EGSA Schools - Frequently Asked Questions


What is included in my registration fee?

By registering for an EGSA School, you reserve a seat and receive all the session handouts including the newly revised, Fifth Edition of On-Site Power Generation: A Comprehensive Guide to On-Site Power.  Your registration fee also includes coffee and beverages and a hot buffet lunch each day. Continuing Education Unit (CEU) tests may be purchased for an additional $50 per person. 

Please note your registration fee DOES NOT include transportation/travel to and from the school, hotel/lodging, and meals (other than the provided lunches). 

Which school is right for me - Basic or Advanced?

Basic School
Perfect for staff new to the power generation industry or someone who needs an introduction to the basic concepts and technologies, this school is appropriate for students seeking a foundation in generator technology. Whether you are in project management, sales, marketing or administration, you will find great value in this course! The Basic School is a generalized, yet technical, overview of On-Site Power.

Advanced School
Compared to the Basic School, expect our highly skilled and knowledgeable instructors to go into depth on subjects like paralleling, speed and load control, generator protection, voltage regulation and more. The Advanced curriculum is recommended for technical personnel. If you have more than three years in the Industry and need to sharpen your system equipment technical skills, then our Advanced School is right for you!

(Note: Attending the Basic School prior to attending the Advanced School is encouraged.)

What exactly is a CEU?

In compliance with internationally recognized criteria and standards, one (1) EGSA CEU is equal to ten (10) contact hours of participation in an organized continuing education experience under responsible sponsorship, capable direction, and qualified instruction. Applying these standards to the current number of contact hours in our Basic and Advanced Schools, the following is true:

Basic Power School - Receive 2.4 CEUs*
Advanced Power School - Receive 3.2 CEUs*

How do I receive EGSA CEUs?

You should apply for CEUs when you register for an On-Site Power Generation School, but you can apply anytime. A CEU section is included on the school registration form. After you pay a fee, attend the school, and achieve a passing score on a test consisting of multiple choice and True/False questions, we will mail CEU Certificates directly to you.

Where can I learn more about the CEU Program?

You'll be given complete information about the CEU Program when you attend a Power School. In the meantime, visit our Continuing Education page where you can learn more.

Can EGSA's Rowley School help me prepare for the EGSA Technician Certification Test?

Our schools provide a broad technical overview of On-Site Power Generation Systems that might be helpful to technicians as they prepare to take the EGSA Technician Certification Test. However, they do not substitute for the in-depth practical skills and theoretical knowledge needed to pass the Certification Exam (acquired through field experience, on-the-job training, other educational experiences, etc.).

How do I register for a school?

Registering for the school is easy, simply download the brochure and complete the registration form on the last page. Your completed form can be submitted in one of two ways:

Fax the completed form to:  (561) 395-8557.
Email the completed form to: e-mail@egsa.org

Be sure to register early as our classes have a maximum capacity of just 40 students and tend to fill up fast.