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

(32 customer reviews)

$399.95 USD

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 been properly trained…

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

This online protective relay testing seminar follows Chris Werstiuk (author of The Relay Testing Handbook) as he shows you the basic skills you need to test any digital relay with any modern test-set to help you become a relay testing craftsman.

Watch this series of videos on any device with speakers or headphones, and a good internet connection. You have 24/7/365 access to the videos, which are broken down into logical chunks that you can watch at any time, in any order, so you can fit this series into your busy schedule.

You can pause, rewind, and re-watch the videos as often as you like to make sure you catch every detail and then ask questions in our comments section.

What do I get when I enroll in the “How to Test Protective Relays Online Seminar” today?

  1. Download a simple flowchart you can follow to test any digital protective relay with any test-set.
  2. Unlimited 24/7/365 access to over 18 hours of videos where Chris Werstiuk tests various relays using different test-sets and explains how he is performing the test, and why.
  3. Follow along with your test-set and overcurrent relay, or you can rent one of our relays by the month.
  4. Ask Chris questions and interact with other students in the comments section for each lesson and topic.
  5. Request more content if you don’t see your relay or test-set represented in the course.

You can follow along with your test-set and any overcurrent relay to get the maximum benefit from the seminar, or you can rent one of our relays.

Enroll Yourself Now ($249.95 USD), 16 NETA CTDs

Why should protective relay test technicians take this relay testing training course?

Wouldn’t it be nice if your testing career started by following a mentor around as they tested relays, and who had the time to explain what was going on and why?  Let Chris be the mentor you should have had from the start. He takes the time to explain what he’s doing, why he’s doing it, and then shows you several different options to get the job done right.

This seminar explains how to test protective relays using Chris’ decades of relay testing experience and nearly a decade of relay testing training to make smarter test plans that are more effective and more efficient than traditional test plans. Plus, he describes everything he’s learned about generic relay testing.

We recommend every relay tester take this seminar, regardless of their experience level. We often find that relay testing experts are shocked by what they didn’t know when they take one of Chris’ courses.

Sign Yourself Up Today ($249.95 USD), 16 NETA CTDs

What do you cover in this online protective relay testing seminar?

This seminar includes the following information, using a variety of relays and test-sets for every topic:

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  • Review the Documentation
  • Create a Checklist
  • Isolate and Connect to the Relay
  • Upload the Relay Settings
  • Decide What Kind of Test to Perform
  • Perform an Acceptance Test
  • Introduction to Common Test Procedures
  • Understand the Element
  • Choose the Fault Type for Your Test
  • How to Perform a Pickup Test
  • How to Perform a Timing Test
  • How to Evaluate Your Test Results
  • How To Perform Simple Logic Tests
  • How To Perform Complex Logic Tests
  • How To Test The Non-Tripping Logic
  • Final Tasks and Conclusion

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  • Obtain and Review the Relay AC Single-Line Drawings
  • Obtain and Review the Relay AC Three-Line Drawings
  • Obtain and Review the Relay DC Drawings
  • Obtain and Review the Relay Main Settings
  • Obtain and Review the Relay Logic Settings
  • Obtain and Review the Relay Global and Port Settings

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  • Create a Checklist of All Elements to be Tested
  • Create a Checklist of all Logic, Outputs, and Signals to be Tested

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  • Understanding FT Style Test Switches
  • Isolate the Relay From the System

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  • Connect the Test-Set to the Relay
  • Connect the Test-Set to the Relay – Alternate DC Connections
  • Connect the Test-Set to the Relay – Alternate AC Connections

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  • How to Communicate with Relays and Test-Sets
  • Upload Relay Settings

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  • Record the Relay Self-Test Results
  • Check all Digital Inputs and Outputs
  • Understanding Phase Angles
  • Perform a Meter Test

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  • Percent Error and Metering Specifications
  • Relay and Element Specifications
  • Understand the Basic Operation of the Element
  • Understanding The Power System
  • Choose the Appropriate Fault Type for the Test
  • Perform a Ramping Pickup Test via Relay Setting Changes
  • Perform a Ramping Pickup Test via the Human Machine Interface (HMI)
  • Perform Manual Ramping Pickup Tests with Different Test Sets
  • Perform a Ramping Pickup Test via Automatic Ramp
  • Perform Ramping Pickup Tests via Hybrid Ramp
  • Perform Manual Pulsing Pickup Tests
  • Perform Automatic Pulsing Pickup Tests
  • Troubleshooting Pulsing Pick Up Tests
  • Perform Inverse Timing Tests
  • Perform Instantaneous / Definite Timing Tests
  • Perform Dynamic Pickup/Timing Tests

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  • Putting it all Together with Standard Tests
  • Putting it all Together with Universal Tests
  • Testing Multiple Physical Outputs
  • Understanding Digital Logic
  • Testing Digital Logic
  • Testing Non-Contact Outputs
  • Putting it all Together with Dynamic Tests
  • Putting it all Together with Dynamic Tests and Other Elements
  • Reviewing Sequence of Event Reports

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  • Download All Settings, Events, and Meter Logs
  • Perform the Relay’s Self-Test and Record Results
  • Perform a Meter Test and Record Results
  • Verify All External Inputs and Watch them Change State in the Relay
  • Verify All Outputs

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  • Clear Metering, Sequence of Events, and Oscillography Records
  • Return The Relay to Service
  • Submit Your Report

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  • Using a Description of Operation to Test Relays
  • Conclusion


What are you waiting for?

We can’t stress enough that this is everything we know about generic relay testing. You will understand every aspect of relay testing after watching these videos.

Imagine applying everything you learn in this seminar on your next job site where you’ll:

  • Gather up the materials you need,
  • Create a well-designed test plan that is perfect for the relay you’re working with to prove it will actually 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 more back-tracking, jury-rigging, or flipping back through manuals and notes, trying to get the relay to operate.

You’ll be able to 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.

Not convinced? Click the Reviews tab at the top of this page to see what our students say about this seminar.

Still not convinced? We have a 100% guarantee, no questions asked.  If you aren’t satisfied with the course, let us know and we’ll refund 100% of your purchase price.

This course is eligible for 16 NETA Continuing Technical Development Credits (CTDs). NETA Certified Technicians (Level III and Level IV) are required to earn a minimum of 48 CTDs every three years to maintain their certification. For more information about the CTD program and requirements, please contact the NETA office at [email protected] or 888-300-6382.

Do you want to enroll more than one person into our online training courses?  No problem!  

Go to our Team Registration Page at the Valence Training Academy

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You control who gets enrolled into the course via the “Manage Teams” page. Enroll one at a time, or upload your entire team via a simple csv file. We’ll automatically create everything they need to start the course and send them an email with their user name, password, and course links.

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

  1. STEVEN (verified owner)


  2. A Relay Course Evaluation

    If you graduate the Electrical Power Engineering before, Please refer the handbook first before watching the seminar.

  3. A Relay Course Evaluation

    Excellent training course it is.

  4. A.Bisnath

    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.

  5. Benjamin (verified owner)

    This is a fantastic course in how to test relays and covers aspects that are not found anywhere else – set up, print and documentation review, testing philosophy, the testing process and reporting results. The quality of the material in these videos and Chris’s engaging delivery have led me to be infinitely more prepared to take on the task of relay testing than ever before.

  6. customer review


  7. Dave

    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.

  8. Relay Course Evaluation

    That this is a great source of knowledge that may have been over looked or not even taught. A resource I will definitely be going back to when I’m prepping for a job or have a question that the videos answer.

  9. A Relay Course Evaluation

    This is one of the most helpful course for who is working on the field of switchgear and who willing to work on switchgear sector

  10. A Relay Course Evaluation

    If you want to take your relay testing knowledge to the next level, this course is a must!

  11. Ayad F. Najeeb

    Do not hesitate not even for a second if you want to learn the right way to test and commission a protection relay just go ahead and take this course

  12. Customer Review


  13. Paul Tamburrini

    Take advantage of this Course. This course is practical and gives an insight to testing in the real world.

    It made me more aware of how easy it is to operate and test Digital Relays

  14. A Relay Course Evaluation

    Plan on using or borrowing a relay test set and if possible a relay to test against.

    Preplan and down load all of the relay manuals and software.

  15. Relay Course Evaluation

    If you don’t have any experience about relay testing, this will be little bit hard to understand. However, in my case, I just watched this course so many times before relay testing and now, I can go on right way to do it with confidence. This is really valuable for your carrier as relay tester.

  16. Relay Course Evaluation

    How did you feel about testing relays before the course?
    I have never experienced before and just did bench top relay testing.
    How did the course help you?
    increase my knowledge regarding protection relay world and now I did my first job of SEL-700G for FAT testing.
    How do you feel about relay testing now?
    Very exciting and there are lots of fun and interests.
    Why should someone take this course?
    to verify their knowledge with other expert. since sometimes, they are very stubborn and tend to believe their experience.

  17. A Relay Course Evaluation

    I’ve done enough coursework in my life in various disciplines and trade crafts to have forgotten some of them. In all of my studies, I have rarely met an instructor who knew their material better, delivered it more clearly and effectively, or who obviously enjoyed teaching their subject more. His class helped me understand relay testing at a level far above what I knew before I took it. It would be difficult to overstate the value of his classes.

  18. Relay Course Evaluation

    Definately purchase and take this course.

  19. Relay Course Evaluation

    This course should be mandatory to anyone entering into relay testing! I feel that they should have a little experience under their belt with the basics of talking to the relay, changing settings, using a test set to test elements, etc, but certainly a must in my book!

  20. Protective Relay Training Class/Course Evaluation Form

    Do it

  21. A Relay Course Evaluation

    Its a great course to help learn about relay testing. All I’ve had to work with so far was Enoserve/RTS, virtually no training for microprocessor relay tested and just dated electromechanical training. I couldn’t tell you if what I did was correct or not beyond green dots for test passed. Now I have a much better understanding of relay testing and a whole lot more insight on how to use my test set WITHOUT reprogramming the relay.

  22. Gary T. Shermco Ind.

    It was worth every penny. Chris has a way to make it as simple as possible.

  23. Protective Relay Training Class/Course Evaluation Form Response

    What would you tell someone who was thinking about taking the course?
    My thinking is that if you were to complete and retain the knowledge in this course, one could cut years of “trial and error” experience from your career. Learn it the right way, and why it’s right, and you’ll be golden!

  24. Harvey Jamison

    The course shared options of testing multiple outputs when tripping the 86 lockouts by placing the outputs in series. Instead of checking just one of the lockout outputs assigned to that element.

    Highly recommend to becoming well rounded protective relay technician.

  25. Protective Relay Training Class/Course Evaluation Form

    Very informative and well presented

  26. Protective Relay Training Class/Course Evaluation Form

    It is very much worth your time!!!

  27. Protective Relay Training Class/Course Evaluation Form

    I have already recommended the program to employees at my previous job. This is the most compressive relay training program I have ever seen.

  28. Protective Relay Training Class/Course Evaluation Form

    What would you tell someone who was thinking about taking the course?

    you need take it, you be a better relay tester

  29. Jeremy.C

    Definitely BANG FOR THE BUCK course

  30. Public Review

    This class is great. It has a great way of explaining everything. It stresses all important points.

  31. Forest Vallad NETA 4 test technician

    Grasp what you can. Some of it may go over your head if you don’t have some substantial relay testing experience. Keep working at it and come back again. You will continue to learn more. My fellow techs and I celebrate every time we learn something really juicy in the field. I’m looking at retirement in a few years and I still get excited about learning more of my craft.

  32. Protective Relay Training Class/Course Evaluation Form

    There is a ton of great information and it really helps to see the step by step process that is actually explaining what were doing when we test relays and not just moving on once there’s the green checkmark.

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