NERC test is a online professional certification exam conducted by the prometric testing centre. This examination can be conducted round the year and after passing this exam there will be a validity of 3 years for each certification. The certification credential is awarded to those people who have vast knowledge in NERC reliability standards and basic principles in bulk power systems operations. It can be obtained by passing any one among the four papers.
To maintain a valid certification, a system operator must earn CE hours within the 3 years validity period. 30 CE hours in NERC standard CEH requirement and 30 CE hours in simulation CEH requirement. This extends the validity of the certification. If the candidates fails to complete the required CE hours, their certifications will be suspended.
The total duration of NERC test is 3 hours and it comes with a online MCQ pattern examinatio format. The total number of questions ranging from 125 – 150.
The course content of NERC online examinations are:
1. Computer security measures.
2. Company compliances.
3. Operational activities.
4. Reliability of bulk power sytems.