Electrical Systems for Health Care Facilities Program

Increase your understanding of electrical systems, the lifeblood of the health care facility.

Without electrical power, all other systems and utilities are at a standstill in health facilities, making electrical power critical to health care.

This course focuses primarily on hospital electrical systems, but is also applicable to other types of health care facilities where the electrical distribution system is required to be designed, constructed, and maintained with special provisions based on the care that is provided and health related services offered in that facility. Since NFPA 99-2012 applies wherever patient care is performed, many but not all of the common electrical power requirements apply in other patient care environments as well.  This course explains the similarities and differences between hospital electrical systems and other patient care environment electrical systems.

Provided with the course:

  • A physical copy of ASHE’s Electrical Systems Handbook for Health Care Facilities, shipped to the address provided with registration
  • Onsite instruction by one or more subject matter experts
  • Explanations of the reasons behind many of the requirements
  • Tips for complying with many of the requirements
  • Guidance for finding and mitigating common electrical power system vulnerabilities (2-day course)
  • ASHE monographs
  • Resources accessed through the ASHE website


  • Health care facility managers and directors
  • Design and construction project managers
  • Contractors whose work impacts the electrical distribution system
  • Those who are new to the health care facility field


At the end of the course, you should be able to:

  • Manage the electical distribution system including the Essential Electrical System to be compliant the 2012 editions of NFPA 101, NFPA 99 along with their referenced codes & standards as required by CMS.
  • Develop and administer a program for the inspection, testing, and maintenance of electrical distribution system components in health care facilities
  • Integrate hazard vulnerability analysis into management of the electrical distribution system
  • Plan for and schedule electrical system shutdowns for maintenance, repair and construction


0.7 CEUs (equivalent to 7 contact hours) for one-day program or Pre-Conference Course
1.25 CEUs (equivalent to 12.5 contact hours) for two-day program
Credit hours can be used toward the renewal of the Certified Health Care Facility (CHFM) credential and the Certified Health Care Constructor (CHC) credential.

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