NETA's American National Standards

Why Create Industry Standards?

Safety, reliability, and quality were the core principles that drove NETA to pursue the creation of a set of industry standards for electrical power equipment and systems. These standards help people responsible for the design, build, testing, and opperation assure that the equipment and systems they are working on and around are installed in accordance with manufacturers' recommendations, architect and engineer requirements, and that these systems were designed and installed with routine maintenenance in mind.

What Do These Documents Do?

  • Specify electrical commissioning and acceptance and maintenance tests and inspections for electrical power systems and their components
  • Focus on what tests to perform, rather than how to perform them
  • Define pre-requisites for qualified companies and certified individuals
  • Address the division of responsibility for electrical commissioning, inspections, and tests
  • Establish minimum requirements for test reports
  • Reference manufacturers' data and other industry standards (IEEE, NFPA, CSA, NEMA, NECA, UL, etc.) where applicable
  • Are recognized worldwide through specifications and implementation

Who Should Use ANSI/NETA Standards?

  • Electrical testing companies & technicians
  • Electrical inspectors
  • Architect & engineering firms
  • Specifying engineers
  • Commissioning agencies
  • Owners & end users
  • Anyone responsible for the safe and reliable operation of electrical power equipment and systems

Get Involved!

To learn more about the standards development process, you can read NETA's Operating Principles and Procedures by downloading a copy here.

If you are interested in participating in the ANSI/NETA standards development process as a member a ballot pool, please complete the Ballot Pool Application by downloading, printing, and emailing, faxing, or mailing the application to the NETA office.