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CompEx NEC 505 Competency Based Course Now Available in the U.S. through ATEC Training & Certification Services
[February 19, 2014]

CompEx NEC 505 Competency Based Course Now Available in the U.S. through ATEC Training & Certification Services

HOUSTON --(Business Wire)--

ATEC Training & Certification Services announced today that is now offering CompEx NEC (News - Alert) 505 courses exclusively in the U.S.

CompEx NEC 505 Ex01- Ex04 provides a means to assess the core competencies of personnel who work in hazardous (potentially explosive) environments. Candidates receive a comprehensive learning experience directly related to real-world environments, and have their core competencies validated through a series of practical assessments to ensure that they can prepare, install, maintain and inspect equipment used in Ex d; Ex e; Ex n; Ex p; and Ex i environments. A theory (underpinning knowledge) test is also included as part of the course assessment to ensure that candidates have sufficient knowledge of the NEC 505 Code of Practice, and API 14FZ Recommended Practice.

"We are excited about this new course offering and the ptential benefits it offers to equipment builders, operators and maintenance crews. Our goal, in common with the industries we serve, is to enhance the safety of both onshore and offshore operations which in turn will contribute to having an accident free operating environment," said Brian Duffy - General Manager ATEC Training & Certification Services.

The concept and need for the course was the result of discussions between JTLimited, ATEC and one of the world's largest oil and gas companies and course development was completed by a dedicated working group. JTLimited UK operate the CompEx scheme on behalf of the major oil, gas & chemical user group and, subject to the candidates demonstrating competency at the agreed industry benchmark, issues certificates of core competency to participants who pass the course assessments.

About ATEC: ATEC Training & Certification Services, part of the Eutex International Group, provides a complete solution to competence in the challenging world of potentially explosive environments. By combining technical expertise, experience, & relationships with standards and regulatory bodies, we deliver a range of comprehensive products to enable companies to not only comply with applicable regulatory requirements, but provide the safest environment possible. To learn more, visit our website at

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