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    EVITP 1
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    EVITP 3

EVITP Canada

What is EVITP?

As the use of electric vehicles for private and commercial applications achieves broader acceptance, the need to develop and expand the infrastructure to support this growth becomes increasingly evident. 

The EVITP (Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Training Program) was designed to address the need for installation and maintenance of the EV charging infrastructure in the safest and most cost effective manner. 

The course was developed through a voluntary collaboration of electrical industry organizations, which include but are not limited to General Motors, BMW, Pacific Gas and Electric, the National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA), and the University of California-Davis.

EVITP Brochure

Course Overview

The EJTC offers the EVITP course as an intensive four (4) day Train-the-Trainer program. 

Key training program elements include lecture and specialized hands-on lab sessions (where applicable).The course outline includes:

  • EV prospect/customer relations and customer experience
  • Automobile manufacturing charging performance integrity specifications
  • EV battery types, specifications, and charging characteristics
  • Utility interconnect policies and requirements
  • Utility grid stress precautions including Demand Response integration technologies
  • The role of electrical storage devices as charging intermediaries
  • Installing, commissioning and maintaining electric storage devices
  • Charging station fundamentals
  • Service level assessments and upgrade implementation
  • Integration of EV infrastructure with distributed generation
  • Canadian Electrical Code (CEC) standards and requirements
  • Canadian Standards Association (CSA) Z462, and federal, provincial and territorial OHS regulations
  • National Electrical Installation Standards (NEIS) for EV Equipment
  • First Responder safety and fire hazard measures

Who should take this course?

This course is designed to incorporate theoretical and practical elements of installation. Therefore, qualified Journeyperson Red Seal Electricians with some training experience are ideally suited for this course offering. This would include a minimum of two (2) years full-time or four (4) years part-time documented experience in delivering electrical trade-related training.

In order to find out more about this course, or to find out the dates and locations that we have scheduled to deliver this course, please email

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