Motor and Generator Institute (MGI) offers online training and certification for personnel involved in the operation, maintenance, testing, and compliance of an emergency power supply system (EPSS). MGI has trained more than 146,000 people and published multiple editions of the Emergency Power Supply System (EPSS): Maintenance, Testing, and Compliance Manual. Along with the manual Motor and Generator Institute provides the Certified Healthcare Emergency Power Professional (CHEPP®) program and an online video course.

  • Combine requirements from NFPA, OSHA, CMS (health care only), and the generator manufacturer, to develop a comprehensive maintenance, operation, and testing program.
  • Implement proper maintenance and inspection procedures for the cooling, electrical, exhaust, fuel, lubrication, and battery charging subsystems.
  • Develop a preventive maintenance schedule as recommended by the manufacturer, NFPA 110, and required by the AHJ.
  • Standardize battery inspection and testing procedures. Starting batteries are the number one cause of EPSS failures.
  • Follow NFPA and OSHA requirements for training and safety of personnel.
  • Health Care Facilities: Breakdown of the Essential Electrical Distribution System, life safety, critical, and equipment branch, and what circuits belong to each.

Codes and Standards used in the development of Motor and Generator Institute’s educational programs:

  • NFPA 70, National Electrical Code®
  • NFPA 99, Health Care Facilities Code® (Health Care)
  • NFPA 101, Life Safety Code®
  • NFPA 110, Standard for Emergency and Standby Power Systems
  • Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Regulations
  • Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Service (CMS) (Health Care)
  • The Joint Commission – Environment of Care (EC) Section (Health Care)
  • DNV Healthcare – Physical Environment (PE) Section (Health Care)

How is MGI different from other emergency power courses?

The Motor and Generator Institute certification program is the ONLY online course covering emergency power supply system maintenance, testing, and compliance in a single curriculum. Other courses only cover the standards and basic maintenance tasks, plus cost upwards of $1,100 for a two-day session. MGI’s certification program covers all NFPA, manufacturer, and AHJ requirements, plus detailed inspection and testing procedures. Click here to learn more about our certification program.

About the Founder

Motor and Generator Institute was formed in 1995 by Dan Chisholm, Sr, CHEPP. Dan is President of MGI Consulting, Inc. and serves as Chairman of the National Fire Protection Association’s Technical Committees responsible for NFPA 110, Emergency and Standby Power Systems, NFPA 111, Stored Electrical Energy Emergency and Standby Power Systems, and a technical committee member of the Electrical Section of NFPA 99, Health Care Facilities Code, while also serving as a primary emergency power consultant to the U.S. Army Medical Department (AMEDD) and the Department of Defense. In addition, he serves as an expert witness in cases where emergency power equipment has been involved in legal disputes. Click here for more information on MGI Consulting.