and operation of electrical equipment and installations, has received safety training to identify and avoid the hazards involved, and who has been approved or accepted by the Electrical AHJ for Safe Work Practices.

Not only is training required as part of the regulatory requirements, it ensures that workers are knowledgeable of the work practices necessary to avoid electrical hazards.