NCSCB Inc. Mission Statement
The NCSCB Inc. has been founded to support, and work with, the cable splicing
and related cable installation industries, professional, and stakeholders to develop and implement
quality credentialing and certification programs for practitioners.
Who We Are
The NCSCB Inc. is a not for profit organization devoted to the development and administration of a Personnel Certification program for Medium Voltage cable splicers. The NCSCB Inc. was created in 2004 with representatives from utilities, contractors, manufacturers, organizations, Cable Splicers and others who are interested in affirming the KSA’s (Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities) of workers who splice and terminate medium voltage electrical power cables.
Currently, the certification consists of a written examination that focuses on common core knowledge of Medium Voltage cable, accessories and safety related topics. A performance or practical examination is also administered that requires the candidate to demonstrate core knowledge, skills and abilities common for medium voltage cable splicers working with shielded electrical power cables.
We presently offer three categories of splicing certifications:
- Manufactured kits (splices and terminations)
- Hand-applied taping
Pricing can be found on our FAQ Page
NOTE: The NCSCB Inc. has been established for certification purposes only and therefore does not offer any preparatory training. However; a list of suggested training documents can be found on the Preparation Page.
Many experts agree that the vast majority of Medium Voltage cable and accessory related failures are due to poor workmanship. A properly administered certification program can help assure utilities, contractors, customers and the public that properly trained and equipped personnel will be handling and terminating the cables and components that make up a well-engineered medium voltage distribution system. Certified personnel splicing and terminating medium voltage cables can also help to reduce SAIFI (System Average Interruption Frequency Index) used by most utilities as an indicator of system interruptions.