QPM’S LEW Preparatory Course

QPM-LEW-Course
Course Details

QPM conducted its inaugural Licensed Electrical Worker (LEW) class in September 2013. Our objective is to share with course attendees our experience and knowledge as a provider of professional LEW services.

One main aspect of QPM’s LEW Preparatory Course is that it is kept interactive so as to ensure the sharing of knowledge through an informal and open learning environment. Our course trainers have in-depth working experience in the various modules, enabling a better sharing of processes and issues to class attendees. As our course attendees comprise mainly of experienced working personnel, we encourage two-way sharing, so that everyone in class can learn from each other’s work experiences.

QPM’s LEW Preparatory Course also offers a hands-on aspect of the LEW responsibilities. Under the guidance of our trainers, class attendees will also be able to practices on QPM’s own test board.

QPM’s extensive expertise in the licensing field is gained from our LEW responsibilities which cover large commercial building and shopping malls, to small electrical installations such as individual shops. With such a large pool of knowledge to be shared, we will continually improve to enable our course to be the best in the industry.

NOTE : QPM does not issue nor purport to issue the LEW licence.
This is under the purview of the regulatory body, Energy Market Authority (“EMA”).

The course is held over two days and is divided into the following eight modules :

Module 1: Introduction & Overview of Singapore’s LEW Regime
Module 2: EMA Licensing, CS3 and Turn-On Procedures
Module 3: CP5 – Code of Practice for Electrical Installations
Module 4: Electrical Hazards & Safety Practices
Module 5: Other Mandatory Code of Practice such as Generator Requirements and Temporary Supply Requirements
Module 6: Electrical Testing for Inspection and Turn-On
Module 7: Design Requirement for LV Switchboards
Module 8: Question & Answer for Course Review

Fees : $1,177 (inclusive of prevailing 7% GST) per trainee
(The course will include lunch and light refreshments during the breaks)

Trainers : QPM LEWs and experienced staff
Date :
Location :
Click HERE to enroll.
If you are a member of the The Singapore Electrical Contractors and Licensed Electrical Workers Association (“SECA”) and are interested to attend, please click HERE.

QPM works closely with SECA in representing its members interests and improving the service standards in our profession. We offer a 10% discount off the standard course fees to SECA members. The discounted fee works out to $1059.30 (included GST 7%) per attendee for the two-day course (instead of the standard fee of $1,177).

SECAAbout SECA – The Singapore Electrical Contractors and Licensed Electrical Workers Association (better known as “SECA”) was founded in 1976 to actively represent its members views in bodies such as the Specialists Trade Alliance of Singapore (STAS), the Singapore Chinese Chamber of Commerce & Industry (SCCCI), The ASEAN Federation of Electrical Engineering Contractors (AFEEC) and The Federation of Asian and Pacific Electrical Contractors Associations (FAPECA). In addition to creating a platform for its members’ voices to be heard in the building industry and to relevant concerned authorities, SECA is also represented in various Spring Singapore “Singapore Standards Committees and Sub-Committees”. (website – http://www.seca.sg/)


Q&A for QPM LEW Preparatory course

Why choose QPM’s LEW Preparatory Course?

We aim to continually update and improve our course’s learning coverage. We use specialized trainers for the different modules. Our trainers are very experienced in their scope of work and include technical trainers who hold the various LEW licences (ie. Electrical Engineer’s Licence, Electrical Technician’s Licence and Electrican’s Licence). We also have a trainer who specializes in the EMA Licensing, CS3 and Turn-One Procedures (for Module 2).

Class participants will also be able use various equipment to practice on an electrical test board to familiarize themselves on the practical aspects of Electrical Testing for Inspection and Turn-On (Module 6).

When is the next course date and timing?

Please refer to our company’s website for the updated course schedule. The course runs over two full-days, from 09:00am to 06:00pm (0900hrs to 1800hrs).

What are the entry requirements or educational background needed for this course?

There are no entry requirements for this course. The course is open to all, catering specifically to those who wish to wish to apply to be an LEW, or for those who deal with LEWs in the course of their work.

Will I get an LEW licence immediately after completing this course?

An LEW licence can only be granted by the regulator of Singapore’s electricity industry – the Energy Market Authority (EMA).

QPM’s LEW Preparatory course is based on our experience in the electrical installation licensing field, and will provide a foundation on what is expected for one to be an LEW.

A Certificate of Attendance will be awarded to course attendees.

What are the course details?

This course introduces the various knowledge areas which, in our opinion, should know. We have structured the course into

Module 1 : Introduction & Overview of the
Module 2 : EMA Licensing Procedure, CS3 and Turn-On Procedures
Module 3 : CP5 – Code of Practice for Electrical Installations
Module 4 : Electrical Hazards & Safety Practices
Module 5 : Other Mandatory Code of Practice such as Generator Requirements
Module 6 : Electrical Testing for Inspection and Turn-On
Module 7 : Design Requirement for LV Switchboards
Module 8 : LEW Question & Answer Session & Temporary Supply Requirements

What are the course fees and payment mode? Does this course receive any funding or subsidy from any government body?

The course fee is $1,177 (inclusive of GST). This course fee covers all course materials, lunch and light refreshments during breaks. The payment can be made via cash, cheque or internet-banking. Currently, this course is not funded by any government body. Due to the high number of requests, the confirmation of the course registration can only be completed upon receipt of payment.

Does this course cover the three classes of LEW licences (ie. Electrician / Electrical Technician / Electrical Engineer licences)? Or does it specifically cover only one class?

This course introduces the foundations that an LEW should be well-versed in, and is relevant to all three classes of LEW licences.

How do I check if my current education certificate is recognised by the EMA?

As the EMA is the regulatory body for the issuance and regulation of the LEW licensing scheme, you will need to check with the EMA on this matter.

You can contact the EMA via email at ema_rd_elise@ema.gov.sg

What is the EMA? What role does it play?

The Energy Market Authority (EMA) is a statutory board under the Ministry of Trade and Industry, and is the regulator of Singapore electricity market. The licensing scheme for electrical installations is governed by the Electricity Act (Cap. 89A) and Electricity (Electrical Installations) Regulations.

The EMA website can be accessed at:
https://elise.ema.gov.sg/elise/homepage_public_menu.jsp

Can I apply for EMA Licence based on my experience in Electrical industry in Singapore and my educational background was from overseas?

As the EMA is the regulatory body for the issuance and regulation of the LEW licensing scheme, you will need to check with the EMA on this matter.

You can contact the EMA via email at ema_rd_elise@ema.gov.sg

What are the different classes of Licensed Electrical Workers and what are these differences?

There are three classes of Licensed Electrical Workers and the differences between them lie in the approved loads and voltage levels in which the LEW is allowed to design, install, repair, maintain, inspect and test electrical and supply installations.

An Electrician’s Licence entitles the holder to carry out the following electrical work:-

  1. Design, install, repair, maintain, operate, inspect and test an electrical / supply installation where the operating voltage of such installation does not exceed 1000 volts and the approved load of such installation does not exceed 45KVa;
  2. Install, repair, maintain and operate, under the supervision of the electrical technician, an electrical / supply installation where the operating voltage of such installation is more than 4kVA and does not exceed 1000 volts and the approved load of such installation is more than 45kVa but does not exceed 500kVa; and
  3. Carry out any work as instructed by or under the supervision of an authorised high voltage engineer.

An Electrical Engineer’s Licence entitles the holder to carry out the following electrical work :-

  1. Design, install, repair, maintain, operate, inspect, test and take full charge and responsibility for any electrical installation.
  2. An Electrical Engineer’s Licence has a range of operation voltage restrictions. They are as follow:-
    1. In operation : “up to 1000 volts”
    2. In operation : “up to 22000 volts”
    3. In operation : “up to 66000 volts”
    4. In operation : “up to 230000 volts”
    5. Restricted to particular installations

An Electrical Technician’s Licence entitles the holder to carry out the following electrical work:-

  1. Install, repair, maintain, operate, inspect and test an electrical installation where the operating voltage of such installation does not exceed 1000 volts and the approved load of such installation does not exceed 500KVa;
  2. Design and submit plans and drawings of an electrical installation where operating voltage of such installation does not exceed 1000 volts and the approved load of such installation does not exceed 150KVa, except that the limitation of 1000 volts shall not apply in the case of an Electric Discharge Lighting Circuit; and
  3. Carry out any work or switching operation as instructed by or under the supervision of the authorised high voltage switching engineer.

Can I apply to be a Licensed Electrical Worker if I had studied electronics engineering and/or other field, instead of electrical engineering?

As the EMA is the regulatory body for the issuance and regulation of the LEW licensing scheme, you will need to check with the EMA on this matter.

You can contact the EMA via email at ema_rd_elise@ema.gov.sg

How to check if my education certificate is recognised by the EMA?

You can contact the EMA via email at ema_rd_elise@ema.gov.sg

Where is the course location and what is the number of attendees per course?

The course location will depend on the group size and also the availability of the venue. The minimum 10 to maximum 60 attendees per course.

How many modules are there for this course?

There are 8 modules in all, spread over two days.

Can I apply for EMA licence first then enroll for this course or vice versa?

Yes you may. But we strongly advise you to attend the course first before your interview date with the EMA, so that you can be better prepared.

Can the course be customised by QPM to suit my company’s requirement? For example, to cater specifically to the Electrician’s grade?

Depending on the class size and group, we are able to customise the course materials to your preference if you have a group size of 10-24 persons per class.

How do I enroll for this course?


You can enroll for this course by visiting us at http://www.qpower.com.sg under menu item “LEW Preparatory Course Enrollment” or by directly clicking HERE.If you are a member of the The Singapore Electrical Contractors and Licensed Electrical Workers Association (“SECA”) and are interested to attend, please click HERE.

After this course, can I carry out high-voltage switching on my company?

The course does not certify you to carry out switching work for your company.

You will need to have valid electrical worker licence to carry out such switching work, or you will need the supervision of the authorised switching engineer.


To go to EMA’s website to view the requirements for the various licences, please click on the relevant licence: