Get the Protective Relay Training You Should Have Had On Day 1

Learn the fundamentals behind hassle-free relay testing, on your schedule.


Relay testing can be frustrating!

You're often thrown into unfamiliar situations, and you’re expected to know exactly what to do:

  • Even when you’re testing a new relay or configuration...
  • Even when the manufacturer’s manual is confusing...
  • Even when you haven’t had any protective relay training...

But what if you could avoid all of that, learn to navigate almost any testing scenario, and become a true relay testing expert?

Imagine having the knowledge, skills, and confidence of a relay testing craftsman

On a typical job, you would...

  • Gather up the materials you need to create a test plan for any relay that proves that it will trip when it is supposed to.
  • Sit down; hook up all the leads; turn on the test-set, relay, and laptop; and start testing. No back-tracking, jury-rigging, or flipping back through manuals and notes, trying to get the relay to operate.
  • Run your tests and record your results: all of the boxes checked, all of the correct information. Exactly what your boss or client is looking for.

Sound out of reach?


Our online protective relay training material is designed to help you do just that!

Get the Mentor You Need to Become a Relay Testing Craftsman


My name is Chris Werstiuk.  I'm an engineer, power system electrician, electrical technologist, and instructor who's spent the last 20 years learning the craft of relay testing through trial and error in nuclear power plants, commercial buildings, and almost everything in between.

I literally wrote the book on relay testing (The Relay Testing Handbook), and I'm here to be the relay testing mentor you should have had from the start.

I'll help you cut the learning curve, so you don't have to spend the years and thousands of hours of testing time I spent learning how to test relays effectively.

"Chris has an incredible amount of knowledge and experience which he shares as he teaches the theory and practical methods of relay testing. These experiences are so valuable whether you are new or an experienced veteran of relay testing..."

Rowan Dunbar

Independent Consultant

"Anyone who loves to be a relay engineer, Chris is the guy... He is second to none when it comes to teaching about relays..."


Phasor Diagrams for Relay Testers

Introducing Our Protective Relay Training Services

Online Seminars and Courses

Dig deep into the basics that every relay tester should know with:

Online Seminars

Have you ever just wanted to watch someone successfully test a relay to see how it is supposed to come together?

You can watch over my shoulder in our online seminars as I test a relay and explain every detail. Each seminar includes:

  • High-quality video presentations that describe different testing methods
  • Pros and cons for each testing method
  • Step-by-step instructions, using a variety of relays and test-sets
  • A comment section where you can ask your questions and get
    your answers from instructors or fellow students

Online Training Courses

Would you like to attend a protective relay training course, but can't find the time or a location near you?

Our online courses follow a traditional training format. Each online course includes:

  • High-quality video presentations introducing you to theory behind the topic to help you understand how it works
  • Real-world examples that show you how to apply the theory
  • Interactive exercises and quizzes that simulate the most realistic situations possible to help you learn by doing
  • A comment section where you can ask your questions and get
    your answers from instructors or fellow students

All of our protective relay training options are eligible for NETA Continuing Technical Development Credits (CTDs).

Why Online Protective Relay Training?

Nothing beats hands-on learning from an engaging instructor who gives you the information you need, and lets you practice in a safe environment.

But in-person protective relay training isn't for the faint of budget.

  • The course fees can run thousands of dollars
  • Travel expenses can double the training costs
  • Then there's the time lost travelling to and from the class while work backs up at the office
  • Then you have to play catch up when you return to the office

No wonder your boss hasn't sent you to get trained yet...


Most of the time it's just not worth it for a few days of theory and death by PowerPoint.


Our online protective relay training options, on the other hand, are built around practical applications (not PowerPoint), don't require any travel, and are 10 times more affordable than an in-person class.

Nothing to book. No huge expenses to get approved. Just register, hit "play", and you're on your way to effective relay testing. Plus, you get to:

  • Replay the videos as many times as you want to truly understand the material
  • Access the videos 24/7/365 to fit your schedule and get answers when you need them
  • Learn at your own pace
  • Follow the lesson plan, or jump around to get the information you need right away

What do students think about our online training courses?

"I picked your courses because they looked interesting and they were inexpensive. I was not disappointed. I found them very informative and quite easy to follow. I would recommend these courses to anyone needing continuing education or just wanting to learn more about relays. I learned a lot and look forward to taking more classes from Valence..."

Larry Lockwood

Senior Technician

"A different perspective on relay testing, especially since most testing companies use automated testing. It helps you better understand the operation of the relays and how the results were obtained. Not just button pushing..."

Erik Lemke

Senior Field Engineer

"Many people cannot attend a formal classroom training as they may be from very far locations around the world, this training allowed me to gain knowledge and also review when I did not grasp a part of the lesson, also there was the forum to ask questions. I believe that the lessons are well prepared and it was really good that the instructor shared his experiences along the way."


How to Test Protective Relays Online Seminar

"Most of the ‘relay’ problems I have faced were actually human errors instead of equipment errors. Most relay tests would not catch these errors. Examples: Wrong CT/PT ratios, wrong polarity.

This course helped show how testing a relay can also catch human errors in the installation of equipment or wiring and the programming.

This course is unlike any I have ever seen. I have paid ten times the cost to attend training in person, and the training usually covers mostly theory and standards. This course actually shows you how to do real-world relay testing."


How to Test Protective Relays Online Seminar

Click any description below to find out more about our online relay testing courses and seminars...

How to Test Protective Relays Online Seminar (16 NETA CTDs)

Online Course 1-1: The Three-Phase Power System (4 NETA CTDs)

Online Course 1-2: Phasor Drawings for Relay Testers (4 NETA CTDs)

Sign-Up Today to Become a Relay Testing Craftsman! 

Choose the Online Programs that will help you finish your next relay testing job.

Receive a discount when you buy more than one today!

Want to purchase online training for more than one person and get bulk discounts?

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Product Quantity

How to Test Protective Relays Online Seminar
(Over 16 Hours of Videos)


Online Course 1-1: The Three-Phase Power System
(Approx. 4 Hours of Lectures, Lessons, and Quizzes)


Online Course 1-2: Phasor Drawings for Relay Testers
(Approx. 4 Hours of Lectures, Lessons, and Quizzes)


Do you want to purchase online training for more than one person?

Get instant access to any of your selections!

All of our Seminars include:

  • High-quality video presentations describing different testing methods 
  • Step-by-step instructions using a variety of relays and test-sets
  • Ask your questions and get your answers on our online forum
  • 24/7 unlimited access to meet your schedule

All of our Online Courses include:

  • High-quality presentations with animations describing the theory behind the topic
  • Exercises, quizzes, and real-world examples
  • Q & A sections to get answers
  • 24/7 unlimited access

Remember that you can always:

  • Replay the videos as many times as you want... Forever!
  • Access the training when you need it, 24/7/365
  • Access to your Online Training NEVER expires
  • Learn at your own pace
  • Ask questions and get answers on our online forum

We Offer a 100% Money-Back Guarantee

We are so confident that our protective relay training works, we offer a 100% money-back guarantee, no questions asked.

Take the entire course, apply the material, then decide if it's right for you.

No traditional relay training seminar is going to match that offer.


Here are answers to some frequently asked questions: 

How does this compare to hands-on classroom protective relay training?

How much time will this take each week?

I'm an electrician, relay tech, engineer, etc. Is this right for me?

Can I sign up my team? Can I buy for more than one person?

How do I get my continuing education credits?

What will I need to take this course?

What if I sign up and fall behind, or don't complete the course?

When do I get access to the course? How do I pay? Can I use a P.O.?

Can I choose individual courses or seminars?

Shouldn't my company be training me?