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). 

As of 2019, all students enrolled in a Basic school have free access to EGSA's online learning course Introduction to On-Site Power GenerationDownload the tutorial for how to access the course (you must be registered for the Basic School prior to attempting to access the course).

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, visit the Schools page to download the brochure and registration form. Your completed form can be submitted in one of two ways:

Fax the completed form to:  (561) 395-8557.
Email the completed form to:

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

Can EGSA hold a school at my facility?

We can do that!  Looking for a cost effective way to get all of your staff up to speed on power generation all at once? Need to introduce basic principles of on-site power to your team? EGSA will work with you to provide the most appropriate training for your education dollars!

An Introduction to On-Site Power Generation is certainly beneficial to new employees and people new to the industry. And we can select from the 19 Basic and Advanced school modules for your core program. Download the school brochure from the Schools page to review these modules.

  • The school comes to you!
  • Save the cost of the transportation, accommodation and meal expenses of sending employees to a regular Rowley School
  • Have more people trained at one time
  • No need to take your most experienced staff off their work to train others
  • Our modules are taught by experienced industry experts
  • The schools are non-brand specific
  • No lost travel time to a regular Rowley School
  • Customized courses available
  • Continuing Education Unit (CEU) tests are available
  • Our classrooms offer great interaction between the students and instructors.

An in-house school will enable you have more people efficiently trained. If you have members in your team that could use more knowledge…we have the expert instructors. 

If you only have a small team, then use our Rowley Schools to increase the knowledge level within your organization. But sign up soon; class sizes are limited to 40 people.

Questions? Send an email to Nathan Harris, EGSA Director of Education